DIE Saturni, 5 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Heath and Mr. Hackwell return with this Answer
to the Message sent by them to the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Ordinance to pardon Suf. Adams, convicted of Manslaughter.
Upon reading the Petition of John Adams and Suzan
his Wife, with the Certificate of the Justices of Peace
of Sussex and the Jury, and likewise the Information of
Justice Brown, "That the Contents of the Petition
was true:" (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to be Committees, to prepare an Ordinance, and
to present the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Two, to meet when they please.
Mr. Justice Bacon to be Assistant.
Papers corscerning the Treaty with the Scots Commissioners.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, from the
Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, divers Papers containing the Matter of
the Treaty with the Scotch Commissioners.
The several Papers were read, as follow.
(Here enter them.)
Ordered, That this House returns Thanks to the
Lords that managed this Treaty; and that this Business
be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Langham & al. and Lymbrey & al.
This Day being appointed to hear the Counsel of
Lymbery, according to the Order of the 2d of December, upon his Petition;
But they speaking against the Order of this House,
as was conceived, they were commanded to withdraw.
And the House Ordered, That the Speaker should
let them know, "That this House hath ordered the 10th
of December, to put in his Answer to Alderman Langham's Petition; and the 5th of January next, for hearing the Merits of the Cause; if they can offer any
Thing which is not upon the Merits of the Cause, nor
contrary to the Orders of this House, their Lordships
will hear them, otherwise not."
And the Counsel being called in, they alledged,
That this House hath not declared any Resolution
concerning the Statute of 4 H. IV. and Jurisdiction of
the Chancery, whereof they alledged they have not
been heard; for Want thereof, they know not how
to advise their Clients: And that their Lordships have
made an Order to which they were not heard."
The Counsel being commanded to withdraw;
The House took in Consideration what was spoken
at the Bar by the Counsel.
And after Debate;
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale, the Lord Wharton,
and the Lord North, were appointed by the House, to
draw up what is to (fn. *) be returned by Way of Answer, according to the Sense of the House upon the Debate.
And upon their Report to the House, the Paper containing the Answer was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether this now
read shall be said to the Counsel at the Bar,
when they shall be called in?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Counsel being called in, the Speaker read
to them, as follows:
"That they call them not in now to hear them speak
any further at this Time; and so I am commanded to
tell them from my Lords. But my Lords do think fit
to let them know, That the Counsel did much misrepresent the Cafe at the Bar, in saying that the
Lords made an Order in that whereunto they were
not heard; for Captain Lymbery and the rest having
put in an Answer, Reasons, and Allegations into this
House, why no Proceedings ought to be further had
upon the Petition of Sir John Cordell and others before us, Counsel was fully heard on both Sides; and
Debate thereupon being had, the Order for retaining
of the Cause in this House, dated the 24th of November last, was made; and another Order, of the
28th of November, for Captain Lymbery and others
answering in chief; the Lords being fully resolved to
do nothing herein but what unto Justice shall appertain."
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Herle shall preach before the
Lords on Wednesday next, being a Fast-day, in the Place
of Mr. Martyn, who is sick, and so not able to perform
Ordinance to amend the Oath of the Surveyors for Bishops Lands.
The Ordinance for leaving out some Words in the
Surveyors Oath of the Bishops Lands, was read, and
passed. (Here enter it.)
Committee to consider of Adams's Petition, convicted of Manslaughter.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Petition of John Adams and Susan his Wife; and to report:
L. Say & S.
Mr. Justice Bacon to assist the Lords.
Any Three, to meet when their Lordships shall
Papers between the Committees of both Houses and the Scots Commissioners, on the Treaty for paying the Money due to their Army; and for it to return Home.
"Die Veneris, 4 Dec. 1646.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That the Papers that have passed between the Lords and Commons of the Committee of
both Kingdoms and the Scots Commissioners, at this
Conference, concerning the Payments of the Money,
be reported to both Houses.
"Gualter Frost, Secretary to
the same Committee."
(fn. **) First Paper of the Lords and Commons.
"1 Decembris, 1646.
"Delivered as a Discourse only.
"That, when the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds is
come to Yorke, upon Notice thereof given to the General of the Scotts Army, all their Forces on this Side
Tees shall go over Tees, and deliver the Passes into the
Hands of such as shall be appointed.
