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 Veneris, 22 Maii, 1646.
ORdered, That Colonel Ashton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Darley, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Cambell, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The House being informed, That Colonel Rich, from the General, was at the Door, with some Particulars from the General;
He was called in; and presented to the House Articles propounded by those at Oxon to be treated upon, touching the Rendering of the Garison of Oxford.
The which were read.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared and signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the General, to express, How much, and how greatly, this House doth, upon the very first View of them, disdain those Articles and Overtures offered by those at Oxon; to take notice of the Respects of the General in sending up those Articles, and in doing nothing at all upon them; which sufficiently signifies his just Dislike of them; and to return him Thanks; and further to signify, That the House doth leave it wholly to him, to proceed effectually, according to the Trust reposed in him, for the speedy gaining and reducing the Garison of Oxon to the Obedience of the Parliament.
Sir Peter Wentworth and Mr. Reynolds are forthwith to prepare this Letter.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Letter to be sent to his Excellency: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.