Thursday, the 5th of August, 1652.
MR Scott reports from the Council of State, a Letter from General Blake, from aboard the Resolution, the 30th Day of July 1652, Seventeen Leagues off
the Red-head: Which was this Day read.
Another Letter, from General Blake, to Sir George
Aiscue, of the * Day of July 1652, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of
State, upon the whole Debate, to take into Consideration
this Business; and give such Directions, both in reference
to Van Trump's Fleet, or otherwise, as they shall judge
most advantageous for the Commonwealth.
A Letter from aboard the Antelope, of the 5th of August 1652, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council
of State, to make a full Examination of this Business, and
of other Informations of the like Nature, touching the
Victuals and Provisions; and state the Matter of Fact;
and give a Particular Account of it to the House, forthwith, with their Opinion therein.
Adventurers for Ireland.
An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the
Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Arrears
due to the Soldiery; and for the Encouragement of Protestants, to plant and inhabit in Ireland, was this Day
read the First Time; and ordered to be read the Second
time, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.