"That, when the said Money is come to North Allerton, upon the like Notice, the Scotts Forces shall
march over the River Were, and deliver Stockton,
Hartlepoole, and the Passes of the River Were, into
the Hands of such as shall be appointed.
"That then we shall bring the Money to Hartlepoole,
where you may appoint some to tell it, and some to
go along with it to see that it remain unaltered.
"After the Telling of the Money at Hartlepoole,
then their whole Forces to march over Tyne to
Northumberland, and deliver the Town of Newcastle
and the Castle of Tynmouth, with all the Ordnance,
Ammunition, &c. that belongs to the Kingdom of
England, into the Hands of such as shall be appointed
to receive them.
"That, upon the Delivery of the said Town of Newcastle and Castle of Tynmouth, they shall have such
Hostages given them as they shall desire, for the
Assurance that the Money shall be paid them on the
North Side of the Works of Newcastle, where, after
the Delivery of the Money, the Re-delivery of our
Hostages is expected.
"That upon the coming of the Money out of Newcastle, that they deliver Hostages to us, of Half the
Number of ours, for Assurance that all other Garrisons in their Hands be delivered up; that both Barwicke and Carlile, and all Places fortified on this Side
The Firth, that have been fortified since these Troubles, be slighted, according to the large Treaty; and
that, upon doing thereof, their Hostages shall be delivered to them again."
(fn. *) 3 Limitation agreed on, at the Beginning of the Conference.
"Die Lunæ, 1 Dccembris, 1646.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Darby
"Agreed on both Sides, That nothing in this Conference shall be obligatory to either Side, until all
be finally concluded upon.
(fn. *) 4 Paper in Explanation of the First Paper.
"That, when the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds
is come to Yorke, upon Notice thereof given to the
General of the Scotts Army, all their Forces on this
Side Teese shall go over Teese, and deliver all the
Passes of that River into the Hands of such as shall
be appointed to receive them, within Three Days.
"That, when the said Money is come to North Allcrton, upon the like Notice as aforesaid, all the
Scotts Forces shall march over the River Were, and
shall deliver Stockton, Hartlepoole, the City of Durham, and all the Passes of the River Were, into the
Hands of such as shall be appointed to receive them,
within Two Days.
"That then we shall bring the Money to Hartlepoole,
where you may appoint some to tell it, which is to be
done within Twelve Days; and some to go along with
it, to see that it remain unaltered.
"After the Telling of the Money at Hartlepoole,
then their whole Forces are to march over Tyne into
Northumberland, and deliver the Town of Newcastle,
and the Castle of Tynmouth, with all the Ordnance,
Ammunition, &c. that belongs to the Kingdom of
England, into the Hands of such as shall be appointed
to receive them, within Eight Days.
"That, upon the Delivery of the said Town of
Newcastle and Castle of Tynmouth, they shall have
sufficient Hostages given them, for Assurance, that
the Money shall be paid them on the North Side of
the Works of Newcastle, where, after the Delivery
of the Money, our Hostages are to be re-delivered.
"That, upon the coming of the Money out of Newcastle, the Scotts shall deliver sufficient Hostages unto
us, of Half the Number of ours, for Assurance that
all other Garrisons in their Hands be delivered up
within Three Days; and that their Army and all their
Forces shall march out of England within Eight Days;
and that Barwicke and Carlile, and all Places fortified
on this Side The Firth, that have been fortified since
these Troubles, be slighted, according to the large
Treaty, within Ten Days; and that, upon the doing
of all this, their Hostages shall be re-delivered unto
(fn. **) 5 Scotts First Paper.
