Tuesday, the 10th of August, 1652.
AN Act for Enabling the Judges of the Northern
Circuits to hold an Assize at Duresme, on Friday
the Seven-and-twentieth Day of August 1652, was this
Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That this Act be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, being put to the Question, passed:
And it is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith printed
A Paper was presented to the House, setting forth
Grounds and Reasons for the setting apart a Day of publick Prayer and Humiliation.
Resolved, That this Paper be now read.
The said Paper was now read accordingly.
Resolved, That a Day be set apart for publick Humiliation.
Resolved, That Wednesday, the Eighth Day of September next, be the Day set apart for publick Humiliation.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Scott, Mr.
Rowse, Mr. Gurdon, or any Two of them, do prepare an
Act for setting apart Wednesday, the Eighth of September
1652, for a Day of publick Humiliation, with the
Grounds and Reasons thereof; and bring it in on Friday Morning next.
Settlement of Ireland.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, a Bill
touching the Settlement of Ireland; which was this Day
read the First time; and ordered to be read again the
Second time, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
He also reports Instructions for or any or more
of them, appointed Commissioners by the Parliament of
the Commonwealth of England, for ordering and managing the Affairs of Ireland: Which were this Day read.
He also reports the Form of a Commission, to be given
to the Commissioners under the Great Seal: Which was
this Day read.
He also reports from the Council of State,
THAT the Parliament would be pleased to order
and declare, that any Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Corn, or
Grain, of any kind, shall or may be exported by any Person or Persons within this Commonwealth, from England
into Ireland, without paying Custom or Excise in England;
strict and good Caution and Security being given at the
Custom-houses, for the Delivery and Sale thereof in the
Parliament's Quarters, or Garisons, in Ireland, and not
elsewhere; and to oblige the Parties to bring back good
Certificates from Ireland of the Performance thereof.
2. That the Parliament would be pleased to order and
declare, That no Persons whatsoever in Ireland, but the
Lord General, or Commander in Chief, by his Authority,
shall have Power to grant military Commissions in Ireland.
3. That the Parliament be pleased to authorize such
Persons as they shall think fit, to send over such Number of able and godly Preachers of the Gospel, and upon
such Allowances, as the Persons so to be impowered shall
4. That the Parliament be humbly moved, speedily to
pass the Act, which now lies prepared before them, for
satisfying the Adventurers their Proportions, the Soldiers
their Arrears, and for Encouragement of Planters.
5. That the Parliament will be pleased to declare their
Resolution concerning Ormond's Articles: The Doubts
and Questions made thereupon, being only Two, are expressed in a Paper, and Letter heretofore sent over by
the Commissioners of Ireland; and are herewith to be
presented to the Parliament.
6. That the Parliament will be pleased to approve of
the Articles and Agreement made with Colonel FitzPatrick, and his Party.
7. That the Providing of a Great Seal for Ireland, and
of such other Seals for the Administration of Justice
there, be humbly represented to the Parliament.
Invalid Soldiers, &c. in Ireland.
He also reports A Proposal, delivered in to the Council
by Colonel Hewson, and Adjutant-General Allen, that a
competent Maintenance might be speedily provided for
maimed Soldiers, and the Widows and Orphans of those
who died in the Service of Ireland.
Grant to Major Adams.
And also a Report touching Major Adams:
IN pursuance of an Order of the Parliament, to take into
Consideration the Condition of Major Adams, and to
report what they judge fit to be done for him, the Council, considering of what Importance his timely Discovery,
and thorough Prosecution, of the late traiterous Designs
of Mr. Love the Minister, and his Complices, hath been
to this Commonwealth; the many Dangers and Hazards
of his Life, he hath already run through, and is for the
future liable unto, by reason of those his Discoveries and
Prosecution; the Loss of his Calling, much of his Debts,
Friends and Relations; and the Charges he hath been at
in attending the said Business; and his Imprisonment,
occasioned by the same; and how much the Favour of
the State to him may be of Encouragement for others
timely to discover such Treasons, if any hereafter shall be
against this Commonwealth; are humbly of Opinion,
that the Parliament be moved to settle upon him Lands
of Inheritance, of Two hundred Pounds per Annum in
Ireland: That he be recommended to the Commissioners
of Parliament for the Affairs of Ireland, for some fitting
Employment there to be conferred upon him, whereby
he may be enabled to serve the State, and be under a more
particular Protection: And, in regard his present Condition is somewhat low, and it will be some time ere the
Two hundred Pounds per Annum, aforesaid, can be so
settled upon him, as that he may have Benefit thereby,
that One hundred Pounds in Money be given him in way
of Advance, for the accommodating his conveying thither
himself, and Family: All which they humbly submit
to the Consideration of Parliament.