Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 24, Decembris, 1646.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter: It comes from the King: They desire, that it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, as it is directed: This Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Going away of the Scottish Commissioners: And that the Lords have appointed Six of their Lordships to go to them, To-morrow in the Afternoon, to give them Thanks for their Pains; and desire you will appoint a proportionable Number of this House, if you think it convenient.
Likewise they have appointed Four Lords to go to the Duke of Yorke, to ask him some Questions concerning the Attempt to carry him away; and desire you to appoint some of this House to be then present: And to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, if you think fit.
Letter from the King.
The Letter from the King was read; and was dated at Newcastle, the 20th of December, 1646, and directed "For the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament of England, assembled at Westminster; and to the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland at London."
The Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Going away of the Scotts Commissioners was read; and was, That the Scotts Commissioners were within few Days to repair to Scotland: And that they desire to know of the Parliament of England, if they have any Service for them to the Parliament of Scotland.
Mr. Crew reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, That the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Lauderdail were within few Days to repair to Scotland: And that they desire to know of the Parliament of England, if they have any Service for them to the Parliament of Scotland.
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Yea:||105.|
|Sir Roger North,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Arthur Hasilrig,||Tellers for the Noe:||129.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Letter sent from the King from Newcastle, and this Day read, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners here, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Duke of York.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Wm. Pierepont, Colonel White, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Scawen, Sir John Hippesly, Mr. Love, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go to the Duke of York; and to be present at the asking of him some Questions concerning the Attempt to convey him away: And that they do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the appointing a Committee to go to the Duke of York, and be present at the asking of him some Questions, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Holdenby House, in the County of Northampton, be the Place which this House thinketh fit for the King to come unto; there to remain, with such Attendants about him, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall proceed in the further Debate and Consideration of the Business concerning the King's Person To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.