DIE Lunæ, 8 Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax.
A Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefax was read, with
the Articles of the Surrender of Bostall House.
(Here enter them.)
Capon & al. for a Riot in Mr. Maxwell's Park.
This Day Henry Capon, Thomas Hayle, Tho. Chichmer, John Poll, Benjamin Wheeler, and Edward Perneway, were brought to the Bar, as Delinquents, for
cutting down the Woods, and breaking into the Park,
of James Maxwell Esquire, near Guildford.
And they acknowledging their Offence, and promising never to commit the like Trespass again, nor
come within the Park upon the like Occasion; the House,
giving them a Reprehension for what they have already
done, did let them know, that, if they did commit the
like again, they shall be severely punished.
Upon this, the House Ordered, That they shall
be released from the Custody of the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Exeter Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Bulstrade Whitlocke Esquire:
1. To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons hath agreed with their Lordships in their Ordinance concerning Exon. (Here enter it.)
and with Orders; &c.
2. To desire Concurrence in divers Orders and Ordinances.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and will (fn. *) send an Answer by Messengers of
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Propositions.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Harley Knight:
That the House of Commons having sent up the
Propositions for Peace; (fn.
†) the Dispatch of the same being
of so great Concernment, they desire their Lordships
would please to give all Expedition to them.
The Answer returned was:
That this House is now in Consideration of the Propositions, and will dispatch them as speedily as they can;
and will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners.
A Letter from the Scotch Commissioners was read.
(Here enter it.)
And the House Ordered the Speaker to draw a
Letter in Return of this Letter; which was read.
And the Question being (fn. *) put, "Whether this
Letter now read shall be sent to the Commissioners of Scotland here?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Letter to them, in Answer to it.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The Lords, having received your Lordships Letter
this Morning, mentioning a Letter printed, dated at
Oxon, the 3 April, 1646, have commanded me (fn. *) to
let your Lordships know, that there is no such Paper, neither is there any Thing else that gives them
any Occasion to question the Fidelity and Constancy
of the Scotch Nat on unto this Cause. They rest
well satisfied with your Lordships Respects and Care
to prevent all Jealousies that may arise; and shall
likewise employ their Endeavours to preserve a mutual Correspondency and good Agreement between
the Two Kingdoms."
Westm. this 8th of June, 1645.
Ordered, That the Letter received this Day from
the Scotts Commissioners shall be printed and published.
Propositions for Peace; and Papers concerning the Scots Army.
Next, the House took into Consideration the First
Part of the Report of the Conference with the House
of Commons on Saturday last.
Ordered, That this House will begin To-morrow
Morning with the Propositions; and after the Propositions, with the rest of the Report of the Conference
on Saturday last.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, that the Letter published in the King's Name, mentioning Offers being made Him by the Scots, is false; and that those against whom Complaints were made, are discharged from their Army.
(fn. †) "For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore.
"This inclosed Paper haveing very lately come
to our Hands; which although it hath not soe much
as Colour enough to deceave, yet neverthelesse, as
Generall Major Monro, in Testimony of his Integrity,
did communicate the Thinge to the Commissioners of
Parliament in Ulster; soe wee, for preventing Mistakes (many Copies of the same Thinge being spread
among the People), have thought good to comunicate the same to the Honnorable Houses, with our
Sense upon it, that by their Wisdome and reciprocall Care, a right Understandinge in all Things may
still bee preserved betweene the Kingdomes. Whether
any such Letter was signed by the Kinge at Oxford,
or whether it was invented of Purpose to support a
declyning Party, wee doe not knowe. What may
concerne the King in it, wee leave to Himselfe, who,
as He hath since the Date of that Paper expressed
contrary Intentions and Resolutions in His Messages
to both Kingdomes soe He can best tell what He
wrote at that Tyme. Wee are only to speake to
the Matter of the Paper, which cometh from the
Hand of Secretary Nicholas; unto whose Informations
what Creditt ought to bee given, the Houses very
well knowe. It doth consist in our perfect Knowledge (and wee declare it with as much Confidence
as ever wee did or can doe any Thinge) that the
Matter of the Paper, soe farre as concerneth any
Assurance or Capitulation for joyneinge of Forces, or
for combineinge against the Houses of Parliament,
or any other private or publique Agreement whatsoever betweene the King upon the one Part, and
the Kingdome of Scotland, their Army, or any in
their Name, and haveing Power from them, upon
the other Part, as a most damnable Untruth. Wee
shall not neede to expresse how improbable it is, if
there had bein any such Agreement, that the King
