Die Lunæ 27 Aprilis, 1646.
A Letter from Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetewood, of 26 Aprilis 1646, was this Day read;
and was, concerning the Delivery of Woodstock Manor into
the Hands of the Parliament; and concerning some Propositions, made by the Earl of Southampton to the said
Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetewood, concerning
Ordered, That the Members of this House, who were
appointed to communicate the Breach of Privilege to the
Assembly of Divines, do this Day attend the Service of
the House; and do communicate the said Matter of Breach
of Privilege unto the Assembly of Divines To-morrow.
Ordered, That Mr. Jennour, a Member of this House,
do from this House go to the Assembly of Divines, and
desire them to sit To-morrow.
The House being informed, That Three hundred
Pounds is behind of the Money by former Order appointed
to be paid to the Lady Fairfax; and that she is in very
It is Ordered, That the said remaining Three hundred
Pounds be now paid to the said Lady Fairfax, or her
Assigns, out of those Monies that shall accrue or be payable to the Parliament, out of the Estate of Mr. Rumney,
Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be
desired to the Order of this House, for the Payment of
Eight hundred Pounds per Annum to the Bishop of Durham.
Ordered, That the Business of the Election of a Knight
for the County of Bucks be taken into Consideration, the
first Business, on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of the County of Lancaster
be, and is hereby, injoined, peremptorily, to make Return
of the Writs remaining in his Hands, for new Elections
in Parliament for the said County, and for the Town of
Wygon in the said County, by Friday next.
The Letter from Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel
Fleetewood was read again.
The House being informed, That Major Disborrowe,
who brought the said Letter, was at the Door;
He was called in; and related to the House the Conditions whereupon the Garison of Woodstock Manor was delivered into the Hands of the Parliament: And withdrew.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
bestowed upon Major Disborowe, to buy him Horses:
And that the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith
pay him the said One hundred Pounds.
Major Disborrowe was again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by Command of the House, gave him Thanks for his good
Service in the Gaining of Woodstock Manor, and for his many
former good and faithful Services: And further acquainted
him, That the House did well approve of the Taking in
of the said Garison; and had appointed One hundred
Pounds to be forthwith paid him out of Goldsmiths-Hall,
to buy him Horses.
The Letter was again read.
Resolved, &c. That this Letter be now read again.
The Question was propounded, Whether this Letter
shall be communicated to the Lords:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this Letter from Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetewood, this Day read, be communicated to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That
these Addresses, in such a Way, are indirect, and do hinder the Proceedings of the Parliament for Peace in a right
Way; and may administer Occasions of ill Designs against
the Parliament, and their Army: And that this Sense be
declared upon this Letter, and communicated to the Lords
at a Conference; and their Concurrence desired therein.
Resolved, &c. That the Letter from Colonel Ireton,
read in this House on Saturday last, and the Votes thereupon, be communicated to the Lords at a Conference;
and their Concurrence desired in the said Votes.
The Question was propounded, Whether, in case the
Lords shall concurr with this House in the Votes, and their
Sense declared this Day upon Colonel Rainborowe's and
Colonel Fleetwood's Letter, that the Lords be desired,
that they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners:
And . . . . . being put, Whether this Question should
be now put, or no;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
||With the Noe,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir John Clotworthy,
||With the Yea,
So as the Question passed with the Negative.
Mr. Martyn, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Arthur Hesilrige,
Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, are to prepare Reasons to be
offered to the Lords at a Conference, for the Passing of
the said Votes.
Ordered, That the Scotts Papers, appointed to be read
this Morning, be read this Afternoon, the first Business:
And that the House do sit to hear the said Papers until
Six of the Clock: And that no other Business do intervene.
The House, according to Order, sat, to take into
Consideration the Four Papers from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland.
The Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament
of Scotland, of 20 Aprilis 1646, concerning the said
Papers, was read.
The First Paper, containing the Answer of the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland to the whole Propositions, was read.
The Second Paper, concerning the Treaty made at
Edenburgh, the Eight-and-twentieth of November 1643,
containing Reasons, Why it is a Treaty, was read.
The Third Paper, concerning the Militia, containing
the Reasons of our Differences about that Proposition, was
The Fourth Paper, containing Citations of Passages out
of several Declarations of the Houses, concerning the Militia, and Uniformity in Religion, was read.
Ordered, That the First Paper, containing the Answer
of the Commissioners of the Parliament to the whole Propositions, be read the Second time; and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That Sir William Litton, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to visit Mr. Giles Strangewaies,
now Prisoner in the Tower.