Die Veneris, Januarii 17, 1644.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Cary, at whose Suit John
Strange, Servant to a Member of this House, was
arrested, and the Serjeant that arrested John Strange, the
said Servant to Sir Edw. Hungerford, be forthwith sent
for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on
this House; for violating the Privilege of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee of both Kingdoms in sparing the Eleven
hundred Dragoons, brought in formerly from that County,
to be assessed and brought in by several Counties.
Ordered, That the Consideration, whether the extraordinary Guard in the Three Castles of Deale, Sandown, and
Walmer, which consists of Ten Soldiers in each more
than the Ordinary, shall be continued any longer; and if
it shall be thought fit to keep this extraordinary Guard,
then to propound some Way to the House How they shall
be paid; and, if it be thought fit to discharge that extraordinary Guard, then how they shall be paid for the Time
Ordered, That the Consideration of a Letter, printed
under the Name of John Lilbourne, be referred to the
Examination and Inquiry of the Committee of Examinations: And it is further referred to That Committee, to
summon the said John Lilbourne, and to examine him,
upon the Writing, Printing, or Publishing, of the said
Letter, and to report the State of the whole Business to
The Committee is further to send for the Company of
Stationers; and to know of them, by whose Default it
happens, that such scurrilous, libellous, and seditious
Pamphlets are every Day printed and published; they
undertaking, at the Passing of their Ordinance, to prevent
all those Inconveniencies that formerly grew by the Licentiousness of the Press; and to injoin them to be more diligent in suppressing such Licentiousness; and to acquaint
them, That the House doth expect a better Account of
them, of their Proceedings herein hereafter.
Upon a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Ordered, That Fifty Barrels of Powder, with
Match and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith provided
and furnished out of the publick Stores for the Use of the
Forces in Pembrokeshire.
Sir Philip Stapilton reports, from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, the Message to be sent from both Houses
and the Commissioners of Scottland, in Answer to his
Majesty's Message of December 13, 1644, with the Blanks
filled up: The which was read; and, upon the Question,
He likewise reported the Letter to be sent from my Lord
General, for Conveying of the said Message, and for a
Safe-Conduct: The which was likewise read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto.
He further reported the Names of the Attendants upon
the several Commissioners.
* * * *.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded . . to bring to you these
Papers concerning the Treaty: They do agree to all;
and desire your Concurrence therein; excepting Mr. John
Foulkes, and Mr. James Russell, and their Attendants,
who are neither Members of the House, nor Attendants
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That they
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Finche and
Mr. Doctor Heath;
That the Lords had sent them down with this Message;
That there being a Committee of both Houses to consider
of Propositions to the States Ambassadors; have returned
this Paper, agreed upon by the Committee; and the
Lords do allow of the same: And if in case this House
doth allow thereof, the Lords have appointed Two of
their House; and desire this House to appoint a proportionable Number to go to the States Ambassadors, and
deliver this Answer.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles
(fn. [a]) do desire my Lord General,
from this House, to send to those Lords that are to go to
Uxbridge, to give a List of the Names of such of their
Servants whose Names are not yet given in, whom they
intend to have to attend them.
The Message to be sent to his Majesty, in Answer of
his Majesty's Message of the Thirteenth of December,
sent from the Lords by the First Message, was read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto, with the Alteration of
the Word "sent" into the Word "given." The List
of the Names of the Attendants, sent from the Lords,
were likewise read; and, upon the Question, assented
unto: And likewise the Letter to be written from my
Lord General, for conveying the said Message, and desiring mutual Conducts, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Hollis went up to the Lords, to acquaint them with
the Concurrence of this House to the Messages, sent from
the Lords, concerning the Treaty, with the Alteration
Sir Philip Stapilton further reported, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, That Money might be provided for the Raising of Two thousand Men for my Lord
General's Recruits, and for Fifteen hundred for Sir Wm.
Waller's, after the Rate that was allowed for those that
were raised last Year.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Establishment of
the Armies according to the new Model; and an Estimate
of what Monies will be requisite for the Raising of Three
thousand Five hundred Recruits; and how that Money
may be raised; and what is fit to be done upon the Ordinance Excluding Members to bear Office; be taken into
Consideration To-morrow, the first Business: And that no
other Business intervene.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do prepare an Estimate of
what Monies the Raising of Three thousand Five hundred
Men, for Recruits, will amount to, after the Rate that
was allowed for those that were raised the last Year.
The Answer to be returned to the States Ambassadors
was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Green, Sir Hen. Vane senior, Sir Jo.
Potts, are appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to deliver unto the
States Ambassadors the said Answer.
Mr. Hollis brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Alteration carried up by him.
Ordered, That the Report of the Earl of Manchester's
and Lieutenant-General Cromwell's Narrative be made
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finche and
The Lords have passed an Ordinance concerning the
Court of Wards; and desire the Concurrence of this
House in it.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; As to the
First Message, the House doth agree to the Answer to be
delivered to the States Ambassadors; and have nominated
a Committee of a proportionable Number: As to the
Second, concerning the Court of Wards, they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
A further Answer to the States Ambassadors.
