DIE Lunæ, 1 die Januarii.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on
Saturday last reported:
That they do agree to the Letter to be sent to the
Lord General; and concerning the adding the Names
to the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Sussex,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from the Lord General, written to the
Speaker of this House, was read, dated the 30th of
December, 1643. (Here enter it.)
E. of Essex's Letter, about the E. of Bedford's Return to the Parliament.
"There hath been a long and strict Obligation betwixt the Families of my Lord of Bedford's and
mine; yet, in this general Cause that we are engaged
in, which is for the Maintenance of Religion, and
the Liberty and just Freedom of the Subject of England, the Plotters against all these growing every Day
more maliciously bent to the Ruin of them all, would
have made me laid aside all particular Ends of my
own: But hearing, by an intimate Friend of his,
his Desire to return, really to serve the Parliament
with his Life and Fortune, being very sensible of his
Fault in deserting the Parliament, and being an Eyewitness of their ill Intentions to the Destruction of
this Kingdom, desired a Pass to return, and my Reception to this Side, which I did, by that great Favour and Trust the Parliament pleased to intrust me
with; which, by my utmost Care, with the Hazard of
my Life, I shall use for your Safety; being
Most humble Servant,
St. Albans, this 30th of Dec. 1643.
"For the Right Honourble the Speaker
of the Lords House pro Tempore."
Next was read, the Earl of Bedford's Letter, as followeth:
E. of Bedford's Letter, that he had surrendered to the Lord General.
"The great Sense I had of the Miferies and Distractions of this Kingdom, and the small Probability
that appeared to my Judgement of any speedy End
thereof, made me think I could do the Kingdom no
better Service, as Matters then stood, than by using
my best Endeavours, and those of my Friends, to
procure His Majesty to comply with His Parliament,
for which Purpose I went to Oxford; where I was no
sooner arrived, but as soon perceived contrary Counsels to be too prevalent, that I found my Endeavours
would be altogether fruitless; wherefore, presently
seeing my former Mistake, I resolved thenceforth,
whatsoever Prejudice might befall me thereby, to cast
myself wholly upon the Favour and the Mercy of
the Parliament, and to make no longer Stay at Oxford
than I could find Means and Opportunity for my
safe Return; whereupon I made Use of my nearest
Friends, to procure me a Pass from my Lord General, which he nobly granted me; and therewith I am
come to St. Albans, and have now put myself into
his Excellency's Custody, where I intend to remain
until I shall receive your Lordships Commands and
Directions, being ready to undergo what Censure
your Lordships shall please to impose upon me, for
my sudden and unadvised Departure from your Lordships without your Leaves and Consents; not expecting or thinking myself worthy of the Honour
to sit again amongst you, until your Lordships shall
be fully satisfied of the Reality of my Faithfulness
to the Parliament and Kingdom, which I shall be
very ready to express and manifest by any Act,
Way, or Means whatsoever, which your Lordships
in your Wisdoms shall think fit to prescribe or appoint me to; expecting your Lordships Pleasures, I
Most humble Servant,
Directed, "To the Right Honourable
the Speaker of the House of Peers
E. of Bedford committed to the Gentleman Usher.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That, for the present, the Earl of Bedford shall stand hereby committed
to the safe Custody of the Gentleman Usher attending
this House, there to remain until the Pleasure of this
House be further signified.
Countess of Westmorland to have a larger Allowance out of the Sequestration of the Earl's Estate.
Upon reading the Petition of Milmay Earl of Westmerland; desiring, "That the Sequestration of his Estate may be taken off, because he is unable else to
maintain his Lady and Family:" And this House
taking into Consideration the Virtue of the Countess
of Westm. and in regard she hath many Children to
maintain, and the great Estate as she brought him; this
House Resolved, To send the said Petition to the House
of Commons; with a special Recommendation, that
the Committee for Sequestrations may allow her a larger Proportion than the Sixth Part, for the Maintenance
of her and her Children and Family.
Countess of Clare's Petition concerning the Sequestration of the Earl's Estate.
