House of Commons Journal Volume 7
22 March 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 22 March 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 269-270. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24181 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Tuesday, the 22th of March, 1652.

Prayers.

Customs.

AN Act for continuing of an Act, intituled, An Act for Continuance of the Customs until the 26th of March 1653, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That the Customs do continue until the 26th of March 1654; and that the Blank in the Act be so filled up, accordingly.

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 and published.

Duty on Coals.

An Act for Continuance of the Imposition upon Coals, towards the building and maintaining Ships for guarding the Seas, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Act be now read the Second time. And the same was now read the Second time.

Resolved, That this Act be continued unto the 26th of March 1654; and that the Blank in the Act be so filled up, accordingly.

The Question being put, that this Act, so amended, 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 and published.

Embassy to Sweden.

Colonel Sidney reports, from the Council of State, Instructions of Philip Lord Lisle, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the Queen of Sweden: Which were now read the First time, at large; and after read, by Parts.

And the First Instruction being read;

Resolved, That the Word "Prince," in that Instruction, be made "Queen."

And the said Instruction, being so amended, was, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Second Instruction being read;

Resolved, That the Word "always," in this Instruction, do stand.

And the said Instruction, being put to the Question, was assented unto.

And the Third Instruction being read;

Resolved, That these Words, in this Instruction; viz. "shall, as Occasion shall be offered," be inserted in this Instruction; and that all the rest of the Instructions, from the Word "Provinces," be omitted.

And the said Instruction, so amended, being put to the Question, was assented unto.

And the Fourth Instruction being read;

Resolved, That these Words "or assuming," and these Words, "or Title," and these Words, "or of any the Dominions of this Commonwealth," be added in this Instruction.

And the said Instruction, so amended, being put to the Question, was assented unto.

And the Fifth Instruction, being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Sixth Instruction, being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Seventh Instruction, being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Eighth Instruction, being read, was, upon the Question, assented unto.

And all the Instructions, being put to the Question, so amended, were, upon the Question, passed.

Mr. Attorney-General reports, The Draught of a Commission from the Parliament to Philip Lord Viscount Lisle, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Queen of Sweden: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And ordered to be ingrossed; and sealed with the Seal of the Parliament.

Ordered, That the Council of State do prepare Letters of Credence, for Philip Lord Viscount Lisle to be Ambassador Extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the Queen of Sweden; and report them to the Parliament.

Correspondence with Holland.

Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquaints the Parliament, That he received Letters, by a Messenger, from the Lords the States of Holland and West-Frise, directed, "to the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England."

Resolved, That this Letter be read.

The said Letter was read, accordingly: And was dated at the Hague, the 18th of March 1653.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter, from Colonel Hewson, and other Officers of the Army, in Ireland, from Dublin, of the 16th of March 1652, was this Day read.

Correspondence with Holland.

Ordered, That the Letter from the States of Holland and West-Freise be delivered to Colonel Marten, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Strickland, and Mr. Scott; with Power to examine the Messenger who brought it, upon the Debate of the House; and report it to the Parliament.

Resolved, That the former Debate, what is further fit to be done in reference to the Affairs between this Commonwealth and the United Provinces, adjourned to this Day, be adjourned until Thursday Morning next.

Resolved, That the Letter from the States of Holland and West Freisland be translated into English; and presented to the Parliament on Thursday Morning next.

Probates of Wills, &c.

Mr. Garland reports, An Act to allow the Probate of Wills, and for granting Administrations: Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.

Resolved, That a Bill be forthwith brought in, according to the former Order: And that Mr. Corbett and Mr. Stephens do prepare the Act, and bring it in To-morrow Morning.

Letter read.

A Letter from the Commander in Chief in Ireland, and from the rest of the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, of the 22th Day of October 1652, from Kilkenny, was this Day read.

Grant to Waller.

The humble Petition of Major General Sir Hardres Waller, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That Lands of Inheritance, in Ireland, of the clear yearly Value of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum, as the same was worth in the Year 1640, be settled on Sir Hardres Waller, and his Heirs, in full Satisfaction of all his Arrears in England and Ireland; and for Reward of all his Services in England and Ireland; and in Discharge of the Two former Votes of Parliament, of the 27th of June 1650, and the 16th of August 1652;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Lands of Inheritance, in Ireland, of the clear yearly Value of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum, as the same was worth in the Year 1640, be settled on Sir Hardres Waller, and his Heirs, in full Satisfaction of all his Arrears in England and Ireland; and for Reward of all his Services in England and Ireland; and in Discharge of the Two former Votes of Parliament, of the 27th of June 1650, and the 16th of August 1652.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Parliament, in Ireland, to set out Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Twelve hundred Pounds, for Sir Hardres Waller, and his Heirs, according to the former Vote, to be enjoyed accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, to cause a Survey to be made, upon Oath, of the Lands granted by the Parliament to Lieutenant General Jones, deceased; and the clear yearly Value of them returned, according to the Value the same did bear in the Year 1640; and to see, that the State be not deceived therein; but that Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of One thousand Pounds, according to the Value the same did bear in the Year 1640, be settled according to the Intent of the Parliament, and no more.