DIE Veneris, 26 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Woodcocke.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount (fn. *)
Say & Seale.
Message to the H. C. with the E. of Lincoln's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To recommend to them the Petition of the Earl of
D. of Richmond and E. of Lindsey, freed from their Restraint.
Ordered, That the Duke of Richmond and the
Earl of Lyndsey shall have Liberty to come and reside
at Chelsey; and that the Restraint which they lie under
by Order of this House is taken off from them.
E. of Cleveland to be released on Bail.
Ordered, That the Earl of Cleveland shall have
Liberty to go see his Lady, she being sick; he giving
Security to the Lieutenant of The Tower to render
himself [ (fn. †) again within] Three Weeks; and that the
Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein; his Lordship being first committed by the Earl of
Essex when he was Lord General, having Power from
L. Howard of C. a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Howard of Charlton shall
have a Pass, to come up to London, about the making
of his Composition for his Delinquency.
Meeting with the Scots Commissioners.
Next, the Earl of Manchester reported the Papers
of the Matter of the Meeting Yesterday with the Scotts
Commissioners; which were read. (Here enter them.)
Ordered, That the Earl of Argyle's Speech, and
the Paper concerning the Propositions, shall be printed
Message to the H. C. with Papers from them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To communicate to them the Papers of the Scotts
Commissioners read this Day.
Writs of Error brought in.
This Day Mr. Justice Bacon, Senior Judge of the
Court of King's Bench, brought into this House these
Writs of Error following:
Clarke Plaintiff contra Leigh Defendant.
Harbourne Plaintiff contra Puckle Defendant.
Hayes Plaintiff contra Saunders Defendant.
Garraway Plaintiff contra Scarborough Defendant.
Saunders Plaintiff contra Nicholls Defendant.
Bellingrey Plaintiff contra Chesheire Defendant.
Row Plaintiff contra Salmon Defendant.
Sir J. Cotton's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Sir John Cotton, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Sir T. Bendish's.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Sir Tho. Bendish's Estate, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in (fn. *) several
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take this Message into Consideration, and send in Answer by Messengers of their
Pritchard's & al. Ordinance.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Wm. Prichard, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
The Earl of Manchester reported the Draught of a
Letter, which the Committee hath drawn up, to be
sent to Sir Tho. Fairefax.
Which being read, was Agreed to, and Ordered
to be sent presently to Sir Tho. Fairefax.
(Here enter it.)
Letter to Sir T. Fairfax, concerning the Articles for Surrender of Oxford being agreed to without the Knowledge of the Lords.
"This Day there was brought accidentally to the
Lords in Parliament a printed Book, intituled, "Articles concluded and agreed on, for the Surrender of
Oxford and Farringdon to his Excellency Sir Tho.
Fairefax, upon Wednesday the 24th of this Instante
June;" with the which the Lords were very much
surprized, considering that they had formerly signified their Desire unto you, That when any Thing
of Importance in relation to the Parliament should
be transacted by you they might be acquainted with
it: Yet, in regard of the Esteem they have of your
Merit and faithful Services, they have commanded
me to let you know, that they shall forbear to take
any further Notice of these Articles until they shall
hear from yourself whether any such Articles have
been agreed unto by you. Thus I rest
"Your Friend and Servant,
Marquis of Argyie's Speech, at the Meeting between the Scots Commissioners and Committees of both Houses.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"Though I have had the Honnor to bee named by
the Kingdome of Scotland in all Commissions which had
Relation to this Kingdome since the Begining of this
Warre, yet I had never the Happines to bee with
your Lordships till now; wherein I reverence God's
Providence, that He hath brought me hither at such
an Opportunity, when I may bouldly say, it is in
the Power of the Two Kingdomes, yea, I may say
in your Lordships Power, to make us both happy,
if you make good Use of this Occasion, by setling
Religion, the Peace, and Union of these Kingdomes.
