Wednesday, the 12th
of May, 1652.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee upon the
Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of this Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the said Grand Committee,
That the House be desired to give Leave to the said
Committee to sit on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee do sit on Wednesday next: And that the House be resolved into a
Grand Committee on Wednesday next, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Order for the Grand Committee
upon the Bill for setting a certain Time to the Sitting of
this Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments,
be revived: And that the said Grand Committee do sit
every Wednesday; and that Mr. Speaker do then forbear
to take the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Nevill do bring in a Bill to amend
the Mistakes in the Act for Sir Robert Howard.
Ordered, That on Friday next, the Act touching the
Fens be read, next after the Business formerly appointed
for that Day.
Mr. John Corbett reports, from the Council of State,
"That this Council, having taken into Consideration the
Necessity of a constant Attendance upon the Affairs in
Ireland, to which Mr. Herbert and Colonel Potter are
commissionated and instructed, do think fit to offer to the
Parliament, as their Opinion, the said Mr. Herbert and
Colonel Potter being at present in England, That Captain
John Vernon, late Secretary to the late Lord Deputy, be
joined in Commission with the said Mr. Herbert and
Colonel Potter, for the Execution of such Instructions,
as either have or shall be given unto them; and that he
have the same Allowance for himself and Clerk, as the
said other Two Commissioners have: And, if the Parliament shall approve thereof, that they give Direction to
the Committee for the Army to pay the same, as they
shall from time to time be desired by the said Captain
Vernon, out of any Monies assigned, or to be assigned, for
the Use of the Army in Ireland.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Office of the
Commissioners of the Army in Ireland be discharged.
Resolved, That the Salary due to Mr. Potter, as one
of the Commissioners of the Army in Ireland, and the
Arrears thereof, since he left Ireland be discharged.