Die Veneris, Januarii 16 , 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, sat, to take into Consideration the
Business of Keeping of scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring this Order: It
is for the Renewing of a Commission to Mr. Annesley, Sir
Robert King, and Mr. Beale, for Six Months: To which
they desire your Concurrence. They have sent you this
Letter from his Majesty; and these Papers concerning
Ireland, and the Lord Herbert: They came to them from
the Committee of both Kingdoms; and they commanded
us to leave them with you.
The Order for renewing the Commission for Mr.
Annesly, Sir Robert King, and Mr. Beale, for Six Months
was read; and was in hæc verba; viz.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Commission formerly granted to Arthur
Annesly Esquire, Sir Robert King Knight, and Wm. Beale,
lately expired, shall be renewed for Six Months, succeeding the Date: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal
are hereby authorized and required to issue out a Commission, accordingly.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Glemham, from Oxford, of
15 Januarii 1645, directed to the Speaker of the House
of Peers pro tempore, was read.
In the said Letter, a Letter from his Majesty, from
Oxford, of the same Date, directed for the Speaker of the
House of Peers pro tempore, to be communicated to the
Two Houses of Parliament at Westminister, and to the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, was inclosed:
Which was read.
The Papers reported, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, concerning Ireland, and the Lord Herbert,
were, A Copy of a Letter, in Cypher, sent from Mr. Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Mr. Beale, to Mr. Pierpoint,
and dated at Belfast, the Nineteenth of November 1645;
a Copy of another Letter from Sir Robert King to Mr.
Pierpoint, of 26 Novembris 1645, from Belfast; the
Copy of the Articles of the Peace agreed on by the Commissioners for the Catholicks in Ireland, and one commissionated from his Majesty, stiled Earl of Glamorgan,
on the Behalf of his Majesty; a Copy of farther Articles
agreed on between the said Catholicks Commissioners, and
the said Person stiled Earl of Glamorgan, both of them
signed the Twenty-fifth of August 1645; and also a
Copy of an Oath of the said Earl of Glamorgan, taken
the Third of September 1645, for communicating the said
Agreements and Articles to his Majesty: All which were
found in the Archbishop of Tuam's Carriage in Ireland;
and were all of them read.
Ordered, That these Papers be forthwith printed; and
Observations made upon them.
Ordered, That the Letters and Papers of the Lord
Digbie's, taken at the Fight near Sherborne in Yorkshire,
be forthwith printed; and Observations made upon them.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired, by a Message,
that the Letters and Papers of the Lord Digbie's, taken
at the Fight near Shereborne in Yorkshire, and now remaining with their Lordships, may be forthwith delivered
over, and transmitted to the Members of both Houses
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That these Papers and Letters concerning Ireland be forthwith printed.
Resolved, &c. That One Lord, and Two Commoners,
shall be sent from the Parliament of England to the States
of the United Provinces of the Netherlands.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Vane the elder shall be
one of the Members of this House that shall go to the
States of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from the
Resolved, &c. That Walter Strickland Esquire shall be
the other Member of this House that shall go to the States
of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Roberts shall be the Lord
that shall go to the State of the United Provinces of the
Netherlands from the Parliament: And that an Ordinance
be brought in, accordingly, by Sir Thomas Widdrington To-morrow Morning.