Tuesday, the 6th of July, 1652.
A LETTER from Cork, from the Commissioners of
the Parliament for managing the Affairs of Ireland,
of the 24th of June 1652; With an Answer to the Letter
of the Lord Clanrickard, directed, to the Commissioners
of Parliament; And a Copy of the Lieutenant General's
Letter to the Commissioners of Parliament, dated 23
Junii 1652; And another Letter from the Commissioners
of Parliament, from Cork, of 25 Junii 1652; And Colonel Vennables' Letter to the Scout-Master General,
from Pelterbert, June 17th 1652; And a Letter from Colonel Richards to the Commissioners of Parliament, from
Clonmell, of the 23th of June 1652; And Major Smythe's
Letter to the Commissioners of Parliament, of the 23th
of June 1652; were all this Day read.
Ordered, That these Letters be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
consider of the Letter of Major Smyth; and take Care for
Supplies, desired by him, for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Military Commissions in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord General, to
supply any Detects which may be occasioned by the Vote
of the 15th Day of June 1652, concerning military Commissions in Ireland.
Letters read-Sea Fight.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the
Council of State, a Letter from Admiral Blake, from
aboard the Resolution, at Sea off Sunderland, of the 29th
of June 1652: Which was this Day read.
He also reports a Letter from Sir George Ayscue, on
board the Rainebow in the Downes, of the 3d of July
1652: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the
Council of State, to take into their Consideration Captain Wright, and those that were wounded in the Ships in
the late Fight, for their Encouragement.
Ordered, That a Letter be written, from the Parliament
to Sir George Aiscue; taking Notice, by effectual Expressions, of the special good Service of Sir George Aiscue,
now done, and of his other Services; and giving him the
Thanks of the Parliament: And that Sir George Aiscue
do give Thanks, from the Parliament, to the rest of the
Officers with him: And that Colonel Marten do prepare
the Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Ordered, That Colonel Randolph Cleyton be pardoned
for all Treasons and Delinquencies; and that he be restored to his Lands and Estate in Ireland: And that Mr.
Attorney General do prepare a Pardon, to that Purpose, in
common Form; and that the Lord Commissioners of the
Great Seal do pass the same under the Great Seal of
Transactions with Holland.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock also reports from
the Council of State, a Declaration of the Parliament of
the Commonwealth of England, relating to the Affairs
and Proceedings between this Commonwealth, and the
States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries; and the present Differences occasioned on the
States' Part: Which was this Day read at large.
Resolved, That this Declaration be committed to the
Members of the Parliament that are of the Council of
State, or any Five of them; and that they sit upon it this
Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Horse-Chamber in
Whitehall: And that the same be brought in again, with
all convenient Speed; and that the Lord Commissioner
Whitelock do take Care of it.
The House adjourned to Eight of the Clock