"The Worke of Reformation in these Kingdomes
is soe greate a Worke, as noe Age nor History can
paralell since Christ's Dayes; for noe One Nation
had ever such a Reformation set forth unto them,
much lesse, Three Kingdomes; soe that this Generation
may truly thinke themselves happy, if they can bee
instrumentall in it: And as the Worke is very greate,
soe it cannott bee expected but it must have greate
and powerfull Enemyes; not only Flesh and Blood
which hate to bee reformed, but likewise Principalityes and Powers, the Rulers of the Darknes of this
World, and Spirituall Wickednes in High Places.
As the Dangers are greate, wee must looke the better
to our Dutyes; and the best Way to performe these
is, to keepe us to the Rules which are to bee found
in our Nationall Covenant, principally the Word of
God, and, in its owne Place, the Example of the
best Reformed Churches; and in our Way wee must
beware of some Rocks, which are Temptations both
upon the Right and upon the Left Hand, soe that
wee must hould the Middle Path: Upon the One
Part, wee would take Heede not to setle lawlesse Liberty in Religion, whereby, insteed of Uniformity,
wee should sett upp a Thousand Heresyes and Schismes,
which is directly contrary and destructive to our
Covenant. Upon the other Part, wee are to looke
that wee persecute not Piety and peaceable Men,
who cannott through Scruple of Conscience come
upp in all Things to the common Rule; but that
they may have such a Forbearance as may bee according to the Word of God, may consist with the
Covenant, and not bee destructive to the Rule itselfe,
nor to the Peace of the Church and Kingdome;
wherein I will insist noe farther, either to wrong
your Lordships Patience or Judgments, who, I doubt
not, will bee very carefull to doe every Thinge according to our Covenant.
"As to the other Point, concerning the Peace and
Union of the Kingdomes, I knowe it is that which
all professe they desire; I hope it is that all do ayme
at: Sure I am, it is that all Men ought to studdy
and endeavor. And I thinke it is not amisse to remember your Lordships of some former Experiences,
as an Argument to move us to bee wise for the future. If the Kingdome of England, in the 1640
Yeare of God, then sitting in Parliament, had concurred as they were desired against the Kingdome of
Scotland, noe Question wee had bin brought to
many Difficultyes, which, blessed by God, was by
the Wisdome of the Honnorable Houses prevented;
soe likewise, when this Kingdome was in Difficultyes,
if the Kingdome of Scotland had not willingly, yea,
cheerfully, sacrificed their Peace to concurre with this
Kingdome, your Lordships all knowe what might have
bin the Danger: Therefore lett us hould fast that Union
which is soe happily established betwixt us; and lett
nothing make us againe Two, who are soe many Wayes
One; all of One Language, in One Island, all under
One King, One in Religion, yea, One in Covenant; soe
that in Effect wee differ in nothing but in the Name
(as Brethren doe), which I wish were alsoe removed,
that wee might bee altogether One, if the Two Kingdomes shall thinke fitt; for I dare say, not the greatest
Kingdome in the Earth can prejudice both, soe much
as One of them may doe the other.
"I will forbeare at this Tyme to speake of the many
Jealousyes I heare are suggested, for as I doe not love
them; soe I delight not to mention them, only One I
cannott forbeare to speake of, as if the Kingdome of
Scotland were too much affected with the King's Interest. I will not deny, but the Kingdome of Scotland,
by reason of the Raigne of many Kings His Progenitors over them, hath a naturall Affection to His Majesty, whereby they wish He may bee rather reformed than ruined; yet Experience may tell their
Personall regard to Him hes never made them forgett
that common Rule, "The Safety of the People is
the Supreame Lawe;" soe likewise their Love to Monarchy makes them very desireous that it may bee
rather regulated then destroyed, which I hope I neede
not to mention further to your Lordships, who I trust
are of the same Mynde.
"I knowe likewise there are many Jealousyes and
unjust Aspersions cast upon our Armyes in England
and Ireland. I can, if it were needfull, presently produce Heads of a Declaration intended by the Army in
England, for vindicating themselves from such Injuryes,
and shewing the Cleernes of their Resolutions and
Integrity both in the Cause and towards this Kingdome, wherein theyr Undertakeings and comeing-in at
such a Season of the Yeare, their hard Sufferings and
constant Indeavors since, may bee sufficient Testimonyes; therefore I am the more bould to desire your
Lordships, that soe long as they stay in England (which
I wish may bee for a short Tyme) they may bee supplyed with some Moneyes and their Quarters enlarged, least their lying in too narrow Quarters make
the Burthen insupportable to that exhausted Corner
of the Country where they now remaine, and soe
begett Outcryes against them when they are not
enabled to discharge their Quarters as other Armyes
within the Kingdome.
