House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 7 May 1645

Pages 133-134

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Mercurii, Maii 7, 1645.


UPON Mr. Holles his Report concerning Commissary Copley;

It is Resolved, &c. That Commissary Copley be forthwith bailed, upon the Security of One thousand Pounds the Principal, and Five hundred Pounds apiece the Sureties, to attend the House upon all Occasions; and to stand to the Order of the House.

Mr. Speaker is to take the Security.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Northcott be forthwith admitted to take his Place, and to fit as a Member in the House.

Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester's Answer, and the Information given in against him into this House, shall be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.

Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for Supply of the Commands of the Members of both Houses in the Armies and Garisons, do meet with the Lords of That Committee this Afternoon.

Ordered, That the Divines of the Assembly be desired to hasten the Dispatch of the Matters, which concern the Government of the Church, the Consession of Faith, and the Catechism.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And Mr. Rous is appointed to acquaint the Assembly with this Desire of the House.

Mr. Rous carried to the Lords the Order of this House, for desiring the Assembly of Divines to hasten the Dispatch of Matters concerning Church-Government, Confession of Faith, and the Catechism, for their Concurrence.

Sir John Clotworthy carried to the Lords the Order to the Commissioners for the Great Seal to pass the Commission and Instructions for making Sir Charles Coote President and Governor of Connaght under the Great Seal; and the Order of the Eighteenth of April last, concerning the Recommitment of the Report touching the Establishment of the Servants attending the King's Children.

Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords the Order for Five hundred Pounds for Henley: The Vote for Mr. Richard Byfield to be one of the Assembly of Divines: The Order for giving Power to the Committee of both Kingdoms to receive Trumpets and Messages from the Enemy's Quarters.

He was likewise required to put the Lords in mind of an Order formerly sent to them, whereby the Consideration of the Desires of the States Ambassador, touching Ships that have been taken, is referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs; and to desire the Lords Expedition therein.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords have assented to all the Messages carried up by him, except to That for giving Power to the Committee of both Kingdoms to receive Messages and Trumpets from the Enemy's Quarters: To which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That the Declaration concerning the late Treaty at Uxbridge be brought into the House on Monday next: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.

Ordered, That the Report be made from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning free Trade, on Wednesday next.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall have Power to grant a Pass to a Servant of the French Resident's, to go to Oxford, about some Affairs of his Master's.

Ordered, That Sir Peter Temple do give his Answer to the House, concerning the Petition of the Lord Viscount Baltinglass, on Saturday Morning.

The Propositions from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Isle of Ely, being this Day again taken into Consideration;

It is Resolved, &c. That there shall be a Regiment of Foot, consisting of One thousand, and one Troop of Horse, and another of Dragoons, in constant Duty and Pay, for Defence of the Isle of Ely.

Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds shall be provided for the Perfecting of such Works of Fortification, as are already begun in the Isle of Ely; and for Raising of such others, as shall be needful there.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to consider, How to provide One thousand Pounds for perfecting the Fortifications in the Isle of Ely; and for Raising of such others, as shall be needful there.

Mr. Sollicitor presented, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Declaration or Narrative of the whole Transaction between the Parliament and the States Ambassadors, upon their Offer of Interposition; and of their Demeanors towards the Parliament in their Proceedings upon that Transaction: The which Declaration was first intirely read all over, and then in Parts; and, Clause by Clause, voted; and was, by Vote upon the Question, recommitted to the same Committee; as to the Clause of Information, That the Queen, for the most part, prepared their Audiences with his Majesty; and that they took their Advices from them, How to demean themselves towards the Parliament.

It is further re-committed, as to the inserting the Informations given by the Ambassadors to the States-General, touching the Declaration, printed, upon the Business of Gravelin.

It is likewise re-committed, as to Inserting of the Endeavours used for the Bringing-up of the Northern Army against the Parliament; and likewise, to the Inserting of a Clause concerning the King's coming to the House of Commons with armed Men, to take away, by Force, Five of their Members.

Resolved, &c. That this Declaration shall be sent to the States-Provincial, as well as to the States-General.