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, 12 die Augusti.
Letter, &c. from the L. Admiral, about the Ship Dacres.
Answer from the H. C.
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their (fn. 1) own.
Message to them, with the Examinations, &c. about the Ship Dacres;-for a Conference about repealing General Skippon's Ordinance;-and to remind them of Morris's Order.
Message from the H. C. for the Conference;-and about the Obstruction of Business complained of.
To let their Lordships know, that whereas there was a Conference to be Yesterday, concerning divers Parti culars; in regard of the Multitude of Business, they could not meet: But are ready to give their Lordships a Conference, when this House shall please to appoint.
2. That whereas Yesterday One Part of the Message was to be concerning some Obstructions in the Dispatch of Business between the Houses; which Words they conceive are so general, that they know not (fn. 2) to give an Answer.
Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
Letter from the E. of Midd.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John D'anvers, &c.; who brought up an Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Mr. Thomas Cooke, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Message from thence, to exchange the E. of Cleveland for Messieurs Barnston and Middleton.
E. of Oxon to attend the House;
and L. Roberts:
All the Lords to attend.
Ordered, That the Lords within Thirty Miles of London shall have Notice to attend this House on Monday next; and all the Lords further distant shall attend this House on Monday come Sevennight; any Order of Leave of Absence notwithstanding.
Letter from the E. of Midd. that he will return with the King's Answer about the Treaty.
"Having received His Majesty's Answer Yesterday in the Afternoon about Five of the Clock, I repaired immediately to the Sea Side, where finding the Wind and Tide contrary, was forced to remain in the Island till this Morning. I shall not fail to make what Haste I can, to give an Account of the Commands I have received; which I hope shall be performed on Monday next at the farthest, by,
Ordinance to clear Coke of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Thomas Coke, of Grayes Inne, in the County of Midd. Esquire, for that he, being a Member of the House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, and went to His Majesty to Oxford, is by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled admitted to his Fine of Five Hundred Pounds, for his said Offence; he being possessed of a Term of Five Years to come, from Lady-day next of the Mines of Lead, with the Appurtenances, within the Soke and Wapentake of Wirkesworth, in the County of Derby, with the Lot and Cope within the said Soke and Wapentake, and also of the Office called the Barmastership, or Barmaster, within the said Soke and Wapentake, under the several Rents of Seventy-two Pounds, and One Pound, Six Shillings, Eight Pence, payable Yearly to the King, and being worth in the Whole, over and above the said several Rents (fn. 3) of Three Hundred Pounds, and which is all the Estate Real and Personal of the said Thomas Coke: And the said Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Coke, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for the like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution, to him and his Heirs and Assigns, of all the Premises, and of all the Mean Profits thereof, from the Fifth Day of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary last past, with an Exception of the Right and Estate of the said Thomas Coke in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized and required to pass under the Great Seal of England accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Coke from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are herein before mentioned; and that, in case the said Leases and Estate were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Mr. Thomas Coke shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, for the same as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."