DIE Saturni, 9 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. (fn. *)
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
That they will give a Conference this Morning, at
Ten of the Clock, as is desired.
Order about Ely House.
The Order concerning Ely House was reported as fit
to pass, with some Alterations; which were read, and
Agreed to; and the Concurrence of the House of
Commons desired therein.
The Order concerning Mr. Coote, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Countess of Rutland Leave to live within the Lines.
Upon the Petition of the Countess Dowager of Rutland; (fn. †) desiring Leave to live within the Lines of Communication: It is Ordered accordingly.
The Order for Ellen Askwith was read, and Agreed
to. (Here enter it.)
E. of Northton desires Leave to remain within the Lines, to compound for his Delinquency.
It was moved, as the Desire of the Earl of North'ton, "That since he hath taken the Negative Oath
and the Covenant, and hath petitioned the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall to compound, and is to
present a Particular of his Estate to that Committee, which he cannot perfect without Sight of his
Writings in Town; that therefore his Lordship and
his ordinary Attendance may be permitted to come
within the Lines of Communication, to the End only
to proceed in his Composition; and that, if it shall
not be thought fit for him to remain in London, he
may have Leave to continue at Chelsey, or elsewhere,
with Liberty to come within the Line as the Occasions of his Composition shall require."
Ordered, That the Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall
do certify to this House, whether the Earl of North'ton be admitted to Composition for his Delinquency.
Heads for the Conference about disposing of the King's Person.
The House of Commons being come in the Painted
Chamber, ready for the Conference; the Speaker was
to deliver at the Conference the Papers received Yesterday from the Commissioners at Newarke, with the
Vote to send them to Sir Tho. Fairfax; and to acquaint
them, this House doth not agree with them in the Two
First Votes brought from them at the last Conference,
concerning sending to the Scottch Commissioners in the
Scotch Army about the King, &c.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, complaining of their Messenger being stopped, and his Letters opened.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter
from the Scotch Commissioners; which was read:
"We are informed that a Gentleman employed
from the Comittee of Estates of the Kingdome of
Scotland to us, haveing their Passe, and sent backe
againe to Scotland with our Letters, and a Passe under our Hands, was Yesternight intercepted by the
Guards, or some other Persons, in or about London,
our Letters opened and taken from him, and himselfe kept up; which is an Injury we could not have
expected, and leave it to the Wisedome of the Houses
to consider how important it is, and to take such
Course for delivering of our Letters, and repayreing
of us, as may be a Testimony of their Justice, and
of their Affection to
and humble Servants,
Worcester House, 8th of May, 1646.
Col. Manwaring to make Enquiry about it.
Ordered, That a Copy of this Letter be sent to
Colonel Manwaring, who is required to examine the
Particulars of this Business; what Captains or other
Officers were upon the Court of Guards on Thursday
Night last, when the Messenger was staid, and the Letters taken away; and what Person or Persons they were
that opened the Letters; where the Messenger and
the Letters are; and make a Report thereof to this
House on Monday Morning next; and then further
Consideration will be taken in this Business.
L. Hunsdon to attend as a Peer, and his Bail vacated.
Ordered, That the Bail of the Lord Hunsden is
hereby vacated; and that the Lord Hunsden do attend
this House as a Peer.
And it is referred to the Committee of Privileges, to
consider of the Impeachment and Proceedings against
him, and to report the same to this House; the Committee to meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.
Letter to the Prince; and One to the King, for disbanding Forces, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for preparing a
Letter to be sent to the Prince do meet presently; and
the Committee that is to draw a Letter to be sent to
the King, for the disbanding all Garrisons and Forts,
shall meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.
The Lord Savill being with his Bail come, his Bail
refused to be bound with him upon those Conditions as
was demanded by this House.
Princess Henrietta at Wilton.
Two Letters of the Lady Dalkeith were (fn. *) read; to
desire "that some Course may be taken for the disposing of the King's Youngest Daughter, who is
now at Wilton, and the supplying her with Necessaries."
It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration on
Order for 50£. for Col. Coote, from Bridgenorth.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs
Hall do forthwith advance and pay unto Colonel
Coote, that brought the News from Bridgnorth, Fifty
Order for 1000£. to Ellen Askwith, for Arrears due to her late Husband.
"The Houses being informed, That Hellen Askwith
Widow had discovered several Sums of Money, or
other Estate, belonging to Delinquents, and given
Notice thereof to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers
Hall: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the said Committee
have Power, and are Ordered accordingly, to pay
unto the said Hellen Askwith, or her Assigns, the Proceed of the said Monies or Estate discovered by her,
not exceeding the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, in
and for Satisfaction of Arrears of Pay remaining due
to her late Husband Captain Askwith, deceased in
the Service of the Parliament, and of the Losses he
sustained by the Enemy."