Die Jovis, Novembris 13 , 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration
the Business concerning Propositions to be sent to his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Sir Thomas Widdrington in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Ordinance
concerning the Discharge of the Fine and Rent for the
Wardship of Mr. William Penn, were this Day read
and, upon the Question, assented unto.
An Ordinance for Securing and Payment of the Sum
of One thousand Pounds, in Course, out of the Receipts
of the Excise, unto Alderman Andrewes and Thomas Fowler Merchant, lent and advanced by them for the Service
of the Forces of the County of Monmouth, with Interest
for the same, at the End of every Six Months, until the
Principal shall be satisfied, was this Day read; and
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Herbert is to carry this Ordinance to the Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Message, Yesterday: They then desired a Conference to
be this Day Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, concerning a Letter received from the Governor
of Flanders; and that Mr. Doctor Walker may be heard
to make a Narrative of his Employment there, about the
Affairs which he had given him in Charge by the Houses
of Parliament:-A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners,
from Worcester-House:-The Ordinance concerning such as
come in from the Enemies Quarters: They agree to it,
with these Additions and Amendments. They send you
likewise a Report from the Committee of Ireland; to
which they do agree, and desire your Concurrence. They
have returned the Ordinance concerning Convent-Garden
Church; with some Amendments: To which they desire
The Lords Desire concerning the Conference, was read:
And, upon the Question,
Resolved, &c. That this House will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
The Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, was read; and was to the same Purposes of a
Letter to this House Yesterday, from the said Commissioners; which was then ordered to be this Day taken
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning such as
come in from the Enemies Quarters were read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
The Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Ireland was read; and was, That Directions
might be given from both Houses, to their Commissioners
residing in the Province of Ulster in the Kingdom of Ireland, to require, from the Officers of the Scottish Army
there, who keep the Town of Belfast as a Garison of theirs,
though not included in the Articles of Treaty concluded
on by the Two Kingdoms, the Delivery of the said Town
to such Persons as shall be appointed by the Parliament of
England, or any Committee authorized by them to receive
the same: And, upon the Question,
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords; and approve of the said Report; and concurr with
the said Committee therein.
Mr. Holles, Sir John Clothworthy, Mr. Knightley, are appointed to prepare a Letter to be sent from both Houses to
the Parliament of Scotland, to represent the whole Business
concerning the Keeping of the Town of Belfast in Ireland,
by the Officers of the Scottish Army there; and to desire
the Re-delivery thereof to such Persons as shall be appointed by the Parliament of England, or to any Committee to be by them authorized to receive the same.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the
Church of Convent-Garden were read: And, upon the
Ordered, That the former Committee for this Ordinance be revived: And that they do meet To-morrow
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the ExchequerChamber: And that these Amendments be committed to
this Committee: And they are to report this Ordinance
on Monday next.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning such as
come in from the Enemies Quarters, and the Report from
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Ireland, they
do agree: And, as to rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor
The Lords have commanded us to bring you the Earl
of Chesterfield's Petition: They have referred it to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations;
and desire your Concurrence in it. They have returned
the Ordinance for Five thousand . . . . . . Loan for Plymouth: To which they do agree, with these Amendments; and desire your Concurrence:-A Report, from
the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Army:
To which they have agreed; and desire your Concurrence:-And the Ordinance concerning the Governor of
Aylesbury: To which they likewise agree, with these
Amendments; and desire your Concurrence.
The Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
of the Paper from the Committee of the Army, was read;
and was, concerning Assigning of a Convoy for the Recruits of Foot now at Reading, which are appointed for
Recruiting of Major-General Skippon's Regiment, and
for deferring the Raising of Recruits for the present, until
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Lords; and Order, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do appoint a Party of the Horse under the Command of Colonel Jeptson to convoy the Recruits of Foot
for Serjeant Major-General Skippon's Regiment now at
Readeing, within One Day's March of Bristoll: And that
the Committee of the Army do gratify those Horse that
shall be appointed for this Service for their Pains.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do forthwith write and send Letters to the respective Committees
of the several Counties where any Proportions of Recruits
are to be levied, and are not yet come up to the Rendesvous, to suspend the present Levying and Sending up
of such Recruits until further Order.
Ordered, That the other Particulars of this Message
from the Lords be taken into Consideration on Monday
Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker do
put the House in mind hereof.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and, as to
the Paper from the Committee of the Army, reported
from the Committee of both Kingdoms, they do agree:
And, as to the rest, they will take them into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their
Mr. Robert Goodwyn presented, from the Committee,
the Draught of a Letter to be sent to the Parliament of
Scottland, demanding the Garisons to be removed out of
the Towns, Castles, and Places, put into them by the
Scotts, without the Consent of both Houses of Parliament,
or their Committee: The which was read.
The Question was propounded, Whether a Day certain shall be mentioned in this Letter:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether a Day certain shall
be mentioned in this Letter;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Hen. Vane junior,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Philip Stapleton,
||With the Noe,
Resolved, &c. That a Day certain shall be mentioned
in this Letter.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and to the end
that the Kingdom of Scotland may not be streightened in
Time, they desire this may be done before the First of
March next," shall be added in this Letter.
The Letter was put to the Question; and, upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair
To-morrow at Ten of the Clock: And that the Answer
to the Scotts Papers, and the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of November the
Twelfth, be taken into Consideration, the first Business:
And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That, on Saturday Morning next, the
first Business, Mr. Scawen do make Report concerning
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday Morning next, Sir
Robert Harley do make Report from the Committee of