House of Commons Journal Volume 5
27 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 27 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 443-447. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25287 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 27 Januarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

MR. John Ashe reports divers Fines and Compositions from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, &c. as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Garway, of London, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighty-three Pounds Two Shillings and Eleven-pence; in Reversion, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty Pounds; personal Estate, Three hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, per Annum, Nine Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Garway of London, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum . . Nineteen hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Boothby, of Clattercoate in the County of Oxford, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and went to Oxford: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One thousand and Ten Pounds; in Debts, separate and desperate, Seven thousand One hundred Sixty-and-six Pounds: And he owes, by Judgments and Bonds, Twelve thousand Six hundred Eighty-and-five Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; Legacies charged by Will, One hundred and Thirty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One thousand Nine hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Boothby, of Clattercoate in the County of Oxford, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Eighty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Bishopp, of Choseley in the County of Berks, Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Life, per Annum, Eighty Pounds; in Debts, Fifty-one Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Eighty-and-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting Pardon unto Richard Bishopp, of Cholsey in the County of Berks, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Thirty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine for the Delinquency of Humfrey Hyde, of Abington in the County of Berks, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Habitation and went to Oxford: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred Twenty-and-five Pounds; after one Life, per Annum, Seventy-five Pounds; in personal Estate, One hundred and Thirty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Five hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Humfrey Hyde, of Abington . . the County of Berks, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Kempe, of Slindon in the County of Sussex, Gentleman: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in January 1644: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Ten Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, One Pound Fifteen Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Kempe, of Slindon in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Style, of Mansell in the County of Hereford, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in September 1645: His Estate, in Reversion, after his Mother, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; in personal Estate, Four hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Style, of Mansell in the County of Hereford, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Nine hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Michaell Wharton, of Beverley in the County of York, Knight: His Delinquency, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two thousand and Seventeen Pounds; for One Life per Annum, Eight Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Four Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Eighty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds Four Shillings and Two-pence; for One Life per Annum, Ten Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four thousand Pounds. But, if he settle Eighty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Cottingham, out of the Profits of the Rectory of Cottingham, for the Term of Four Lives which he hath therein, over and above the Forty Pounds per Annum, alread paid; and One hundred Pounds for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Skidbey, for the same Term; that then the Fine be reduced to Two thousand Nine hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Michaell Wharton, of Beverley, in the County of York, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine for the Delinquency of Tobyas Jenkins, of Grimston in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before May 1646: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty Pounds; in Fee Tail, per Annum, Twelve Pounds; Out of which issues Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum: The Committee, finding the said Estate of One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum, to be better than an Estate for Life, propose the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Tobyas Jenkins, of Grimston in the County of York, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Middleton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Alderman Chambers.

Ordered, That on Thursday Morning next, Mr. Myles Corbett do make Report of the Business concerning Mr. Alderman Chambers, and others that suffered tertio Caroli.

Insurrection at Canterbury.

A Letter from the Committee of Kent, from Sittingburne of 21 Januarii 1647, giving an Account of the Proceedings of the Committee upon the late Insurrection in the City of Canterbury, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote; and do Order, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do issue and send forth a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryal of the Offenders in the late Insurrection at Canterbury: And that it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to nominate Judges and Commissioners to be employed in this Service.

Defaulters in Musters.

Mr. Bois is appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to give Power to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent to punish Defaulters in Musters, by way of pecuniary Mulct.

Prerogative Court, &c.

Ordered, That on Wednesday Morning next, peremptorily, the Reports be made by Mr. Hill, concerning the Prerogative Court and Civilians.

Letters referred.

Ordered, That the Letters from the Committee of Kent, from Maidstone, of 25 and 26 January 1647, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Army.

Message to Lords.

Sir Thomas Wroth is appointed to carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Commissioners to go into Scotland: Order for the future Pay of the Army, and for preventing Free Quarter: Additional Names to be Commissioners for the Assessments of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem in the County of Wiltes: And is to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Matter touching divers Sheriffs, that are not yet settled between the Houses.

Answer.

Sir Thomas Wroth brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the Orders, carried by him; and will nominate Members of their House to go as Commissioners into Scotland; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own; and do agree to a Conference, concerning the Matter of Sheriffs, To-morrow at Eleven of Clock.

Lord Willoughby's Impenchment.

The Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, in Maintenance of their Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors; being, by former Order, ingrossed; were, so ingrossed, read.

