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 Saturni, 5 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ld. (fn. 1) Howard of Charlton, a Pass, to go beyond Sea.
Ordered, That the Lord Howard of Charlton shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Seas; and his former Engagement to this House is hereby remitted.
Edbrooke and Trenchard.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of Som'sett shall see the Order of this House, dated the of, concerning Mr. Trenchard and Rob't Edbrooke and others, put into Execution, and obeyed.
Upon reading the Petition of John Robinson Clerk; desiring, "he may be put into a Condition freely to exercise his Function, that so he may be capable of some Living; he having taken the Covenant:"
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Turner's Ordinance, to be a Baron of the Exchequer.
An Ordinance was presented to the House, for making Mr. Serjeant Turner One of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, in the Place of Mr. Baron Atkins; which was read Once, and respited.
Ordinance to unite the Militia of London, Westm. &c.
The Ordinance for adding the Militia of Westm. Southwarke, and The Mineries, to the Militia of London, was read the Third Time, and passed; and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Upon reading the Petition of Sarah Salter; desiring, to have Sixty Pounds paid her out of Sir Thomas Culpepper's Estate:"
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons, with a Desire that some Course may be taken for her Relief.
Message to the H. C. with it; -for a Conference about repealing Gen. Skippon's Ordinance to raise Men;-and with Robinson's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Eltonheade:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with their Conveniency, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Matter of the Votes for recalling the Powers formerly given to Major General Skippon, for inlisting of Forces.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of Sarah Salter, with Recommendations.
3. To deliver to them the Petition of John Robinson.
Maj. Huntington's Narrative:
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to read again the Narrative of Major Huntington.
The House was resumed.
Committee to prepare Heads for a Conference about it:
And these Lords following were appointed to draw up some Observations upon the said Narrative, to be delivered at a Conference with the House of Commons; and the said Committee to have Power to employ such Persons as they shall think fit, (fn. 2) in the Search of Precedents, and to send for what Witnesses they shall think necessary to be examined in this Business:
Any Three; to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon, and report so soon as they can.
The Major to attend them.
Ordered, That Major Huntington shall attend this Committee, from Time to Time, so often as they shall have Occasion to use him; and that he shall have the Protection of this House, to come and go with Liberty of his Person.
Message from the H. C. for a Day of Humiliation, on account of the Weather;-and with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Dove; who brought divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. To desire that Thursday next may be kept a Day of Humiliation, for this unseasonable Weather.
2. An Order for One Hundred and Seventy-five Pounds to be paid to Mrs. Pygott, by Five Pounds a Week, out of Habberdashers Hall.
3. An Order for One Hundred Marks for Colonel Devereux.
4. An Order for Five Pounds a Week to Colonel Nic. Devereux.
5. An Order for Four Thousand Pounds for Reduced Officers, late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, deceased.
6. An Order for Three Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-six Pounds, Twelve Shillings, to the Reduced Officers of the late Lord Fairfax.
7. An Order, authorizing Adam Eyre and others to receive several Sums of Money to the Use of the Reduced Officers under the Command of the late Lord Fairfax.
8. An Order concerning the Payment of Interest of Three Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-six Pounds, Twelve Shillings, to Reduced Officers of the late Lord Fairfax.
9. An Order for Payment of Three Thousand Pounds to the Soldiers of Seacroft, of the late Lord Fairfax.
10. An Addition of Two Companies in Dover Castle.
11. An Order for a Troop of Horse and a Company of Foot to be added to the Companies in Dover.
12. An Order that the Forces in Dover Castle be commanded by the Militia of the County of Kent, and to consider how those Forces may be made Use of for the Service of that County.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees that Thursday next be kept as a Day of Humiliation: To all the rest, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. with the Letters, &c. from the Prince to the City, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Mr. Eltonheade:
To communicate to them the Originals of the Letters and Declaration which the Prince sent to the City of London, and the Merchant Adventurers; and to desire, that when they have done with them, that they may be returned to this House, for further Use to be made of them by this House.
House adjourned till 10a, Monday Morning next.