Die Mercurii, 10 Decembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration
the Business of 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 Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Answer to divers Papers from the Scotts Commissioners: It
moved first from hence: They agree unto it, with some
Amendments; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
House. They have returned you this Ordinance, concerning Covent-Garden: It moved from hence; and was returned
with some Alterations; the which were returned to the
Lords, with some Alterations of this House: The Lords
have again returned it, with some Alterations upon your
Alterations; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
House. They have likewise commanded us to deliver unto
you the Petition of Anne Countess of Stanford, whose Husband was one of the first that suffered in his Estate, and that
bore Arms for the Parliament, in the Time of these unhappy Distractions.
The Amendments to the Answer of the Scotts Papers
were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The humble Petition of Anne Countess of Stanford was
It is Ordered, That it be heard the next Petition-Day,
the first Business.
Nothing was done upon the Alterations to the Ordinance
concerning Covent-Garden, they being Alterations upon
Alterations, in regard they were not delivered at a Conference, as by the Course of the Proceedings between the
Houses in such Case it was declared they ought to have
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Amendments to the Answer to the Scotts Papers,
they do agree: And, as to the Petition of the Countess of
Sanford, they will take it into speedy Consideration.
Mr. Sollicitor reports, from the Committee appointed
in that Behalf, an Answer to his Majesty's Letter, of 5
The said Letter from his Majesty was first read: And
then the Answer thereunto read twice; and, upon the
Question, assented to; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence: And, that the Lords be desired,
That the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, may communicate his Majesty's
Letter, and this Answer, to the Scotts Commissioners.
Sir John Evelyn went up with this Letter.
Ordered, &c. That the Lords be desired to concurr,
That this Answer of both Houses, to divers Papers of the
Scotts Commissioners, may be delivered unto the Scotts
Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses, that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Sir John Evelyn went up with this likewise.
He further carried to the Lords the Vote for making Colonel Barxted to be Governor of Readinge.
Ordered, &c. That the Informations given to the House,
concerning the preparing a Fleet in Holland, and the Letters
that concern that Business, taken amongst the Lord Digbie's Papers, at the late Battle near Sherbourne in Yorkshire,
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords
and Commons, for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports: And
likewise the Letters, Papers, and Examinations that were
sent to Sir Thomas Widdrington, concerning Two Ships, with
Ordnance and Ammunition, cast upon the Shore in the
Northern Coasts: And, upon the Occasion, they are to
confer with the Committee of both Kingdoms; and are
to send unto Mr. Streckland, Agent for the Parliament in
Holland, Transcripts of such of the foresaid Letters as
they shall think fit: And are, upon all Occasions, to give
Account to the House of their Proceedings upon these
Ordered, &c. That the Letters that were taken at the
late Fight near Sherborne shall be forthwith printed.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
where Mr. Tate hath the Chair, to consider of the Letters
taken at the late Fight near Sherborne, and select such Letters and Papers out of them as are fit to be printed; and
cause the same to be forthwith printed: And the Care
hereof is referred to Mr. Tate and Sir Henry Heyman.
Sir Henry Heyman was appointed to go to the Lords;
and to desire, That the Letters and Papers taken at the late
Fight near Sherborne, and sent from this House to the
Lords, may be returned to this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners for the Great Seal
of England shall be continued in that Service and Employment, until the last Day of February now next coming,
according to their former Powers granted unto them.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.