"1. Wee have considered your Lordships Paper; and
are sorry that, wee being willing to deliver Newcastle
and Tynmouth, Hartlepoole, Stockdowne, and Thurlewall, before the Payment of the 200,000£. (there
beinge alsoe greater Summes due to the Kingdome
of Scotland remaininge in the Hands of the Parliament of England), your Lordships should desire
that all our Forces should, after Rendition of the
Garrisons, retire out of all their Quarters besouth
Tyne before they receive any Money, and bee pressed
to remove into strait and barren Quarters, where, before the Moneyes could bee distributed, that poore
exhausted County of Northumberland would bee altogether ruined, and, instead of sendinge away the
Souldiers contentedly, they should bee in Danger of
starvinge, and fall into a Mutiny: And therefore wee
cannott undertake that the Army shall performe what
is here propounded by your Lordships; but, when the
Money, being tould and sealed at Yorke (as moved by
your Lordships) by some appointed on both Sides
(who are alsoe to remaine with it till it bee delivered)
shall come to Hartlepoole or Stockton, our Forces shall
march out of the same; and the 200,000£. being
knowne to bee there, Newcastle and Tynmouth Castle
shal bee surrendred, such Hostages as shall bee desired
(as is offered by your Lordships) being given at the
same Tyme for the Assurance that One Hundred Thousand Pounds shal bee delivered at Durham within Two
Dayes after Surrender of the Garrisons; upon Performance
whereof, that Part of the Army which is quartered on the
South Side of Tyne shall, within Eight Dayes to bee allowed for Distribution, march, One Regiment after annother, through Newcastle, to the North Side of Tyne,
where the other 100,000£. shal bee delivered at Morpeth,
and your Hostages shall retourne; and upon the comeing
of the last 100,000£. out of Newcastle, Hostages to the
Halfe of the Number of yours shal bee given, for
Assurance that the Fortifications of the Garrisons of
Berwicke and Carlile shal bee demolished and slighted;
after which, our Hostages are to retourne.
"It is to bee remembred, that, before any Thing bee
agreed upon, wee are to receive Sattisfaction concerning
the Termes of Payment, and Security of the last
(fn. **) Second Paper of the Lords and Commons.
"6. We desired that the Money should be told in the
City of London; and have received your Lordships
Answer that you cannot consent to the Telling of it
here, unless you may send to Edinburgh, to have some
Tellers from thence appointed by the Treasury; for the
Telling here would not else prevent another Telling;
whereupon we proposed that the Money might bee
told at Yorke: And your Lordships demanding to have
One Hundred Thousand Pounds before your Forces on
this Side Tyne could march over, we, to supply you
with some Money for the present for those Forces that
were South of Tyne, did propose the Payment of Forty
Thousand Pounds to you, for your Forces on this Side
"But your Lordships insisting for One Hundred Thousand Pounds as the least Sum that could remove your
Forces on this Side Tyne to the North of that River, the
greatest Part of your Army being on this Side Tyne;
we propose, that after the Money is told at Yorke, that
your Forces do quit Newcastle and Tynmouth Castle,
and all the other Garrisons on this Side Tyne; and that
our Forces be possessed of all those Places, and Carlile
left to be slighted, according to the large Treaty:
"That then One Hundred Thousand Pounds be paid
at North Allerton, and sufficient Hostages for the Payment thereof accordingly within Six Days; and that,
within Ten Days after the Payment of the said Hundred Thousand Pounds, all your Forces on this Side
Tyne march over Tyne by a Bridge for that Purpose,
or by single Regiments through our Garrison of Newcastle; and the same Hostages to continue, for your safe
marching to and through Newcastle; but your March
over a Bridge or through Newcastle, as aforesaid, to be
at our Election.
"For the other Hundred Thousand Pounds, we
propose that it shall remain at Yorke till your Army
and Forces be on the North Side of Newcastle, and
then to be brought to Newcastle, and there to remain
till your Army and all your Forces be out of the Kingdom of England; and the Garrison of Berwicke and the
Garrisons of Scotland, according to the large Treaty,
to be also slighted, which is to be done within Ten
Days; and all other Garrisons in the Kingdom of England delivered into our Hands: And then we shall pay
the other One Hundred Thousand Pounds within Two
Miles of Berwicke in Scotland, within Six Days; and
our Hostages, which are likewise to continue with you
for Performance hereof, are then to be returned to
(fn. **) Scotts Second Paper.
