Die Martis, 29 Januarii, 1649.
Gospel in Wales.
COLONEL Harrison reports an Act for the Preaching of the Gospel in Wales, and for relieving of
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Harrison,
Colonel Jones, Mr. Bond, Mr. Lislebone Long, Colonel
Fleetwood, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Ashe, Alderman Pennington, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Love, Mr. Garland, Sir Wm.
Masham, Mr. Gurdon, Colonel Purefoy, Lord Howard,
Major General Skippon, Mr. Liechmere, Colonel Ven,
Captain Skinner, Mr. Say, Sir Michaell Lievsey, Colonel
Temple, Lord Grey, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Ludlow,
Earl of Salisbury, Sir Wm. Allenson, Colonel White, Mr.
John Ashe, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Salloway, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Browne, Colonel Birch, Mr. Pury, Sir Gregory
Norton, Sir Wm. Constable, Alderman Hoyle, Sir John
Bourchier; or any Five of them: And they are to meet
this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of
And the special Care hereof is committed to Mr. Say
and Colonel Harrison.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Mr. John Corbett
do bring in the Act for Advancement of the Gospel in
Gospel in Wiltes.
The humble Petition of divers well-affected Persons,
scattered up and down in the County of Wiltes, who
earnestly desire the Propagation of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee,
to consider of this Petition; and present to the House
what they shall think fit in their Opinion to be done
for the better Advancing of the Work desired by that
Ordered, That every Friday in every Week, the House
do take into Consideration the best Ways and Means to
advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Piety:... that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the Petition of the City of Westminster
be read on Thursday Morning next.
Sir J. Garrett.
Ordered, That Mr. Bond do report the Business touching Sir Jacob Garrett, on Saturday Morning next, the
first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ship Sancta Clara.
Ordered, That the Business touching Sancta Clara, be
taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, after
the Business of Sir Jacob Garrett's.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Northern
Officers, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next.
A Letter from Cork in Ireland, from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the First of January 1649, was this
A Letter from Cork, of 5 Januarii 1649, from the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was this Day read.
A Letter from Youghall, January the Sixteenth 1649,
from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was this Day read;
with a printed Book inclosed, intituled, "Certain Acts and
Declarations made by the Ecclesiastical Congregation of
the Archbishops, Bishops, and other Prelates, met at
Clonmacknoise the Fourth of December 1649:" Which
was also read.
Ordered, That it be specially referred to the Council
of State, to consider of the several Letters from the Lord
Licutenant of Ireland, and of the Particulars therein;
and what Supply of Ships are fit to be sent thither for the
better Carrying on of the Service; and to give present
Order for the same.
Ordered, That it be also referred to the Council of
State, to consider likewise of the Proposition in the Letter,
concerning the Supplies of Victuals, Stores, Tackle, and
other Necessaries for Ships, that are there to be made
in those Harbours; and what Ships are fit to be so furnished there; and how the same may be best done for
the Advantage of the State, and promoting the Service;
and to report their Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Inglesby, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Scott, Mr. Holland, and
Colonel Harrison, or any Two of them, to prepare a
Declaration, setting forth Reasons and Grounds for setting
apart a Day for Publick Humiliation, and Solemn Seeking of God for his Direction in, and Blessing upon, the
Councils and Endeavours of the Parliament, and their
Forces raised by them; and to bring it in on Friday
Stile in Negotiations.
The Lord Grey reports from the Council of State,
touching Stiles to be given to this Commonwealth in
Foreign Negotiations; viz.
That it be reported to the House, That this Council
having, in pursuance of their Order, appointed some
Persons to go as Agents from this Commonwealth to
Spaine and Portugall, to whom they are to prepare Commissions for that Service; which Commissions have heretofore passed under the Great Seal; and considering that
the Stile of all Instruments, passing under that Seal, is,
by Act of Parliament, to be Custodes Libertatis Angliæ Authoritate Parliamenti, in all legal Transactions
within the Commonwealth; but no Stile is appointed
to be used to Foreign States; and therefore the Council hath written the Letters, which are signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sent to the Generals at Sea, to be made
use of to such Princes upon whose Coasts they shall
come, or with whom they shall have Occasion of any
Transaction, in the Stile Reipublicæ Anglicanæ Ordines;
and conceive that Stile proper to be used in all Foreign
Negotiations, unless the Parliament think fit to appoint
any other; and that in case the Parliament shall approve
thereof, that they will give Order, that all Foreign
Negotiations, the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal
may, from time to time, affix the Great Seal to such
Commissions, as the Council of State shall pass under the
Seal of the said Council, for any Persons to be as Ambassadors, Residents, or Agents, from this Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee do fit To-morrow
Morning at Eight of the Clock: And that the Speaker
do take the Chair at Eleven of the Clock: And that the
House do then proceed with the Debate on this Report;
nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the
House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Greal Seal, to nominate and appoint such of
the Judges to go the several Circuits, as they shall think
best for the Service of the Commonwealth: And that
such Judges, as shall be by them appointed to ride Circuits in their own Countries, pro hac vice, shall not thereby incur any Penalty imposed by the Act of Parliament
in that Behalf.