Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 10 die Decembris.
E. of Manchester's and Sir William Waller's Associations, to provide Money for their Troops.
"That it be recommended to both Houses, to write their Letters to the Association of the Earl of Manchester, to provide Money for his Army; as also to the Association of Sir Wm. Waller, to provide Monies for the Arrears due to his Troops.
Pass to be sent for the Lords coming from the King.
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence in it.
States Ambassadors Audience.
The States Ambassadors being come, the Peers sitting in their Places, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and the Master of the Ceremonies conducted the said Ambassadors into the House; and they sitting in Chairs appointed for them, the Speaker signified unto them, That the Lords in Parliament have prepared an Answer to the Proposition of The States Generall of the United Provinces, to their friendly Offer of Interposition between His Majesty and the Parliament, for procuring a happy Peace; which Answer the Lords in Parliament had appointed to be read unto them by the Clerk of the Parliament:" Which accordingly was done.
And then this House Ordered, That the Speaker should let them know, from this House, "That the Lords assembled in Parliament do desire that what their Lordships have propounded, or shall propound, to this House, may be put into Writing; and this House will take it into speedy Consideration."
Answer from the H. C.
Letter to the King's General, with
a Pass for the Lords coming from the King.
"According to an Order of the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. we do hereby will and require all Commanders in Chief, Officers, Soldiers, and all other Ministers and Persons whatsoever, to permit and suffer the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of Southampton, and their Attendants, not exceeding the Number of Fifty, with their Horses, Coaches, and other Accommodations for their Journey, freely, peaceably, and quietly, to pass by and through all Guards, from His Majesty, to the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. who are to come to the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. and to the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, with His Majesty's Answer to the Propositions presented unto Him from the Parliaments of both Kingdoms, for a safe and well-grounded Peace; and to remain free and peaceably during their Stay; and to return back again, by and through all Guards and Places, to His Majesty, when they shall think fit, without any Lett, Hindrance, or Molestation: And to these our Commands we require your due Obedience, as you will answer the contrary at your utmost Peril."