Tuesday, the 13th of April, 1652.
Incorporations of Scotland.
THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the
Members of the Parliament of the Council of State,
an Act for the Incorporating of Scotland into one Commonwealth and free State with England; and for abolishing the Kingly Office in Scotland: Which was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to Colonel Marten, Lord Commissioner Lisle,
Colonel Thompson, Mr. James Ash, Sir Peter Wentworth,
Mr. Strickland, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Robinson, Lord
General, Colonel Morley, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Scott, Mr.
Bond, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Holland, Sir Wm. Allenson,
Sir Henry Vane, senior, Lord Whitelock, Colonel Fenwick,
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Thomas Wroth, LieutenantGeneral Fleetwood, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Rich, Colonel
Bennet, Lord Grey, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Say, Sir
Henry Mildmay, Mr. Darley, Mr. Leman, Colonel
Fielder, Mr. Hodges; and all that come to have Voices:
And this Committee are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock: And
the Lord Commissioner Whitelock and Lord Commissioner Lisle, or one of them, are to take care of it.
Grant to Patteson.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Compounding, and that they be authorized and required,
to issue Warrants to the Treasurers of the Receipts of
Haberdashers-hall, to pay, out of the Treasury there, the
Residue of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, formerly
ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, to be paid unto Mary Patteson, the Widow of Captain Robert Patteson, of Brookdish, in the County of Norfolk, slain in the Parliament's Service, out of Haberdashershall, by the Treasurers there, for the Relief and Advantage of her and her Two Children, not yet paid and
satisfied: And that the Treasurers of that Receipt do
forthwith make Payment thereof to the said Mary
Patteson, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mary Patteson, to the said Treasurers, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment
Correspondence with Denmark.
Colonel Morley reports, from the Council of State,
the Draught of a Letter, prepared to be sent to the King
of Denmark: Which was this Day read; first in Latin,
and after in English: and, upon the Question, assented
Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the King of Denmark: And that the same be signed by Mr. Speaker,
and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.
Correspondence with Hans Towns.
Colonel Morley also reports from the Council of State,
several Letters to be sent to the Hans Towns, and Hamburgh: Which were this Day read; first in Latin, and
after in English; and, upon the Question, assented
Ordered, That the said Letters, in Latin, be sent to
the Hans Towns, and to Hamburgh, according to the
Direction of them: And that they be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.
Colonel Morley also reports, from the Council of State,
That Complaints have formerly been made, by the Senate
of Hamburgh, of the Abuses which are in the Making of the
English Cloths; and do now again complain thereof, by
their Agent sent hither: Which the Council humbly offer
to the Parliament's Consideration, that such Order may
be given for the Redress thereof, as they shall think fit.
Resolved, That on To-morrow Three Weeks, the
House do take into Debate the Business concerning the
Trade of Clothing, and the Defects and Abuses therein;
and the Transporting Wool, and Fullers Earth; the first
Business, and nothing to intervene: And Mr. Speaker is
to put the House in mind thereof.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to send for
the Papers which were prepared by the Committee of
Trade, touching the Trade of Clothing, and such as
were by them reported to the Council of State; and to
report them to the House on To-morrow Three Weeks:
Viz. Mr. Thomas Chaloner, Sir Henry Vane, and Mr.
Boone, or one of them.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Persons appointed,
by Order of Parliament, to consider of the Inconveniences
&c. in the Laws, That they take a View and make an
Abstract of all the Laws in Force concerning Clothing;
and report it to the Committee of Parliament appointed
to receive their Reports, by This-day Three Weeks; to
be presented to the House on To-morrow Three Weeks,
for their further Consideration.
Ordered, That the Business of the Navy be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The humble Petition of John Gell was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. John Gell be
discharged of his Imprisonment: And that the Lieutenant of the Tower do take Notice hereof, and release
The humble Petition of Thomas Wogan, a Member of
Parliament, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the Rebels Lands
in Ireland, belonging to the Commonwealth of England,
of the yearly Value of Three hundred Pounds, according
as Lands were worth in the Year 1640, be settled upon
Thomas Wogan Esquire, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction of
all Arrears due to the said Colonel Thomas Wogan: And
that an Act be brought in to that Purpose; and that
Sir Henry Mildmay do bring in the Act.
Lady Gorges' Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lady Gorges be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the
Business of the Navy.
Lord Lovelace's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Lovelace be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the
Petition of the Lady Gorges.
Lord Huntingdon's Estate.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Lord of Huntingdon, to enable him to sell Lands for Payment of his
Debts, be read To-morrow, next after the Lord Lovelace
Ordered, That the Business touching the University
of Cambridge be taken into Consideration on Thursday,
next after the public Business.
Resolved, That, for Fourteen Sitting-Days, from this
Day, the House do only take into Consideration publick
Business, and no private Businesses.
Payment to Lewis.
Ordered, That Twenty Pounds be forthwith paid, by
the Treasurers at Haberdashers-Hall, unto George Lewis,
or his Assigns, in Satisfaction of the Hundred Pounds
formerly ordered to him.