"7. Wee are extreamly sorry that this Debate is
drawne to soe greate a Length, whilest wee have omitted
nothinge which was in our Power to give your Lordships all possible Sattisfaction; for, soe soone as your
Lordships produced an Authority from both Houses to
treate with us, though wee might have excepted against
the Want of Power in severall Perticulers wherein wee
ought in Reason to have beene sattisfyed, yet wee were
soe desireous to come speedily to a Close, as wee layd
such Considerations aside; and, further to wittnesse
our Readines herein, did leave it wholly to your Lordships to appoint the Tyme for Payment of the Money,
and Delivery of the Garrisons; and notwithstanding
that, according to the Treaty betwixt the Kingdomes
concerning Berwicke, a Scotts Garrison is to remaine
there untill the Peace of the Two Kingdomes shal bee
setled, yet, that all Jealousyes on our Part may bee removed, wee declared, That, receiveing Sattisfaction in
other Things, our Forces should alsoe remove out of that
Garrison, and that the Works thereof should bee
slighted, and the Place dismantled, according to the
"Upon Tuesday at Night last, wee received a Paper
from your Lordships, and upon Wednesday wee retourned thereunto a verball Answere, and afterwards
in Writinge, wherein wee shewed the Reasons for
which wee could not consent thereunto, and made
such a reasonable Offer as wee conceived would
give your Lordships Sattisfaction; upon Consideration
whereof, your Lordships did, late Yesternight, offer
the Payment of 40,000£. before our Forces should remove to the other Side of Tyne, and before the Surrender of Newcastle and Tynmouth, and, upon the
Surrender of them, to give such Hostages as should
bee desired (which now seemes to bee declyned) for
Payment of the Remainder of the 200,000£. on the
North Side of the Works of Newcastle. This Morninge
wee came full of Expectation that wee should speedily
agree; especially haveing cleerly shewed unto your
Lordships that it could not give Sattisfaction to the
Army, but would occasion a Mutiny, if any lesse
Summe then 100,000£. were divided amongest the
Officers and Souldiers which are quartered on this
Side of Tyne: But, upon Perusall of your Lordships Paper delivered to us this Afternoone, wee finde
that your Lordships and wee are further from Agreement then wee have bin since the Begininge of this
"And first wee must observe, That, in your Lordships former Paper, you did desire the Money to bee
tould at Hartlepoole, wherewith wee were content;
but when afterwards your Lordships desired it to bee
tould in London, amongest other Inconveniencyes, wee
shewed your Lordships that this would cause a greate
Losse of Tyme, in regard the Treasurer of the Army
could not bee required to answere for any Failer of
the Money unlesse it were tould by Persons appointed
by his Order; and to stay untill he were advertised,
being now in Scotland, would take upp more Tyme
then the Condition of the Army and Pressures of the
Northerne Parts could well admitt of; whereupon it was
moved by your Lordships that the Money should bee
tould at Yorke, and wee assented.
"And whereas, before, your Lordships offered to bringe
the Money to Hartlepoole before the Surrender of Newcastle and Tynmouth; now your Lordships desire, that
soe soone as the Money is tould at Yorke, not only Newcastle and Tynmouth and all other Garrisons on this Side
Tyne may bee surrendred, but alsoe that Carlile may
bee left to be slighted, and then 100,000£. shal bee
paid at North Allerton within Six Dayes, whereas wee
desired it within Two Dayes, and at Durham as a more
convenient Place; and Ten Dayes after that, it is desired, that all our Forces on this Side Tyne should march
over that River by a Bridge, if it shal bee thought fit;
to which wee shall give noe other Answere, butt that,
though wee should agree unto it, yet, when wee deliver a Garrison which is in our Possession, and bring a
Passe over a River, wee suffer One Part of our Army
to bee divided from the other, Forraigne Nations and
Posterity may justly thinke it a groundlesse Distrust on
your Part, or worse upon ours, that our Forces shal
bee desired to march over the River by a Bridge, and
not bee permitted to march through the Garrison that
was the other Day in their Possession, considering that
amongest us formerly there was soe greate Trust, and
soe many mutuall Obligations.
"Wee must likewise remember your Lordships, that,
in all our Conferrences hitherto, though there were
Debates whether wee should first deliver the Garrisons
to your Lordships, or the Money should bee first delivered to us; yet wee never imagined that it should bee
called into Question, whether the Money due to the
Army should bee paid before their Removall out of the
Kingdome, notwithstandinge the Garrisons were surrendred; nor can it bee expected that the Army will
march out of England before they receive Sattisfaction.
