Die Sabbati, 24 Januarii, 1645.
THE humble Petition of the Owners of Ships
trading to Newcastle, Sunderland, &c. for Coals,
was this Day read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of the Navy: Who are to give a speedy Account thereof to the House: And it is likewise especially
recommended unto them, to take care of the Preservation
of the Northern Coasts, and of the Fishery upon those
A Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, from St. Andrewes, of 8 Januarii instant, was this Day read; and
ordered to be communicated to the Lords.
A Letter from the Commissioners before Newarke, from
Grantham, of 19 Januarii 1645, was this Day read; and
ordered to be communicated to the Lords at a Conference.
A Particular of Provisions assessed upon several Counties,
by the Commissioners of the Parliament; to be employed
for the Use of the Scotts Army now before Newarke; and
likewise a Copy of a blank Warrant to the several Counties, and for the raising those Provisions; were this Day
A Letter from the Committees at Yorke, of 21 Januarii
1645, was this Day read; and ordered to be communicated
to the Lords at a Conference.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Proceedings of the Commissioners of both Houses of Parliament, residing with the Scotts Army before Newarke,
in their Assessing of the Counties for one Month: And
this House doth further declare, That what Monies or Provisions shall be levied by virtue of the said Assessment,
shall be allowed and reimbursed out of the Assessments upon
the Ordinance for Maintenance of the Scotts Army.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do send this Vote to the
Commissioners of both Houses, residing with the Scotts
Army before Newarke.
Ordered, That the Governor of Lynn do forthwith send
away the Foot appointed to go from thence to the Service
against Newarke; or otherwise speedily to shew good
Cause to the Parliament, Why they are not sent away,
and the Service of the Publick retarded: And the Gentlemen that serve for the County of Norfolke, or for the Town
of Lynn, do take care for the Sending of this Order, with
all Speed, to the Governor of Lynn.
Sir Henry Mildmay was appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire a Conference, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning some Letters and Papers
this House hath received from the Commissioners residing
with the Forces before Newarke; and some Resolutions
thereupon, concerning the Scotts Army before Newarke.
He was further to acquaint the Lords, That, by reason
of the great Affairs of this House, they were prevented
to give a Meeting at the Conference upon the Ordinance
for Martial Law: And they are now ready to give a Meeting at this Conference, at such time as their Lordships
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Edward Birkhead Esquire, Serjeant at Arms, to attend the Commons, in Parliament assembled.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to give a Conference presently, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Matters desired; and do agree, That at
this time this House may have a Conference, concerning
the Ordinance for Martial Law, formerly desired.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Colonel White, Mr. Thorpe,
and Mr. Berwis, are appointed Managers of the Conference
concerning the Scotts Army before Newarke.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Corbett, are appointed
Managers of the Conference upon the Ordinance for Martial Law.
The Letter from the Committee from Keswick in Cumberland, of 2 Decembris 1645; and the Letter from the
said Committee from Penrith, of 28 Novembris 1645;
and a Letter from William Kilhed, Governor of Carlisle, of
21 Novembris 1645; and a Warrant of the said Governor's
of Carlisle, of the same Date; were all delivered to be communicated to the Lords at this Conference.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from WorcesterHouse, of 24 Januarii 2645; with a Paper from them
inclosed, of the same Date, desired by the said Letter to
be communicated to both Houses; were this Day read:
The Paper from the Scotts Commissioners was concerning
some Letters of one Robert Wright, from Paris.
And some other Informations, communicated to the
Committee of both Kingdoms, were this Day read.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of
both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
to state the Matter of Fact, and of their Proceedings, upon
the Informations mentioned in the Scotts Paper; and to report it to the House on Monday next, the first Business;
and to communicate it, so stated, to the Commissioners of
Scotland; and to acquaint them with the Time they are
required to report it to the House: And that then likewise
the original Letters, whereof Copies were now read, be
brought in to the House.
Copies of several Letters, subscribed Robert Wright,
from Paris, of 14 / 24 Novembris, 12 / 22 Decembris, 18 / 28 Decembris, and of 9 / 19 Januarii 1645, to Mr. St. John, and by
him communicated to the Committee of both Kingdoms,
were all this Day read.