DIE Saturni, 21 die Februarii.
Prayers, by Mr. Corbett.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Instructions for the Committee going into the West.
The Ordinance for Instructions to the Committee to
be sent into the West, was read, and Agreed to, with
some Alterations; which is to be sent to the House of
Commons, for their Concurrence in the said Alterations.
Officers Wives, &c. Petition for Arrears.
Upon reading a Petition of Widows and Wives whose
Husbands are in the Service of the Parliament; (fn. *) desiring, "That they may have (fn. †) somewhat speedily ordered for their (fn. ‡) Subsistence, and the Payment of their
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Upon reading the Petition of Hanniball Vivian: It is
Ordered, To be specially recommended to the House
Letters from the Parliament of Scotland.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That, at the
Conference Yesterday, the House of Commons did
communicate Two Letters which they received from
the Parliament of Scotland;" which were read, as
follow. (Here enter them.)
States Ambassador's Paper.
Ordered, (fn. ||) That the Committee for Foreign Affairs
do (fn. §) meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon, concerning the Dutch Ambassador's Paper.
A Paper received this Day from the Spanish Ambassador was read, as follows:
Paper from the Spanish Ambassador, about making the Trade to Flanders secure.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.
"It is represented unto your Honours, by Don Alonso
De Cardenas, of the Council of His Catholic Majesty, and His Ambassador in England, That being
One of the chief Obligations of his Lordship's Charge
to procure the Maintenance of that good Correspondency which at present is observed between this
Crown and that of Spaine, to the Freedom and Security of Trade; and [ (fn. **) his Lordship having] con
sidered the Obstructions and Disturbances in the Commerce of this Kingdom and Flanders the last Year,
with the great Prejudice did thereby accrue, and
particularly to the Dover Merchants; in Prevention
of which, his Lordship hath with great Care and Attention studied the Remedies that may be applied to
hinder the like this Year, which his Lordship desireth
to propound to the Parliament; and, to that Effect,
that your Honours would be pleased to appoint a
Committee to treat with his Lordship touching the
same, where his Lordship will make appear the Facility and Conveniency therein, to the great Security
of Commerce, and your Honours full Satisfaction.
"Per Mandan'te de se Exc.
"Ag'te de la Ambas."
Committees to meet about it.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee for
Foreign Affairs, to receive from the said Ambassador
what he (fn. *) shall propound concerning this Business; and
the Committee to meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon;
and the Concurrence (fn. †) of the House of Commons to be
Sir M Lloyd's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Marmaduke Floyde was reported
from the Committee of both Kingdoms.
And it is Ordered to be recommended to the House
Mrs. Cromwell versus Sir H. Tracy.
Ordered, That Mrs. (fn. ‡)
Cromwell's Cause, against Sir
Humphrey Tracey, shall be put off until Tuesday Morning next.
Message to the H. C. with the Spanish Ambassador's Paper;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate to them the Paper of the Spanish
Ambassador; and desire their Concurrence, that it may
be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to
receive what the said Ambassador shall offer; and to
meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.
with the Petitions of the Officers Wives, &c. Sir M. Lloyd, Vivian, and Hodder.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of Haniball Vivian,
with special Recommendations.
3. To deliver to them the Petition and the Report
concerning Sir Marmaduke Lloyd.
4. To deliver to them the Petition of the Widows,
&c. with Recommendations.
Instructions for the West;
5. To deliver to them the Instructions to the Committee that are to go into the West, and desire their
Concurrence in the Alterations.
6. The Certificate of the County of Lyncolne to be
communicated to them.
7. To communicate to them Hodder's Petition.
and about The States Ambassador's Paper.
8. That the Committee for Foreign Affairs may meet
on Monday concerning The States Ambassador's Paper.
Major Willet and Squire.
Ordered, That the Business between Willett and
Squire is referred to Mr. Justice Rolls, to examine concerning the procuring of the Judgement against Willet,
and to mediate an End between them, if he can; else to
report to this House.
Petit & al. and Redness & al.
Ordered, That the Cause between Pitite &c. and
Redman &c. shall be heard, at this Bar, by Counsel
on both Sides, this Day Fortnight; and that Captain
Hunter and the Mayor of Harwich shall take Care that
none of the Engines and the Materials belonging to their
Works be scattered or lost in the mean Time.
Upon reading the Petition of George Williamsone, concerning Ireland.
It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for
the Irish Affairs.
Letters from the Parliament of Scotland, about their Garrison at Belfast restoring it to the English.
"To the Right Honnorable the Speakers of both
Houses of the Parliament of England.
"Wee have, upon the 20th of December, receaved
a Letter of yours, dated the 29th of November last,
signifying unto us, That the Houses of Parliament
have ordained their Commissioners to demaund and
receive the Towne of Belfast from the Officers of the
Scotts Army, for quartering the Brittish Forces there;
and that, least the Souldiers bee any Failer thereof,
you are comaunded, in the Name of the Lords and
Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, to
demaund, and that you doe demaund, our Orders and
Direction to bee sent to such Officer as commaunds
the Scotts Army in Cheife within that Province, that
the Toune of Belfast bee delivered over to the Commissioners of the Parliament of England by the
Eleaventh of January next; whereupon, that wee
might bee the more able to retourne your Lordships
a speedy and full Answere, immediatly after the
Receipt of your Lordships Letter, wee dispatched an
Expresse to Ireland, that from those that commaunds
the Scotts Army there for the present wee might
knowe the Occasion and Ground whereupon that
Towne was first entered, and since fortifyed and kept
by them; and wee are confident the Honnorable
Houses, when they shall consider the Season of the
Yeare and uncertaine Passage betwixt this and Ireland,
will not mistake the Delay of our Answere to their
Desires upon soe just Grounds, which wee shall labour
to hast to them with all Diligence.
"This wee desire your Lordships to represent to
"Your affectionate Freinds and Servaunts,
St. Andrewes, 8th January, 1646. Stil. Scot.
"President of Parliament."
"For the Right Honnorable the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England,
"Your Lordships Letter of the 13th of November,
with the Papers therein mentioned, came to our Hands
upon the 1° Instant; to which wee shall with Diligence retourne such an Answere as shall wittnes our
earnest Desires to entertaine a right Understandinge
betwixt the Two Kingdomes, wherein the Good of
both is soe highly concerned. Soe wee rest
"Your Lordships affectionate Freinds and
St. Andrewes, 20th December, 1645.
President of Parliament."
House adjourned till 10, Monday next.