Die Martis, 2 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they have delivered all the Particulars that they
had in Charge, and they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Writs of Error brought in.
This Day Mr. Justice Bacon brought into this House
these Writs of Error following:
Hillary, 22 Caroli R's.
Inter Clowdesley & Hoyle.
Inter Kirke and Guy.
Inter Hickocks and Hill.
Inter Seagar and Rawlings.
Inter Pasfeild and Spencer.
Inter Hackett and Goddine.
Inter Cudbuston and Thompson.
Inter Kilburne and Walley.
Lymbrey and Langham.
This Day Mr. Maynard, Counsel with Captain Lymberey, &c. against Alderman Langham, &c. replied to
the Argument lately made by Mr. Sam. Browne, whether the Case be within the Statute of 4 H. IV.
It is Ordered, That the Counsel of Alderman
Langham shall be heard, in Answer to it, on Friday come
Fortnight, the 19th of February.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Zouch Tate Esquire, &c.; who brought up divers particular Orders and Ordinances, to which they desire
their Lordships Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Letter from the Commissioners with the King.
Next, the Speaker acquainted this House, "He had
received a Letter from the Commissioners at Newcastle." (Here enter it.)
Letter from Gen. Skippon.
Another Letter, from Major General Skippon, was
read. (Here enter it.)
Holdenby House to be prepared for the King.
Ordered, That the Letter of the Committee be
communicated to the Committee for the Revenue; and
recommended to them, that Holdenby House may be prepared, and Provisions made of all Things necessary for
the Reception of the King in His Journey, and when He
comes to Holdenby.
West, a Pass to Virginia.
Ordered, That Mr. West shall [ (fn. *) have a]
Pass, to go into Virginia.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, desiring Holden by House may be prepared, and Provision made for Him there and on the Road; and about His Desires for His Servants to attend Him.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manche'r,
Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore,
"Haste Post, Post Haste.
"Pembrooke & Mount.
"We have already given you an Account, that,
upon Tuesday last, we signified to the King, the Scotts
Commissioners, and to the General, "That we were
come, by Command of both Houses of Parliament, to
receive His Majesty's Person." Yesterday we kept
the Fast; and His Majesty sent to let us know, "That,
in that regard, he deferred His Answer until Thursday." This Morning we received Commands to attend Him at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon;
which we did accordingly; and, after some general
Conference, the King was pleased to propound some
Questions, the Substance whereof, and of our Answer, which were both by Word of Mouth, are as
"First, His Majesty asked, "Whether we had Power
to place and displace His Servants, and what Servants
He was to have about Him?"
"We answered, The Houses had appointed some to
attend Him in His Journey to Holdenby, a List of
whose Names we should present unto Him."
"Secondly, "Whether those which are now His
Servants might not go with Him, although not wait
We answered, "That if His Majesty would give
us the Names of such as He desired should go with
Him in that Condition, we would then acquaint His
Majesty whether they might or not, according to our
"Thirdly, "Whether He might not speak to us
"We answered, "If His Majesty spake concerning
any Thing of Moment, we were to acquaint the Committee with it; without which, we could not discharge
"Fourthly, "Whether He was to appoint the Time
of His going?"
"We answered, "That we desired that His Majesty
would appoint a Time; but, unless it were a short
Time, it would not consist with our Instructions, by
which we are commanded to attend Him with all convenient Speed to Houldenby."
"Thereupon His Majesty did declare, "That He
would go with us to Houldenby; and nominated Monday or Tuesday to begin His Journey." But being
told by some of His Servants, "That He could not
be accommodated with Necessaries by that Time;"
He appointed Wednesday: Whereunto we agreed;
and shall at that Time be ready to wait upon (fn. *) Him,
according to our Instructions.
"We desire that the Committee of the Revenue do
take Care and give Order that Holdenby House may be
repaired and fitted for Reception of the King, and
Provision made of all Necessaries fitting for the King
in His Journey, and when He is come to Holdenby,
according to your own Order. So we remain,
Newcastle, 28th January, 1646.
Pembrook & Mount. B. Denbigh. Ed. Mountague."
Letter from Gen. Skippon, that the Scots have quitted Hartlepoole and Stockton, and that he has garrisoned them.
"To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the
Right Honourable the House of Peers assembled in Parliament at Westm'r. These, with
Speed and Trust, present.
"On Tuesday last, Hartlepoole and Stockton were
quitted by the Scotts, and possessed by our Forces.
The Remainder of the last Hundred Thousand
Pounds lieth this Night at Yarum; and (fn. *) my Regiment,
with Sir Robert Pye's, are appointed to guard the
same. Colonel Lilburne's and Colonel Sir Hardrosse
Waller's Regiments quarter here this Night, and the
rest of our Forces as near about as we can without
mixing with the Scotts Horse, which are not all as
yet on the North Side of this Place, but will be Tomorrow; and on Saturday (as Lieutenant General
Lesley, who is here, told me this Evening) they will
be all on the North Side Tyne. We had hoped (as
their General sent us Word) they would have been
this Night so far Northward of Duresme, that we
should on Saturday next have received Newcastle and
Tynmouth Castle from them, for which we are in as
much Readiness as possible can be; but I doubt it
will be so late on Saturday ere they all pass Tyne, that
it will be Sunday ere we can receive those Garrisons. This I thought fit, as in Duty I am bound, to
acquaint this Right Honourable House with; and to
assure your Lordship that, by the Help of God,
nothing shall be wanting in me for the Furtherance
of this great Public Service in Hand; and that I am,
in this and upon all other Occasions, to the utmost
of my Power (by the same Assistance), most ready to
Durham, 28th of January, 1646, 11 at Night.
"Most humble and faithful Servant,
House adjourned till 10a cras.