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 Martis, 4 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Hickes.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
Gifford, Marq. of Winton's Servant, to be released.
Upon reading a Letter of the Lord Marquis of Winton; declaring, "That George Gifford, committed by the Committee for the Militia of Westm. is and was his domestic Servant, when he the said Gifford was in Basing and Oxford, and other Places in the King's Quarters, and not in Arms at all; neither went he to any of those Places of his own Accord, but in Attendance on his Lordship thither:"
It is Ordered, That this be signified to the said Committee for the Militia of Westm.; and that he be thereupon released from his present Restraint.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Hakewill and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons;
That they agree to reducing of the Committee which is to consider of the Propositions to be sent to the King: To the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.
This Day these Ordinances for Compositions for Delinquents Estates, were read:
1. Edward Carne's Ordinance.
2. John Churchbill's Ordinance.
3. Michaell Hawke's Ordinance.
4. Roger Owen's Ordinance.
5. Anthony Goldesborough's Ordinance.
6. Francis Anderson's Ordinance.
7. Wm. Morgan's Ordinance.
8. Rob't Wilde's Ordinance.
9. Christopher Cabourne's Ordinance.
10. Hugh Hodges' Ordinance.
11. Rich. Zouche's Ordinance.
12. Sir Edmund Pye's Ordinance.
13. John Dolleinge's Ordinance.
14. George Watts, &c. Ordinance.
15. Walter Thomas' Ordinance.
16. Sir Sutton Conye's Ordinance.
17. John Tint's Ordinance.
18. John Hurlston's Ordinance.
19. Sir John Burrell's Ordinance.
20. Charles Hughes, &c. Ordinance.
21. Peter Dayrell's Ordinance.
22. Edward Cotton.
23. Rutland Snoden's Ordinance.
24. Edward Michell's Ordinance.
25. Rob't Villiers' Ordinance.
26. Wm. Forth, &c. Ordinance.
27. Sir John Brooke's Ordinance.
28. Sir James Phillips' Ordinance.
29. Ralph Skipwith's Ordinance.
30. Richard Wicksteede's Ordinance.
31. Stanley Burrough's Ordinance.
32. Will. Richardson's Ordinance.
33. Henry Rhodes, &c. Ordinance.
34. Wm. Fitzberbert's Ordinance.
35. Ernestus Carye's Ordinance.
36. Thomas Leake's Ordinance.
37. John Spencer's Ordinance.
38. Thomas Jackson's Ordinance.
39. Amos Powlett.
40. Stephen Jackson.
41. Will. Davenport's Ordinance.
42. Edw. Armstrong's Ordinance.
43. Francis Lord Dunsmore's Ordinance.
44. Edw. Topp's Ordinance.
45. Sir Henry Puckering's Ordinance.
46. Edw. Aylmer's Ordinance.
47. Stephen Anderson's Ordinance.
Anderson's Petition, to have the Benefit of the Articles for Hartleberry.
A Petition of the said Stephen Anderson's, was read; shewing, "That, upon the Rendition of Hartleberry Castle, Colonel Morgan did undertake, that the Sequestration of his Estate should be taken off, without paying any Fine or Composition whatsoever."
It is Ordered, That this Ordinance be respited; and this Petition to be recommended to the House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. for the King to sign Three Propositions before a Treaty; and with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye, &c.; who brought up divers Votes and Orders, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. A Vote, That the King do assent unto and sign the Three Propositions, before a Treaty for Peace.
Ordered, To be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning; and all the Lords to have Notice to be then present.
2. Order for the Committee at Derby House to grant Commissions to Major General Skippon, to command, raise; and list, a Regiment of Horse.
3. A Vote for Payment or Securing all Debts and Engagements for the Parliament, before the Conclusion of the Peace. (Here enter it.)
4. Order for raising Five Thousand Pounds, for the Service of raising a Regiment of Horse, for the Safety of the Parliament and City.
5. Order for Goldsmithes Hall to give Accompt touching Ordinances for Delinquents passed.
(Here enter it.)
6. Order for One Hundred Pounds a Week, for [ (fn. 1) sick and maimed Soldiers], out of the Receipts of Excise.
(Here enter it.)