aboute the same Tyme should have sent a Message to
both Houses, offeringe to come to London, and to followe their Advise in all Things, without offeringe
any Sattisfaction to the Kingdome of Scotland; and
that, before He receaved the Answere of the Houses,
Hee should write such a Letter to Ireland, and give
Order to make it knowne, not only to His Privy
Councell, but to His other Subjects of that Kingdome;
nor will wee insist how improbable it is, that the
King should make this knowne to the Marquesse of
Ormond, and neglect to acquaint the late Earle of Montrosse, who had beine much more concerned, and who
would, noe Doubt, if he had knowne any such
Thinge, have communicate the same to G. Major Midleton, and prevented the defeating of Himselfe, his
Associates, and Forces, aboute the Middle of May,
after the Kinge was in the Scottish Army; nor how
unlikely it is, that he who is for the Tyme Comaunder
in Cheife of the Scottish Forces in Ireland should bee
for the Space of Seaven or Eight Weeks totally ignorant of any such Agreement; or, if he had
knowne any such Thing, that he would have communicated it to the Commissioners of the Parliament,
and immediatly marched himselfe to the Feilds
against the Enemy: Nor shall wee neede to call to
Mynde the Expressions in the Lord Digbye's intercepted Letters, which gave our Nation the Caracter
of such as could not bee gained to that Side; noe,
not after all Applications used. There are other
more sure and publique Testimonyes, since the Date
of that lyeing Paper, which make the Falsehood of
it more then palpable, as if Divine Providence had
purposely ordered all the late Actions of the Kingdome of Scotland, and of their Forces, both before
and since the Third of Aprill, to bee soe many reall
Confutations of that groundlesse Invention: Wee
meane severall late Fights with the Rebells under
the late Earl of Montrose and Allaster M'Donald;
the Delivery of Newarke; the restrayning and debarring of Delinquents and Malignants from the
King's Person and from our Army; the late publique Declarations of the Church and State of Scotland in the Begining of Aprill, as likewise of the
Generall and Committee with the Army, agreed upon
aboute the End of Aprill, and published the 15th
of May in Scotland, against a Band of the Earle of
Seaforth and his Associates; as for other Reasons, soe
especially for this, that the said Band did tend to
the weakening of the said Confidence and Union betweene the Two Kingdomes, firmely joyned and mutually engaged for Assistance to each other in this
Cause, as may appeare more fully by the Declarations herewith presented: Nor can wee passe the
Paper delivered to the King by the Committee of
Estates upon the 15th of May last, That, if His Majesty should delay to goe aboute the readiest Wayes
and Meanes to satisfy both His Kingdomes, they
would bee necessitated, for their owne Exoneration,
to acquaint the Committee of both Kingdomes at
London, that a Course might bee taken, by joynt
Advise of both Kingdomes, for attayninge the just
Ends expressed in the Solemne League and Covenant.
Wee shall say noe more of this Particuler; God
hath His owne Tyme to make manifest who hath
dealt sincerly and who falsely; and as our Nation
did refuse to joyne with the Enemye's Forces when
they were strongest, and did joyne with our Brethren
of England in their weakest and most necessitous Condition, soe wee shall never looke for a Blessing from
God upon either Nation longer then they continue
faithfull to God and to each other, according to the
Covenant and Treaty; and wee doe confidently expect, from the Wisdome and Justice of the Honnorable Houses, that this and such like Papers shall
finde noe more Creditt here then Papers and Declarations against themselves did formerly finde in Scotland; and that Declarations and Publique Papers
from the Kingdome of Scotland, or their Committees
or Commissioners, shall have such Acceptation with
both Houses, as they desire Declarations from themselves, or Papers from any in their Name, may have
with their Brethren of Scotland: Nor doe wee doubt
but God will disipate all these Cloudes of Calumnyes
and Misunderstandings indeavored thereby, and will
give such a Frame of Spiritt to both Nations as may
continue them in a brotherly Accord and mutuall
Confidence, for the Good both of this and of the
succeeding Generations, which hath beene, is, and
shal bee, most earnestly wished and faithfully endeavored, by
Worcester House, the 8th of June, 1646.
"Your affectionate Freinds and
"Wee have sent your Lordships here inclosed an Order of the Committee of
Estates at the Army, which will evidence their Care to remove out of
that Army all such against whome
any just Complaints have bin made
by the Country."
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, that Borstall Castle had surrendered; and that he was treating about Oxford.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"Having lately entered into a Treaty concerning
the Surrender of Borstall House, it hath pleafed God
(at last) to bring them within the Garrison (though
at first very obstinate) to condescend to a Surrender
thereof according to these inclosed Articles, which I
humbly present to the House. On Thursday last we
entered to treat with Oxford, wherein we have made
some Progress; and thereof, as any Thing material
offers itself, you shall receive a further Account from,
Marston, June 7, 1646.