"The Security of Hostages, offered by your Lordships for Performance of these Things, cannott sattisfy
the Army; nor can a few Men any Wayes countervaile
the greate Losse and Prejudice may bee sustayned by
the Army, in case there were any Intention to make
Use of the Surrender of the Garrisons to their Disadvantage, which wee shall never suspect from the Parliament; wee might with farre greater Reason offer Hostages to your Lordships for Performance of what is required from us: Such as Affaires now stand, all the
Danger which can be feared on your Part is the Losse
"Wee further observe, that by the Way proposed by
your Lordships there would bee a greater Expence of
Tyme (and consequently greater Inconveniences to the
Country as well as to the Army) then by what wee
doe offer; wherefore, since that which is proposed by
your Lordships cannott give Sattisfaction to the Army,
wee doe adhere to our former Paper, as that which proposeth the most sattisfactory and expeditious Way; to
which wee further add, That, upon Receipt of the
First 100,000£. Order shal bee given to the Scottish
Forces forthwith to slight and demolish the Works of
Berwicke and Carlile, with whome the Country People
would bee appointed to concurre.
(fn. **) Third Paper of the Lords and Commons.
"8. We have been so sensible of the Miseries of the
Northern Parts, and so far desirous to relieve the same,
and to abate the Charge of the Kingdom, that we have
neglected no Time for expediting this Business, wherein
this Kingdom is so much concerned; and as to the Offer
you make concerning Berwicke, it is no more but what
you made in your Paper of the 11th of August, which
was agreeable to the Treaty, and is in these Words:
"We do, their in Name, (videlicet) in the Name of the
Kingdom of Scotland, declare, That they are willing
forthwith to surrender the Garrisons possessed by them
in this Kingdom, which they did keep for no other
End but the Safety and Security of their Forces, and
without Delay to re-call their Army, reasonable Satisfaction being given for their Pains, Hazards, Charges,
and Sufferings, whereof a competent Proportion to be
presently paid to the Army before their Disbanding,
and Security to be given for the Remainder at such
Times hereafter as shall be mutually agreed on."
"For the Proposal or Offer of Forty Thousand Pounds,
we still offer it as before, if your Lordships shall accept
thereof; and also sufficient Hostages; which we cannot
question but will be satisfactory to your Lordships.
"And whereas we have not re-called the former Offer,
but given you the Choice of another, if you should
like it better; we cannot conceive why you should say,
we were further off from Agreement than before, your
Choice remaining to either: As to your Observation
concerning the Bridge of Boats, it was first moved and
often repeated by your Lordships, before it was ever
mentioned or offered by us; and therefore have given
no Occasion for that Construction of Distrust which is
put upon it by your Lordships.
"And to manifest that our Intentions are to avoid all
Delays, and to come as near to your Desires as possibly we can; we further propose, That, your Lordships agreeing with us for the Payment of the First
Hundred Thousand Pounds, according to our Paper
Yesterday delivered to your Lordships,
"That our Hostages shall continue with you, for
Assurance of the Payment of the other Hundred
Thousand Pounds on the North Side, within a Mile of
Newcastle, within Eight Days after all your Forces are
on the North Side Newcastle and Tynmouth Castle, and
our Forces are possessed of Newcastle, Tynmouth Castle,
and the other Garrisons on this Side Tyne; and upon
your Forces quitting the Garrisons of Berwicke and
Carlilc, and the other Garrisons North of Newcastle, at
the same Time as you march out of Newcastle.
"That, upon the Delivery of the other Hundred
Thousand Pounds on the North Side of Newcastle as
aforesaid, our Hostages are to be delivered to us; and,
upon the coming of the Money out of Newcastle,
sufficient Hostages, to the Half Number of ours, are
to be delivered to us from the Kingdom of Scotland;
that your Army and all your Forces do march out of
the Kingdom of England; and Barwick and Carlile,
and the Garrisons in Scotland, slighted, according to the
large Treaty, within Ten Days after the Payment
of the latter Hundred Thousand Pounds; which
Hostages are to be delivered back as soon as your Army
and Forces are marched out of the Kingdom, and Berwicke and Carlile, and the Garrisons in Scotland slighted,
as aforesaid, according to the large Treaty.
