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, 25th of May.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Message from thence, for the Committee at Derby House to sit constantly,—and to add Persons to Militia Committees.
To let their Lordships know, that, in this Time of Distractions, they think fit that the Committee of Derby House do sit constantly; and therefore they have enjoined the Members of their House that are of [ (fn. 2) that Committee] to meet; and they desire their Lordships would please to do the like.
That this House hath enjoined their Members to meet at the Committee of Derby House constantly; that their Lordships do agree to the adding of Mr. Knightly to be of that Committee; and this House agrees to those Persons to be added to the Militia of the several Counties.
Message to the H. C. to add Peers to the Committee at Derby House.
To desire their Concurrence, that the Earls of Pembrooke, Sarum, Denbigh, Mulgrave, the Lord North, and Lord Howard, may be added to the Committee at Derby House, in regard of the great Business and constant Sitting of that Committee; and to desire they would add a proportionable Number of their Members to be added to them.
Countess of Mulgrave and St Paul Pindar.
Major Meldrum's Petition for Arrears.
Ly. Lake and Smeaton.
Withers versus the E of Chesterfield, about a Building in Covent Garden.
Upon reading the Petition of Anto. Wither; complaining, "That the Earl of Chesterfield is rearing of a Building in The Covent Garden, very prejudicial to his Habitation, and contrary to the Covenant made with the Earl of Bedford:"
Ordinance to empower the Oxford Committee to send for Persons.
Instructions for the E. of Thanet, for appeasing the Insurrection in Kent.
"1. Your Lordship is desired to declare to those that are lately risen in Kent, That the Houses have lately published a Declaration concerning Petitions to be brought to the Houses, which is herewith delivered unto your Lordship: That, when they have delivered up the Towns, Magazines, and Arms that they have seized, and shall be retired peaceably to their Houses, they may bring and present a Petition to the Houses, according to the said Declaration.
"3. Your Lordship is also desired to return to the Houses, between this and Saturday Morning, an Answer whether they do give Obedience to the Parliament, in laying down their Arms, delivering up the Magazines, and repairing quietly to their own Houses."
Coventry Militia Committees.
Knightly added to the Committee at Derby House.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Knightley be added to the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, in the Place of Sir William Waller, formerly of that Committee, and since disabled to be a Member of the House of Commons."