House of Commons Journal Volume 4
12 November 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 12 November 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 339-340. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23542 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 12 Novembris, 1645.

Prayers.

A Letter, in Latin, sent from the Lords, 8 Novembris 1645, to be sent to the King of Denmarke by Mr. Richard Jenks, Agent for the Parliament upon this Occasion, was this Day read; and, with the Alteration of these Words, "Magnæ Britanniæ," in the Twelfth Line, unto these Words, "Angliæ & Scotiæ," and of these Words, "omnino supervacaneum," in the Seventeenth Line, unto these Words, "minus utile," upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with the Concurrence of this House to the said Letter, with the said Alterations; and their Concurrence therein desired.

Instructions for Mr. Richard Jenks, to be now sent Agent to the King of Denmarke, from the Parliament, sent from the Lords, 8 Novembris, 1645, were this Day read; and with some Alterations, upon the Question, assented to; and ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with the Concurrence of this House to the said Instructions, with the said Alterations; and their Concurrence therein desired.

Upon Mr. Greene's Report from the Committee of the Navy;

It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Richard Jenks and Mr. Thomas Skinner, commissionated by both Houses of Parliament, to treat with the King of Denmarke about the Release of Tolls, Restitution of Ships, and Freedom of Trade, have duly observed the Instructions given them by both Houses of Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That those Heads in Article 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, which concern the Release of Tolls, and Freedom of Trade, the Agreement with the King of Denmarke doth equally extend to all the Subjects of this Kingdom in general.

Resolved, &c. That, as concerning those Two particular Points, granted to the Merchant-Adventurers, and Eastland Merchants, for Payment of their Customs at their Return to Elsinore; and that their Goods shall not be visited; that this House doth agree with the Committee; and doth find, that it is only a private Accommodation to those Companies, and no Prejudice to the Trade of other Merchants.

An English Letter, to be sent to the King of Denmarke, concerning the Taking of English Ships by Pirates, Freedom of Trade, and Tolls, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; and to be translated into Latin, and then signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

An English Letter, to be sent from the Parliament, to the Marquis of Brandenburgh, concerning Freedom of Trade and Tolls, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; and to be translated into Latin, and then signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

Mr. Greene is to carry to the Lords these several Amendments, Letters, and Instructions.

The House being informed, That divers Divines of the Assembly were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Marshall presented to the House a Paper, containing the humble Advice and Request of the Assembly of Divines, now sitting at Westminster, touching some more Particulars to be added to the Catalogue of scandalous Offenders, according to the Order of this House, dated the Twenty-seventh of October 1645: Which was read; and, upon the Question, ordered, That it be referred to the Grand Committee of the House for Religion: And that they do take the same into Consideration on Friday next.

Mr.Whitelock carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for One thousand Pounds out of the Excise for Abingdon: The Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Nottinghamshire Horse: The Ordinance for Continuance of the Loan of Five thousand Pounds, upon the Credit of One per Cent. for Six Months, for Plimmouth: The Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds, for Major-General Langherne's Forces, out of the Excise: The Votes for Sir John Bourchier to be High-Sheriff of the County of Yorke; and for Sir Robert Jocelyn to be HighSheriff of the County of Hertford.

He was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance concerning the Listing of such Persons before a Committee, that come in from the Enemy.

He carried also the Vote for Lieutenant-Colonel Bulstrode to be Governor of Ailesbury.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor Aylett;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning some Amendments to Prince Rupert's Pass: The which the Lords assent unto; and desire your Concurrence.

They have likewise received from that Committee, a Petition from the Company of Russia Merchants, concerning the Reception of a Person sent from the Emperor of Russia: The Lords conceive the Petiton to be very fitting; do agree unto it; and desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Report concerning the Amendments to Prince Rupert's Pass was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; being the same that was reported unto this House Yesterday, from that Committee.

The Petition was read: And this House doth concurr with the Lords in agreeing to the Petitioners Desire.

This being likewise reported Yesterday to this House, Order was therein taken accordingly.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered your Message; and doth agree with the Lords in both the Particulars of your Message.

Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords, as to the Ordinance concerning such Persons listing themselves as come from the Enemies Quarters, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to the Ordinances and Votes concerning Lieutenant-Colonel Bulstrode to be Governor of Ailesbury, and the rest, carried by him, they do agree.

Sir William Armyn presented, to the House, all the Papers of the Transaction of the whole Treaty between the Commissioners of both Houses, and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland: The which were in Three-andtwenty several Papers; and were all particularly read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Proceedings of the Commissioners of this House, in their Transaction of the Treaty with the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, in Scotland; and do order, That the Thanks of this House be particularly returned unto them, for their great Diligence and Fidelity in this Employment.

And Mr. Speaker, accordingly, returned the Thanks of this House to the Commissioners, particularly now present; viz. to Sir William Armyn, Mr. Hatcher, and Mr. Robert Goodwyn.

And the like is to be done to Sir Henry Vane, when he shall be present.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth insist upon the Demand of the Delivery of the Towns, Castles, and Places, garisoned by the Scotts, or any of their Forces, notwithstanding the Reasons, or any thing in the Papers contained, represented from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland: And that a Letter be prepared to this Purpose, with an Assurance therein of all Accommodations for the Security of the Scotts Army, according to the Offers made in that Behalf by the Commissioners of the Parliament of England: And that a Committee be appointed to prepare this Letter.

Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Tate, Mr. Pierpoint, Sir Dudley North, Sir William Armyn, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Barwis, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Nathanael Fiennis, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Holles, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Henry Vane senior;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to prepare his Letter; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning, at Mr. Speaker's first taking the Chair: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And the Care of this Business is particularly referred to Mr. Robert Goodwyn and Mr. Crewe.

A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of November the Twelfth 1645, was this Day read; relating, That their Army is speedily to march towards Newarke; and desiring Money, Cloaths, and Provisions, for their Army.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to represent, to the House, the State of the Matter concerning the Seventeen thousand Pounds, Remainder of the Thirty-one thousand Pounds formerly appointed to be provided by that Committee for the Scotts Army; and, How that Seventeen thousand Pounds may be provided.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker shall take the Chair at Ten of the Clock To-morrow: And that the Answer to the Scotts Papers, and the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of November Twelfth, be taken into Consideration, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess for the Town of Guilford in the County of Surry, in the place of Mr. Abbott, deceased.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess for the Town of Marleborough in the County of Wiltes, in the place of John Franklyn, deceased.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of Two Burgesses for Bishopps-Castle in the County of Salop, in the room and place of Richard Moore Esquire, deceased, and Sir Robert Howard, disabled.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess for the Town of Nottingham, in the room and place of Wm. Stanhope; who is disabled, by Judgment of this House, to sit any longer, as a Member thereof.

Ordered, That Henry Darley Esquire, a Member of this House, shall have the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week, for his present Support: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay the same accordingly, from the Time that the other Members do receive their Allowances.