DIE Jovis, 26 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sedgwicke.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Justice Bacon, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Bacon hath Leave the
next Week to go to his House at Norwich until next
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tate, &c.
1. To desire a Free Conference, concerning the Matter of the late Conference, concerning the Propositions.
to expedite the Vote about Elders;
2. To desire their Lordships would expedite the
passing of the Votes concerning the Tryers of Elders.
the Order for the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall;
3. To desire Expedition to the Order giving further
Power to the Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall.
and for Discharge of Delinquents.
4. To expedite the Ordinance for Discharge of Delinquents upon their Compositions.
Resolved, upon the Question, To give a present
Free Conference, concerning the Propositions,
as is desired.
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath passed the Votes for the Tryers
of Elders; and that this House will give them a present
Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning
the Propositions, as is desired: To the rest of the Particulars, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Thanks to the Preachers at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Perne and Mr. Jenkins shall
have Thanks returned them, for their Sermons preached
Yesterday in the Abbey Church, before their (fn. *) Lordships; and that they be desired to print and publish
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwicke and Mr. Bond are appointed to preach before the Lords, at Martin's Church
in the Feilds, at the Thanksgiving for the good Success
of the Forces under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefax, at Torrington, on the 12th of March next.
D° at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Harris and Mr. Case are appointed to preach before the Lords in Parliament, at
the Abbey Church, the next Fast-day, being the 25th
Day of March next.
Tryers of Elders.
Ordered, That the Votes concerning the Tryers of
Elders shall be printed and published.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Votes
brought up from the House of Commons concerning
And the Votes were read, concerning appointing of
And it was moved, "That the Question might be,
(fn. †) Whether this House agrees with the House of Commons in the said Votes?"
Then it was moved again, "That the Question might
be put, Whether the Question concerning these Votes
touching Commissioners shall be put at this Time?"
Which Question being put, the Votes were even.
Message from the H. C. for the Scots Commissioners to be desired to give an Answer about the Delivery of the Garrisons;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Votes,
which were read:
"1. Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of Scotland be desired to return the Answer of the Parliament of Scotland, touching the Delivery of the Towns
formerly demanded by the Parliament of England."
and for them to give in an Accompt of Monies due to Scotland and their Armies.
"2. Resolved, Whereas the Parliament of Scotland
do, by their Letter of the Third of February, 1646,
directed to the Lords and Commons assembled in the
Parliament of England at Westm. demand Payment
to be made, before the Third Day of May next, of
the Sums of Money duly owing by the Houses of
Parliament to the Kingdom of Scotland, and their
Armies in England and Ireland, according to the
Treaties between the Two Kingdoms, the Accompt
whereof will be given by their Commissioners; the
said Commissioners are desired to give in the Accompt of the said Monies accordingly."
The Answer returned was:
That this (fn. *) House agrees to the Two Votes now
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Order about the Court of Wards; and with an Ordinance and Commissions.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Rob't Reynolds Esquire;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. To an Ordinance concerning Sir Christopher Wray's
2. That they agree to the Ordinance concerning
the Officers of the Court of Wards and Liveries, with
an Alteration, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is
3. To desire Concurrence in a Commission to Sir
Rob't Kinge, &c.
4. To desire Concurrence in a Commission to the
Governor of Leycester.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take these Things into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer to the Message sent to the House of Commons of
That they agree to the Business concerning Asby de
la Zouch, and to the Order for the Thanksgiving:
(Here enter it.) To the rest of the Particulars, this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, with L. Conway's Petition amended; and about L. Buckhurst's.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To deliver the Lord Conwaye's Petition to them,
wherein the Word ["Turk"] is put out.
2. To put them in Mind of the Lord Buckhurst's
Gifford to swear to his Accompts before he goes to Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Gifford, late
Major General to the Lord Fairefax; shewing, "That
he is now employed for Ireland, and presently to go
over with Colonel Jepson's Regiment raised for that
Service, so as he cannot personally be here in England
when any Part of his Arrears shall fall due unto
him:" And in regard his own Oath is required to
the Truth and Verity of his Debenture: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the
Committee of Accompts do take his Personal Oath
unto the Truth of his Debenture now, before he goes
over into Ireland, he being commanded to his Charge
by the Lord Inchequin.
The Lords went to the Conference with the House
Order for a Thanksgiving within the Lines.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Thursday Fortnight be set apart for a Day of Public Thanksgiving
to Almighty God, for His great Mercy, in giving
Success to the Parliament Forces, against the Forces
of the Enemy under the Command of Sir Ralph
Hopton, at Torrington, in Devonsheir; to be observed
and kept in all Churches and Chapels within the
Cities of London and Westm. Lines of Communication, and Ten Miles about; and that the Lord
Mayor be desired to take Care that the respective
Ministers within the Limits aforesaid may have timely Notice hereof, to the End they may excite and
stir up the People to a due Thankfulness for the