Die Mercurii, Maii 7, 1645.
UPON Mr. Holles his Report concerning Commissary
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.