"As for the Army in Ireland, I have bin an Eye
Wittnesse to their Sufferings, and soe may speake of it
likewise, upon certaine Knowledge that never Men
have suffered greater Hardshipps who might have
beene provided; for they have lived many Tymes upon
a few Beanes measured out to them by Number, and
never had any other Drinke but Water; and when
they were in some better Condition, they had but an
Irish Pecke of rough Oates for a whole Weeke; and
now at their best Condition, when they are quartered
upon the Country (which is able to entertaine them
only for a very short Tyme), they have only an Irish
Pecke of Oatemeale, or a Shilling in the Ten Dayes,
both for Meate and Drinke: Therefore, according
to the many Desires given in to the Honnorable
Houses for that End, I humbly intreate that your
Lordships will take Care to provide for them soe long
as it is thought fitt they remaine in that Kingdome.
"For renewed Testimony of our earnest Desires to
comply with the Honnorable Houses for setling the
Peace of these Kingdomes, soe much longed for; wee
doe retourne unto your Lordships the Propositions of
Peace (which wee receaved on Tuesday last), with our
Consent thereunto; wishing they may bee hasted to
His Majesty, who hath soe often called for them:
And I likewise offer to your Lordships the Coppy of
His Majesty's Letter to my Lord of Ormond, discharginge him from any further medling in any Treaty
with the Rebells in Ireland; I hope, in order to His
Majesty's further condescendinge to the setling of that
Proposition concerninge Ireland and the rest of the
Propositions now to bee sent unto Him. Annother
Paper there is, which concernes the supplyinge of
the Scottish Army in England and Ireland, and the
perfectinge of the Accompts betweene the Kingdomes,
together with a Letter from Generall Major Monro to
the Committee of Estates of the Kingdome of Scotland, concerning the State of Affaires in Ireland; all
which when your Lordships have considered, I trust
you will take such Course therein, as may sattisfy our
just Desires, may put an End to our present Troubles,
and setle these Kingdomes in a happy Peace."
Paper from the Scots Commissioners, that they agree that the Propositions shall be sent to the King, with a Salvo for further Disscussion.
"It is above a Twelve-moneth since wee did earnestly
presse the sendinge of Propositions to the King, for a
safe and well-grounded Peace; in Answere where-they
unto, the Honnorable Houses were pleased to acquaint us, that they had resolved Propositions should
bee sent to His Majesty, but did intend to make some
Alterations in the former Propositions; and, after
8 or 9 Moneths Deliberation, wee received from
the Honnorable Houses some of those Propositions; and
though wee did finde therein very materiall Additions,
Alterations, and Omissions, which, for their greate Importance, and the Interest of the Kingdome of Scotland therein, might very well have required the Delay
of an Answere untill theEstates of that Kingdome
had beene consulted, yet soe unwillinge wee were to
retard the Meanes of Peace, that in a Fortnight's Tyme
wee retourned an Answere upon the whole Propositions; and the Houses of Parliament not resting
sattisfyed therewith, in lesse then Tenn Dayes wee prepared a further Answere, wherein wee did very much
comply with the Desires of the Honnorable Houses,
especially in the Matter of setlinge the Militia of
England and Ireland; and in other Things did shew
our Readines to heare or propose such Expedients as
might determine any Differences; soe that, in a
whole Yeare's Tyme, the Propositions have not remained in our Hands the Space of Fower Weeks,
which wee only mention to cleere our Proceedings
from Mistakes and Aspersions: And the Houses haveinge now, after Two Moneths further Deliberation,
delivered unto us, upon the 23th of this Instant June,
all the Propositions they intend to send to the Kinge at
this Tyme, wee doe without any Delay retourne such
an Answere and Resolution thereupon as wil bee
unto the present and future Generations One undeniable Testimony (besides many others) of the Integrity and Faithfullnes of the Kingdome of Scotland in
