House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 5 June 1644

Pages 518-519

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Mercurii, Junii 5, 1644.


Draperies, &c.

UPON Mr. Grimston's Report from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Petitions concerning the Vent of new Draperies, was referred,

This Question was propounded; That all Merchants, and others, as well as the Merchant Adventurers, be at Liberty freely to trade, and transport Bays, Says, Stuffs, and Stockings, into any Parts of Germany, and the Low Countries, until it shall be otherwise ordered by both Houses of Parliament:

And, upon the putting of the Question, whether this Question should be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Jo. Hippesley, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 74.
Sir Jo. Potts, Mr. Ellis, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 53.

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this Business concerning the Trade of new Draperies, &c. shall be re-committed to the same Committee: And are to meet on Friday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber.

Bedford Petition.

Mr. Wallopp, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, acquainted the House, that That Committee had received a Petition from divers well-affected Inhabitants of the County of Bedford, which that Committee commanded him to * * *

Message to Lords.

Sir Rob. Pye carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the raising of Forces in Shropshire; The Ordinance for making Sir Wm. Allenson Clerk of the Hanaper; The Ordinance for bestowing some Books, out of the sequestered Books, upon Mr. Hext, a learned Divine, plundered by the Enemy. He likewise carried up the Names of Sir Wm. Boteler and Sir John Tomson, to be added to the Committees for the County of Bedford.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Rob. Pye brings Answer, That, to the Messages appointed him Yesterday to deliver to the Lords, which this Day he delivered, concerning their expediting their Answers to the Ordinances touching the not admitting such Members as have deserted the Parliament, without the Consent of both Houses; and touching the regulating the Proceedings of the Committee of both Kingdoms; that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Proceedings against Copley.

Mr. Lisle presented from the Committee to which the Business concerning Commissary Copley was referred, divers Informations against Commissary Copley (proved by several Witnesses) touching his constant making false Musters in his own Troop; touching his defrauding the Officers and Troopers of their Pay, to their great Discouragement, and the State's Damage; and touching false Attestations made by him to the Muster Master, and Auditor Broad; whereby he hath wronged the State Half in Half some time.

Resolved, &c. That the Carriage of Commissary Copley to the Committee, in refusing to answer to the Questions propounded by the Committee, and other his Carriages this Day reported, is an Affront to the Committee, a Breach of Privilege, and Contempt of this House.

Resolved, &c. That Commissary Lyonell Copley be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms: And Mr. Speaker is to write a Letter to my Lord Fairefaxe, to secure his Person, and to yield Assistance for the safe and speedy sending him up.

Resolved, &c. That Commissary Copley shall out of his Estate, give Satisfaction to the Parties prejudiced and wronged by him.

Resolved, &c. That Commissary Copley shall make Satisfaction to the Commonwealth, for the Losses and Damages the State has sustained by him.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Rob. Pye brings Answer, That to the Ordinance concerning Sir Wm. Allanson, and the Additional Names to the Committees of Bedford, they do agree; and, as to the other Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Poll Money.

Ordered, That Sixscore Pounds, of the Poll Money collected in the West, and in the Hands of One of the Receivers, be borrowed and paid to such Person as the Committee for Greenland House shall appoint: And that the Receivers do give an Acquittance to the Receiver in Form usual.

City Forces, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Greenland House, to propound unto the Common Council this Afternoon; and to desire, that the City would be pleased to send out One Regiment, or more, to join with the other Forces, against Greenland; That Regiment, or more Forces, to be paid by the Country in this Manner; out of the Excise to be settled in these Parts; out of Assessments out of the Country; out of Part of the Profits to be raised upon the Woods and Estates of such Malignants near Greenland, as shall be brought under the Power of the Parliament by these Forces.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordinance do furnish the Forces sent to Greenland with such Piece of Cannon and Battery, as shall be requisite for that Service.


Ordered, That the Propositions concerning Aylisbury be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Earl of Stamford.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Report concerning the Earl of Stamford * * *

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords have returned the Ordinance concerning the reimbursing, to the Commissioners of Customs, the Twenty-two thousand Pounds advanced by them.

They likewise acquaint this House, that formerly they sent down Three Petitions, One concerning the Duke of Lorraine's Agent; concerning Sir Henry Mervin; and concerning Serjeant Finche.

Commissioners of Customs.

The Amendments to the Ordinance were, That the last Clause, concerning the confirming and continuing in full Force, to all Intents and Purposes, the several Ordinances formerly passed, concerning the Commissioners of the Customs . . . .: The which was read. And

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent and concur with the Lords in the leaving out the said Clause.

Visiting a Prisoner.

Resolved, &c. That Captain Wingate shall have Liberty to go visit Mr. Jo. Bellassys, Prisoner in the Tower.

Dr. Seaton.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do attach Dr. Seaton, and bring him to the Committee for Examinations.

Business deferred.

Ordered, That the Petitions of Mr. Serjeant Finch, Sir Henry Mervin, and the Business concerning the Duke of Lorraine's Agent; and likewise the Business concerning the Ambassadors and Agents of Foreign Princes and States, harbouring Priests and Jesuits, Englishmen, in their Houses, as their Servants, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Payment to Taylor.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Gloucester Ordinance, to pay unto Walth. Taylor, a Messenger from Gloucester, Five Pounds.