DIE Jovis, 24 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Eltonhead and Doctor Aylett return with this
Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
That they will receive, at the next Conference, what
their Lordships shall offer, concerning the King's Children.
Ordinance for settling Church Government.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for settling Church
The House was resumed.
Marquis of Hertford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Marquis of Hartford shall
have a Pass, to come to London, out of Kent; and a
Coach with Six Horses to go into Kent, to fetch her up.
Ld Cary, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Cary shall have a Pass,
with his Servants and Horses, to go to his House at
Kenelworth Castle, in the County of Warwicke.
Message from the H. C. with Orders and an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Colonel Moore, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Order for the better bringing in the Monies
arising of Sequestrations.
2. An Order to pay Major Berry Two Hundred
Pounds, and Mr. Edward Saxby One Hundred Pounds,
out of Sir Charles Kemeys' Estate.
3. An Order for Payment of Two Hundred Pounds,
out of the Composition of Sir Charles Kemish, to Colonel Eyres, Governor of Hurst Castle.
4. Ordinance for Payment of Six Hundred Pounds,
with Interest, to John Sleigh Esquire, out of the
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take their Message into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Report of the Conference about a Treaty with the King.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Free Conference with the House of
Commons; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference, as followeth:
"The Matter of the Conference was; touching the
former Votes sent to the House of Commons concerning a Treaty (fn. *) with His Majesty; wherein they agree
to some, to others they have made some Alterations,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
"They agree to the Vote for taking off the Four
Votes of Non-addresses to the King.
"To the Fifth, the House of Commons hath agreed;
upon new Instructions to be given Colonel Hamond,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence; for,
if the Instructions formerly given to Colonel Hamond
should be taken off before the King shall consent to
treat as is agreed by both Houses, His Majesty shall
immediately be in full Liberty, and the Governor altogether without Instructions.
"To the Sixth, the House of Commons hath made
an Alteration; because that Persons excepted from
Pardon, or in actual War against the Parliament by
Sea or Land, or under Restraint, cannot be thought
fit Counsellors to His Majesty in this Treaty for a
safe Peace; and therefore that the King be desired to
send a List of the Names of such Persons as He holds
necessary, left too great a Multitude should beget
Suspicion of Danger.
"To the Seventh, for His Majesty's Domestic Servants, the House of Commons doth concur, with the
"To the Eighth, the House of Commons cannot
concur with their Lordships, for these Reasons following:
"1st, Because Consent that the Scotts be invited
to treat doth imply the granting them an Interest of joint Treaty; which the Scots have
broken and dissolved, by invading this Kingdom with an Army, not having given Three
Months Warning to the Parliament of England.
"2dly, Because the Scotts have broken the
Covenant which was between the Two Nations; and have made Defection to the contrary Part, in joining with Langdale, &c.
"3dly, Because the Scotts have possessed themselves of Carlile and Berwicke, English Towns,
into which they have put Garrisons, contrary to
"To the Ninth, for Newport, in the Isle of Wight, to
be the Place for the Treaty, the House of Commons
"To the Tenth, the House of Commons cannot concur that the King should invite the Scotts to join in
this Treaty, for these Reasons following:
"1st, Because, that Authority which should
send Persons to treat hath already sent an
Army in hostile Manner into this Kingdom.
"2dly, Because, their Lordships Vote being
to treat on such Propositions as were tendered
to His Majesty by both Kingdoms at Hampton
Court, it were to admit the Scotts again into
an Interest, which they have destroyed by
hostile Invasion of this Kingdom; but in Lieu
thereof have offered an Expedient.
"To the Eleventh, concerning a proportionable
Number of Commons, the House of Commons doth
"To the Twelfth, the House of Commons conceive,
that for the Time of beginning of the Treaty, Ten
Days after the King's Assent to treat, as is agreed by
both Houses, will be a convenient Space for His Majesty
to send for (fn. *) as He shall please, and for Dispatch of
the Commissioners of both Houses who are to treat;
and that the Treaty then begin: And that, from
Beginning of the Treaty, Forty Days be allowed
for finishing thereof."
Votes, &c. for the Treaty.
After this, the several Votes and Instructions were
read, as they came now altered and framed from the
House of Commons; and after Consideration thereof,
were thus all agreed to. (Here enter them.)
And Ordered, To be speedily sent to the King, by
Sir Peter Killegrew; and that a Letter be written to
Colonel Hamond, with the Instructions.
Answer to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Answer be returned to the
House of Commons:
"That their Lordships, out of a Desire to expedite
the attaining of a speedy, safe, and well-grounded
Peace, have receded from their former Votes; and
have concurred with them in all the Votes now brought
up, with the Alterations; and their Lordships desire
that they may be speedily sent to the King, by Sir
The House being again adjourned during Pleasure,
the Lords went into the Painted Chamber, to acquaint
the House of Commons with their Concurrence and
The House was resumed.
Montrieul, a Pass, and Leave to go to the King.