their solemne League and Covenant, of their Love to
Peace, and earnest Desire to sattisfy their Brethren of
England in those Things which concerne the Good and
Government of this Kingdome; being further resolved
touchinge the Kingdome of Scotland, that, as not hinge
of single or sole Concernment to that Nation did engage them in this Warre, soe nothing of that Nature
shall continue the same; although these Propositions
now to bee sent doe much differ from the Propositions formerly agreed upon by the Parliaments of both
Kingdomes; and the most materiall Additions, Omissions, and Alterations, are in such Particulers as concerne the joynt Interest, and mutuall Confidence and
Conjunction, of both Kingdomes, which were, as wee
conceive, much better provided for and strengthened
by the former Propositions then by these. Although
the particular Propositions presented by us concerning
the Kingdome of Scotland are not yet agreed unto by
the Houses of Parliament, as was offered in their Paper
of the 10th of Aprill; although diverse Propositions of joynt Concernment be now superseeded, and
the sending of them delayed to a more convenient
Tyme, as is expressed in the Votes of both Houses of
the 26th of March; and although (which is to us more
then all the rest) those Ordinances of Parliament unto
which the 5th and 6th Propositions doe relate (and
were therefore communicated unto us upon our Desire
to see what the Houses had already agreed upon
concerning Religion), doe not contayne the Establishment of such a Reformation of Religion and Uniformity as was expected, and was the cheife End of our
Engagment in this Warre; and as all these Ordinances put together come short of what wee wished;
soe there are some Particulers which wee conceive to
bee inconsistent with the Word of God and the Example of the best Reformed Churches, and therefore
cannott in our Consciences consent unto them, which
Particulers were expressed to both Houses in the Remonstrance of the Commissioners of the Church of
Scotland, of the Dave March 26, 1646: Yet, neverthelesse, wee doe soe earnestly desire, and soe highly
value, the easinge of the heavy Pressures under which
both Kingdomes groane, and the bringinge of this
bloody lastinge Warre to a speedy and happy End;
consideringe withall, that not only the Booke of Common Prayer and the Prelaticall Government are abolished, and a common Directory of Worshipp established in both Kingdomes, but that likewises the Ordinances afore mentioned doe contayne diverse Parts
of a possitive Reformation and Uniformity in Church
Government, unto which wee formerly gave our Consent in our Answer upon the whole Propositions of
Peace of the 20th of Aprill; and for soe happy Beginings, and soe good a Foundation layd for the
future, wee heartly thanke God, and doe acknowledge the Zeale, Piety, and Wisdome of the Honnorable Houses herein; remembringe alsoe that those
Ordinances doe not contayne the whole Moddell of
Church Government, and that the Houses have bin
pleased to expresse, ("that it cannott be expected that
a perfect Rule in every Particuler should bee setled
all at once; but that there will bee Neede of Supplyments and Additions, and happily of Alterations in
some Things, as Experience shall bringe to Light the
Necessity thereof.") Upon these Considerations, as
wee doe cheerefully consent to many materiall Parts
of these Propositions, soe wee resolve to make noe
Lett, but to give Way to the sending of such other
Particulers herein contayned, with which wee are unsattisfyed in the Matter for the Reasons formerly represented to both Houses, of which some still stand
in Force, though others of them bee taken away by
the new Expedients; it alwayes being understood that
our not dissentinge from nor opposeing of the sending
of the Propositions as they now stand shall bee noe
Prejudice nor Impediment to all or any One of the
Articles of the solemne League and Covenant; especially to the First Article, concerning the Preservation
of the Reformed Religion in the Church of Scotland,
in Doctrine, Worshipp, Discipline, and Government,
against our common Enemyes; the Reformation of
