Tuesday, the 14th of December, 1652.
A LETTER from the Commander in Chief, and other
the Commissioners for the Managing of Affairs of
the Parliament in Ireland, of the Third of December 1652;
was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of
Planting of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee, where Colonel Sidney
hath the Chair, do make Report of the Bill touching the
Planting of Ireland, on Friday Sevennight.
Correspondence with France.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, That he had received a Copy of a Letter from the
French King, dated at Paris the Second of December
1652, in French, with a Translation thereof: Which
was this Day read: The French was superscribed thus;
"A nos Trechers et Grands Amis les Gens du Parlement
de la Republique d' Angleterre."
Resolved, That Sir Oliver Flemyng Knight, Master of
the Ceremonies, be authorized to acquaint the publick
Minister from the French King, with the Stile to be given
to the Parliament in Addresses from Foreign States and
Princes; and to let him know, That, this Letter being
otherwise directed, the Parliament cannot take notice
By Command of the Parliament, the Act, constituting
Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of
the Admiralty and Navy, was brought into the House
by the Clerk: And the Clause next after the Power to
administer an Oath, being read; it was
Resolved, That, instead of the Word "also," these
Words be inserted; viz. "the said Commissioners, or
any Three or more of them, as aforesaid, are authorized."
And the Act was accordingly amended at the Table.
Embassy from Spaine.
Resolved, That the Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Salisbury,
and Mr. Lenthall, do accompany the Lord Ambassador
from the King of Spaine to his Audience this Day.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That the
Power of giving Commissions to such Captains as shall
be approved of by the Parliament, and all other Powers
concerning the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, which
are not by the Act, intituled, An Act constituting Commissioners for Managing and Ordering the Affairs of
the Admiralty and Navy, placed in the Commissioners
therein named, are remaining in the Council of State according to the former Act, and their Instructions.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by the
Act constituting Commissioners for the Managing and
Ordering the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, have
Power to make use of the Seal of the Anchor for their
Warrants and Commissions: And that the Seal of the
Anchor, which is with the Council of State, be delivered
unto the said Commissioners, to be made use of accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners, appointed by that
Act, be authorized and impowered to make Choice of,
and appoint, such Clerks, and other Officers under them,
as they shall think fit: And to allow such Salaries to such
Clerks and Officers, and also to direct what Sums, from
time to time, shall be necessary for incident Charges for
the Carrying-on of the Service by the said Act intrusted
with them: And that the same be paid out of the Treasury of the Navy, by Warrant from the Committee of
the Navy: And that the said Committee of the Navy
be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the
Treasurer of the Navy, from time to time, to pay the
Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That the said Commissioners be authorized,
from time to time, to give Directions for the Sale of all
unserviceable Stores, and other Provisions of the Navy:
And that the Monies arising thereupon, and also upon
Sale of unserviceable Ships and Vessels, be, from time to
time, paid to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Use of
the Navy, accordingly.
Resolved, That upon all Addresses made to the House
by Ambassadors for Audience, other than the first and
last Audience, the Members of Parliament, which shall
be appointed to accompany them thereunto, do receive
the said Ambassadors at Westminster-Hall Door; and
accompany them back thither, and no further.
Embassy from Spaine.
The House being informed, That the Lord Ambassador from the King of Spaine was ready to attend the Parliament, in order to his Audience, the Serjeant, by the
Command of the House, went with his Mace to attend
him from the Court of Wards: And, when the Lord
Ambassador was entered within the House, he uncovered
his Head. Mr. Speaker, and the Members of the House,
being likewise uncovered, stood up; and, from the Bar,
the Master of the Ceremonies and the Serjeant at Arms
attended him, the one on the Right-hand and the other
on the Left, to a Chair with Elbows, placed on the
North Side of the House: Where, being set, he made
an Oration in Spanish, which he presented in Writing, in
Spanish and English, by the Master of the Ceremonies,
together with two Bundles of Papers mentioned in his
Mr. Speaker informed the Lord Ambassador, by the
Master of the Ceremonies, That he would acquaint the
Parliament therewith: And, after the usual Civilities
performed mutually, the said Ambassador departed out
of the House; and was attended by the Master of the
Ceremonies and Serjeant at Arms to the Court of Wards.
Resolved, That the Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Salisbury, and Mr. Lenthall, do attend the said Lord Ambassador to his Coach.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the House
with what was delivered by the said Lord Ambassador,
which was presented both in Spanish and English: Which
Ordered, That this Speech, and the particular Papers
presented by the Spanish Ambassador, be taken up on
Friday next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.