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, Januarii 22, 1644.
SIR Jo. Potts is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence in appointing the Committee formerly appointed to go to the States Ambassadors, to deliver unto them the Demands of the English.
Whereas the Earl of Manchester desires to be heard at the Committee, upon the Informations given in against him: It is Resolved, &c. That the Committee shall sit; and have Power to hear the Earl of Manchester; and to receive his Answer: And it is left to the Committee to proceed as they shall think fit in this Business.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, if it may stand with the Convenience of this House, in the Painted Chamber, concerning some Letters and Papers brought from Oxon by Sir Peter Killigrew, concerning the Treaty.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House had considered their Lordships Message: And do concurr in the Order concerning the Lord Inchiquin; and to give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and desired to pass the Patent and Instructions under the said Seal to the Lord Inchiquine, to be President of the Province of Munster in the Kingdom of Ireland.
That the Lord General said, Sir Peter Killigrew was returned from Oxforde; and had brought an Answer from the King, concerning the Treaty and a Safe-Conduct; And read the several Papers concerning that Business.
And the List of the Retinue; and a List of the Commissioners appointed by the King to treat, and of their Retinue; and his Majesty's Answer to the Manner of the Treaty; another Letter from Prince Rupert, of the same Date, including certain Propositions of the King's; were likewise read.
He further reported, That my Lord General said, That the Lords would give no Opinion upon them; but desired they might be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to the end they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.