Religion in the Kingdomes of England and Ireland,
in Doctrine, Worshipp, Discipline, and Government,
according to the Word of God and Example of the
best Reformed Churches; and the bringing of the
Churches of God in the 3 Kingdomes to the ueerest
Conjunction and Unisormity in Religion, Confession
of Faith, Forme of Church Government, Directory
for Worshipp, and Catechiseinge, which Thing both
Kingdomes are by Covenant obliged sincerly and
really to endeavor, and that not for a Tyme, but
constantly, soe that neither of the Kingdomes can bee
loosed or acquitted from the most straite and solemne
Obligation of their continued and constant indeavoring these good Ends, soe farre as any of them
is not yet attayned; it being alsoe understood that
our Concurrence to the sending of the Propositions
shal bee without Prejudice to any Agreement or
Treaty betweene the Kingdomes, and shall not infringe any Engagment made to the Kingdome of
Scotland, nor bee my Hindrance to our insisting
upon the other Propositions already made knowne to
the Houses; and it being understood that it is not
our Judgment that every Particuler and Circumstance of these Propositions is of soe greate Importance to these Kingdomes as Peace and Warre should
depend thereupon. Upon these Grounds, which wee
make knowne only for cleering our Consciences, and
for discharginge ourselves in the Trust put upon us,
without the least Thought of retarding soe-muchlonged-for Peace, wee condescend and agree that the
Propositions, as they are now resolved upon, bee in
the Name of both Kingdomes presented to the Kinge,
whose Heart wee beseech the Lord wholy to inclyne
to the Councells of Truth and Peace."
25th of June, 1646.
Letter from the King, to the Marquis of Ormond, to proceed no further in the Treaty with the Irish Rebels.
"3. Right, &c.
"Having long with much Grief looked upon
the sad Condition Our Kingdom of Ireland hath
been in these divers Years, through the wicked
and desperate Rebellion there, and the bloody
Effects have ensued thereupon; for the settling
whereof, We would have wholly applied Ourselves,
if the Difference betwixt Us and Our Subjects here
had not diverted and withdrew Us; and not having
been able by Force for that respect to reduce them;
We were necessitated, for the present Safety of Our
Protestant Subjects there, to give you Power and
Authority to treat with them, upon such pious, honourable, and safe Grounds, as the Good of that Our
Kingdom did then require: But, for many Reasons,
too long for a Letter, We think sit to require you to
proceed no further in Treaty with the Rebels, nor
to engage Us upon any Conditions with them after
Sight hereof. And having formerly found such real
Proofs of your ready Obedience to Our Commands,
We doubt not of Your Care in this, wherein Our
Service and the Good of Our Protestant Subjects in
Ireland is so much concerned.
"From Newcastle, the 11th of June, 1646."
General Monro's Letter to the Committee of Estates, giving an Account of his Defeat by the Irish Rebels, and desiring Supplies for his Army.
"4. Right Honnorable,
"It being my Duty to represent unto your Honnors
the Condition of Affaires here touching our Army,
and those of the Brittish Army who were ingaged
with us in the Service; being extraordinarily (fn. *) scarce
of Provisions, and heareing from all Parts that the
Irish had noe considerable Army on Foote; for Preservation of our Quarters, it was resolved, by joynt
Advise, to make to the Feilds, with a Moneth's Provision, for to purchase Victualls or Cattle from the
Enemy; soe that wee intended our March the 2d of
June, beinge effective under Armes 3400 Foote and
Elevene Troopes of Horse, with Six Feilding Peeces;
and Colonell Monro was to joyne with us at Glasloch,
with Three Troopes of Horse, and 240 Musketteirs;
Auchinbeck being left at Home, for Defence of the
Quarters; the Marquesse' Regiment, being landed
from Scotland 2 Dayes before, could not bee gotten in
Readines to joyne with us; it (fn. †) was alsoe condescended
on by the English Commissioners an me, that the
Laggan Forces should march unto Connaught imediatly, to keepe the Enemy busied there, who were
