Die Lunæ, 8 die Decembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Caudrey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter
which was delivered to him by a Trumpeter on Saturday
Night last; which was read, as follows:
Letter from Sir T. Glemham, inclosing One from the King.
For my very good Lord the Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore.
I am commanded by the King to send the inclosed to your Lordship from His Majesty, to be
presented to the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England at Westm. And so I rest
Oxford, the 5th of December, 1645.
Your Lordship's humble Servant,
King's Letter, desiring a Pass for Commissioners that He will send to Westminster, to treat about Peace.
For the Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"His Majesty, being still deeply sensible of the
Continuation of this bloody and unnatural War,
cannot think Himself discharged of the Duty He
owes to God, or the Affection and Regard He hath
to the Preservation of His People, without the constant Application of His earnest Endeavours to find
some Expedient for the speedy Ending of these unhappy Distractions, if that may be; doth therefore
desire that a safe Conduct may be forthwith sent,
for the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of South'ton,
John Ashbournham, and Jeffery Palmer, Esquires, and
their Attendants, with Coaches, Horses, and other
Accommodations for their Journey, to Westm. during their Stay there, and Return to Us when they
shall think fit; whom His Majesty intends to send
to the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. and the Commissioners
of the Parliament of Scotland, furnished with such
Propositions as, His Majesty is consident, will be
the Foundation of a happy and well-grounded Peace;
Given at the Court at Oxford, this Fifth of December, 1645.
"For the Speaker of the House of
Peers pro Tempore."
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Deputy Lieutenants for the
County of Camberland, and to the adding of the Persons to the Committee for the County of Devon: To
all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer
by Messengers of (fn. *) their own.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Paper
received this Day from the King.
And it was moved, "That this Letter might be
sent to the House of Commons, with this Sense,
That this House thinks it not fit there shall be a
safe Conduct granted to these Four Persons upon
But this Question was put, "Whether to have
this Sense declared before the Letter be sent
down to the House of Commons?"
And it was Resolved in the Negative.
Message to the H. C. with it; and to communicate it to the Scots Commissioners.
Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the House of
Commons; and desired, that it may be communicated
to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
And accordingly it was sent down presently, by Sir
Edward Leech and Mr. Page.
Fox and Broughton.
Upon reading the Petition of John Fox: (Here enter
it.) It is Ordered, That the Petitioner and Edward
Braughton shall attend this House To-morrow Morning;
and Precedents are to be perused, what hath been done
in this Kind.
Answer to the Scots Papers.
Ordered, That the Report of the Paper of the
Answer to the Scotts Papers shall be made To-morrow
Sir R. Cooke to be bailed.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to
desire their Concurrence, that Sir Rob't Coke may be
bailed, for his Health, and Prosecution of his Business.
Propositions for Peace.
Ordered, That the Propositions shall be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
E. of Northumb. to appoint a Governor of Wressell Castle.
Ordered, That if Major Fenwicke, who now commands in Wresell Castle, a House of the Earl of Northumberland, be removed, and that a Garrison be thought
fit to be continued there, that the Earl of Northumb.
shall have Liberty to nominate another Person unto
that Command; and that the Concurrence of the House
of Commons be desired herein.
House adjourned till 9a cras.