Die Mercurii, Januarii 22, 1644.
SIR Jo. Potts is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
their Concurrence in appointing the Committee formerly appointed to go to the States Ambassadors, to deliver unto them the Demands of the English.
Whereas the Earl of Manchester desires to be heard at
the Committee, upon the Informations given in against
him: It is Resolved, &c. That the Committee shall
sit; and have Power to hear the Earl of Manchester; and
to receive his Answer: And it is left to the Committee to
proceed as they shall think fit in this Business.
Ordered, That, on Friday next; peremptorily, the
Grand Committee shall sit upon the Affairs of the Navy,
according to the former Order: And that Mr. Speaker
put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That To-morrow, peremptorily, the House
take into Consideration the Business of the Church: And
that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That, next after the Business of the Navy shall
be settled, the House take into Consideration the Affairs
of Newcastle: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in
A Paper was read, subscribed by Antho. Welden Colonel;
casting Aspersions on Sir Mich. Levesey.
Ordered, That Colonel Antho. Welden shall be forthwith
sent for in safe Custody: And that it be referred to the
Committee of Examinations, to examine this Business.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, if it may stand with the Convenience of
this House, in the Painted Chamber, concerning some
Letters and Papers brought from Oxon by Sir Peter Killigrew, concerning the Treaty.
They have likewise sent down an Order concerning the
Lord Inchiquin; in which they desire the Concurrence of
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House had considered their Lordships Message: And do
concurr in the Order concerning the Lord Inchiquin; and
to give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Noble, Sir Jo. Evelyn are appointed Reporters of
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in
Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the
Great Seal are hereby authorized and desired to pass the
Patent and Instructions under the said Seal to the Lord
Inchiquine, to be President of the Province of Munster in
the Kingdom of Ireland.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports the Conference with the Lords,
That the Lord General said, Sir Peter Killigrew was
returned from Oxforde; and had brought an Answer from
the King, concerning the Treaty and a Safe-Conduct;
And read the several Papers concerning that Business.
He presented first the Letter from Prince Rupert to
my Lord General, dated, Oxon, 21 Januarii, 1644; including his Majesty's Safe-Conduct for the Commissioners
and Persons desired.
The Safe-Conduct itself was also read.
And the List of the Retinue; and a List of the Commissioners appointed by the King to treat, and of their
Retinue; and his Majesty's Answer to the Manner of the
Treaty; another Letter from Prince Rupert, of the same
Date, including certain Propositions of the King's; were
He further reported, That my Lord General said, That
the Lords would give no Opinion upon them; but desired
they might be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to the end they may be communicated to the Scotts
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to communicate these Papers to the Scoche Commissioners.