Wednesday, the 26th
of May, 1652.
Sitting of this Parliament.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House was
this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Act for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this present Parliament, and providing for future Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Act for transporting Butter be reported To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John be dispensed with, as to his Sitting in the Courts the next Term,
and his Going the Circuits the Vacation following: And
that he have Liberty to go and make use of the Waters at
Turnbridge, and other Means, for Recovery of his Health.
The Bill for raising by the Month
for Six Months; viz. from the 24th of June to the 25th of
December next; towards the Maintenance of the Armies
in England, Ireland, and Scotland, raised, by Authority
of Parliament, for the Service of the Parliament; was this
Day read the First time.
Embassy from Denmark.
The House being informed, by the Serjeant, That the
Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the King of
Denmark were ready, and did attend, to present themselves to the Parliament;
The Serjeant with his Mace went to attend the said
Lords Ambassadors to the House.
So soon as the Lords Ambassadors were entered, they
uncovered themselves: And Mr. Speaker, and all the
Members, stood up bare.
When the Lords Ambassadors were come as far as the
Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attended them, the one on the Right-hand, and the other on
the Left, until the Lords Ambassadors came to the Chairs
appointed for that Purpose; which were placed on the
North Side of the House, upon a Turky Carpet.
The Ambassadors Names were, Erick Rosen-Crantz,
and Peter Reetz; who, after a few Words addressed to
Mr. Speaker by the said Peter Reetz, he presented their
Letters Credential; which were, by the Master of the
Ceremonies, delivered to Mr. Speaker: The said Erick
Rosen-Crantz afterwards declared the Substance of their
Delivering likewise a Copy in Latin, with a Translate
in English, of what he delivered by Word in the House.
Mr. Speaker informed the Lords Ambassadors, by the
Master of the Ceremonies, that he would acquaint the
And then the Lords Ambassadors, with the Master of
the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant at Arms attending them,
After the Lords Ambassadors were withdrawn, their
Letters Credential were read; first in Latin, and after
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament with what was delivered by the Lords Ambassadors
Extraordinary, and presented the Paper, and the Translate therof in English: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration the first Business on Friday Morning next.