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, 13 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Worsley, Liberty to attend the King's Counsel.
Ordered, That Mr. Worseley shall have Liberty for his Person, from any Restraint, during such Time as he attends the King's Counsel, to give them Information concerning the Proceedings against Major Rolph; and that he attend the King's Counsel from Time to Time, as often as there be Occasion, during the Time of the Proceedings against him.
Proceedings against Rolfe.
Upon Information to this House, "That whereas Major Rolph stands committed by this House a close Prisoner; yet, by an Order of the House of Commons, dated 11 July, Friends are to be permitted to resort to him during the Time of Examination:"
Ordered, That the Order of this House, of the 8th of this Instant July, that Major Rolph and the Witnesses shall appear at this Bar, and there be confronted, is hereby re-called and vacated.
E. of Lincoln and Lady Delawar.
Upon reading the Petition of Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Lady Dowager La Warr shall put in her Answer on Saturday next; and the Cause heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides, on Tuesday Morning next.
Message to the H. C. for the D. of Bucks to be pardoned, on laying down his Arms.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Bennett and Mr. Hakewill;
To desire their Concurrence, as followeth:
"That, in regard the Duke of Buckingham hath not formerly borne Arms against the Parliament, and in regard of his Youth, to which his late Miscarriage may be rather attributed than to any Malice in Opposition to the Parliament, and in regard he is the only Son now left to inherit that great Honour: The Lords and in Parliament assembled think fit to offer this Favour to him; and do hereby declare, That, in case the said Duke of Bucks shall, within Fourteen Days after the publishing hereof, come in, and render himself unto the Parliament, and engage never to take up Arms against the Parliament hereafter, that then he shall be indemnified for his late Opposition made, in taking up Arms against the Parliament."
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, and a Declaration about the revolted Mariners, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight; who brought up these Particulars, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence:
1. A Declaration concerning the revolted Ships.
2. An Order for Wednesday next (fn. 1) to be appointed for a Day of Thanksgiving, for the many Victories God hath given lately to the Parliament's Forces.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Six Hundred Pounds, to be paid out of the Sequestrations, for Repair of Chester Castle.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Declaration concerning the revolted Ships into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Particulars, this House agrees.
Sir W. Godolphin, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Godolphin shall have a Pass, for himself and his Servants, to go into France.
Faucault and Bellon, a Pass.
Ordered, That Richard Foucaut, with Peter Bellon and Two Horses, shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Order for a public Thanksgiving for the late Victories.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Wednesday next be set apart for a Day of Public Thanksgiving unto Almighty God, for His great Blessings and Mercies bestowed upon the Parliament's Forces, in giving them lately many great and signal Victories; to be observed in all the Churches and Chapels within the late Lines of Communication, and Parishes within the Bills of Mortality: And the Lord Mayor of the City of London is desired to take Care, that timely Notice may be given of this Order to the several Ministers."
Order for repairing Chester Castle.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That there be Six Hundred Pounds appointed, out of the Sequestrations of the City and County of Chester, to be employed for the victualing and repairing the Castle and Fort of Chester."
E. of Lincoln's Petition, versus Ly. Delawar.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Theophilus Earl of Lincolne;
"That your Petitioner did long since lend Two Thousand Pounds to the Right Honourable Isabella Lady Dowager De La Warr, which is secured by her Statute of Four Thousand Pounds Penalty, acknowledged about Seven Years since, which, with the Forbearance, is still wholly unsatisfied; and she, presuming upon the Privilege of this House, wholly neglects Payment both of Principal and Interest; whereas your Petitioner doubts not but to make it appear, by his Counsel, that she is not by Law to enjoy the Privilege of this House, in a Business of this Nature.
"And therefore your Petitioner prays, That your Lordships will either order, that he may, according to Law, extend the said Lands secured by Statute, or appoint a speedy Day when Counsel on both Sides may be heard to the Point of Privilege.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.