Die Martis, 18 Novembris, 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.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor
The Lords, because they have received no Answer to a
Message concerning a Conference touching Doctor Walker,
they do therefore renew their Desires, That they may,
To-morrow, have a Conference, in the Painted Chamber,
by both Houses, concerning Doctor Walker, according to
their former Message. They have further commanded us
to deliver unto you these Four Papers; viz. a Paper concerning Jeremiah Beck; the Petition of Henry Purefoy
Gentleman:-The which was read; and nothing done upon
them:-A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners of Novembris 14 :-A Report from the Committees of Lords and
Commons of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, touching
the next Summer's Fleet.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That Doctor
Walker may be referred, to give an Account, to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and
Cinque-Ports, of his Transaction and Negotiation in Flanders: And that he may deliver unto that Committee such
Letters, and other Papers, as he hath to communicate:
And that, from that Committee, Report be made of all
to both Houses respectively.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go with this Message.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve, That the
like Proportion and Number of Ships be prepared for the
next Summer's Guards, as was prepared for this last Year's
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Navy do give
Order to the Victuallers of the Navy, to provide Victuals
for Four thousand Men for Eight Months, to man the
next Summer's Fleet.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Admiralty and
Cinque-Ports, and the Committee of the Navy, do take
care for the preparing and fitting to Sea the Number of
Ships resolved on; and do present, before the last of January next, a List of the Ships, and Quality of them, the
Names of their Commanders, and Estimates of their
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Conference, and the rest of the Papers, they will
send Answer to all by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Consideration of inserting into
the Answer to the Scotts Papers, Enumeration of the
Monies received from the Lord Mayor of Yorke, and the
Monies received, by Consent, at Newcastle, and such
other Monies as they have received elsewhere, by Consent
or Appointment of both or either House of Parliament,
be committed unto Mr. Fienes, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Hatcher, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Antho. Irby,
Sir Wm. Allenson; or any Two of them: Who are to meet
upon it this Afternoon; and to report To-morrow, beginning with the Words "and for the Coal," and ending
with the Words "Estimate thereof."
The Clause, concerning Coal, is committed to this Committee.
The Clause, concerning the not Engaging, beginning
with the Words "We shall not need to go farther back
for an Instance," and ending with the Words "out of
our Hands," is likewise committed to this Committee,
upon the Debate in the House.
The Clause concerning written Ordinances, beginning
with the Word "We," and ending with the Word
"War," is also committed to this Committee, upon the
Debate in the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Report be made, To-morrow,
of the Clauses of the Answer to the Scotts Papers, this Day
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow, at Mr. Speaker's
taking the Chair, the Business concerning Bristoll be first
reported: And that then the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of Novembris 12 1645,
concerning their Army, be taken into Consideration.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee of Examinations, That Robert Bostock Stationer, being examined,
faith, That he caused the First Impression of the Scotts
Papers to be made; that they were licensed by Mr. Cranford, Minister; and were brought to him by Mr. Buchanon, without any Knowledge or Consent of the Scotts
Commissioners, that he knoweth.