Wednesday, the 10th of March, 1651.
Ambassadors from Holland.
MR Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House
with a Paper in Latin, sent unto him from the
Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and
Mighty the Lords the States General of the United Provinces: Which was superscribed, "Parliamento Reipublicæ Angliæ," and signed by the Three Ambassadors; together with a Translate thereof in English, exhibited the
20/10 of March, 1652/1: Both which were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
increase the Number of the Ships for this Summer's
Guard; if they shall think fit.
Ambassadors from Holland.
Ordered, That Liberty be, and is hereby, granted to
the Lords Ambassadors from the States General of the
United Provinces, to transport Twelve Horses, Customfree.
Embassy from Denmark.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House,
That he had received Copies of Letters of Credence from
the King of Denmark, directed, "To the Parliament of
the Commonwealth of England," dated the 19th of
December 1651: Which were this Day read.
Ordered, That the publick Agent from the King of
Denmark have Audience in the House, late the Lords
House, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock,
according to the Rule.
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, the Master of the
Ceremonies, do give notice of the said Order to the said
publick Minister from the King of Denmark.
Petition from Wales.
The House being informed, that divers Petitioners
from South Wales were at the Door;
They were called in; and Colonel Freeman, being come
to the Bar, after a short Preamble, presented a Petition:
Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read,
and was intituled, "The humble Petition of several of
the Inhabitants of the Six Counties of South Wales, and
the County of Monmouth, well-affected to the Parliament
and present Government, on the Behalf of themselves
and the rest of the Inhabitants there."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of
Plundered Ministers to examine this Business, and to
state the Matter of Fact, and report their Opinion therein
to the House: With Power to the same Committee to
send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
Resolved, That the same Committee have Power to
examine upon Oath, and to authorize such Commissioners
in the Country as they shall think fit, to examine Witnesses upon Oath touching any the Matters contained in
the Petition; and to return those Examinations to the
Ordered, That the Act for the Sale of the Remainder
of the Fee-farm Rents be read To-morrow Morning, the
first Business; nothing to intervene.
An Act giving several Powers to the Commissioners
of the Admiralty and Navy for ordering and managing
the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, was this Day read
the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to
the Committee of the Navy; and that all that will come
have Voices, as to this Business: And that this Committee
do meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon; with Power
to adjourn from time to time, as they shall think fit.