DIE Lunæ, 15 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Paper from the Scots Commissioners, for an immediate Supply of Money, Arms, &c.
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Scotts
Commissioners presented a Paper to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, which they thought fit to (fn. *) report
to both Houses."
The Paper was read, as follows:
"As the present Condition of the Affaires of the
Kingdome of Scotland, and their Desires, were made
knowne in generall the other Day to both Houses,
at a Grand Comittee; soe we have now thought fitt
to set downe some Particulers, to be represented to
the Honorable Houses by your Lordships; videlicet,
"One Monthe's Pay, out of the Arreares due to the
Scottish Army, together with the Monthe's Pay already
appoynted by the House of Commons upon the 15th
"Five Thousand Musketts, Three Thousand Swords,
Two Thousand Pikes, Two Hundreth Barrells of
Powder, with Bullett proportionable, and a double
Proportion of Match.
"These are the smallest Propositions we can desire
for the present; and the Estate of the Kingdome of
Scotland being such as cannot admitt Delay, and the
Lord Chancelor being to returne thether with all
possible Hast, we intreate your Lordships to move
the Honorable Houses for a speedy Answere to this
and our Two former Papers.
"By Command of the Comissioners for
the Parliament of Scotland.
15 Sep. 1645.
Ordered, That this Paper be recommended to the
House of Commons.
Letter from The States Ambassador.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter
from The States Ambassador,
"A la tres Honnorable Maison des (fn. †) Pairs, assembles en Parliament d' Angleterre, À Westm."
The Letter, being translated out of French, was read
in English. (Here enter it.)
To be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs.
Ordered, That this Paper be referred to the
Committee for Foreign Affairs; who are to take the
same into Consideration, and report their Opinion to
the Houses, and to desire the Concurrence of the House
of Commons herein.
Message to the H. C. about it; with the Paper about Free Trade to Denmark; and the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Paper concerning the Merchants to have Free Trade with the King
2. To put them in Mind of Mrs. Lucretia Barclay's
3. To put them in Remembrance of the Ordinance
concerning Trynity Colledge, in Cambridge.
4. To recommend the Scottish Paper to them.
5. To deliver to them the Paper this Day received
from The States Ambassador, and desire it may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, who are to report their Opinions to the
Ordinance concerning the First Buyer of exciseable Commodities.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the First Buyer
of Commodities, which are to pay Excise, be referred
to the Consideration of these Lords following; and to
report their Opinion to this House:
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Two, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
a Clock; and some of the Officers of Excise are
to attend the said Committee, to inform them of
Letter to the Committee at Leicester, about the Earl of Hunt.
A Draught of a Letter, to be written by the Speaker,
to the Committee of Leycester, was read, and approved
of; and Ordered to be sent, by the Speaker, to the
said Committee. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for Sale of the
Lands of Delinquents, &c.
The House being resumed;
Ordinance for Sale of Bishops, and Dean and Chapter Lands.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported the Sense
of the Committee: "That they are of Opinion, that
an Ordinance be drawn up, for the Sale of the Lands
and Revenues belonging to Archbishops, Bishops,
Deans, Deans and Chapters, to be employed for
the same Ends and Uses mentioned in the Ordinance
for Sale of Delinquents Estates, with an Exception
of all Impropriations and Tithes belonging to them,
which are fit to be employed for the Encrease of
the Maintenance of the Ministry; and that then
such particular Delinquents Estates as this House shall
think fit to add may be added."
Committee to draw it up.
The House approving of this Report; Ordered,
That these Lords following shall take Care that an Ordinance be drawn accordingly, and presented to this
House with all convenient Speed.
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet when they please; and have
Liberty to make Choice of what Counsel they
shall think fit to employ, to draw the said Ordinance; and to bring in the same with all convenient Speed.
Marsh's Petition for a Pass, for a Messenger to Oxford.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Marsh Widow,
desiring "Liberty to send a Messenger to Oxford, about
some Writing concerning her late Husband's Estate:"
It is Ordered, To send the Petition to the House of
Commons, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Paper from The States Ambassador, about allowing the Spaniards to raise Men here, and giving them a Convoy to Flanders, who are to serve there against The States General.