ordained to keepe Correspondence with us on all
Occasions. Haveing parted with our Commissioners,
the 2d Night of our Marche neere Drummore; the
4th in the Morning, I commaunded forth a Party of
Horse, being 27 Comaunded Horsemen, led by the
Leiuetenant of my Troope, Daniell Monro, who had
Direction to crosse The Black Water at Benburg, to
scoure the Feilds, and to certify Colonell Monro of my
Randesvouz Place at Glasloch the Fowe'th of June,
where, by the Way, at Armagh, the Party unexpectedly
forgathered with the the Enemyes Fore Troope, and
tooke a Prisoner of theirs, who gave Intelligence, that
the Enemyes Army were marchinge that Morning
from Glasloch, to quarter at Benburg and Charlemonte,
which interrupted my Party from goeing to Colonell
Monro: The Prisoner, being sent to meete mee after
Examination, certifyed us the Enemyes Army were
effective above 5000 Foote, and 12 Troopes of Horse,
provided with a Fortnight's Victualls. Being thus
informed, I presently broke upp our Night's Leaguer,
and marched Six Miles farther to Hamilton's Band,
4 Miles from Armagh, and sent for our Party to retire
upon the Army, beinge impossible for them to gett
through to Colonell Monro. Friday the 5th, by
Fower a Clocke in the Morninge, I marched to Armagh in View of the Enemy; thinking, the neerer
our Army was to theirs, to hinder them from sending
of their Strength to fall upon Colonell Monro, his
Way lying direct towards the Enemyes Quarter; and
haveinge viewed the Enemyes Army in a Posture to
defend the Passage at Benburgh, which beinge hard
for us to force the Passage, by reason of the Straightnes of the Passe, the Enemy being Master of the
Bridge and of the Ford, very advantagious for him,
presently I convened the Officers of the Army, to
consult what was best for us to undertake, where, by
joynt Advise, it was resolved to march with the
Army in the Enemye's View to Kinniard, to crosse the
Water there, and soe to drawe the Enemy from his
Advantage, and from Colonell Monro his Party, beinge
but weake; which being effectuated, wee were betwixt the Enemy and his Victualls, haveing gained
the Passe at Kinnaird without Dispute; and had the
Enemy betwixt us and our Party, and our Baggage
secured in our Reare. All our Army, Foote and
Horse, did earnestly covett Fightinge, which was
impossible for me to gainstand without being reproached of Cowardice; and therefore, haveing
provided ourselves for Battaill, and that orderly with
Resolution, wee advanced towards the Enemy aboute
Six of the Clocke at Night, and beate in their Comaunded Men and Fore Troopes to their Army, where
they stood ready in Battell to receive us. Leiuetenant Colonell Cuninghame, with 400 Comaunded Men,
cleered the Passage for our Horsemen to advance,
who were comaunded then, in Absence of Colonell
Monro, by the Lord Viscount of Ardes. The Army
followed upp after the Feilding Peeces, and drew upp
in Battell forgainst the Army, who had possessed themselves with the advantagious Ground, where their
Foote were covered with Scrogges and Bushes. The
Service began on both Sides, continued from 6 a
Clocke at Night till after Sunn-sett. The Enemy
could not gett charged on our Left or Right Wing,
haveing The Blacke Water on the Right Hand, and a
Marrish Bogg on the Left Winge; and wee being
comeing up in the Plaine, haveinge our Peeces before
us, and our Horsemen behinde our Reserve, being
impossible for the Enemy to charge us but in our Van,
our Horsemen could receive them in marching upp,
and charginge through the Intervalls betweene the
Briggade of Foote; about Sunn-sett, I perceived the
Enemy makeing ready for a generall Assault, first with
his Foote, and his Horse comeing upp behinde his
Foote to second them. I had given Order to a Squadron of our Horse to breake through them before
they should advance to our Foote. That Squadron
of Horse, consisting for the most Part of Irish Riders, although in the English Comaund, did not
charge, but retired disorderly through our Foote,
haveing the Enemyes Horsemen to followe them, at
least One Squadron. Notwithstanding thereof, our
Foote stood to it, and received the Enemyes Battalions
