DIE Saturni, 6 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree concerning Colonel Brandling's Business; and to the Order concerning the Articles of
Exeter: (Here enter them.) They have taken the
Earl of Ordmond's Letter into Consideration; and they
will send an Answer to the rest by Messengers of their
Count. of Arundel, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That the Countess of Arundell and her
Twelve Servants, with their Accommodations, shall have
Liberty to return into France.
Ordinance to confirm the Receivers, &c. appointed by the Revenue Committee.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for confirming the
Receivers Places conferred by the Committee for the
Revenue, be referred to the Consideration of these Lords
following; who are to receive what Information they
can concerning the Parties concerned, and report to this
House by Wednesday next, on which Day this House
will proceed upon it:
Ds. La Warr.
Any Two; to meet on Monday Morning, at Nine
a Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, and
at such Time after as the Committee from Time
to Time shall adjourn to.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning Mr.
Grant, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of the Lady Cawfield.
3. To deliver to them the Petition of Wm. Hawkins,
and recommend it to them.
4. To put them in Mind of John Borras's Pardon.
5. To put them in Mind of Captain Jones's Petition.
6. To put them in Mind of the Petition of the Poor
Knights of Windsor.
Ordinance to rebuild Taunton Church.
An Ordinance was brought in, and read, for rebuilding of the Church at Taunton, in Glo'stershire;
which was Agreed to.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, desiring the King may be brought to London, for a Personal Treaty with the Houses; and that He may be no longer under the Power of the Army.
"As, upon the Removall of His Majesty from
Holdenby, against His Will, by a Party of the Army
under the Commaund of Sir Thomas Fairefax, wee
expressed our Sense and the Resentment of the
Kingdome of Scotland of that violent Action; soe
the Committee of Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, findeing that His Majesty is still kept within
the Power of that Army, thought themselves obliged
to endeavor to know the Certainty of His Condition:
In Obedience to their Comaunds, wee have applyed ourselves to His Majesty, that from Himselfe
wee might know the Truth thereof, who was pleased
to shew us His Usage ever since He came from Newcastle: But for His present Condition, He really
professeth He cannott; but referrs us to knowe
it from the Two Houses of Parliament and the
"Both Houses, by many Professions and Engagments, have declared to the Kingdome of Scotland,
That they would take Care of the Preservation of
His Person, His just Power and Greatnes (which
both Kingdomes have sworne not to diminish); and
the Parliament of Scotland, upon the King's goeing
to Holdenby, did declare against all Harme, Prejudice, Injury, or Violence, to bee done to His
Royall Person: Therefore, in Pursuance of the
Trust committed to us, wee make this Addresse to
the Honnorable Houses, conceiveing it needlesse to
apply ourselves to the Army, (fn. *) who wee suppose
are, and ought to be, under their Comaund; desireing to knowe from them the Certainty of His
Majesty's Condition; and the rather, that wee are
informed there are Intentions in the Army of removeing Him from Hampton Court.
"The Kingdome of Scotland finding that their Stability and Happines doth soe much depend upon the
Safety and Preservation of His Majesty's Royall
Person, and being resolved that noe Alteration of
Affaires shall ever seperate them from that Duty
and Allegiance they owe unto Him, nor from their
constant Resolution to live in all Loyalty and Obedience under His Government, have often shewen
their earnest Desires, and contributed their uttmost
Endeavors, towards the Composure of these unhappy Differences: And the Houses of Parliament
haveing, by their Votes of the 26th of October last,
intimated to us their Resolutions to apply themselves
to His Majesty, and that they are prepareing Propositions to be tendred to Him, wee doe desire that
they may be expedited, and comunicated to us,
that, according to our many Ingagements and Resolutions, there may bee still a Conjunction of Councells,
in those Things that are for the common Peace and
joynt Interest of both Kingdomes.
"And for the better asserting of them, for cleeringe
His Majesty's Doubts, and for the giveing and receiveing mutuall Sattisfaction; wee doe desire, in the
Name of the Kingdome of Scotland, That there may
be a Personall Treaty with His Majesty, as the best
and readiest Meanes to obtayne the joynt Desires of
both Kingdomes; and, for that Effect, that the King
may bee invited to come to London, with that Honnor, Freedome, and Respect, due to His Majesty,
or at least remaine at Hampton Court, and not be
under the Power and Constraint of Souldiers, where
both Kingdomes may make their free Applications
to Him, without any Danger of such Stopp or Affront as hath bin already committed against a Commissioner of Scotland, and for which noe Reparation
hath bin yet made; and that His Majesty be noe
more carryed aboute with the Army at their Pleasure.
"These wee conceive to be the most probable and
effectuall Meanes for attayning a happy Peace, setlinge of Religion, restoreing His Majesty to His
just Rights, and continueinge and strengtheninge a
good Understanding betwixt these Kingdomes: which
are most earnestly desired by the Kingdome of Scotland, and shal be constantly and faithfully endeavored
Worcester House, 5 Nov. 1647.
"For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore."
House adjourned till 10a, Monday Morning next.