Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Die Jovis, 14 Maii, 1646.
The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into further Consideration the Four last Papers, delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Propositions to be now sent to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
The First Paper, containing the Answer of the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland to the whole Propositions, was read.
The Question being propounded, Whether the Kingdom of Scotland hath an Interest and Judgment in the Matter of Ordinances or Propositions, which concern this Kingdom only;
The Question was put, Whether, after the Word "Propositions," and before the Word "which," these Words, "in order to Peace," should be added.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Arthur Haslerig,||Tellers for the Noe:||92.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||99.|
|Sir Phil. Stapleton,||With the Yea,|
So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being propounded, Whether that the Kingdom of Scotland hath an Interest and Judgment in the Matter of Ordinances or Propositions in order to Peace, which concern this Kingdom only;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or no.
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Arthur Haslerig,||Tellers for the Yea:||89.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||121.|
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||With the Noe,|
So as the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, &c. That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the First Paper of the Scotts Commissioners, containing their Answer to the whole Propositions, the first Business, To-morrow Morning; and so from Day to Day, till the Business of Propositions be finished: And that no other Business do intervene.
Ordered, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, for the Reading of such Ordinances as are to be passed for the Discharge of such Delinquents as have compounded, and whose Fines have been accepted by this House.
A Letter from the Commissioners of both Houses of Parliament, from Bawtry, of 11 Maii, Twelve at Night; with their Narrative of the Manner of the King's coming into the Scotts Army; and a Copy of their Letter to the Scotts Commissioners, of 11 Maii 1646; a Copy of the Scotts Commissioners Letter, of 10 Maii 1646, from Wetherby, to the Commissioners of both Houses; and the Copy of the Answer of the Commissioners of both Houses; the Scotts Commissioners Letter of the Tenth of May 1646; all of them inclosed in a Cover, directed to Mr. Speaker; were this Day read.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 11 Maii 1646, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of 13 Maii 1646, was this Day read; and was concerning their Letters staid at the Guards.
Ordered, &c. That a Letter of Thanks be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament of England, appointed to reside with the Forces before Newarke, and of Approbation of their Proceedings in this Employment: And that Mr. Marten do prepare and bring in this Letter.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do deliver unto the Scotts Commissioners the Paper without Superscription or Subscription, wherein are Characters.
Resolved, &c. That Power be given to the Committee appointed to examine the whole Business concerning the Scotts Commissioners Letters staid and opened at the Guards, to examine Colonel Wilson, Mr. Estwick, and Captain Massy.