House of Commons Journal Volume 3
5 August 1643

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 5 August 1643', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 3: 1643-1644 (1802), pp. 195-196. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=521 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 5 Augusti, 1643.

Prisoner discharged.

UPON the Report from the Committee for Examinations, to whom the Case of Sir Tho. Baker, a Prisoner in the Compter Southwarke, was referred, that they find no Reason of his further Restraint; It is

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Sir Tho, Barker be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint or Imprisonment.

Marten's Troop.

Upon some Report of great Misdemeanours and Insolencies daily committed by a Troop of Horse, lying at Greenwich, under the Command of Colonel Marten; Colonel Marten was ordered to send his Warrant, to enjoin his Troop to come hither to this Town, to be employed upon Service.

Scotch Church Assembly.

Divers Divines of the Assembly, being at the Door, were called in; and presented a Letter, according to an Order of this House of the Third of August, to be sent to the general Assembly of the Church of Scotland, upon the Occasion of a Declaration of the Commissioners of the Church of Scotland, sent to both Houses.

They being withdrawn; the Letter was read; and put to the Question; and approved of.

The Divines were again called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that the House had read their Letter; and do well approve of it, and of their Care therein.

The Tower.

Mr. Bence, Mr. Holland, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Ashherst, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Bond, are appointed to go to Sir Jo. Conyers, to desire him, that he will this Day put the Tower into the Possession of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs; in regard that some Inconveniencies may happen at this Time of his busy Employment, in settling his Affairs upon his Journey.

Payment to Conyers.

And it is further Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Sequestration Monies at Campden House do forthwith pay in Three hundred Pounds to the Treasurers at Guildhall, to be by them paid over to Sir Jo. Conyers, in part of the Monies due unto him; assuring the said Treasurers, that they shall be repaid this Three hundred Pounds out of the King's Revenue.

Conference with Lords.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a Conference with the Lords, as was Yesterday desired; and that Answer be sent to the Lords by Message to this Purpose.

Sir Ben. Rudyerd is appointed to go up to the Lords, with this Message.

Sir Jo. Evelyn is appointed to go to Sir Ben. Rudyerd; requiring him, to desire the Lords they would be pleased to sit awhile after the Conference ended: in regard this House shall have Occasion to come unto them, upon some urgent and pressing Affairs.

Assembly of Divines.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Page;

The Lords, understanding that Mr. Moreton, one of the Assembly, is dead, have thought fit to nominate Mr. Woodcock in his stead, if this House think fit.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Mr. F. Woodcock, of St. Laurence Lane, to be one of the Assembly, in the stead of Mr. Moreton, formerly chosen, and since deceased.

Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree, that Mr. Francis Woodcock be admitted one of the Assembly of Divines, in the stead of Mr. Moreton.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Ben. Rudyard brings Answer, that the Lords are ready for a Conference, as they Yesterday desired, and as this House agreed unto them, presently, in the Painted Chamber. As to the Answer to the Propositions from Scotland, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And will sit awhile after the Conference, as is desired.-

Transactions with Scotland.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Sir Rob. Riche;

The Lords do agree to the Answer to the Propositions from Scotland, leaving out these Words, "countenanced and assisted by the King's Royal Person."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the leaving out these Words, "countenanced and assisted by the King's Royal Person."-

Conference.

* Hollis * Pym, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Recorder, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Claims on France.

Upon the humble Petition of Laurence Green, on the Behalf of himself and other Merchants, interested in a Debt contracted for in the Levant, by Monsieur De Cezye, heretofore Ambassador in Constantinople for the French King; it is Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Morgan shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to his Majesty, to solicit him for his Letters to the Queen Regent, Mother to the French King, for the getting in of that Debt.

Propositions to the King.

Mr. Pym reported from the Conference, that there was nothing more said, but that the Matter of the Conference was delivered in Writing; Which was presented and read; and were Propositions to be sent to his Majesty. -

Lords adjourned.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finche and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded them to let this House know, that they have adjourned their House, to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock. -

Propositions to the King.

The House fell into Consideration of the Report from the Lords, touching the Propositions delivered by them at the last Conference.

This Question was propounded, whether the Matter of this Report shall be taken into Consideration;

Then the Question being put, whether the Word "now" should be put into the Question;

It was resolved negatively.

And the Question being further put, whether the Word "further," shall be put into the Question;

It was resolved affirmatively.

The Question being put, whether the Matter of this Report shall be taken into further Consideration;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 94.
Mr. Marten, Mr. Strode, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 65.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Report shall be taken into further Consideration.

The Question being put, whether the House should at this present proceed in the further Consideration of these Propositions from the Lords;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir H. Cholmeley, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 68.
Mr. Strode, Mr. Long, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 70.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent to the first Part of the Proposition concerning the King's Revenue.

Resolved, &c. That the House do further take into Consideration the Debate upon the Propositions on Monday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.

Bolt's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Susan Bolt be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs; for the Relief of the Petitioner, according to the Desire of the Petitioner.