Body to Body with Push of Pike, till at last our
Second Squadron of Horse charged the Enemyes
Horse, and fell pell-mell amongest our Foote, who,
beinge carryed in Disorder, had noe Way of Retreate but to wade The Blacke Water where it was not
foardable; and by that Meanes, by the Helpe of the
darke Night, many of our Foote escaped, with the
Losse of some few Officers, Six Feilding Peeces, and
some Colours; soe that, by all Appeareance, the Irish
under the Lesnegarvy Horsemen had a Purpose to betray the Army by their running away, leaveing the
Foote to bee cutt downe, who were alsoe deserted by
the rest of the Horse. After retireing from their
last Charge, the Enemy falling on our Baggage, the
Baggage Horses being all gone, the Enemy loved the
Spoile better then to prosecute their Victory; soe
that wee lost of the Foote at the neerest Conjecture
5 or 600; and 20 Officers were taken Prisoners, the
Lord of Ardes being One. Wee lost alsoe many
Armes, by reason the Souldiers had above 50 Miles
to retire; and notwithstandinge all our Losses, the
Enemy as yet (praised by God) hath not attempted
to prosecute his Victory within our Quarters; and
Colonell Monro, with his Party, miracilously retired
Home from the Enemy, who viewed him, without
the Losse of a Man. And now wee are makeing upp
our Forces againe, haveing not lost of our Horsemen
above 30, and One Cornett, who was killed. Wee
are both scarce of Armes and Victualls; and, for
ought I can understand, the Lord of Hosts had a
Controversy with us, to rub Shame on our Faces as on
other Armyes, till once wee should bee humbled; for
greater Confidence did I never see in any Army
then was amongest us, and wee behoved to tast of
Bitternes as well as others of both Nations; but,
praised bee God, being now humbled before God,
wee increase in Courage and Resolution: Soe, according to your Interest in us, and in the poore Inhabitants in this Province, use some speedy Meanes to
supply us. Thus, comending your Lordships and all
your waighty Affaires to the Protection of the Almighty, I humbly take my Leave.
Carrick-fergus, the 11th of June, 1646.
"Aboute the same Tyme a Party of our Countrymen in Connaught re-encountered with a
Comaunded Party of Preston's Army, where
the Enemy lost 500 Men, besides 20 Officers
that were taken Prisoners, whereof Generall Major Taaff was the speciall; with
whome, and such others as I have Prisoners of theirs, wee intend to releive the
Lord Ards and other of our Freinds."
Paper from the Scots Commissioners concerning the Supply of their Armies; for Ships to be sent on their Coasts; and for Commissioners to reside with their Army.
"Haveing soe often represented by Papers, and now
by Word, to the Honnorable Houses, the extreame
Necessityes of our Armyes in England and Ireland,
wee shall not trouble them with unnecessary Repetition; but only mention those Desires which require
their very speedy Consideration:
"1. First, Wee desire, that, for easeing the Country
of their greate Pressures, and preventing many dangerous Inconveniencyes, the Quarters of the Scottish
Army in the North of this Kingdome may bee enlarged, and a considerable Supply of Money dispatched unto them.
"2. That Money, Provisions, and Ammunition, may
bee sent to the Scottish Army in Ireland; and the same
Care taken in provideing for them as for other Forces
imployed in that Kingdome.
"3. That the Five Thousand Armes long since promised, and in an Ordinance of both Houses of the
26th of August, 1645, referred to the Care of the
Committee sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall, may bee
speedily provided; and that the Honnorable Houses
will bee pleased to graunt Power to that Committee
to contract and make Payment, as well as to treate
for furnishing of these Armes; by reason of which
Defect in the Ordinance, the sending of these Armes
hath bin hitherto retarded.
"4. That, to prevent the further Invasion of the
Kingdome of Scotland by the Irish Rebells, Shipps
may bee presently sent to attend the Coasts betwixt
Scotland and Ireland; and the Comaunders of these
Shipps authorised with such Instructions as are
agreeable to the Treatyes betweene the Kingdomes.
