DIE Veneris, 6 Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Woodcocke.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Viscount Say & S.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Propositions for a Peace.
The Propositions for Peace were written out fair,
with the Alterations; and read, and approved of to be
true, according to the former Resolutions of the House.
Ellison to have 25 l. per An.
The Petition of Tho. Ellison, in the County of
Duresme, was this Day read, being directed to both
Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons,
that he may have the said Twenty-five Pounds per Annum
for his Service to the State, as appeared by the Certificate of the Committee of Parliament with the Scotts
Dr. Wincupp to have Dr. Bray's Books.
Resolved, &c. That Doctor Wyncopp shall have the
Books of Doctor Bray, at the Value of Eighty Pounds,
at which Rate they have been valued; the said Eighty
Pounds to be deducted out of the Monies due unto
him upon his Entertainment as a Member of the Assembly.
Gen. Cromwell's Ordinance.
Ordinance, H. Commons, concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell, 1a
vice lecta; and committed
to a Committee of the whole House.
And presently the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take the same into Consideration.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time,
with an Amendment; and it was Resolved, That this
House agrees to this Ordinance with this Amendment.
Protest against it.
The Earl of Lyncolne dissented to this Vote.
Upon the Petition of the Lord Savill; Ordered,
That he may be permitted to be at Greenewich, instead
of his being at Higate, for recovering of his Health;
and that the House of Commons be desired to concur
with the Lords herein.
Capt. Markham to be Governor of Belvoir Castle.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit, that Captain
Markham be Governor of Belvoier Castle; and the
Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired
herein; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms do
grant him a Commission accordingly.
Message to the H. C. to concur in it; with Gen. Cromwell's Ordinance;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate unto them the Ordinance concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell, with the Amendment passed by this House; and to desire their Concurrence in the said Amendment.
for L. Grey's Losses to be considered;
2. To communicate to them the Two Letters sent to
the Lord Grey of Warke, containing his late great Losses
in the North; and, in regard of his Lordship's faithful
Service to the Parliament, their Lordships desire that
the House of Commons would take him into Consideration.
3. To desire their Concurrence, that Captain Henry
Markham may be nominated and appointed to be Governor of Belvoier Castle; and that the Committee of
both Kingdoms may give him a Commission accordingly.
for limiting the Number of Scots Horse;
4. To let them know, that this House concurs in the
Vote lately brought up, "That, in the Scotts Army in
this Kingdom, there shall not be above Two Thousand Horse, and One Thousand Dragoons, according
to the Treaty."
and for a Conference about the Propositions.
5. To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock,
in the Painted Chamber, touching the Propositions.
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Stronge and Mr. Lee shall have
Thanks given them, for (fn. *) their Pains in preaching
Yesterday before the Lords at Martin's Church, at the
Day of Thanksgiving for taking-in of Dartmouth.
Singing Men of the Chapel in Windsor Castle to be relieved.
Upon reading the Petition of divers poor Men belonging to the Church in Windsor Castle; shewing,
"That they have had no Maintenance of the Revenue belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor."
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House
of Commons, that it may be referred to the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, that some
such Course may be taken for their Relief, as was for
the Singing Men of Paul's Church.
Papers from the Committee of both Kingdoms, about Sir Marm. Lloyd.
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, as
"Die Mercurii, 5 Feb. 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Marmaduke
Lloyd, with the annexed Papers of Colonel Morgan
and Major General Langhorne, be reported to both
The Petition and other Papers annexed were read;
and Ordered to be communicated to the House of
Commons. (Here enter them.)
The Order for the Sheriff of Oxon, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
His Petition, that he may have Leave to compound with the Committee of Cardigan for his Delinquency.
"To the Right Honourable the Committee for
both the Kingdoms.