Next, the Petition of the Countess of Clare was
read, "concerning the Goods of her Husband's the Earl
of Clare, which are sequestered, which are prised to
the Value of Two Hundred and Sixty Pounds, which
will be carried away unless she lay down the Money, which she is not able to do, in regard all her
Husband's Rents are sequestered; therefore desired
that their Lordships will take her Case into Consideration:" Hereupon this House thought fit to
recommend this Petition to the House of Commons,
that the same may be referred to the Committee of
Sequestrations, to give her some Relief, according to
the Desire of her Petition.
Next, were (fn. *) read divers Papers formerly sent up at
a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning
the Affairs with the Kingdom of Scotland:
Papers concerning Scotland.
"A Letter of the Committee to the Speaker of the
House of Commons was read; and afterwards these
"1. A Paper of the 16th November, from the Commissioners for tendering the Treaty agreed on by the
Parliament, to the Committee of Estates, and the Articles concerning Berwicke.
"2. A Paper of the 17th November, from the Committee of Estates, for Allowance and Approbation of
the Articles of the Treaty.
"3. A Paper of the 22th November, for nominating
the Committee for treating with the Commissioners
concerning their Paper delivered that Day to the Committee of Estates, &c.
"4. A Paper of the 22th November, from the Commissioners to the Estates, confirming the Treaty,
to desire a Committee to be sent to England with
Power to send some of themselves, with a like Number, from the Parliament, to Parts beyond Sea;
and concerning the Scottish and other Brittish Forces
in Ireland, &c.
"5. An Order of the Committee of Estates, for
the Lord Humby to receive the Monies and Bills of
Exchange, or such as he shall appoint.
"6. An Order of the Committee of Estates, authorizing the Marquis of Argyll and the rest of their
Committee to sign the Two Treaties with the English
"7. The Answer of the Committee to a Paper delivered by the Commissioners 22 of November, 1643.
"8. The Decree against the Duke of Hamilton.
"9. A Discharge for Forty-nine Thousand Eight
Hundred and Fifty Pounds.
"10. The Articles of Agreement between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Parliament of England, signed
by the Committees, were read.
"11. Was read, the Articles and Agreement concerning the Garrison and Town of Berwicke.
"12. Upon Consideration of these, the House of
Commons have passed some Votes, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
Votes upon them.
"1. That they do approve of what the Commissioners
of both Houses of Parliament now residing in Scotland
have done, in the Articles of the Treaty signed by
them and the Commissioners of Estates of the Kingdom of Scotland; and do agree and consent to the said
"2. That they do approve of, and agree and assent
unto, the Articles of the Treaty, signed by the Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament of England now residing in Scotland and the Commissioners
of the Convention of Estates of the Kingdom of
Scotland, 9 Novembris 1643, touching the Town and
Garrison at Barwicke.
"3. That they do Declare, That the Garrison of
Berwicke is to be paid, from the Time that the
Fifty Thousand Pounds last sent into Scotland was
received there by their Brethren of Scotland, as Part
of the (fn. *) Payment of the Army that is to be raised
for the Assistance of the Kingdom of England."
Ordered, That the Consideration and Examination
of the Articles of Agreement be referred to these Lords
The Earls of Kent,
And any other Lords to have Voice.
To meet To-morrow Morning, and afterwards to
report the same to this House.
Letter from the English Commissioners in Scotland, about the Treaty.
"The Account of your Affairs here had not been so
late, but only that it might be the more full; and
having but One Ketch for Dispatches, we could not
well send it till the Treaties were fully perfected and
signed; though we hope you have received Notice
by other Messengers (for which Order hath been
taken) of the safe Arrival of the Commissioners and
Money; if not, these may inform you, that they arrived here the 21 of this Instant: The Money
is paid in, according to the Payment of the Committee of Estates, and the Rendezvous appointed
at Hair-Lawe (Four Miles from Berwick) December 29, from whence they intend a speedy March:
It may seem long to the Desires and Necessities of
England; but we are here satisfied, that, since the
coming of the Money and Commissioners, no Opportunity or Endeavour hath been omitted; neither
shall it hereafter be, so far as concerns us, who are
"Your humble Servants,
"We earnestly desire that Sir Henry
Vane and the rest of the Committee may be hastened away
with all possible Speed; for our
Affairs increase so fast upon us,
that we shall not be able to undergo them without their Assistance.
