DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 6 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Jackson.
Domini præsentes fuerunt.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, and others:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for Continuance of the Committee of both Kingdoms for Three Months longer.
and for a Conference about the One for continuing the Association of Essex, &c. under the E. of Manchester.
2. To desire a present Free Conference, if it may
stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the
Earl of Manchester's Ordinance; and touching something
concerning the Privileges of Parliament.
The Question was put, "Whether this Ordinance
now brought up shall be Once read now, or
And it was Resolved in the Negative.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to both the
Particulars of this Message by Messengers of their
E. of Bolingbroke excused.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bolingbrooke is excused
for his Absence from this House, in regard of his ill
Message to the H. C. for the Conference on the Ordinance for continuing the Association of Essex, &c. under the E. of Manchester.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:
To let them know, that this House will give them a
present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is
desired, concerning the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance,
and something touching Privilege of Parliament.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will (fn. *) be ready to give
a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference.
Then the Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, "To present to their Lordships an
Answer to their Lordships Reasons concerning the
Earl of Manchester's Ordinance, and some Desires upon
Consideration of their Lordships Reasons."
The Papers (fn. †) were read.
And it is Ordered, That this House will take this
Business further into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Walsingham and Baker.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause between
Sir Tho. Walsingham and Sir John Baker shall (fn. *) be deferred until Wednesday next.
Ordinance for continuing the Committee of both Kingdoms.
The Earl of Stamford presented to this House a
Draught of an Ordinance, intituled, "An Ordinance
for the appointing a Committee of both Houses of
Parliament, to join with the Committees and Commissioners of Scotland, for the better managing
the Affairs of both Nations in the common Cause,
according to the Ends expressed in the last Covenant
and Treaty between the Two Nations of England
and Scotland:" Which this House received the same
to be read; and it was read Twice, and desired it might
be read the Third Time.
The One brought up from the H. C.
Then it was moved, "That the Ordinance which
was brought up by Message from the House of Commons this Day, for Continuance of the Ordinance
for appointing the Committee of both Kingdoms,
dated the Sixteenth of Feb. last, for Three Months
longer (fn. *) after the Expiration thereof."
And the Question was put, "Whether this Ordinance shall be read the Third Time before
the other Ordinance shall be read?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Ordinance was read the Third Time.
(Here enter it.)
And it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this
Ordinance now read shall pass.
E. of Carlisle took the Covenant.
The Earls of Kent and Rutland reported, "That they
have tendered the Covenant to the Earl of Carlile,
according to their Lordships Directions; and the Earl
of Carlil hath taken and subscribed the same."
"An Ordinance for the appointing a Committee
of both Houses of Parliament, to join with
the Committees and Commissioners of Scotland
for the better managing the Affairs of both
Nations, in the common Cause, according to
the Ends expressed in the last Covenant and
Treaty between the Two Nations of England
Ordinance for continuing the Committees of both Kingdoms Three Months longer.
"Whereas an Ordinance of Parliament was made
by both Houses, intituled, "An Ordinance for the
appointing a Committee of both Houses of Parliament, to join with the Committees and Commissioners
of Scotland, for the better managing the Affairs of
both Nations, in the common Cause, according to the
Ends expressed in the last Covenant and Treaty between the Two Nations of England and Scotland;"
which Ordinance bears Date the 16th of February,
Anno Domini 1643, and was to continue for Three
Months, and no longer; and whereas it is necessary
that another Committee shall be appointed when the
said Committee shall be dissolved; and for as much
as divers named in the said former Committee are
absent, and they and others of that Committee likely
so to be, about the great and necessary Employments
of the Commonwealth: Therefore the Lords
have Ordained, and do Ordain, Nominate, and Appoint, Robert Earl of Warwicke Lord
Admiral, Algernon Earl of Northumb. and Robert
Earl of Essex Lord General, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke, Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne, William Earl of
Salisbury, Edward Earl of Manchester, Wm. Viscount
Say & Seale, Phillip Lord Wharton, John Lord Robertes, Edward Lord Howard, William Lord Gray of
Warke, Sir Dudley North, Wm. Pierpointe, Sir Hen.
Vane Senior, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Sir Wm. Waller,
Sir Gilberte Gerrard, Sir William Armyn, Sir Arthur
Haslerigg, Sir Henry Vane Junior, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Sir Thomas Cheecke, Sir Walter Earle, Sir
Christopher Wray, Sir John Clottworthy, Sir Martin
Lyster, John Crewe, Robert Wallop, Oliver St. Johns
Solicitor General, Oliver Crumwell, Samuell Browne,
and John Glynn Recorder, Harbottle Grymston, Bolstred
Whitlocke, Robert Reynolds, or any Nine of them,
whereof Two Lords and Four Commoners, to treat
in such Things, and to propound, advise, and consult, and to do and use all and every Powers, Things,
and Authorities, in the same Manner, as fully and as
largely as is by the forementioned Ordinance appointed
to be treated, propounded, advised, consulted, done,
and used, by the Committees appointed by that former
Ordinance, which beareth Date the 16th of February,
Anno Domini 1643: Provided, That this Ordinance
shall continue Three Months from the Expiration of
the former Ordinance, and no longer."
Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons Tomorrow.