The Question was propounded, That these Articles of Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be now sent to the Lords:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Heselrige, Tellers for the Yea: 81.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Sir Edward Baynton, Tellers for the Noe: 61.
Sir Robert Pye, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That these Articles of Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be now sent to the Lords;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 82.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Sir Edward Bainton, Tellers for the Noe: 65.
Sir Robert Pye, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Articles of Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be now sent to the Lords.

Sir John Maynard's Impeachment.

The Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, in Maintenance of their Impeachment against Sir John Maynard, Knight of the Bath whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, being, by former Order, ingrossed, were, so ingrossed, read.

Resolved, &c. That these Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Maynard, Knight of the Bath, be now sent to the Lords.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Peter Wentworth do carry to the Lords these Articles of Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, and against Sir John Maynard, Knight of the Bath.

Delivery of Summons.

George Lewis, one of the Serjeant's Men, who, in pursuance of an Order of this House of 4 Septembris last, delivered the particular Orders of Summons for summoning Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir John Clotworthy, Colonel Edward Massy, Mr. Walter Long, and Mr. Anthony Nicholl, to answer the Sixteenth of October following, such Matters as shall be objected against them, did give, in Writing, under his Hand, an Account of his Proceedings in the Delivery of the said Orders of Summons.

The said George Lewis being called in; the said Account, in Writing, was read: And he did affirm, That he did deliver the said particular Orders of Summons, according to the Particulars therein expressed.

Candles.

The Question being put, That Candles be brought in;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 71.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 50.
Mr. Bois, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

* * * * * [ (fn. a) ].

Impeachments.

Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed in the Business concerning the Impeachment of the Lords accused by this House, on Saturday next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Francis Drake, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Assessments for Ireland.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Assessments of Ireland be reported on Monday Morning next, the first Business.

Customs and Excise.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the improving the Customs and Excise to the best Advantage of the State.

Derby House Committee.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Knightley be added to the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, in the place of Sir Wm. Waller, formerly of that Committee, and since disabled to be a Member of this House.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Rose, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Presbyterial Government.

An Ordinance for the speedy and more effectual settling the Presbyterial Government, and removing and remedying some Obstructions therein, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Rous is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

A Person to be examined.

Mr. Whittacre and Colonel Venne are appointed to go forth; and examine a Mariner, that was Yesterday seized upon by one of Colonel Baxter's Scouts.

Scandal.

Ordered, That, To-morrow at Two post meridiem, the Committee for Enumeration of Scandal do meet; and so de die in diem; and make Report on Friday next.

Message to Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Annesley do carry to the Lords the Vote for adding Mr. Knightley to the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, in the place of Sir Wm. Waller, disabled for being a Member of this House during this Parliament.

He likewise carried to the Lords the Ordinance for the speedy and more effectual settling the Presbyterial Government.

Lord Willoughby's, &c. Impeachment.

According to the Order Yesterday made, Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords the ingrossed Articles of Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, and Sir John Maynard, Knight of the Bath, in Maintenance of the Charge whereby they stand charged of High Treason, for levying War against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom: And is to desire, That speedy Proceedings may be thereupon had, as to Justice, and the Course of Parliament, shall appertain; and to acquaint them, That this House is ready to come up to them with their Proofs, at such time as they shall think fit.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Annesley brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Particulars carried by him.

Comm rs to Scotland.

Sir Wm. Armyn reports Instructions for the Commissioners, employed by both Houses into the Kingdom of Scotland: The which were first read all over; and then one by one; and all by Vote, upon the Question, agreed unto; except those particular Instructions that relate and concern the Representing of the Miscarriages of the Scotts Commissioners in this Kingdom, to the Prejudice thereof (the which are, by Question, re-committed, to state the Proofs for clearing the Matter of Fact): And the Lords Concurrence is ordered to be desired in those that are passed.

Oxford University.

Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde be added to the Committee for regulating the University of Oxon, in the place of Mr. Recorder.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Payment to Scotland.

Ordered, That the Resolutions passed this House, concerning the Payment of the Scotts the Hundred thousand Pounds that will be due on the Third of February next, * * * *.

Comm rs to Scotland.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith provide and furnish the Commissioners, employed from both Houses into the Kingdom of Scotland, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, upon Account, towards the Defraying of their Expences in that Journey and Service.

It is further Ordered, That the said Committee of the Revenue do accept such Bills as shall be drawn upon them by the said Commissioners; and comply with, and make Payment of such Bills accordingly.