"The Commissioners of the Church
in Scotland have appointed Two
Fasts for the Army; the one to
be kept the First Lords-day in
January, and the Second on Wednesday after."
"1. Edenburgh, the 16 November, 1643.
Paper from the English Commissioners, for tendering the Treaty agreed on by the Parliament to the Committee of Estates, and the Articles concerning Berwick.
The Lords and Commons of England assembled
in Parliament, having Ordered Sir Wm. Armyne Baronet and Henry Darley Esquire, in the Absence of
the other Commissioners, to perform the same Things
as if a greater Number of them were present in Scotland, as may appear by their Order of the 27 October
last, shewed unto the Honourable Committee of Convention of Estates of the 10th of this Instant November; we the said Commissioners, in Discharge of
our Duties to the Parliament, have thought fit to
tender unto your Lordships the Treaty agreed upon
by both Houses of Parliament, as it was sent to us
under the Hands of both the Clerks of the Lords
and Commons; and further being authorized and
required to settle the Town and Garrison of Berwick,
according to the Articles which have been agreed
on and voted in both Houses, as may appear by
another Order made the same Day as the former,
we do herewith present the said Articles unto this
Honourable Committee, and are ready to settle the
said Town and Garrison according to the Tenor of
"William Bond, Secr. Commiss."
"2. At Edenburgh, 17th November, 1643.
Paper from the Committee of Estates, for Allowance and Approbation of the Treaty.
"The Committee of Estates haveing read and considered the Articles of the Treatyes concerning the
Assistance craved of this Kingdome by the Kingdome of England, and anent the Toun of Berwick, agreed unto by both Houses of the Parliament of England, and sent by thame, under the
Hands of the Clarks of both Houses, to theire Commissioners in this Kingdome, and by thame given in
to the said Committee of Estates; and haveing compared the same with the principall Articles formerly
agreed unto by the Convention of Estates and theire
Committee; and finding the same not to differ in
any essentiall Point; they doe allowe and approve
the same, as they are now conceived, and will take
an speedy Course that the same may bee formally
concluded and agreed unto.
"Arch. Primrose, Cler."
"3. At Edinburgh, 22 November, 1643.
Paper for nominating Commissioners, for treating with the English Commissioners, about putting the Treaty in Execution.
"The Committee of Estates gives Warrant and
Commission to the Marquesse of Argyll, the Earle of
Lauderdach and Lindesay, the Lords Balmerino and
Burghlie, the Generall of the Artillary, the Lords
Waristoun and Humbre, Sir John Smith, and Mr.
Robert Burclay, or any Three of thame, there being
On of every Estate presente, to meit the Morne, at
Seven Houres in the Morning, with the English Commissioners; and to treate and debate with thame
annent the Perticulars conteaned in the Paper this
Day given in by thame, and especiallie annent the
formall concluding and putting in Execution the
Two Treatyes, On for the Assistance craved by the
Two Houses of Parliament, and the other for secureing the Toun of Berwick; annent the Reasons
of theire Desire of a Committee to bee sent to London; anent the Way of engadgeing the Publique
Faith of this Kingdome, for raiseing Two Hundred
Thousand Pounds; anent the Perticulers concerning Ireland, and the Scottish Army therein; and to
report there Opinions thereanent to the Committee.
"Arch. Primrose, Sec. Cler."
4. Edenburgh, 22 November, 1643.
Paper from the Commissioners from both Houses, confirming the Treaty; desiring a Committee from Scotland may he sent to England, with Power to sent some of their Number beyond Sea; and for opposing the Cessation of Arms with the Rebels in Ireland.
