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 Lunæ 27 Aprilis, 1646.
A Letter from Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetewood, of 26 Aprilis 1646, was this Day read; and was, concerning the Delivery of Woodstock Manor into the Hands of the Parliament; and concerning some Propositions, made by the Earl of Southampton to the said Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetewood, concerning the King.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, who were appointed to communicate the Breach of Privilege to the Assembly of Divines, do this Day attend the Service of the House; and do communicate the said Matter of Breach of Privilege unto the Assembly of Divines To-morrow.
It is Ordered, That the said remaining Three hundred Pounds be now paid to the said Lady Fairfax, or her Assigns, out of those Monies that shall accrue or be payable to the Parliament, out of the Estate of Mr. Rumney, deceased.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Lancaster be, and is hereby, injoined, peremptorily, to make Return of the Writs remaining in his Hands, for new Elections in Parliament for the said County, and for the Town of Wygon in the said County, by Friday next.
Major Disborrowe was again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave him Thanks for his good Service in the Gaining of Woodstock Manor, and for his many former good and faithful Services: And further acquainted him, That the House did well approve of the Taking in of the said Garison; and had appointed One hundred Pounds to be forthwith paid him out of Goldsmiths-Hall, to buy him Horses.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That these Addresses, in such a Way, are indirect, and do hinder the Proceedings of the Parliament for Peace in a right Way; and may administer Occasions of ill Designs against the Parliament, and their Army: And that this Sense be declared upon this Letter, and communicated to the Lords at a Conference; and their Concurrence desired therein.
Resolved, &c. That the Letter from Colonel Ireton, read in this House on Saturday last, and the Votes thereupon, be communicated to the Lords at a Conference; and their Concurrence desired in the said Votes.
The Question was propounded, Whether, in case the Lords shall concurr with this House in the Votes, and their Sense declared this Day upon Colonel Rainborowe's and Colonel Fleetwood's Letter, that the Lords be desired, that they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners:
|Sir Arthur Hesilrige,||Tellers for the Noe:||59.|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||38.|
|Sir John Clotworthy,||With the Yea,|
Ordered, That the Scotts Papers, appointed to be read this Morning, be read this Afternoon, the first Business: And that the House do sit to hear the said Papers until Six of the Clock: And that no other Business do intervene.
Ordered, That the First Paper, containing the Answer of the Commissioners of the Parliament to the whole Propositions, be read the Second time; and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.