Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 10 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carter.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchest. Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Sir Ed. Leech protected from Debts he is engaged for, for the E. of Leicester.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Edward Leech, One of the Masters of the Chancery attending this House; complaining, "That he is sued in the Petty Bag, by one Baker, for a Debt which he stands bound for, for the Earl of Leycester:"
It is Ordered, That Sir Edward Leech shall have the Protection of this House for this Debt, and all other Debts which he stands bound (fn. 1) for, for the Earl of Leycester.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Bennett, &c. return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will take all the Particulars of their Message into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Chamberlain, Sheriff of Oxon.
The Question being put, "Whether Mr. Chamberlaine shall be Sheriff of the County of Oxford?"
The Votes were even; and therefore it is ordered to be the First Business To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. for Two Sheriffs to have Leave to reside out of their Counties;-and to remind them of the following particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Bennett:
1. To desire their Concurrence in an Order for Mr. Verney, Sheriff of the County of Warwicke, to live out of the County, upon his Occasions.
2. To desire their Concurrence in an Order for Mr. Andrewes, Sheriff of the County of North'ton, to reside out of his County.
3. To put them in Mind of Lieutenant General Middleton's and other Scotch Officers Petition.
4. To put them in Mind of Lieutenant Colonel Andrewe's Order.
5. To put them in Mind of Mr. Pringle's Order.
6. To put them in Mind of Mrs. Pigott's Petition.
E. of Lincoln's Counsel.
Ordered, That Mr. Chute and Mr. Nudigate are assigned to be of Counsel with the Earl of Lyncolne and such others as shall be approved of by this House; their Names being presented to the House.
E. of Suffolk's D.
Ordered, That Mr. Herne and Mr. Hale are assigned to be of Counsel with the Earl of Suffolke, and such others as shall be approved of by this House.
Ordinance to raise 20 000£. per Mens. for Irel.
The Ordinance for raising Twenty Thousand Pounds per Mensem for the Relief of Ireland, was read Twice, and committed to the Committee of the whole House; To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Sturmy shall be released, and set at Liberty from his present Restraint.
Sir R. Bell and Duncomb, Suit in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Mr. Awdley, Clerk to the Court of Wards, shall certify to this House, whether there is any Suit depending in that Court between Sir Rob't Bell Knight and Edmund Duncombe, &c.
Bentley & Ux. Pet. for Perusal of Papers.
Upon reading the Petition of Martin Bentley and Katherin his Wife, Administrators of Anthony Hooper; desiring "to have the Perusal of Books and Writings which are in Doctor Aylett's Hands:"
It is Ordered, That the Parties whom it concerns shall see this Petition, and return his Answer to this House within Three Days after Notice, if he excepts against any Thing contained therein.
Cooper, aid Wilgrice and Turner.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cooper and Wm. Welgrise;
It is Ordered, That they shall have the Twenty Pounds paid to them, which is deposited in the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments; they first giving good Security to abide by the Order of this House, which they shall make, in the Cause between them and Thomas Turner.
House adjourned till 10a cras.