"Whereas, upon the 16th of this present November,
a Paper of the 25th of August last, concerning the
Assistance desired of the Kingdom of Scotland by
both Houses of Parliament, and another Paper concerning the settling of a Garrison in Berwick, were delivered in to this Honourable Committee, without any
material or considerable Alterations from the First
Originals; we, the Commissioners from both Houses
of the Parliament of England here present, are authorized and required, according to those Votes of
the Two Houses abovementioned, to agree and conclude, in the Name of both Houses, the said Propositions, and to perfect the respective Treaties in
that Behalf, with all Expedition; and thereupon to
hasten, all that possible may be, the Assistance expected from that Kingdom; and to suffer no further Time to be lost in that Behalf, considering
what Money for the present can be raised is now
sent away, and arrived at Leith; and no Diligence
shall be wanting in the Parliament, to procure and
convey unto them what remains, according to the
Treaty, so far as our present Streights and Extremities will possibly permit: And forasmuch as the
Two Houses do hold it of absolute Necessity, that a
Committee or Commissioners from the Kingdom of
Scotland be forthwith sent to reside in London, or elsewhere, near the Parliament, with sufficient Power
and Authority to treat and conclude of all such
Things as shall be necessary for the Good of the
Three Kingdoms, in Pursuance of the Covenant,
and of the late Treaty, with further Power to send
some of themselves, or any other, by joint Consent
of this Kingdom, to any the Parts beyond Seas,
for the procuring of Monies, or Engagement of
other States in this common Cause; we therefore
earnestly desire your Lordships, that a Committee
may accordingly be sent into England, without which
the whole Business is like to become very dilatory,
if not wholly fruitless; as also that your Lordships
would be pleased to consider of the Ways and Means
whereby the Public Faith of this Kingdom may be
engaged, and made beneficial, for the raising and
discharging of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds,
to be advanced according to the Treaty.
"We are likewise to make known unto your Lordships, that it is the Resolution of both Houses to
oppose to the utmost (as long as God shall enable
them thereunto) the Cessation in Ireland, and to encourage, so far as lies in their Power, all those
Forces, as well Scotts as other Brittish there, for the
utter Subduing of the Rebels, and Prevention of
their setting up Popery in this Kingdom; and to
this End they will speedily take Care to make Provision of Victuals, Cloaths, and other Necessaries,
for the Subsistence of those Forces which they will
send over to them with all Speed into that Kingdom: And we are also to consider with your Lordships, of the fittest and best Ways and Means for
the ordering of the Scottish and other Brittish Forces
in Ireland at the easiest Expence and Charge to both
Kingdoms, and in such Manner as may best prosecute that War, and the Ends expressed in the Covenant; and to draw up the same into Propositions,
to be presented speedily to the Consideration of both
"We are also, for the Encouragement of the Scottish Army in Ireland, to let your Lordships know,
that the Two Houses will hasten away with all Speed
the Sixty Thousand Pounds promised, the Ten Thousand Suits of Cloaths, and such other Necessaries
as they shall be able to provide; and are to treat
and consider with your Lordships of any Way that
lies in the Power of the Two Houses, to give them
Satisfaction for the Remainder of the Arrears owing
to the said Army, it being impossible for the present
to pay them in Monies.
"We are likewise authorized to cause the Accompts
of the Scottish Army in Ireland, for Pay of the Officers and Soldiers, to be made up according to the
Establishment of the English Army there, from the
Time of each Regiment and Company's First Landing, and Muster by Mr. Kenneddy, until the Day
of Mr. Cleyton's Muster in September 1643, and from
thence according to Mr. Cleyton's Muster Rolls (especially such as were taken this last Year); which
Accompt is to be delivered to the Auditor of the
Wars in Ireland, to ingross, and to present the same
to the Commons House of Parliament, that the Aceompt may have a final Determination.
"Will. Roe, Secr. Commiss."
"5. Edenburgh, 22 November, 1643.
Order of the Committee of Estates, for Sir Adam Hepburn of Humby to receive the Monies and Bills of Exchange.
