House of Commons Journal Volume 5
24 December 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 24 December 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 27-28. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24976 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 24, Decembris, 1646.

Prayers.

Hendon Election.

ORDERED, That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business, the Report concerning the Election at Hendon, in Com' Wiltes, be made.

The King.

The Vote sent from the Lords on Tuesday last, concerning the King's coming to Newmarket, according to an Order then made, was this Day twice read.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter: It comes from the King: They desire, that it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, as it is directed: This Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Going away of the Scottish Commissioners: And that the Lords have appointed Six of their Lordships to go to them, To-morrow in the Afternoon, to give them Thanks for their Pains; and desire you will appoint a proportionable Number of this House, if you think it convenient.

Likewise they have appointed Four Lords to go to the Duke of Yorke, to ask him some Questions concerning the Attempt to carry him away; and desire you to appoint some of this House to be then present: And to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, if you think fit.

Letter from the King.

The Letter from the King was read; and was dated at Newcastle, the 20th of December, 1646, and directed "For the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament of England, assembled at Westminster; and to the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland at London."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That this Letter from the King be communicated to the Scots Commissioners.

Scotts Commissioners.

The Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Going away of the Scotts Commissioners was read; and was, That the Scotts Commissioners were within few Days to repair to Scotland: And that they desire to know of the Parliament of England, if they have any Service for them to the Parliament of Scotland.

Mr. Crew reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, That the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Lauderdail were within few Days to repair to Scotland: And that they desire to know of the Parliament of England, if they have any Service for them to the Parliament of Scotland.

The Question was propounded, That Thanks shall be given to the Commissioners of Scotland, for all their Civilities, and for this their last kind Offer:

And the Question being put, That a further Addition be made to this Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Phil. Stapilton, Tellers for the Yea: 105.
Sir Roger North, With the Yea,
Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Tellers for the Noe: 129.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Noe,

So as the Question passed with the Negative.

And then the Question being put;

It is Resolved, &c. That Thanks shall be given to the Commissioners of Scotland, for all their Civilities, and for this their last kind Offer.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this be delivered to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That the Letter sent from the King from Newcastle, and this Day read, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners here, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Duke of York.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Wm. Pierepont, Colonel White, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Scawen, Sir John Hippesly, Mr. Love, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go to the Duke of York; and to be present at the asking of him some Questions concerning the Attempt to convey him away: And that they do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, as is desired.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the appointing a Committee to go to the Duke of York, and be present at the asking of him some Questions, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

King's Person.

Resolved, &c. That Holdenby House, in the County of Northampton, be the Place which this House thinketh fit for the King to come unto; there to remain, with such Attendants about him, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint.

Resolved, &c. That this House shall proceed in the further Debate and Consideration of the Business concerning the King's Person To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.