"Your most humble Servant,
"Articles of Agreement, made the 6th of June,
1646, between Quarter-master General Gravenor, Major Harrison, Major Huntington, and
Major Shilborne, on Behalf of his Excellency
Sir Thomas Fairefax on the one Part; and Sir
George Aglionbye Knight, Captain George
Kingsley, Captain Duke Wyvell, and Edward
Campion Esquire, in Behalf of Sir William
Campion Knight, Governor of Borstall, on the
other Part; as followeth:
Articles for the Surrender of Borstall Castle.
"1. That the Garrison of Borstall, with all the
Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition, and all other Provisions and Furniture of War whatsoever, belonging
to the said Garrison (except what is allowed in the
ensuing Articles), be delivered unto his Excellency
Sir Thomas Fairefax, or whom he shall appoint to
receive them, for the Use of the Parliament, upon
the 10th Day of June next ensuing; and that, upon
the Signing of these Articles, there be delivered to
the Commissioners on his Excellency's Part a just
Bill of all the Store then remaining in the said
Garrison, and the same to be preserved without
Spoil or Embezzlement, and delivered up as aforesaid.
"2. That the Governor, with his proper Servants,
and all Officers in Commission, and Gentlemen within
the said Garrison, shall march away, with their
Horses, Arms, and (fn. *) properly belonging to them;
and that all Common Soldiers, and all other Persons,
none excepted, within the said Garrison, shall march
away with their own proper Goods to their own
Houses (if they shall desire it); and shall have the
General's Pass and Protection, quietly to remain at
their Habitations; they submitting to all Orders and
Ordinances of Parliament.
"3. That all those that desire to make Composition
with the Parliament shall have the General's effectual
Recommendation, That their Fines shall not exceed
the Rate of Two Years Revenue of their Real Estates,
and proportionable for their Personal; or that they
may be accepted upon the Condition expressed in the
Order of Parliament providing for those that (fn.
in by the First of May last (whether the Parties for
compounding shall choose); and that, after Composition so made, such Persons shall enjoy all Liberties
and Immunities, without farther Tax or Assessment,
equally and fully with the rest of the Inhabitants of
"4. That all those that desire to go over beyond
Seas shall have the General's Pass for that Purpose.
"5. That no Person or Persons, within the Garrison aforesaid, shall be troubled or molested for whatsoever they have said or done since the Beginning of
the Parliament, in Prosecution of their Commissions,
in order to the said Garrison.
"6. That all and every of the Persons aforesaid
shall, for the Space of Two Months next after the
Rendition of the said Garrison, (fn.
‡) remain free and
unmolested within the Parliament's Quarters, for the
Settling and Dispatch of their particular Affairs,
they doing nothing prejudicial to the Parliament.
"7. That all sick and wounded Persons in the Garrison shall have Liberty to remain in some adjacent
Village; and Care to be taken for them until they be
cured, and then to have Passes according to the Articles.
"8. That Hostages be given on both Sides, for the
due Performance of these Articles.
"Ormond's Letter to Major General Monro.
Letter from the Marquis of Ormond to Gen. Munro, with the following One.
"Having this Morning received a Dispatch from
His Majesty, and Commands to impart not only to
this Council, but to all His Loyal Subjects, I am confident you have so good a Title to [ (fn. ||) a Knowledge] thereof, that I held it my Part instantly to dispatch it unto
you by an Express; and so, wishing you all Happiness, I rest
"Your affectionate humble Servant,
Dublin, 21 Maii, 1646.
Letter from the King to the Marquis of Ormond, that He had received Offers of Service from the Scots, and that He was going into their Army.
