DIE Saturni, 3 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Fr. Ambassador, a Pass to the King.
Ordered, That Monsieur Bellieure, Extraordinary
Ambassador from the French King, shall be permitted,
with his Retinue, Coach and Horses, Bag and Baggage, to pass from the City of London, to His Majesty,
and back to London; and likewise, that all civil and fair
Respects be given unto him.
Ordered, That a Letter be written from both Houses,
to the Commissioners with the King, to permit the
French Ambassador to repair to the King.
Sir G. Norton and Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Gregory Norton
Baronet: It is Ordered, That the Protection of this
House, formerly granted to Nic. Loftus, be hereby
An Order was brought in, for making Jonathan Bruen
be Chief Clerk or Baron of the Exchequer at Chester;
which was read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be
sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it; with the Letter to Cambridge University; about the Fr. Ambassador's Pass; and with the Waggoners Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order and Letter to the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge and the Heads
of the Colleges.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Pass for the
French Ambassador, and the Letter to the Commissioners
with the King; and that the same may (fn. *) be delivered
to the Master of the Ceremonies.
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance
concerning Jonathan Bruen to be Baron of the Exchequer of the County Palatine of Chester.
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the Waggoners.
Message from the H. C. with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Steven Egerton;
To desire Concurrence in the Order following.
1. An Order for issuing out Ten Thousand Pounds,
for the Northern Association. (Here enter.)
Message to them, about the Ordinance to sequester Collieries.
Ordered, To put the House of Commons in Mind
of the Ordinance concerning the Collieries in the North;
which was done, by Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler.
Sir A. Apsley and Brodrick, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Allen Apseley and Allen Brodericke
shall have a Pass, for themselves and Three Servants, to
go into France, and return back again.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King.
A Letter from the Lord Mountague, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Drs. Sheldon and Hammond not to be found.
The House had Account this Day, "That when the
Messenger was at Windsor, to enquire after Doctor
Sheldon and Doctor Hamond, and to serve the Order
of this House upon them; but they were gone, and
could not be found."
Letter from the Commissioners with the Army.
A Letter from the Commissioners residing with the
Army, was read, with the Papers inclosed.
(Here enter them.)
Propositions for Peace.
Ordered, That the Propositions for Peace shall be
taken into Consideration the First Business.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, that He is at Windsor; and that they have prevented excepted Persons from having Access to Him.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"The King removed Yesterday from Hatfeild to
Windsor, where Colonel Whitchcott, being Governor,
hath the Command of the present Guards; and we have
given him our Orders to remove Doctor Sheldon and
Doctor Hamond from about the Person of the King,
with all others that by your late Votes and the Fifth
Article of our Instructions are not to be permitted
Access to His Majesty. These Orders he hath willingly received from us, and undertaken to obey
them accordingly. The Duke of Richmond went
away from Hatfeild. This is all we have at present to acquaint you with; being very desirous, as
far as in us lies, to observe your Commands; remaining,
Wind'or, 2 Julii, 1647.
Most humble Servant;
"The King intends to remove from
hence to Caversham, near Rèadinge,
Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, that they have begun upon the Treaty; and that the Army is going to Reading.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"May it please your Lordship,
"This Day we have entered upon the Treaty. The
Commissions on both Parts have been read; and
some Propositions touching the Method of our Proceeding in the Treaty have been mutually consented unto, the Copies whereof we send here inclosed.
We have Notice given us, that the General and his
Council of War have resolved to remove the Head
Quarter To-morrow to Reading; at which Place,
they assure us, they will proceed in the Treaty with
all Diligence and Expedition on Monday Morning
by Seven of the Clock. (fn. *) Thus we rest,
Wickham, 2 Julii, 1647, 12 at Night.
Method of proceeding in the Treaty between the Commissioners with the Army and the Commissioners appointed by Sir T. Fairfax, &c.
"For the Method of Proceeding, it is offered by
the Commissioners of Parliament, That, seeing this Treaty is to be had upon the Papers
and Desires sent from the Army to the Houses,
and the Votes of the Houses sent to their
Commissioners residing with the Army;
"1. That, in all Matters to be treated on, there
shall be a free Debate had by Conference.
