Die Mercurii, Julii 2, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House sat, and
took into further Consideration the Matter of the
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to
peruse the Letters and Papers to be communicated to the
City, do meet this Afternoon.
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
He was likewise to desire the Lords to sit awhile.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr
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 Paper was read; and was in hæc verba; viz.
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.
The Question for Concurrence with the Lords was propounded:
And then the Question was put, Whether this Question
should be now put:
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question being put, Whether this House
would concurr with the Lords;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
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.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree with the Lords in their Desire concerning the Spanish
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.