"Right Trusty and Most Entirely-beloved Cousin
and Counsellor, We greet you well. Having used
all possible honourable Means, by sending many Gracious Messages to the Two Honourable Houses of
Parliament, wherein We have offered them all they
have heretofore desired, and desire from them nothing
but what themselves since these unhappy Wars have
offered, to procure a Personal Treaty with them, for
a safe and well-grounded Peace; and having, instead
of a dutiful and peaceable Return to Our said Message, received either no Answer at all, or such as
argues that nothing will satisfy them but the Ruin,
not only of Us, Our Posterity and Friends, but even
of Monarchy itself; and have lately received very
good Security that We, and all that do and shall adhere unto Us, shall be safe in Our Person, Honour,
and Conscience, in the Scottish Army, and that they
shall really and effectually join with Us, and with
such as will come to Us, and join with them for Our
Preservation, and shall employ their Armies and
Forces to assist Us to the procuring of an happy wellgrounded Peace, for the Good of Us and Our Kingdom, in the Recovery of Our just Rights; and We
are resolved to put Ourselves to the Hazard of passing
into the Scottish Army now lying before Newarke;
and if it shall please God that We come safe thither, We are resolved to use Our best Endeavours,
with their Assistance, and with the Conjunction of
the Forces under the Marquis of Montrose, and such
of Our well-affected Subjects of England as shall rise
for Us, to procure, if it may be, an honourable and
speedy Peace with those who have hitherto resolved
(fn. *) not to give Ear to any Mean tending thereunto; of
which Our Resolution We hold it necessary to give
you this Advertisement, as well to satisfy you, as all
Our Councils and Loyal Subjects with you, to whom
We will that you communicate this Our Letter, that,
failing in Our earnest and sincere Endeavours by
Treaty to put an End to the Miseries of this Our
Kingdom, We esteemed Ourselves obliged to leave
no probable Means expedient unattempted, to preserve Our Crown and Friends from the Usurpation
and Tyranny of those whose Actions declare so manifestly their Desires to overthrow the Laws and
happy-established Government of this Kingdom. And
now, We having made known to you Our Resolution, We recommend it to your special Care, the
disposing and managing of Our Affairs on that Side
as you shall conceive most for Our Honour and
Service; being confident the Course We have taken,
though with some Hazard to Our Person, will have
a good Influence on that Our Kingdom, and (fn. †) deserve,
if not altogether prevent, the Rebels transporting
Forces from those Parts into that Kingdom; and
We desire you to satisfy all Our well-affected Subjects on that Side of Our Princely Care of them,
whereof they shall receive the Effect as soon as God
shall enable Us. We desire you to use some Means
to let Us and Our Council at Oxford hear frequently from you and of your Actions and Condition there. And so God prosper your loyal Endeavours.
"Given at Our Court at Oxon, 3d April, 1646.
By His Majesty's Command,
"Order of the Committee of Estates residing
with the Scotts Army, mentioned in the Postscript of our Letter:
Order of the Scots Committee, for discharging those from their Army against whom there is just Cause of Complaint.
"Newcastle, last of May, 1646.
"The Committee, for good Consideration moveing
them, hath ordained the Regiment of Horse under
Commaund of Generall Major Vandruske forthwith to
bee disbanded and reduced; and that noe Forrainer
whatsoever, nor any Scottish Man, take on or ingage
in the Army, but such as shall bee knowne to bee
"Subscribitur Loudoun, J.P.D. Com."
Ordinance to reinstate Saunders & al. in their Places as Exeter.
"Whereas Richard Sanders, Adam Bennett, Walter
White, James Gould, Richard Crosseinge, John Lovering,
James Marshall, and Phillip Crosseinge, who were
some of them Aldermen, and the rest of them were
of the Common Council and Chamber of the City
of Exon, for their Fidelity to the Parliament, and
adhering to it in the Defence of their just Cause,
have, since the Power of the said City came into the
Hands of the Enemy, been pronounced to be removed and displaced from being of the Company of
the Aldermen and Common Council and Chamber of
the said City: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, having received full and ample Testimony of the Integrity and Ability of the said Richard
Saund'rs, Adam Bennett, Walter White, James Gould,
Richard Crosseing, John Loveringe, James Marshall,
and Phillip Crosseinge, as likewise of their great Sufferings for their being faithful in this Cause, do Declare
and Ordain, That such Amoving and Displacing of
them, and every of them, is void, unjust, and of
none Effect; and do further Declare, That the said
Richard Sanders, Adam Bennett, Walter White, James
Gould, Richard Crosseinge, John Lovering, James Marshall, and Phillip Crosseinge, do continue and are Aldermen, and of the Common Council and Chamber
of the said City, notwithstanding any such pretended
Amoving, Expulsion, or Displacing, had or made, at
any Time whilst the said City hath been in the Hands
and Power of the Enemy; and do Ordain, That
they be accepted, admitted, and taken, to be of the
Magistracy, Government, and Common Council of
the said City, to all Intents and Purposes, as they
were at the Time of the Beginning of this unnatural
War, or at any Time since: And it is lastly Ordained, That Symond Snowe a Member of the House
of Commons, and the said Richard Sanders, Walter
White, and James Gould, be added unto, and are
hereby made of, the Committee of Parliament for
the said City of Exon."
House adjourned till 10a cras.