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, Julii 2, 1645.
Sir Henry Mildmay went to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence for the Continuance of the Commissioners of the Great Seal for Six Months: And that the Commission to the Master of the Rolls may likewise be continued for Six Months.
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this Paper: It is concerning the Spanish Ambassador: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House, and their speedy Answer, in regard of the Sessions.
The Spanish Ambassador hath made a further Address, this Day, to the House of Peers; to desire that his Servant Lusher may be restored unto him; the said Ambassador engaging his Honour, that the said Lusher shall be sent out of the King's Dominions within Ten Days; and that he shall not return into any of the King's Dominions again. Which their Lordships are the rather inclined unto, in regard that the said Ambassador hath shewed himself very respectful to the Parliament, on several Occasions.
|Lord Cranborne,||Tellers for the Yea:||70.|
|Lord Herbert,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||65.|
|Lord Grey,||With the Noe,|
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal shall be continued for Six Months: And that the Commission to the Master of Rolls for Hearing of Causes be likewise continued for Six Months: And that the Lords will sit awhile.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Reynolds do go to the Spanish Ambassador; and acquaint him, from this House, That they have agreed with the Lords for the Delivery of his Servant, upon his Affirmation, That he is no Priest; and that they do declare, That they do expect, that, for the future, he entertain not, nor harbour in his Family, any Lay Person, being a Papist, that is a Subject of the Crown of England; or any Subject of this Crown, that is a Priest; and that, according to his Engagements to the Parliament, this his Servant be sent out of the King's Dominions, within Ten Days; and to signify unto him, That they are content, out of Respect to his Person, to restore this his Servant; but cannot conceive, that he can have any Pretence of Right to have this Servant delivered; or that he should have any Cause to complain, if he were proceeded against according to the Laws of the Land, he being a Subject of this Crown.
A Letter from the Lord Savile, from the Tower, of Julii 2, 1645, directed to Mr. Gurdon, a Member of this House, with a Paper inclosed, concerning Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitelock, Members of this House, were this Day read; and appointed to be read again To-morrow Morning when Mr. Whitelock shall be present.