Saturday, the 11th of April, 1657.
MR. Secretary reports that he is, by his Highness'
Command, to give the House some Account of a
Design lately discovered: And he gave an Account thereof
to the House, accordingly;-Produced a Book printed,
called, "A Standard;" and likewise the painted Standard
which was taken, being a Red Lion, couchant, with this
Motto, "Who shall rouse him up?"
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, That the
Committee have, according to the Order of the House,
attended his Highness; who appointed Yesterday: At
which Time they did attend again; but, in respect of the
Business then discovered to his Highness, it was put off
till this Morning, Nine of the Clock.
Mr. Secretary thanked.
Resolved, That the Business reported by Mr. Secretary
this Day, be taken into Consideration on Monday next.
It was moved, That Mr. Secretary, through whose Care
and Vigilancy this Business hath been discovered, and who
hath done many other great Services to the Publick, may
have the publick and hearty Thanks of the House for the
same: Which was, upon the Question, resolved: And accordingly the Speaker did give to Mr. Secretary, standing
in his Place, the Thanks of the House, in these Words:
I am commanded to return you the hearty Thanks,
in the Name of the Parliament, for your great Care and
Pains in discovering this Business, and the great Services
done by you to the Commonwealth, and to the Parliament, both in This and many Other Particulars."
Ordered, That the Committee now going to attend his
Highness, do acquaint his Highness, That the Parliament
hath received the Report from Mr. Secretary; and are
very sensible of the great Consequence of it; and have
ordered to take the same into Consideration, on Monday