"The Committee of Estate appoints Sir Adam. Hepburne of Humby Treasurer of the Army, or such as
shall have Warrant from his Lordship under his
Hand to that Effect, to receave from the English
Commissioners whatever Sommes of Money, or Bills
of Exchange, they have to deliver, conforme to the
Treaty agreed unto by both Houses of the Parliament of England; and declares that his Lordship's
Discharge upon the Receipt of the said Bills (made
good) shall bee as sufficient to the Kingdome of England and the Commissioners, as if the same were
graunted and signed by the said Committee.
"Arc. Primrose, Cler.
"1, Sir Adam Hepburne of Humby, doe hereby give
Power and Commission to William Thompson, for receiveing the Sommes of Money and Bills of Exchange
"Edenbrough, November 22, 1643.
"6. Eden. 28 November, 1643.
Order of the Committee of Estates, authorizing their Commissioners to sign the Treaties.
"Forasmickle as the Committee of Estates, by theire
Act of the 17th of November Instant, have approven
the Treatyes agreed unto by both Houses of the
Parliament of England, and given by theire Commissioners, concerning the Assistance craved by the
Kingdome of England of this Kingdome, and the
secureing of the Toun of Berwick; and whereas now
the same are to bee formally concluded and signed:
Therefore the Committee of Estates gives Power
and Commission to the Marquesse of Argyle, the
Earles of Lauderdaill and Lindesay, the Lords Ball
merino and Burgblie, the Generall of the Artillery,
the Lords Wariston and Hombie, Sir John Smith, and
Mr. Robert Barcley, or any Three of them, there being
One of every Estate, to signe and subscribe the said
Two Treatyes in Name of the said Committee;
and to report the Copies of them, to bee subscribed
by the English Commissioners, and thame to bee kept
and recorded here.
"This is the true Copy of the Order abovewritten.
"Wm. Roe, Secr. Commiss."
"7. 29 November, 1643.
Answer of the Committee of Estates to a Paper delivered by the English Commissioners, concerning their sending a Committee to London, about their Army maching, and about raising 200,000 l.
"Whereas the Committee of Estates, upon the 22
of this Instant November, received a Paper from the
Commissioners of the Parliament of England, wherein they declare themselves authorized and required
to agree and conclude the Propositions of the Treaty,
and to perfect the same with all Expedition: The
said Committee, as they have already expressed theire
Readines to doe the same, in theire Paper of the 17th
of November delivered to the said Commissioners,
soe doe now further declare themselves to have approved a form all Draught of the said Treaty, and
subscribed the same; and whereas the said Commissioners are required, and doe accordingly desire,
that the Assistance included in that Treaty might bee
hastned, and promise, in Behalfe of the Parliament
of England, that noe Dilligence shal bee wanting in
them to procure and convoy the Remainder of the
same concluded in the Treaty; the said Committee
of Convention, as they doubt not the Readines and
Dilligence of the Parliament of England in the one,
soe they hope they have expressed theire owne Forwardnes in the other, haveing now appointed the Tyme
and Place of Rendevouz, and given Order for theire
Armyes March; to which they are ready to add all
possible Dilligence and Endeavor for furthering thereof: And whereas, in the same Paper, it is represented by the said Commissioners to the Committee
of Convention, that the Two Houses of Parliament
doe conceive it of absolute Necessity, that a Committee or Commissioners from the Kingdome of
Scotland be forthwith sent into England, to reside
neere the Parliament, for the Ends mentioned in the
said Paper; the Committee of Estates in Answere
thereunto declares, That, although, for the present,
the Multitude and Importance of Affaires, occasioned
by the hasthing and setling the Army for Assistance,
deny them a Possibility of sending any to whome
they shall (fn. *) commit such a Trust soe soone as it is desired, yet they shal bee ready with all convenient
Speede to doe therein what shall bee most requisite for
the Good of both Kingdomes.