Liverpoole Petition.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and the rest of the Town of Liverpoole, was this Day read; and ordered to be particularly referred to the Consideration of the Committee for destroying Houses, where Mr. Dodderidge has the Chair; to consider of their Losses, and how some Satisfaction and Redress may be given them.

Payment to Campbell.

Ordered, That the Committee for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, do within the space of Six Weeks, pay unto Captain John Campbell, or his Assignee, the Sum of Six hundred Eighty-seven Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence, in pursuance, and according to the Directions of former Order.

Sir T. Hampson, &c.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, in place of the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do make the Reports from that Committee, concerning Sir Thomas Hampson, and others.

Earl of Roxborough, &c.

Ordered, That the Papers, now offered by Mr. Robert Goodwyn, from the Parliament of Scotland, concerning the Earl of Roxborough, and others, be taken into Consideration on Saturday next come Sevennight.

Grant to Byfield.

The humble Petition of Adoniram Byfield, one of the Scribes of the Assembly of Divines, was read.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be quarterly paid, by equal Portions, unto Adoniram Byfield, one of the Scribes of the Assembly of Divines, and present Vicar of Fulham, during his natural Life, if he shall so long continue Vicar there, out of the Rent reserved upon the Demise of the Impropriate Rectory of Ashwell, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Herts, Parcel of the Possessions belonging to the late Bishoprick of London: And the Trustees for the Sale of Bishops Lands are hereby authorized and required, from time to time, to issue forth their Orders and Warrant to the Treasurers for Bishops Lands, to make due Payment of the said yearly Sum of One hundred Pounds, in manner as abovesaid, accordingly: The First Payment to begin and be made on the Five-andtwentieth of March next: And the said Order and Warrant of the Trustees, together with the Acquittance of the said Adoniram Byfield, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers; for Payment of the said yearly Sum of One hundred Pounds, in manner as aforesaid, accordingly.

It is further Ordered, That the said Adoniram Byfield shall from henceforth pay, or suffer to be received and paid, unto the Minister of the new Chapel at Hammersmith, in the Parish of Fulham, all the Tythes, Pensions, and Profits, formerly payable to the Vicar of Fulham, arising from Hammersmith Side, or Division:

This to be continued to the Minister of Hammersmith, for so long time as the said Adoniram Byfield shall enjoy and receive the said yearly sum of One hundred Pounds, as aforesaid.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Colonel Harvey is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Impropriate Rectories.

Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do, on Friday Morning next, bring in an Ordinance for enabling the Committee of Plundered Ministers to dispose the Revenues of such impropriated Rectories as were belonging to the late Archbishops and Bishops.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords by Dr. Bennett and Mr. Eltonhead;

The Lords have returned to this House an Ordinance for additional Power to the Committee of the Militia at Westminster: To which they agree; with the Addition of one Proviso, and other small Addition: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Lords desire to put this House in mind of an Ordinance, formerly sent to this House, concerning one Mr. Pringle, a Minister in Northumberland; and of an Ordinance concerning the Ministers of Kirtling, in Com' Cantabr; and likewise of a Petition of Major General Sterling, and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall, formerly sent to this House.

The Lords desire, That they may acquaint this House, at the Conference now appointed, with some Things they have received Advice of, this Morning, touching the Raising of Soldiers by the Spanish Ambassador.

They likewise send you a Report concerning Major General Mitton.

Westminster Militia.

The Additions to the Ordinance for additional Power to the Committee of Militia at Westminster were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Kirtling Minister.

Whereas the annual Profits of the Vicarage of Kirtling, in the County of Cambridge, do not, in the Whole, exceed the Sum of Thirty Pounds per Annum; which can by no means be deemed a competent Maintenance for a Preaching Minister there: And whereas the Rectory of the said Town is Appropriate, and was belonging to the late Bishoprick of Rochester: It is Ordered, That for the better Support and Maintenance of a Preaching Minister there, That the Rent reserved upon the Demise of the said Rectory, and formerly payable to the late Bishop of Rochester, amounting, in the Whole, to the Sum of Seventeen Pounds per Annum; that is to say, Fifteen Pounds per Annum in dry Rents, and Forty Shillings per Annum for a Boar; be duly paid by the Tenant or Lessee to the Minister of Kirtling: And the Sequestrators or Trustees for Sale of Bishops Lands, respectively, who have Authority, or do at present receive the said reserved Rent, are hereby authorized and required, from time to time, to give out such Orders or Warrants as shall be necessary herein; and to make Allowance of the Payment of the said reserved Rent of Seventeen Pounds per Annum to the Minister of Kirtlyng, as abovesaid, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Dudley North is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Gen. Mitton.

