Tuesday, the 4th
of May 1652.
Embassy from Sweden.
MR. Speaker, by way of Report, acquainted the
House, That he had received Letters from the
Agent from the Queen of Sweden.
A Letter from Horaldus Appleboone, Agent for the
Queen of Sweden, of the 3d of May 1652, was this Day
And also Letters of Credence, from the Queen of
Sweden, directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," from Christiana, Queen of Sweden,
were first read in Latin, and after in English.
Ordered, That the Public Agent from the Queen of
Sweden have Audience, according to the Rule as to other
Public Ministers, by a Committee of the Parliament,
in the House called The Lords House, on Thursday
Morning next, at Ten of Clock: And that Sir Oliver
Flemyng Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do give him
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament is to see the late Court of Wards, and the said
House, called the Lords House, sitted and furnished for
the Receiving of the said Publick Minister, accordingly.
Prince of Condy.
Mr. Speaker also, by way of Report, acquaints the
House, That he had received Letters from Louis of Bourbon, Prince of Condy; which were read, first in French,
and after in English; directed "To the Parliament of
the Commonwealth of England," from Paris, of the 14th
of April 1652.
Resolved, That this Letter be referred to the Council
of State; and that they be impowered to hear what Monsieur de Barrier shall propound; and to debate the same;
and present the Matter of Fact to the Parliament.
An additional Act for the Sale of the Fee-farm Rents
was this Day read the Third time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso, viz.
"Provided, and be it further Enacted and Declared, by
the Authority aforesaid, That all and every Person and
Persons whatsoever, that have or shall hereafter purchase
any Fee-farm Rents, or other Rents, saleable by this or
any the afore-mentioned Act or Acts made for Sale
thereof, shall, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever,
have the same Privileges, Power, Ways and Means, for
the Receiving, Levying, and Recovering, of the said
Rents, as any King of England ever had and enjoyed, by
way of Entry, Distress, and Sale of Goods; without any
Replevin to be awarded against any such Distress or Distresses taken of Goods liable thereunto; but to be left to
the same Proceedings, as have been heretofore usual in the
Court of Exchequer, in like Cases;" do stand in this Bill;
It passed with the Negative.