"And forasmuch as it is desired, the Wayes of ingageing the Publique Faith for raiseing the Summe of
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds bee considered, the
Committee of Estates have engaged theire Publique
Faith thereanent, as will appeare by the other Act
made to that Purpose; and what hath beene done
anent that Part of the Paper, concerning the Scottish Army in Ireland, will fully appeare by the Rusult of the Treaty agreed unto by the Commissioners
of both Kingdomes.
Wm. Roe, Secr. Commiss.
Decree against the Duke of Hamiston, Earls of Morton, Roxborough, Kinnoul, and Lanerick, for not taking the Covenant.
"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Greate
Brittaine, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,
to Our Lovitts, Heraulds, Messengers, or Sheriffs, in that Part, conjoyntly and severally, specially constitute, Greeting: Annent the Warrant directed by the Committee of Our Estates makeing Mention. Forasmuch as the said Committee, by
theire Act of the 12th of October last, did Ordeyne
the Solemne League and Covenant to bee subscribed
and sworne by all His Majesty's Subjects of this
Our Kingdome, under the Paine to such as should
pospone or refuse the same to bee esteemed and punished as Enemyes to Religion, Our Honnor, and
Peace of Our Kingdomes; and that theire Goods
and Rents should bee confiscated to the Use of the
Publique; and that they should not enjoy Benefitt,
Place, or Office, in this Our Kingdome: Like as the
Lords of Our Privy Councell, by theire Act of
the 18th of October last, did heartily concurre with
the Judgment of the said Committee, anent the
sweareing and subscribeing of the said Covenant; and
accordingly did ordayne the same to bee subscribed
by all Our Subjects: Notwithstanding thereof, James
Duke of Hamilton, William Earle of Morton, Robert
Earle of Roxburgh, George Earle of Kinnoule, David
Earle of Southeske, and William Earle of Lannerick,
being desired, by Letters sent to them from the
Lords of Our Privy Councell, to repaire to Our
Councell at Edenburgh upon the 2d of November Instant, for sweareing and subscribeing of the Covenant,
and a Copy of the said Covenant and Acts prefixed
thereto being sent to them for theire better Information; they have notwithstanding, all and every
One of them, refused, or at least posponed, to
sweare and subscribe the same; and therefore have
incurred, and doe incurre, the Paines conteyned
in the said Acts, wherewith the Councell hath acquainted the Committee; and anent the Charge
given to the said James Duke of Hamilton, Wm.
Earle of Mourton, Robert Earle of Roxburgh, George
Earle of Kinnolls, David Earle of Southeske, and
William Earle of Lanerick, to have compeired Personally before the Committee of Estates, this present Day, to have answered upon theire Disobedience to the Acts aforesaid, and to have heard
and seene them decerned to have incurred the Paines
conteyned therein; and accordingly to have seene
punished, as Enemyes to Religion, Our Honnor,
and Peace of Our Kingdomes; and to have theire
Goods and Rents consiscate to the Use of the Publique; and to have bin discharged of enjoying any
Benefitt, Place, or Office, within this Our Kingdome,
or else to shewe a reasonable Cause why the same
should not have bin done; with Certification to them,
if they failed, the said Committee would proceed,
decerne, and punish, in Manner aforesaid; like as at
more Length is conteyned in the said Warrant, Executions, and Indorsations thereof: Which being called,
and the said James Duke of Hamilton, Robert Earle
of Roxburgh, George Earle of Kinnoule, and William
Earle of Lannerick, being oft-tymes called, and not
compeired; and the Lord Chauncellor haveing produced a Letter directed from the Earle of Mourton to
the said Committee, shewing that, in respect of his
Infirmity, he could not keepe his Dyett; and the said
Earle of Southeske compeired Personally, who declared
that, in respect of his Inability to travell, he could not
keepe the First Dyett; but that he had sattisfyed the
Tenor of the Act of Committee, in subscribing the
Covenant at Home, in his owne Parrish Church, with