"5. That the Honnorable Houses wil bee pleased
to send Commissioners to joyne with the Committee
of Estates residing with the Scotts Army, who may
bee Wittnesses, as of their other Proceedings, soe of
the earnest Desires and reall Indeavors with the King,
for giveing speedy and full Sattisfaction to both
Kingdomes. And it is alsoe our earnest Request,
that these Commissioners may have Power to treate
and agree with the Committee of Estates, concerning
the statinge of the Accompts, and setling any Differences that may arise thereupon; and further, to treate
and agree upon Overtures and estimated Mediums
or Expedients for the speedy setling thereof (which
wee are confident may bee done in a very few
Dayes); and either finally to conclude them, or
represent them to both Houses, whereby, with all
possible Expeditior, upon the setling of the Propositions and Accompts, such Course may bee taken
as all Armyes may bee disbanded, the Kingdomes
eased of their heavy Pressures and insupportable
Burdens, that soe, all Things beinge setled in a
Brotherly Way, wee and our Posterity may, after
soe unhappy and troublesome a Warre, injoy a quiett
and blessed Peace."
25th June 1646.
List of Persons excepted from Pardon.
"6. The Names of the Persons excepted from
"Earle of Traquare.
"Lord Gordon, sometyme Marq. of Huntley.
James Graham, sometyme Earle of Montrose.
Robert Maxwell, late Earle of Nithesdailie.
Robert Dalzell, sometyme Earle of Carnwath.
James Gordon, sometyme Viscount of Aboyne.
Lodowick Lindesay, sometyme Earle of Crauford.
James Ogleby, sometyme Lord Ogleby.
Patrick Rutheven, sometyme Earle of Forth.
James King, sometyme Lord Ithan.
Irwin Younger of Drum.
Gordan Younger of Gight.
Lesley of Aughintoule.
Colonell John Coghrane.
Graham of Gorthie.
"Mr. John Maxwell, sometyme pretended Bishop of
Ordinance to clear Sir John Cotton of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Sir John Cotton, of Lannoads, in the
County of Cambridge, Knight, hath by both Houses
of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three
Hundred and Forty Pounds, for adhering to the
Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal
of England to pass a Pardon for the said Sir John
Cotton, (fn. *) in such Manner as shall be agreed by both
Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant
and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels,
and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted,
according to the Particular thereof made, and entered
with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all
Mean Profits, from the 24th Day of June, 1645,
with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said
Sir John Cotton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations,
and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel;
and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor
General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or
the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend
to free the said Sir John Cotton from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels,
than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid;
and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said
Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are
therein contained during Three Years before the Year
of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir John Cotton
shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for
the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Sir Tho. Bendish's Restraint taken off.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Restraint laid upon Sir
Thomas Bendish Baronet, in the Ordinance whereby
he was discharged of his Delinquency and Sequestration, be taken off."
Ordinance to clear Messieurs Pritchard, Allen, and Bovill, of their Delinquency.
"Whereas Phillip Prichard, of Bostocke, in the
County of Chester, Gentleman, William Allen, of
Brindley, in the said County, Gentleman, and Stephen
Bovill, of the same, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fines; videlicet, the said
Phillip Prichard to his Fine of Eighty Pounds; the
said William Allen to his Fine of Ninety Pounds; and
the said Stephen Bovill to his Fine of Thirty-five
Pounds; the said Phillip Prichard and William Allen
having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament, and the said Stephen Bovill having been in
Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do hereby authorize
and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Phillip Prichard, William
Allen, and Stephen Bovill, for their said Offences, in
such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses for
like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution
to them, their Heirs, and Assigns, of all their Lands,
Goods, and Chattels, and other Estates for which
their said Fines were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee
at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof;
for the said Phillipp Prichard, from the Six and
Twentieth Day of March, 1646; for the said William
Allen, from the Second Day of this Instant June,
1646; and for the said Stephen Bovill, from the said
Second of June; with an Exception of the Rights or
Estates of the said Phillip Prichard, William Allen,
and Stephen Bovill, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Rights of Patronage, to any Church or
Chapel; which said Pardons, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time
being are hereby likewise authorized to pass the
said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That
this Ordinance, or the said Pardons thereon to be
passed, shall not extend to free the said Phillip Prichard, William Allen, and Stephen Bovill, from any
further Compositions, for any other Lands, Goods,
or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly
Values than are therein expressed during Three Years
before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said
Phillip Prichard, William Allen, and Stephen Bovill,
shall pay such further Fines, by Way of Composition,
as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."