Thursday, the 8th
of January, 1651.
Transactions with Spaine.
THE House proceeded in the Debate, upon the
Report from the Council of State, of the Papers
delivered into the Council by the Lord Ambassador of
the King of Spaine.
The Second Paper was again read:
Resolved, That this Paper be referred to the Consideration of the Council of State, to consider as well of the
Satisfaction of the Persons to whom the Letters of Marque
were granted, as of the whole Matter; and to report to
the Parliament, what they shall think fit to be done
The Third Paper was also read;
Resolved, That this Paper be referred back to the
Council of State, to take the same, and all Matters
thereupon depending, into Consideration; and to report
their Opinions back to the Parliament.
The fourth Paper being likewise read;
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to demand a Sight of the Powers of the Ambassador of
the King of Spaine, and report the same to the Parliament; and thereupon the Parliament will consider how
to take this Fourth Paper into Consideration.
Resolved, That the Council of State shall have Copies
of all the Papers in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliament, concerning the Low Countries and concerning
Spaine. And in case, they shall think it fit to see any of
the Originals, that the Clerk of the Parliament do appoint one to attend the said Council therewith, and bring
back the Originals.
Resolved, That the Council of State do give order,
that the original Papers, which have been referred to
the Council of State, from the Parliament, be forthwith
sent back to the Clerk of the Parliament, to be kept
among the Records of Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider what Addresses may be permitted, or forbidden, to
be made, to Members of the House, or others, by Ambassadors, Agents, and publick Ministers of Foreign States
or Princes; or from Foreign States or Princes; and how
such Applications as are not fit to be permitted, may be
prevented; and to report their Opinion to the House.-
Viz. To Colonel Marten, Mr. Bond, Sir Henry Vane, Mr.
Long, Mr. * Challoner, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel
Sidney, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Carew, Mr. Scott, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Strickland; or any Five of them:-Are to
meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock, in Mr. Speaker's
Report to be made.
Ordered, That Alderman Pennyngton do make his
Report, from the Council of State, To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.
Fee Farm Rents.
Mr. Scott reports an Account from the Trustees for
Sale of Fee-Farm Rents, by Way of Estimate, concerning Fee-Farm Rents sold, and to be sold.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in, to enable the said
Trustees to sell all the rest of the Fee-Farm Rents remaining yet unsold; with such Power for removing Obstructions in the Sale thereof, as shall be necessary: And
that Mr. Scott do bring in the said Act accordingly.
Countess of Leicester's Petition.
The humble Petition of Dorothy, Countess of Leicester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions, in the Sale of the Lands of
the late King, Queen, and Prince, to examine the Business,
and to state the Matter of Fact; and to report it to the
House for their further Consideration: And that, in the
mean Time, the Trustees for Sale of the Goods of the late
King, Queen, and Prince, do forbear all Proceedings concerning the Jewel mentioned in the said Petition.