"2. That the Results of such Debates on Points
that relate to the Desires of the Army shall, by the
Commissioners for the Army, be delivered to the
Commissioners of Parliament in Writing, to be presented to the Houses for their Consideration, that a
speedy Conclusion may be thereupon had.
"3. That, in this Treaty, nothing shall be taken as
the Desire, Opinion, or Resolution of the Commissioners, on either Part, but what is given in Writing
to each other, signed by their respective Secretaries.
"4. That, in the managing of this Treaty, and
for the more Expedition therein, that at any Time
Papers signed as aforesaid may be sent and received
between the Commissioners, upon emergent Occasions.
"5. That we shall be desirous to hear from the Commissioners of the Army, the Way and Method wherein
they intend to proceed in the managing of the Desires
of the Army; wherein we shall not doubt but that
they will take such Courses as may tend to the greatest Expedition.
"6. That the Meeting of the Commissioners shall
be, from Time to Time, by mutual Agreement of
the Commissioners, or upon the Desire of either Part
respectively, at such Place within the Head Quarter
as the Commissioners of the Parliament shall appoint.
Wickeham, from The Katherin Wheele, 2d July, 1647.
"Signed, by the Appointment of the
Commissioners of Parliament.
"Geo. Pyke, Secr."
"To the Offers of the Right Honourable the
Commissioners of Parliament for the Method
of Proceeding, the Commissioners for the
Army do answer:
"1. To the First, we agree fully.
"2. To the Second, we agree.
"3. To the Third, we wholly agree.
"4. To the Fourth, we agree.
"5. To the Fifth, we shall willingly perform
what is desired, at least in Parts, from Time to
Time, as there is Occasion; but we desire that there
may be no Stop in the Proceeding to the Treaty
upon any Part of the Things to be treated on, in
Expectation of a general Method to the Whole.
"6. To the Sixth, we wholly agree.
Wickeham, Katherin Wheele, 2 Julii; 1647.
"By the Command of the Commissioners of the Army.
"Signed, Wm. Clakke."
"An Ordinance for One Month's Pay to the
Forces of the Northern Association.
Ordinance for a Month's Pay for the Forces of the Northern Association.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of
Ten Thousand Pounds be forthwith borrowed and
advanced, out of the Treasure in Weavers Hall, and
issued towards the Payment of a Month's Pay to the
Officers of the Northern Association; and that it be
re-paid out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in
Course, with Interest; and that the several Committees of Sequestrations, in the several Counties of
the Northern Association, do pay respectively, out of
the Sequestration-monies, so much Money as may
make the said Ten Thousand Pounds a full Month's
Pay for the said Forces; and the same to be distributed amongst the said Forces proportionably, according to such Order and Directions as the Committee for the Northern Association shall give in
that Behalf, out of which they are to pay to the
Country for One Month's Quarter where they have
been billeted; and as well the Treasurers of Weavers
Hall, and every of them, as the several Treasurers of
the Sequestration-monies in the said several Counties
of the Northern Association, are hereby required
forthwith to pay the said several Monies hereby ordered as aforesaid, unto Sir Will'm Allenson Knight,
Brian Stapleton, Thomas Hoyle, and James Nelthorp,
or any Two or more of them, under their Hands
and Seals, (fn. *) be appointed to receive the same, or any
Part thereof; and the Receipt of the said Sir William
Allenson, Bryan Stapleton, Thomas Hoyle, and James
Nelthorpe, or of any Two or more of them, or of any
other Person or Persons by Order under their Hands
and Seals as aforesaid, of all or any Part of the said
Monies, shall be unto the said several Treasurers,
and to every of them respectively, a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; and the said Sir William Allenson, Bryan Stapleton, Thomas Hoyle, and James
Nelthorpe, or such other Person or Persons as they
or any Two or more of them shall under their Hands
and Seals appoint to receive the said Monies, or
any Part thereof, shall, from Time to Time, issue
out the same, according to such Orders and Directions as they shall receive from the said Committee
for the said Northern Association, which shall be
unto them a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."