Ordered, That Monsr. Montreul, French Ambassador for the Kingdom (fn. *) , shall have a Pass, for himself
and his Retinue, to go into France; and that he shall
have Liberty to see the King, in the Isle of Wight, as
he goes: And the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
L. Pawlett's Woods.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, for
their Concurrence to the Order of this House, for staying the cutting down of the Lord Powlett's Woods,
Perchard and Rowland.
Ordered, That the Cause between Perchard and
shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, on
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Yates be appointed to preach,
the next Fast, in the Place of Mr. Greenhill.
D°. at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Stronge be appointed to preach
before the Lords, the next Thanksgiving-day, in the
Room of Mr. Marshall.
Absent Lords excused.
The Earl of Stamford is excused for his Absence, in
regard of his ill Health.
The Lord Mountague is excused for his Absence, in
regard of his ill Health.
Votes for a Treaty with the King.
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That, for opening a Way towards a Treaty with His
Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace, these
Four Votes following are hereby revoked and taken
"1. Resolved, That the Lords and Commons do
declare, that they will make no further Addresses
or Application to the King.
"2. Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That no Application or
Addresses be made to the King, by any Person
whatsoever, without the Leave of both Houses.
"3. Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Person or Persons
that shall make Breach of this Order shall incur the Penalties of High Treason.
"4. Resolved, That the Lords and Commons
do declare, That they will receive no more
any Message from the King; and do enjoin,
that no Person whatsoever do presume to receive or bring any Message from the King,
(fn. *) to both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or to any other Person.
"That His Majesty be desired to send to the Houses
the Names of such Persons as He shall conceive to be
of necessary Use to be about Him during this Treaty,
they not being Persons excepted by the Houses from
Pardon, or under Restraint, or in actual War against
the Parliament by Sea or Land, or in such Numbers as
may draw any just Cause of Suspicion; and that His
Majesty shall be in the Isle of Wight in the same State
and Freedom as He was in when He was last at
"That the Houses do agree, that such Domestic Servants, not being in the former Limitations, as His Majesty shall appoint to come to attend upon His Majesty's Person, shall be sent unto Him.
"That the Town of Newport, in the Isle of Wight,
named by the King, shall be the Place for this
Treaty with His Majesty.
"That if the King shall think fit to send for any of
the Scottish Nation, to advise with Him concerning
the Affairs of the Kingdom of Scotland only, the
Houses will give them a safe Conduct; they not being Persons under Restraint in this Kingdom, or in
actual War against the Parliament by Sea or Land, or
in such Numbers as may draw any just Cause of Suspicion.
"That Five Lords and Ten Members of the House
of Commons be Commissioners to treat with the King.
"That the Time of Beginning the Treaty be within
Ten Days after the King's Assent to treat, as is agreed;
and to continue Forty Days after the Beginning
thereof." (fn. §)
Instructions for Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight.
"Instructions for Colonel Robert Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight:
"That the Place for the Treaty shall be the Town of
Newport, in the Isle of Wight, where His Majesty
shall be in the same State and Freedom as He was in
when He was last at Hampton Court, according to the
"That no Person excepted by the Two Houses of
Parliament from Pardon, or under Restraint, or in
actual War against the Parliament by Sea or Land, or
in such Numbers as may draw any just Cause of Suspicion, shall be permitted to come or remain in the
said Isle, during the King's Residence there.
"That no Person who hath been in Arms, or assisted
in this unnatural War against the Parliament, shall
be permitted to come into any Fort or Castle in the
said Isle, during the King's Residence there, although
he be an Inhabitant, and hath compounded with the
"That no Stranger, or Person of a Foreign Nation,
shall be permitted to come into the King's Presence,
without the Order of both Houses of Parliament;
and that, if the King shall please to send for any of
the Scottish Nation to advise with Him concerning
the Affairs of the Kingdom of Scotland only, the Governor shall permit them (having safe Conduct from
both Houses) to come to His Majesty.
"That Colonel Hammond take Care that there be a
sufficient Guard for the Safety of the Isle of Wight,
and to hinder the taking away the King's Person from
(fn. §) "Resolved,
"That His Majesty be desired to pass His Royal
Word, to make His constant Residence in the Isle of
Wight, from the Time of His assenting to treat, until Twenty Days after the Treaty ended, unless it be
otherwise desired by both Houses of Parliament; and
that, after His Royal Word so passed, and His Assent
given to treat as aforesaid, from thenceforth, the
former Instructions of 16 Novembris, 1647, be vacated, and these observed; and that Colonel Hammond
be authorized to receive His Majesty's Royal Word,
passed to the Two Houses of Parliament, for His
Residence in the Isle of Wight, according as is formerly
expressed; and shall certify the same to both Houses."
Beare to be instituted to Trenchard Lew;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto Wm. Beare Clerk, to the Rectory of
Lewe Trenchard, alias Trenchard Lewe, in Com. Devon; salvo Jure cujuscunque; Francis Rous and Antho.
and Gwinn to Bridesh.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and
Induction unto Lewis Gwinn Clerk, to the Rectory of
Bridesh, in Com. Pembr.; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great Seal.