Thursday, 11th of March, 1651.
THE humble Petition of the Parishioners of Peterborough in the County of Northampton, was this
Resolved, That the Petitioners be impowered to pull
down the Town Church of Peterborough, for the Amending the great Church, called the Minster, within the City
and Borough of Peterborough.
Ordered, That an Act be brought in for the several
Purposes desired by the Petition.
Ordered, That Sir Arthure Hesilrig do bring in an Act
Ordered, That the Bells of the said Town Church of
Peterborough be reserved for the Use of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That for Fourteen Sitting-Days nothing but
publick Business be taken up.
Ordered, That Colonel Downe do make his Reports
from Goldsmiths-Hall, on Wednesday, the first Business;
nothing to intervene.
Correspondence with Sweden.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the
Council of State, the Draught of a Letter in Latin to the
Queen of Sweden; with a Transcript thereof in English:
Which Latin Letter was this Day read.
The Question being propounded, That the said Latin
Letter be signed by Mr. Speaker; and that the Seal of
the Parliament be put thereunto.
And the Question being put, That That Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That the said Latin Letter be signed by Mr.
Speaker; and that the Seal of the Parliament be put
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock also reports, from
the Council of State, That Daniel Lisle Esquire, is a fit
Person to carry the said Letter.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Daniel Lisle Esquire,
be the Person appointed to carry the said Letter to the
Queen of Sweden.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take care for sending away the said Daniel Lisle; and
that he be supplied with Necessaries, and other Accommodations, fit for his Voyage.
Regulating the Law.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee
touching the Law, be made on Tuesday Morning next,
the first Business.
Resolved, That the Business touching Trade be taken
into Consideration on the 6th of April next.
An additional Act for the Sale of the Remainder of the
Fee-farm Rents, &c. yet remaining unsold, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to Mr. Scott, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Boone,
Mr. Nelthrop, Mr. Carew, Colonel Purefoy, Lord Grey,
Mr. Love, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir
Thomas Jervois, Mr. * Ashe, Mr. Holland, Alderman
Allein, Mr. Dove, Colonel Birch, Mr. James Challoner,
Mr. Garland, Mr. Thomas Challoner, Mr. Hayes, Mr.
Richard Darley, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Dormer; or any Five of them: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and Mr. Dormer and
Mr. Brewster is to take care of it: And that the same be
brought in the first Business on Tuesday Morning next.
Petition from Dunwich.
The humble Petition of the Bailiff and Inhabitants of
Dunwich in Suffolk, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to that
Committee, and that they take the same into Consideration, and report their Opinions therein to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Act for Impresting of Seamen, and
the Business touching the Officers of the Ordnance; be
read, and taken into Consideration, To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Love do bring in a Bill for Reforming of Buildings, on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Whitehall, to consider what Goods are set aside for the
Use of the Commonwealth and Parliament; and to report
it to the Parliament: And that Alderman Allein, Mr.
Nelthorp, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Mr. Carey, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, be added to that Committee.
Merchants of London.
The House being informed, That there were divers
Merchants at the Door;
They were called in; and being come to the Bar,
Captain Cranley, after a short Preamble, presented a Petition subscribed by * * * : Which, after the Petitioners
were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The
humble Petition of many well-affected Merchants, Owners, Commanders, Shipwrights, Mariners, and others, in
the City of London, and Parts adjacent."
Resolved, That the Parliament doth well accept of the
said Petition from the Petitioners; and that Mr. Speaker
do declare the same to the Petitioners, and return them
the Thanks of the Parliament for their good Affections.
And the Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker,
by Order of the House, gave them this Answer: "Gentlemen, The Parliament having read and considered of
the Petition presented by you, do well accept the same;
and have commanded me to declare unto you, their good
Acceptance thereof; and to return you the Thanks of the
Parliament for your good Affections therein expressed:
And, in their Name, I do return you the Thanks of the
The humble Petition of Timothy Dodsworth, Keeper
of Hide-Park, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said Petitioner be brought to the
Bar To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of the Lands of the late
King, Queen, and Prince, who are enjoined and required
to consider of the Business touching the Sale of the House,
commonly called The Star Chamber, and the Rooms
thereunto belonging; and to peruse the Act; and consider, how the same may be reserved for the Use of the
State; and that the Charges and Salary of a Housekeeper
may be taken away, for the Ease of the publick Charge;
and to report their Opinions to the Parliament: And that,
in the mean time, the Trustees, Contractors, and other
Officers, for Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen,
and Prince, be enjoined to make Stay of the Sale of the
said House and Rooms.