Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 25 die Decembris.
D. of York's Answer about the Attempt to carry him away.
"That, when Johnson went to Newcastle about a Month or Six Weeks ago, he told his Highness he should have some such Message as this come from the King: That Johnson asked his Highness whom he would make Choice of to contrive the Business; and his Highness sent Hill, who was to convey to his Highness what they should resolve of.
Col. Villiers to be examined about it.
Scots Commissioners to be acquainted with this Attempt, and to prevent the King escaping to France.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Commissioners of the Scotts Army, to acquaint them with this Design of conveying the Duke of Yorke from hence into France; and likewise to let them know of the Rumour that is spread abroad, that there is an Intent of the King's escaping into France; and to desire them that they would take Care to prevent such Attempt.
Message from the H. C. to communicate the King's Letter to the Scots Commissioners; and with Orders.
King's going out of the Kingdom to be prevented.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee, the Paper drawn up by the Committee, concerning the King's going out of the Kingdom to be prevented: But, if the House approves not of this Way, then they offer, whether it will be sitter to send to the Scotts Commissioners here.
Scots Commissioners to be desired to write to their General, &c. about it.
"Ordered, by the Lords and in Parliament assembled, That the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do acquaint the Commissioners of Scotland, this Afternoon, with the Apprehensions that the Houses have of the King's going beyond the Seas; and therefore to desire the Commissioners of Scotland to write down to their General and Committee there, that they would take all possible Care to prevent the same."
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
Slipper and Cook.
This Day the Writ of Error between Slipper Plaintiff and Cooke Defendant was argued by Counsel: And there appearing to this House that there was no Error in the Judgement; it is Ordered and Adjudged, by this House, That the Judgement in the King's Bench is hereby confirmed, that the Judgement be remitted into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken out.
Commissioners of the Great Seal.
King's Letter to be communicated to the Scots Commissioners.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Letter 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 Commitete of both Kingdoms."
Thanks to be given to the Scots Commissioners for their Civilities.
Order for 4 l. per Week to Ly. Denny.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Four Pounds per Week be paid to the Lady Ruth Denny, Relict of Sir Edward Denny Knight, deceased, out of the Receipts at Habberdash'rs Hall, for the Maintenance of the said Lady and her Seven Children; the said Weekly Payment to continue during the Pleasure of both Houses."