the rest of the Parrish, and was willing to renewe the
same here, if soe the Committee should thinke fitting; like as at the Desire of the said Committee he
did instantly sweare and signe the same; in respect
whereof, the Committee hath assayled him from his
Sumons, and whole Heads and Articles conteyned
therein, and from all that hath followed thereupon:
And the Committee decerned James Duke of Hamilton, William Earle of Morton, Rob't Earle of Roxburgh, George Earle of Kinnaile, and William Earle of
Lanerick, to have (fn. *) incurred, and to incurr, the Paines
conteyned in the said Act of Committee; and accordingly declared them, and every One of them, to bee
Enemyes to Religion, Our Honnor, and Peace of Our
Kingdomes; and that theire Goods and Rents doe
belong to the Publique; and that they shall not enjoy any Benefitt, Place, nor Office, within this Our
Kingdome; and ordayne all Manner of Executions
Personall and Reall to bee directed against them,
for punishing theire Persons, and intrometting with
theire Rents and Goods and Benefitt of theire Offices;
because the said Duke of Hamilton, Earles of Morton, Roxburgh, Kinnoule, and Lanericke, being lawfully charged by a Messenger of Armes to have compeired this presente Day, to have heard and seene a
Sentence given in Manner aforesaid, or els to have
shewed a reasonable Cause to the contrary, did not
compeire, nor shewe any Cause why the same should
not bee done, as wee cleerly understand to the said
Committee, for the whelke Cause they have decerned
and declared in Manner aforesaid: Our Will is therefore, and Wee charge you streightly and commands,
That incontinent, these Our Letters seene, you passe,
and in Our Name and Authority make Publication
hereof, by open Proclamation, at the Markett Crosse
at Edenburgh, and Markett Crosses of the Head
Burrowes of the Sheires, and Parrish Kirkes, against
the said Persons theire Lands (fn. *) lyes, wherethrough
none of Our good Subjects pretend Ignorance of the
same; the which to doe Wee committ to you conjunctly and severally Our full Power, by these Our
Letters; delivering the same, by you duly executed
and indorsate, againe to the Bearer.
"Given under Our Signett at Edenburgh, the 16th
of November, and of Our Raigne the 19th
"Per Actum Commiss. Conventionis."
A Discharge from the Treasurer of the Scotch Army, for 49,850l. received from the English Commissioners.
"I, Sir Adam Hepburne of Humby, Knight, Treasurer of the Army, and Generall Commissary for the
Kingdome of Scotland, bee thir Presents grant me to
have received from the Right Worshipful Sir William
Ermin Knight Baronett, Mr. Thomas Hatcher, Mr.
Richard Barines and Mr. Robert Goodwin, Esquires, Commissioners from the Right Honorable
the Two Houses of Parliament of England, the Somme
of Forty Thousand Pounds good and lawfull Money of the said Kingdome of England, in reall Espaces
of currant Money forsaid; as alsoe certaine Bills or
Exchange, to the Value of Nyne Thousand Eight
Hundred and Fifty Pounds Money abovewritin:
The Bills I have accepted as reall Payment of soe
much Money, extending in the whole to the Sume of
(fn. †) Forty-nyne Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty
Pounds, Sterling Money; and that in Part of Payment of the Summe of One Hundreth Thousand
Pounds, conditioned by the said Commissioners to
have bein delivered to the Estates of this Kingdom,
conforme to the Treaty; of the which Some of
Forty-nyne Thousand Eight Hundreth and Fifty
Pounds, Sterling Money forsaid, I grant the Resaitt;
and, haveing Power from the Commissioners of the
Convention of Estaitts of this Kingdome, doe hereby
discharge the saids Commissioners of the Parliament of
England, and both Houses of Parliament, for evir,
be ther Presents, subscribed with my Hand, at Edinburgh, the Threttie Day of November, One Thousand
Six Hundred and Forty-thrie Yeirs, before thir Wittnessis:
A. Johnston, Wittnes.
William Thompson, Wittnes."
Herne the Printer released.
Ordered, That Herne the Printer shall be released
of his Imprisonment out of The Fleete, paying his
House adjourned till 10a cras.