Thursday, the 30thof September, 1652.
A BILL for stating the Accounts of several Officers
and Soldiers was this Day read the Third time;
and ordered, that the Debate thereupon be adjourned
until this Day Fortnight.
Ordered, That the Lord Commissioner Lisle do bring
in the Great Seal into the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to take into Consideration the Business of Lieutenant Colonel Salmon, and the rest of the Garison of
Hull; and to send for him, and confer with him, how
Satisfaction may be made to them for their Arrears, either
by Bill or otherwise; and to report their Opinion therein
to the Parliament on this Day Sevennight.
Westm' land Officers.
Ordered, That Colonel Downes do make his Report
touching the Officers and Soldiers of Westm'land, on
Correspondence with Tuscany.
Colonel Morley reports, from the Council of State, a
Letter from Amarigo Saluetti, Agent from the Great Duke
of Tuscany; which was this Day read, and was dated the
18th of September 1652.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Great Duke
of Tuscany, taking notice of his Civilities to the English
Merchants: And that it be referred to the Council of
State to prepare the Letter: And that Mr. Speaker do
sign the same.
Correspondence with Venice.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, that a Letter from the State of Venice was presented unto him by a Gentleman, of Venice, directed Reipublicæ Angliæ Parliamento.
Ordered, That this Letter be taken into Consideration
on Tuesday Morning next.
A Bill disabling several Persons to have any Votes in
Election of Officers in Cities or Boroughs, or to bear Offices, was this Day read the First and Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed to Mr. Holland, Alderman
Penyngton, Lord Mounson, Mr. Carew, Mr. Say, Colonel
Morley, Mr. Nelthorp, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Oldesworth,
Major Salwey, Mr. Dove, Mr. Blagrave, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Marten, Colonel Fielder,
Mr. Garland, Mr. Hill; or any Five of them: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's
Gratuity to Mrs. Hamilton.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State,
"That Mr. Scott be desired humbly to acquaint the
Parliament with the remaining Part of the Report from
the Council, in the Case of Mrs. Hamilton, for something
to be done for her towards her present Subsistence, and
for the Maintenance of her many Children, they being
left wholly destitute by the Death of her late Husband,
who was executed by the Enemy in Scotland for doing
Service to the Armies of this Commonwealth."
The Question being propounded, that Mrs. Hamilton
have Two hundred Pounds, for the Support of herself
and her Children, for the present, and for sending her away
Andthe Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mrs. Mary Hamilton have Two hundred Pounds for the Support of herself
and her Children, and for sending her away into Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to see the said Two hundred Pounds forthwith paid to
the said Mrs. Mary Hamilton, or her Assigns, accordingly.
A Bill for Reviving of a Statute made for the repairing of Sherborne Causey, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the
Ordered, That Mr. Alexander Popham, Mr. Hill, Mr.
Dove, Mr. Searle, be added to that Committee.
Embassy from Portugall.
The House being informed, by the Serjeant, That the
Lord Ambassador from the King of Portugall was ready,
and did attend to present himself to the Parliament;
The Serjeant, with his Mace, went to attend the Lord
Ambassador to the House.
So soon as the Lord Ambassador was entered, he uncovered himself; and Mr. Speaker, and all the Members,
stood up bare.
When the Lord Ambassador was come as far as the
Bar, the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant attended him, the one on the Right-hand, and the other
on the Left, until the Lord Ambassador came to the
Chair appointed for that Purpose, which was placed on
the North Side of the House, upon a Turkey Carpet, with
a Cushion in it, and a Foot-stool before it.
The Ambassador's Name was John Roderick * *:
Who, after a few Words, addressed to Mr. Speaker, he
presented his Letters Credentials; which were, by the
Master of the Ceremonies, delivered to Mr. Speaker;
and afterwards declared the Substance of his Embassy,
delivering a Copy in English, of what he delivered by
Word, in the House.
Mr. Speaker informed the Ambassador, by the Master
of the Ceremonies, that he would acquaint the Parliament
And then the Lord Ambassador, with the Master of
the Ceremonies, and the Serjeant at Arms, attending him,
Mr. Speaker reports to the Parliament, The Letters
Credential from the King of Portugall: Which were
He also reports, what was delivered by the Lord Ambassador, by Word of Mouth: Which was also read.
Resolved, That this Business be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the Reports
from the Committee for Removing of Obstructions, and
the Report touching Sir Kenelme Digby, be taken into