Tuesday, the 9th
of December, 1651.
THE humble Petition of John Bingham, a Member
of Parliament, was this Day read.
The Question being put, That Colonel Bingham have
the Preemption of such other Lands of Sir Ralph Hopton,
whereof no Preemption is allowed by the Act granted
It passed with the Negative.
Letters, &c. read.
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament
of England in Ireland, from Dublyn, of the Second of
December 1651: with Two Orders from the said Commissioners inclosed: Which were this Day read.
Mr. Scott reports, from the Council of State, a Letter
from Colonel Cromwell, from Waterford: Which was now
read, and delivered back: And also, a Letter from the
Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, from Dublyn,
of the First of December 1651: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider how the Corps of the late Lord Deputy General of Ireland may be brought up to London, in a fitting
Manner; and to give order therein: And that they do
also consider of an honourable Interrment of the said
Corps, at the Charge of the State; and give order for the
same to be done, accordingly: And that they acquaint
the Parliament with the Time for the same.
Resolved, That the House do, on this Day Sevennight,
take into Debate the Business of Ireland, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Gen. Ireton's Widow.
An Act for settling certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements in Trust for Bridgett Ireton, late Wife of Henry
Ireton, late Deputy General of Ireland, and his Children
by the said Bridgett, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Act be now read the Second
The said Act was now read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed to Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Henry Vane, Lord Chief Justice St.
John, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Wm. Masham,
Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Hill, Colonel Rich, Mr. AttorneyGeneral, Lord Grey, Mr. Purey, Sir Peter Wentworth,
Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Bennett, Mr. Bond, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Fenwick, Sir James Harrington, Sir John
Trevor, Colonel Fielder, Mr. * Ashe, Alderman Allein,
Colonel Siddenham, Mr. Leman, Sir Wm. Strickland,
Mr. Masham, Mr. Carew, Mr. Moyle, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Marten, Colonel Bossevile, Major General
Harrison, Colonel Wayte, Mr. Solicitor, or any Five of
them: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in Mr. Speaker's
Chamber: And the Lord Commissioner Lisle is to take
Care of it; and to bring it in on Friday Morning.