The Report from the Committee at Derby House, concerning General Mitton, was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to put this Business, informed of by Colonel Thomas Mitton, and reported from the Committee at Derby House, into a further and thorough Way of Examination.

The Tower.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to take Order for fortifying the Tower, and making such Reparations and Fortifications there, as shall be necessary for the Security and Strengthening that Place, and of the Magazine and Ammunition there: And that the Committee of the Revenue do furnish the said Committee with such Monies as must necessarily be expended in this Service.

State Prisoners.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Tower, to consider of the Prisoners that are in the Tower; and to take Course for the removing them to some other Prisons, or other Places of Safety.

Persons to be tried.

Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Rigby, and Mr. Nicholas, do go to the Judges of the King's Bench; and advise with them, and take Course, that the Persons apprehended, that fixed scandalous and seditious Tickets upon Posts, may be brought to a Tryal this Term in the King's Bench: And the King's Counsel are likewise required effectually to prosecute their Tryals this Term in the King's Bench.

Tumultuous Meetings.

Ordered, That the General be desired to take Course to suppress the tumultuous Meetings and Assemblings together, of riotous and other People, that rob and injure People upon the Highways.

Lieutenant of the Tower.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Tower, to consider of the Fees and Dues demanded by the Lieutenant of the Tower, in respect of his Place and Service there; and to report them to the House with all convenient Speed.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And do agree to the Amendments in the additional Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Comm rs to Scotland.

Instructions for the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Nottingham, Henry Earl of Stamford, Bryan Stapilton, Wm. Ashhurst, Robert Goodwyn, and John Birch, Esquires, appointed Commissioners to the Kingdom of Scotland.

WHEREAS both Houses of Parliament have appointed you Charles Earl of Nottingham, Henry Earl of Stamford, Bryan Stapilton, William Ashhurst, Robert Goodwin, and John Birch, Esquires, Commissioners, to go into the Kingdom of Scotland, to preserve and keep a good Correspondency and right Understanding between the Kingdoms; and further to do and transact such Things as you shall, from time to time, receive Instructions for from both Houses of Parliament:

You, or any Two of you, are therefore first to make your speedy Repair into that Kingdom, to the City of Edenburgh, or any other Place, where the Committee of Estates; Convention of Estates, or the Parliament, shall sit; and shall let them know the earnest and unfeigned Desire of the Two Houses of the Parliament of England to maintain and preserve a good and brotherly Correspondence, and right Understanding, and perpetual Agreement, between the Two Kingdoms: And, in pursuance thereof, you, or any Two of you, are to endeavour, by declaring the Sincerity of the Intentions of the Houses of Parliament, to remove all Misapprehensions or Impressions that may have arisen in or been made upon our Brethren of Scotland.

And, for that we are informed there is a Meeting of the Committee of Estates upon the Tenth of February next, you, or any Two of you, are therefore to use such Diligence and Expedition in your Journey, as you may be there at or before that Day, if you possibly may.

And, in case the Parliament of Scotland, Convention, or Committee of Estates, shall desire to send any Persons to the King, about the Affairs of the Kingdom of Scotland; you, or any Two of you, shall let them know, that when they shall signify that they will send, and whom they will employ, the Two Houses of Parliament will do therein what shall be fit to manifest their Desire of a brotherly Union with the Kingdom of Scotland.

As to the Business of the Scotts Army in Ulster, you, or any Two of you, are to offer them, That, if they desire it, Commissioners shall be sent into Ulster, to state the Accompts of the said Army; or, if they shall rather desire to agree by a Way of a general Estimate for the Whole, that they will then speedily represent that Estimate to the Two Houses of Parliament.

As to the Hundred thousand Pounds that is to be paid unto our Brethren of Scotland on the Third of February; you have herewith the Resolution of both Houses, concerning the Satisfaction of the same: Which you, or any Two of you, are to offer unto them.

You, or any Two of you, are also frequently, from time to time, to advertise us of all your Proceedings; and to put in Execution such further Instructions as you shall receive from both Houses of Parliament.

Footnotes

[a] Here are several Entries erased; against which is written, in the Margin, "Obliterated by Order of March the 2d 1659.