Friday, the 5th of August, 1653.
ORDERED, That Colonel Thomlinson, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Courtney, and Major Smyth, be added to the
Committee for Scotland.
Colonel Hewson reports from the Council of State,
The humble Petition of Colonel John Gifford, and the
rest of the Munster Officers, who declared for the Parliament's Interest at Cork and Youghal, presented unto
the Council: Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Irish Affairs to consider of the said Petition; and report
to the House what they think fit to be done therein.
Chancery Court abolished.
The House, this Day, according to former Order,
took into Consideration the Business of the Court of
Resolved, That the High Court of Chancery of England shall be forthwith taken away: And that a Bill be
brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Law to prepare a Bill for this Purpose; and report it to
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
to consider how the Causes now depending in Chancery
may be determined; and likewise a Provision for the determining, for the future, Matters of Equity, and putting
in Order other Matters of Law, which are within the
Jurisdiction of that Court; and forthwith to bring in a
Bill for that Purpose.
A Letter from General Moncke, dated the Second of
August 1653, Eighteen Leagues to the Westward of the
Texell, to his Excellency the Lord General Cromwell, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of
the Admiralty and Navy to consider of some Provision
to be made for the Wives and Children of the Captains
slain in this Service; and report their Opinion therein to