7. Order for Fifty Pounds per Annum to be added to the Salary of the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Votes for Payment or Securing all Debts and Engagements for the Parliament, &c. and to the Order for Goldsmithes Hall to give Account of Ordinances of Delinquents passed, and to the Order for One Hundred Pounds a Week for sick and maimed Soldiers, and to the Order for Fifty Pounds per. Ann. to be added to the Salary of the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers: To all the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Dowcet's Petition, to be released.
Upon reading the Petition of Abraham Dowcett; shewing, "That he remains yet a Prisoner in Peterhouse, at a very great Charge, which he is not able to support; desires he may be enlarged, and he will give such Security as shall be thought fit for his Appearance upon any Summons:"
But in regard the Petitioner is a Prisoner by Order of the House of Commons; it is Ordered, That this Petition be sent to the House of Commons, with a Desire that he may be bailed, whereby he may attend the King's Counsel, which else he cannot do so often as will be requisite.
Upon reading the Petition of Lovell Scott:
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.
An Ordinance for naturalizing Joseph Batalbez, was read 1a vice.
Windle's Cause to be reviewed.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Windle:
It is Ordered, That he may have a Bill of Review in the Chancery, according to the Course of that (fn. 2) Court.
Letter to be sent to L. Fairfax, to send up L. Capel's Son.
It was moved, "That a Letter might be sent to the General, to send up the Lord Capell's Eldest Son to this House, he being a Prisoner, taken away from the Lady Capell."
And the Question being put, "Whether to have a Letter written to the Lord General, to send up the Lord Capell's Son, now in his Custody, to this House?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Upon reading the Petition of John Coppin:
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, for some Course to be taken for his Relief.
Message to the H. C. about Anderson's Sequestration; -for Dowcet to be released; -with Colonel Hammond's Letter about L. Rich; &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hakewill and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver to them the Ordinance for Stephen Anderson, with the Petition; and desire their Concurrence to the said Petition.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of Abra'm Dowcett; and to desire he may be released upon Bail, that so he may attend the King's Counsel the better.
3. To put them in Mind of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Leycester.
4. To deliver to them the Letter of Colonel Hamond, concerning the Lord Rich to have Access to the King, for to be touched for his Infirmity; and desire their Concurrence therein.
5. To deliver to them Coppin's Petition; with Recommendations, that some speedy Course may be taken for his Relief.
Lords Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Mulgrave shall have Leave to be absent from this House for some Time, for his Health.
Ordered, That the Earl of Rutland hath Leave to be absent for some Time.
Debts and Engagements of the Parliament to be secured before a Treaty is concluded.
Resolved, upon the Question by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
That they do resolve and declare, That, before any final Conclusion of a Peace, they will take special Care to pay or secure all just Debts, and make good all Engagements, to all Persons, that either have been or shall be engaged for the Parliament."
Account of Ordinances for clearing Delinquents.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners at Gouldsmiths Hall do give Accompt to the Houses of Parliament, what Ordinances touching Pardoning of Delinquents are passed, and what is the Reason that the rest lie still unpassed; and how the latter Part of the Money for Delinquents Compositions is secured to be paid in."
Order for 100£. a Week for sick and maimed Soldiers.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of One Hundred Pounds per Week be added to the Allowance formerly allowed for Relief of the sick and maimed Soldiers; and that the same Weekly Sum of a Hundred Pounds be charged upon the Excise, in Course, and be paid Weekly to the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers; and that the Sum of Fifty Pounds per Week be also added to the Allowance formerly allowed for Relief of sick and maimed Soldiers, and be charged upon the Sequestrations at Guildhall; and that the Sum of Twelve Hundred Pounds be paid unto the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers, for their Arrears, and Monies disbursed by them for the sick and maimed Soldiers, and for the Charges and Cure of carrying to The Bath of the Thirty sick and maimed Soldiers of The Savoy Hospitall and Christ Church, and of such others as are fit to go thither for their Health; and that the said Twelve Hundred Pounds be charged upon the said Sequestrations at Guildhall, London."
Order to increase the Salary of the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds per Ann. be added to the Salary for each of the Treasurers for the sick and maimed Soldiers, for the Service of the said Treasurers and their Deputies: And it is further Ordered, That the said Treasurers may perform this Service by themselves or their sufficient Deputy or Deputies."
House adjourned till 10a cras.