To the First, That the Parliament of England have
already given such an Answer to that Proposition of
the Lords the States-General of the United Provinces, by
which they make Offer of their Interposition for Peace,
as they hope will give unto them full and ample Satisfaction, being such as the Condition of their Affairs would
admit; and, as they prosessed it then, so is it still,
their Sense, to set a high Estimation upon the great and
good Affection of those High and Mighty Lords so manifestly expressed to Them.
To the Second, The Proposition made, concerning Restitution of Ships and Damages, was found to concern
either the publick Interest of the State, or the private Interest of particular Men. Those of the first Kind were,
upon Debate, out of Respect to the said States-General,
ordered to be restored; wherein, for aught appears to
the contrary, Execution hath been accordingly had: And,
for Damages, as to those, It was ordered, That, the
Damages being proved by a legal Proceeding in the High
Court of Admiralty, the Parliament would liquidate and
see Payment to be thereof made. For those of the Second
Sort, the Houses hold fit, that the Parties Complainants
have free Liberty to prosecute their Interests in the High
Court of Admiralty in England, for such as have not been
already sentenced; or by way of Appeal for such as have
been adjudged there; wherein the Houses, taking Notice
of the Requests delivered by the Ambassadors, will give
Command, that Right shall be done according to the Rules
To the Third and Fourth, That, touching the Freedom of Commerce, and the Revocation of the Ordinance;
both Houses of Parliament, finding they are Matters of
very great Consequence, have the same under a serious
Consideration; and will, in convenient Time, resolve upon That which shall appertain to Justice.
Treaty.- The Letter to be written by my Lord General.
I Am commanded by both Houses of the Parliament of
England, and desired by the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, to send to you this their further Answer
to his Majesty's Message of the Thirteenth of December
last, to be presented to his Majesty; together with a List
of the Names of their Retinue; to be inserted in his Majesty's Safe-Conduct.
Answer to his Majesty's Message of 13 Decembris.
May it please Your most Excellent Majesty,
WE, Your Majesty's humble and loyal Subjects, the
Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of
Englandat Westminster, and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, do make our further Answer to Your
Majesty's Message of the Thirteenth of December last,1644,
concerning a Treaty of Peace, as followeth;
We do consent, That there be a Treaty for a safe and
well-grounded Peace between Your Majesty and Your
loyal and humble Subjects, assembled in the Parliament of
both Kingdoms; and, for the present, have appointed
Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Philip Earl of Pembroke
and Mountgomery, Wm. Earl of Salisbury, Bazil Earl of
Denbigh, Thomas Lord Viscount Wenman, Denzil Hollis,
Wm. Pierpoint, Sir Henry Vane junior, Oliver St. John,
Bulstrode Whitelock, John Crew, and Edmond Prideaux,
for the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament
of England at Westminster; and John Earl of Loudon, Lord
Chancellor of Scotland, Archibald Marquis of Argile, John
Lord Maitland, John Lord Balmerino, Sir Archibald Johnston, Sir Charles Erskyn, George Dundas, Sir John Smyth,
Mr. Hew Kennedy, and Mr. Rob. Barclay, for the Estates
of the Parliament of Scotland, together with Mr. Alexander
Henderson, upon the Propositions concerning Religion;
who, or any Ten of them (there being always some of the
Parliament of both Kingdoms), are appointed and authorized to meet at Uxbridge, on what Day Your Majesty
shall be pleased to set down, before the last Day of this
present January, with such Persons as Your Majesty shall
appoint, under Your Sign Manual, for that Purpose; and
the Number of the Persons to treat not to exceed Seventeen on either Part (unless the Persons named for the Estates
of the Parliament of Scotland, now not here, or any of
them, shall come; and then Your Majesty may have the
like Number, if You please): There to treat upon the Matters contained in the Propositions we lately sent to Your
Majesty, according to such Instructions as shall be given
unto them: And the Propositions for Religion, the Militia,
and Ireland, to be first treated upon, and agreed; and the
Time for the Treaty upon the said Propositions for Religion, the Militia, and for Ireland, not to exceed Twenty
Days. And, for the Things, mentioned in Your Message to
be propounded by Your Majesty; When the Persons sent
by Your Majesty shall communicate the same to the Committees appointed by us, as aforesaid, we have directed
them to send the same to us, that they may receive our
Instructions what to do therein. And, to the end that the
Persons to be sent from Your Majesty, and from us, with
their Retinue, not exceeding the Number of One hundred
and Eight on either Part, may repair to Uxbridge, stay
there, and return, at their Pleasures, without Interruption,
that mutual Safe-Conducts be granted to the said Persons,
according to the several Lists of their Names. Signed, by
Order of the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England at Westminster. Signed in the Name,
and by the Warrant, of the Commissioners of the Kingdom