Wednesday, the 19th
of May, 1651.
Sitting of this Parliament.
THE House was this Day, according to former Order,
resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Act for
setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this present Parliament, and providing for successive Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Embassy from Denmark.
The House being informed, That Two Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary are come from the King of
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take Care touching the Reception and Entertainment
of the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King
Mr. Speaker, by Way of Report, acquaints the House,
That he had received a Letter from Count Daugnion.
Letters from Le Daugnion directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England," dated at Brouage, the 24th Day of April 1652, were this Day read in
French, and after, Englished.
Ordered, That the said Letters be referred to the
Council of State, to consider thereof, and to do therein,
as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee touching
the Adventurers for Ireland, to consider how, and in what
manner, English Protestants may be encouraged to go and
plant Ireland; with further Power to receive such Proposals, as shall be tendered to them to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, to
supervise the several Acts of Parliament touching the
Adventurers for Ireland; and to consider what is fit to
be done thereupon: And to prepare a Bill, and present
the same to the Parliament, for the Settling of the said
The House, according to former Order, did resume
the Debate touching Ireland.
The Question being put, That the Lieutenancy of
Ireland be continued any longer than the Time already
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth:
Lord Com. Whitelock,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Major Gen. Harrison,
||With the Yeas,
Sir Arthure Hesilrig,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.