"To the Honourable Parliament of England,
"Most Noble and Honourable Lords, Knights, and
"God be pleased to give a speedy End to the Distractions which now vex and torment this Kingdom
of England, of late most flourishing, and, by His
Goodness all Differences removed, re-establish a good
and assured Peace, to the everlasting Good and Content between the King and His Parliament.
"My Lords, The States of The United Provinces wish
it in all Sincerity, as their High Mightinesses have
witnessed several Times, desiring that the ancient
Amity and Alliances between this Kingdom and The
State of the said Provinces may be maintained and
continued: This may more assuredly and easily be
effected, when the Subjects of the one and the other
State are held united in Affection; and that each
one may be persuaded, that one Nation should be
unwilling to do Wrong or the least Prejudice to the
"Your Honours and Lordships have several Times,
and yet of late, in a Paper to my said Lords The
States (of which One original Copy was delivered unto me the 251/5 August last by Commissioners deputed), declared, that they really endeavour, and with good
Affection, to maintain all good Correspondence and
Amity with my said Lords The States and The United
Provinces, according to the Treaties and Alliances
ancient and modern. It behoveth not to doubt of
the Intentions of the Honourable Assembly of Parliament, declared as is said; yet, since, the most Part
of the World believeth of his Friend according to the
Actions he perceiveth, or according (fn. *) as they are reported, were it by evil Information; and that it is
certain that, during the Time this Kingdom was
quiet, and yet during these present Troubles, many
have been, and are, who by divers Means and Ways,
have strived to sow Discord between both Nations, I
have judged to be my Duty (since my Instructions
bear, that I shall procure that good Friendship, Peace,
and Concord, be entertained between His Majesty's
Kingdoms and The State of the United Provinces) to
represent unto your Honours and Lordships;
"First, That it is said (fn. *) in London, that the Spanish
(assured Enemies of the Reformed Religion) make
here Two new Regiments of English Soldiers, under
Officers who have been in the Service of the Honourable Parliament, to be transported into Flaund'rs;
and that already a Part of the said Soldiers is passed
into Flanders (fn. †) in English Bottoms.
"Secondly, That some Men of War are here appointed, to convoy Merchant Ships to Flaund'rs, not
withstanding that the Men of War of my Lords The
States hold the Ports of that Country blocked up and
"Most Noble and Honourable Lords, Knights, and
"Whereas the good Correspondence and Amity between this Kingdom and The States of the United Provinces, and between both Nations, is profitable (if not
necessary) to the one and to the other; it shall please
your Honours to consider, according to their Wisdoms,
whether the Consent to make Levies, and the transporting them into Flanders, against your Neighbours
and Friends, is not sufficient to engender in their Courages such Opinions as may alter the said Amity, to
the great Content of those who seek the Ruin both
of this Kingdom and of The United Provinces of the
"Moreover, how the said Convoy may be justified,
notwithstanding the Havens of Flanders are nearly
besieged; and that from hence are transported, in
English Ships, Soldiers of the same Nation, for the
Service of the Enemies, and directly against the Friends
of this Kingdom; to whom, at the same Time, is not
permitted to trade freely in all Ports and Havens of
"Your Honours and Lordships shall oblige me, and
(in my Judgement) do a Thing worthy their Wisdoms,
if I may be speedily cleared and informed of their
Intentions in the Premises, whereby I may satisfy
my Lords The States Generall, and others whom it
shall concern, when I shall be required, and it shall
be needful; and I shall rest,
"Most Noble and Honourable Lords, Knights,
"The most affectionate to render Service to
your Honours and Lordships,
London, the 251/5 of September, 1645.
Letter to the Committee at Leicester, to allow the E. of Huntingdon to reside at Dunnington.
"The Lords assembled in Parliament having been
made acquainted with a Letter from the Earl of Huntingdon, signifying that he is resolved to resign himself to the disposing of the Parliament, and to attend
the House of Lords whensoever he shall receive their
Commands, and desiring that he may be permitted to
remain for some Time at his House at Dunington, in
the County of Leycester; the Lords have commanded
me to let you know, that they think fit to grant him
that Liberty, he conforming himself to the Directions
and Obedience of the Parliament, and do desire you
to give Order that he live there quietly, under your
Protection, without any Violence offered to himself,
Goods, or Family.
"To the Committee of Parliament residing
House adjourned till 9a cras.