Tuesday, the 18th of October, 1653.
Union with Scotland.
THE House was this Day, according to former
Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon
the Debate of the Bill for the Uniting and Incorporating
Scotland into one Free State and Commonwealth with
Mr. Broughton was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Broughton reports from the Grand Committee,
That that Committee have adjourned their Debate on the
Bill for Union of Scotland with England to this Day
Sevennight: And desire the Leave of the House to sit
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on this Day Sevennight, to take into further
Consideration this Bill: And that the Speaker do then
forbear to take the Chair.
L. Huntington's Estate.
The Question being put, That the Business of my Lord
of Huntington, concerning the selling his Lands to pay his
Creditors, be taken into Consideration, on Saturday
It passed in the Negative.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Parliament in
Ireland, dated at Dublin, October 5th, 1653, with some
Resolutions by the Commissioners of the Parliament of
the Commonwealth for Management of the Affairs of
Ireland, with a Council of Officers of the Army in Ireland, and several Judges, who were called to advise how
the late Instructions for Transplantation of the Irish into
Connaught and Clare might be put into effectual Execution, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Letter and Resolutions be referred
to the Council of State.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Council of State,
The humble Petition of John Grace:
THAT the Petition of John Grace, of Courts-Town
in the County of Kilkennie in Ireland, be humbly reported to the Parliament, by Colonel Sydenham: And
that he be desired humbly to move the Parliament thereupon, that Power may be given to such as they shall
think fit, to dispense with the late Act, injoining the
transplanting of those of the Irish Nation, in Ireland,
from the Places of their present Abodes, into Connaught,
in certain particular Cases where it shall be found necessary to dispense with the said Act.
Resolved, That this Business be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs, to consider what is fit to be done
therein; and report their Opinion to the House.