"We further desire to confer with your Lordships,
concerning the Preservation and Ease of the Country,
in the Passage of your Armies and Forces out of this
Kingdom, according to the Order of both Houses of
"And we also propose, that the Forces in Westmerland
and Cumberland, which cannot be said to be of the
South or North Side of Tyne, because that River riseth
not so far, should be paid off at the same Time the
Forces on the South Side are; and that those may
march out of those Countries when these march from
the South Side of Tyne.
"And for that it hath been now a Week that we have
been in Treaty about this Particular, and the Houses
are in continual Expectation of a Report from us of
our Proceedings; if your Lordships shall not accept
what hath been offered by us, we hold it fit to report
how far we have proceeded.
(fn. **) Scotts Third Paper.
"9. Your Lordships and wee agree in our Sence of
the Pressures of the Northerne Parts; and wee cannott
but expresse how sorry wee are, that for many Moneths
together noe Money hath bin sent to supply the Necessityes of the Army, whereby the Country might
have beene releived.
"The Words of our Paper of the 11th of August
doe not extend to the Garrison of Berwicke, which by
Treaty is to have a Scotts Garrison until the Peace
bee setled, but to those Garrisons which were demaunded from the Kingdome of Scotland by the
Houses of Parliament, as is intimated in that Paper,
and fully expressed in our subsequent Papers, and although those Words did comprehend the Garrison of
Berwicke, yet the Argument doth inferre noe more
but that wee have formerly offered that to the Honnorable Houses presently, which wee might by the
Treaty have reserved in our Hands untill the Peace
had bin setled.
"Your Lordships did at first offer unto us such Hostages as should bee desired; but the Word ["sufficient"] is soe ambiguous, and subject to Contest, as it
may bee alleadged your Lordships are to bee Judges
of our Security and Sattisfaction.
"Wee have perused your Lordships former Paper,
and doe not finde that your Lordships gave us the
Choise of the Two Offers; and the last Offer haveing more Inconveniencyes then any other, and it being
to bee supposed that your Lordships offer in the last
Place that which will give best Sattisfaction; wee
finding it to give the least, conceived that wee had
just Reason to thinke that your Lordships were further from Agreement then before.
"Wee did propose unto your Lordships the Marching of our Forces through Newcastle by single Regiments; and this being objected against, wee said, by
Way of Argument, that either this must bee graunted,
or otherwise our Forces must passe by a Bridge, supposing that your Lordships would never require the
last, and whilest wee are in Capitulation deny us
Passage through the Towne that is yet in our Possession; and therefore wee did not at all thinke fitt to
speake of a Bridge in the Paper delivered to us by
"Wee. cannott agree to the Offer of 40,000£. for
Payment of our Forces on this Side Tyne, because it
is not enough to divide amongest the Souldiers; neither can wee agree to the First 100,000£. as was proposed in your Lordships former Paper; in perticuler,
wee cannott assent to the Delivery of the Garrisons of
Newcastle and Tynmouth until the Money come to Hartlepoole or Stockton, to which your Lordships did once
agree, and whereunto wee are possitively lymitted by
our Instructions: If therefore the Honnorable Houses
shall thinke sitt to accept of the Offer made in our
First Paper, receiveing Sattisfaction in other Things,
wee shall presently conclude upon it; but if this shall
not bee accepted, and if your Lordships have noe
other Expedient to offer, to the End nothing may bee
omitted which is in our Power to doe for accelerating
a speedy Agreement, the Two Propositions made by
your Lordships being qualifyed as followes, wee shall
make Choise of One of them, and signify our Election
to the Honnorable Houses, or such Committees as
shall bee by them appointed, before the Money bee
tould at Yorke.
"The First Proposition.
"That, the 200,000£. being told and sealed at Yorke
by some appointed on both Sides, and brought to
Hartlepoole or Stockton, and 40,000£. thereof delivered at Durham, all our Forces shall march to the
other Side of Tyne, and deliver upp Newcastle and
Tynmouth, and all other Garrisons on this Side of
Tyne, receiveing at the same Tyme such Hostages as
shall bee desired for Payment of the Remainder of
the 200,000£. on the North-side of the Works of
Newcastle; upon Performance whereof, your Hostages are to retourne; and upon the coming of the
Remainder of the 200,000£. out of Newcastle, Hostages to the Halfe of the Number of yours shal bee
given, for Assurance that the Garrisons of Berwicke
and Carlile shal bee slighted, and our Army and
Forces shall march out of this Kingdome within Ten
Dayes after the Payment of the Remainder of the
200,000£.; after which, our Hostages are to retourne.
