Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 20 die Septembris.
L. Newburgh, a Pass to the King.
Letter from the King.
Letter from the Commissioners with Him.
Message to the H. C. with the King's Letter; and about Ly. Moor attaching some of the E. of Ormond's Money.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of the Lady Moore of Ireland, concerning the Money she attached of the Earl of Ormond's at Goldsmithes Hall; desiring, she may not be disturbed in her Proceedings at Law against the said Earl, for Recovery of her Debt owing to her by the said Earl."
Sterling and Folke.
Ordinance to remove Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands.
Letter from the King, for a Pass for Persons to come to Him, from Scotland.
"Whereas, by Our Letters to you of the 8th present, we desired safe Conducts, with Blanks, for such Persons as by the Committee of Parliament of our Kingdom of Scotland should be made Choice of to attend Us here, by whom we might have understood the present State and Condition of Our Affairs in that Our Kingdom: We have, by yours of the 13th, received this Answer, "That Our Two Houses conceive that Way subject to many Inconveniences, and that they cannot consent thereunto." Wherefore, to avoid any Disputes about it, and that the Persons We shall name may speedily attend Us, We desire that safe Conducts may be passed and granted, for the Lord Carnegy, Sir Alexand'r Gibson Knight, Lord Clerk Register, and Sir James Carmichell Knight, Treasurer Deputy, and for their Servants and Necessaries, freely to come and return; and that they be delivered to Richard Parsons Our Servant, by him to be conveyed unto them. So, praying your Dispatch, We bid you Farewel.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, that they are going to begin the Treaty.
"After we had received your Commands, and our Dispatch for this Journey; we were careful to make the best Haste we could, and came to South'ton upon Thursday Night; where Sir Peter Killegrew met us, with a Message from the King, "That His Majesty was glad we were so near arriving; and was so desirous no Time should be lost upon the Treaty, that He would be ready to begin it either Saturday or Monday; but thought Monday would be the fittest Day, in regard we might come late on the Friday, and not be so settled as to begin the next Day. To which we returned this Answer (which he carried back the next Morning), "That we would speed our Passage the next Day into the Island, and hoped it might be in good Time; and then should be ready to attend His Majesty, and go on with the Treaty, either Saturday or Monday, as He would please to command us." Accordingly we passed the next Day; but the Tide so fell out, as it was very late before we got to Newport; when immediately we gave His Majesty Notice of our Arrival, and that we waited His Pleasure for our Admission to Him. He sent us Word, "It should be the next Morning, Saturday, betwixt Nine and Ten of the Clock;" at which Time we repaired unto Him: And my Lord of Northumberland acquainted him, "That, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, we were come thither to attend Him upon the Treaty, and were ready to begin it either that Day or Monday. To which His Majesty replied, "He was very unwilling to lose any Time in it; but yet He did not think fit to begin such a Business upon a Piece of a Day: Therefore desired it might begin upon Monday, at Nine of the Clock." Which being the Time appointed, we shall not fail to observe, as any Thing else hereafter which may give a Dispatch and Furtherance to the Service, and to testify our Obedience to all your Lordships Commands.