The humble Petition of Sir Marmaduke Lloya'
"That your Petitioner, upon the Favour of the
High Court of Parliament, in October last, vouchsafed to Delinquents, came in before the First of
December unto Major General Langherne, who thereupon certified the Petitioner's Conformity and Obedience to the Parliament, and also was pleased to
grant him a Pass and Protection to return unto his
House. And your Petitioner having some Estate in
Ludlowe which he desired to settle and preserve,
knowing the same would be lost upon Discovery
of his Conformity, and taking Hereford in his Way,
to avoid the Danger of straggling Troopers; your
Petitioner, by the Indisposition of his Health, occasioned by a Fall from his Horse (being a weak
and aged Man), was constrained to stay there for
some Time; and in the Interim, that City being
taken, your Petitioner was there taken amongst the
Delinquents, and carried a Prisoner to Gloucester;
whereupon the said Major General Langherne, having
Notice, certified unto the Governor of Gloucester your
Petitioner's Conformity, with a Desire for his Return
into his Country, according to his Pass and Protection; which the said Governor of Gloucester did
certify unto your Honours, and will be also pleased to
declare the same in Person.
"Your Petitioner doth humbly pray, that your
Honours will be pleased to take him into
your favourable Considerations; and, in respect he is extremely sick, unfit for Travel as
the Doctor's Certificate by the Governor
of Gloucester doth manifest, and also the Passage
very insecure; that this Honourable Committee will be pleased to refer him for his
Composition to the Committee of Cardigansheir, where he dwelleth, and his Estate lyeth,
and to return thither so soon as he shall recover his Health; that so he may the sooner
advance Means for that Purpose, and to subsist, having sustained great Loss at the Taking
"And he shall pray, &c."
Col. Morgan's Letter, that Sir Marm. Lloyd was only waiting at Hereford, at the Time it was taken, till he was well enough to move into the Parliament's Quarters.
"I thought fit to acquaint your Lordships of the
Condition Sir Marmaduke Lloyd was in, at the
Time of the Taking of Hereford, as it appeared by
a Letter sent unto me in his Behalf from Major General Langherne; by which Letters he did intimate
unto me of Sir Marmadukes Lloyd's Conformity and
Obedience to the Parliament according to the Ordinance, and how he had received him into his Protection, and granted him his Pass to go to Ludlow,
to settle his Estate there, and to return again to his
House in Cardigansheir, as by Major General Langhern's Letter, being already presented by me to your
Lordships, Relation being had thereunto, it may more
at large appear. The Indisposition of his Health was
the Cause of his Stay at Hereford, as it appears by
his own Petition. So desiring to receive your Lordships further Commands (if he doth recover), whether I shall send him up to the House, or to Major
General Langherne, I most humbly submit, and subscribe myself
Stroud, the First Day of February.
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
Gen. Langhern's Letter, that he came in according to the Declaration.
"To my Honoured Friend the Commander in Chief
of the King and Parliament's Forces in Hereford. These.
"I am to acquaint you, that Sir Marmaduk Lloyde
signified, by several Expresses to me, his Submission to, and Acknowledgement of, the Authority
of Parliament. My Pass he hath for coming in to
me (and I have informed the Parliament as much).
But his Sickness and Unwieldiness of Body rendered
him disable to perform or make Use of the Benefit
of my Pass. His Lady was come near Hereford, to
bring him off, before the Town was taken; since,
hath addressed herself unto me, to be a Means of
bringing her Husband off, according to the Terms
of my Pass; which Favour if you please to grant,
will oblige me to grateful Acknowledgement. I am
confident of receiving Instructions suddenly from the
Parliament how to dispose of him.
21 Dec. 1645.
"Sir, I am
"Your humble Servant,
Clark, Sheriff of Oxon, Leave to reside out of the County.
"Upon the humble Petition of Edward Clarke
Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Oxon; in regard
the said County is almost wholly under the Power of
the Enemy, and the said Edward Clarke hath no Habitation or Place of Residence within the said County,
but hath a Dwe ling-house in Reading, in the County
of Berks, near adjoining to the said County of Oxon:
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do hereby give Leave unto, and authorize, the said
Edward Clerke to make his Residence and usual
Place of Abode in Reading aforesaid, during the
Time of his being High Sheriff of Oxon."
House adjourned till 9a cras.