House of Commons Journal Volume 7
30 December 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 December 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 59. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23922 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Tuesday, the 30th of December 1651.

Prayers.

Merchants Complaints.

THE humble Petition of the Merchants trading to the Eastland, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of divers Merchants, Citizens of London, trading into the Low Countries, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the Merchants trading for Bourdeaux, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Samuell Micho, English Merchant, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of William Moore, Arnold Beake, and Peter Mathews, and of others, concerned by Insurance, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Charles Johnson and James Henrickson, of Sardom in Holland, Mariners, was this Day read.

Sir Arthure Hasilrige, reports from the Committee of the Navy;

The State of the Case of Wm. Anderson, of Berwick, Merchant, touching the Ship the Fortune of New Castle, bound to Berwick from Rotterdam, taken as Prize, and carried to Callis, and redeemed by the said William Anderson, and by him brought for Berwick, her first intended Port; That by the late Act, Restraint is made upon the said Ship; whereas, she would have arrived there a Month before the said Act took Place, had not the said Accident befallen her.

The Question being propounded, That these several Petitions, and Report from the Committee of the Navy touching Wm. Anderson, be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the several Cases; with Power to the Council of State to examine upon Oath therein; and present the State of the several Cases to the Parliament, for their further Resolution therein;

The Question being put, That these Words, viz. "and all other Petitions of like Nature," be added to the former Question;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And accordingly, upon the Question, It was

Resolved, That the several Petitions, and Report from the Committee of the Navy touching William Anderson, and all other Petitions of like Nature, be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration the several Cases; with Power to the Council of State, to examine upon Oath therein; and present the State of the several Cases to the Parliament, for their further Resolution therein.

Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the Council of State; and they are impowered in such of the said Cases as they shall think fit, to suspend the Confiscation and Sale of Ships and Goods, until the Parliament's Resolution be known therein.

Earl of Clare's Petition.

The humble Petition of John Earl of Clare, was this Day read.

Mr. Gurdon reports from the late Committee for Advance of Money;

The State of the Case of John Earl of Clare, touching his Payment of his Twentieth Part.

Resolved, That if it shall appear to the Commissioners for Compounding, that the Earl of Clare did voluntarily advance to the Value of Seven hundred Forty-and-seven Pounds upon the Propositions, that then the said Earl of Clare be discharged from any further Payment for his Twentieth Part; and that the said Commissioners do discharge him, accordingly.