"That, the 200,000£. being tould and sealed at
Yorke by some appointed on both Sides, and brought
to Hartlepoole or Stockton (which shal bee quitted by
our Forces upon the Approach of the 200,000£.), the
Garrisons of Newcastle and Tynmouth, and all other
Garrisons on this Side of Tyne, shal bee surrendred,
wee receiveing at the same Tyme such Hostages as
shall bee desired, for Payment of 100,000£. at Hartlepoole or Stockton within Four Dayes after the Surrender as aforesaid; and immediatly after the Receipt
of the said 100,000£. Order shal bee given for the
slighting of the Works of Berwicke and Carlile; and
within Ten Dayes after the Payment of the said
100,000£. all our Forces on this Side Tyne shall march
through New Castle by single Regiments (not above
Six Hundred at One Tyme to bee in Newcastle); and
the same Hostages to continue for their safe marching
to and through Newcastle, and for Payment of the
other 100,000£. on the North Side, within a Mile of
Newcastle, within Fower Dayes after all our Forces
are on the North Side of Newcastle, and the Garrisons
of Newcastle and Tynmouth, and all other Garrisons
on the South Side of Tyne, are quitted by our Forces;
and, after Payment of the last 100,000£. your Hostages shall bee delivered backe; and, upon the coming
of the Money out of Newcastle, Hostages to the Halse
of the Number of yours shal bee given, for Assurance that the Garrisons of Berwicke and Carlile shall
bee slighted, and that our Army and Forces shall
march out of this Kingdome within Ten Dayes after
the Payment of the last 100,000£. after which our
Hostages shal bee retourned.
"Whereas your Lordships propose that the Forces in
Cumberland and Westmerland should bee paid off at
the same Tyme the Forces on the South Side of Tyne
are; wee cannott determine any Thing concerninge
them, not knowing how farre the 100,000£. may extend, nor how it may stand with the Accommodation
of the rest of the Army, that they doe at the same
Tyme march out of those Countyes into Northumberland; but they shall assuredly march out of the Kingdome as soone as the rest; and as to your Lordships
Desire, that all Places fortifyed on this Side The Firth
in Scotland since these Troubles bee slighted, wee shall
willingly agree, provided your Lordships doe slight
all Places in England as sarre distant from the Borders
of Scotland, which in Reason wee conceive cannott
"Wee are ready to conferre with your Lordships
concerning the Preservation and Ease of the Country
in the Passage of our Army, as alsoe concerning the
Sattisfaction to bee given to us in the Dayes of Payment, and Security for the last 200,000£. which is to
bee agreed upon before the Conclusion of this Treaty; and wee shall then give in our Desires for the
Ayde and Assistance wee expect from this Kingdome
upon the marching away of our Army, for opposing
the Rebells of Ireland, who, being Subjects of the
Crowne of England, have for a long Tyme, and doe still,
infest Scotland, and who are expected in farre greater
Numbers, and (if not vigorously opposed and suppressed there) may prove very dangerous to both
"This wee certainly promise to ourselves from the
reciprocall Kindnes of this Kingdome; to which they
are alsoe obliged by the late Treaty, as wee touched
in our Paper of the 11th of August."
Adams's Petition, for a Pardon, who was convicted of Man-slaughter in Sussex.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of John Adams and Susan
"That whereas, at the General Affizes and Gaol
Delivery holden of and at East Grimsted, for the
County of Sussex, the 21th Day of July last, 1646,
before Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Serjeant Turner,
Justices of Assize and Gaol Delivery for the said
County, your Petitioner Susan Adams was found
guilty of Man-slaughter, for the killing of Hester
Pride her Maid Servant, and had Judgement of Death
accordingly: And whereas the Jury for Life and
Death then and there impanneled conceiving the said
Susan might have the Benefit of the Clergy, and also
the Evidence not being full, and the Blow that she
gave her Servant was but with a Stick, and for Correction, they did find her guilty of Man-slaughter,
whom otherwise they would have freed, had they
known that the said Statute had not extended to Women in such Kind: But however, Mr. Justice Bacon,
more seriously considering the Case, did in Mercy reprieve her from the Pains of Death, under which
Mercy she yet lives. The Particular of the Passages
are attested under the Hands of divers of the Justices
of the Peace and Members of the Honourable House
of Commons for the said County, and the said Jury,
which are hereunto annexed.
"Wherefore your poor Petitioners most humbly
beseech your Honours, that you would be
pleased, the Premises considered, and in regard also that your poor Petitioner Susan is
now in the Gaol, and is ready to starve, having Four small Children, to grant a Warrant,
that your poor Petitioner may have her Pardon under the Great Seal of England, whereby your poor Petitioner may be acquitted and
pardoned of and from the said Judgement,
and of and from all Pains of Punishment by
reason of the same.
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.
Justices Certificate in her Favour;
To the Right Honourable the Commissioners,
Keepers of the Great Seal of England.
"Whereas, at the General Assizes and Gaol Delivery holden at East Grimsted, for the County of
Sussex, the 21th Day of July last, 1646, before Mr.
Justice Bacon and Serjeant Turner Justices of Affize and
Gaol Delivery for the said County, one Susan Addams, the
Wife of John Addams, of Berkly, in the said County,
Blacksmith, was found guilty of Man-slaughter, for killing of Hester Pride her Maid Servant, and had Judgement of Death according to Law; yet nevertheless reprieved by the said Mr. Justice Bacon, and the Execution staid: And whereas also, the Jury of Life
and Death then and there impanneled, conceiving
the said Susan Adams might have had the Benefit of
Clergy as Men in the like Case have, did find her
guilty of the said Man-slaughter, which otherwise
they would not have done, as by a Certificate under
the Hands of the said Jury hereunto annexed may
appear: We, whose Names are hereunder subscribed, Justices of the Peace within the said County of
Sussex, being credibly informed that the said Susan
Addams to be a Woman of honest Life and Conversation, zealous and religious, and never detected or
suspected of any Crime; and for that it doth manifestly appear that the said Blow or Stroke given by
her upon her said Maid Servant was with a small
Stick, by Way of Correction, without any Shew of
"We humbly desire your Honours to grant to the
said Susan Addams His Majesty's most Gracious
Pardon, under the Great Seal of England,
whereby the may be acquitted and pardoned
of and from the said Judgement, and of and
from all Pains of Punishment by reason of the
same. All which we leave to your Honourable Considerations; resting
"Your humble Suppliants,
and of the Jury.
"To all those whom these Presents may concern.
"Whereas, at the Affizes holden at East Grimsteed,
the One and Twentieth Day of July last, 1646, before
Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Serjeant Turner Justices of
Affize and Gaol Delivery for the County of Sussex, one
Susan Addams, the Wife of John Addams, of Beckley,
in the said County, Blacksmith, was indicted of Manslaughter, for the killing of Hester Pryde her Maid
"We, whose Names are hereunder subscribed,
being then and there impanneled in the Jury
of Life and Death, to enquire of the said
Fact, did find the said Susan Adams guilty of
Man-slaughter, not doubting but that she
might have the Benefit of Clergy as others in
the like Case; or else, the Evidence being
not full, and the Blow given to her Servant
with a small Stick, by Way of Correction, we
had not found her guilty of the said Manslaughter, but freed her from the same: All
which we shall be ready to testify, whensoever we shallbe thereunto required; and to the
Truth thereof we have hereunto subscribed
our Names, this 25th Day of July, 1646.
"William Draper, his Mark.
Tho. Kenard his Mark.
Ordinance to amend the Oath for the Surveyors of Bishops Lands.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That these Words, (videlicet,) ["except the Salary, to be appointed to the said Surveyors by the Trustees named in the said Ordinance,
or the major Part of them, for their Travel and Pains
in the Execution of the said Service"] be added to
the End of the Oath appointed to be taken by the
Surveyors of the Bishops Lands by the Ordinance of
the Ninth of October last."