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 Mercurii, 16 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Prophett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer to the P. of Wales's Letter.
Ordered, That the Lords following are appointed to draw up an Answer to the Prince's Letter, and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Any Two to meet.
Commissioners, &c. for treating with the King.
"That the Number of Lords that shall be Commissioners to treat with the King, shall be Five.
"That the Time and all other Circumstances concerning the Manner of the Treaty be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Peace; and to be reported to the Houses.
Col. Hammond's former Instructions revoked.
"That the Instructions granted to Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, dated the 16th of November, 1647, be hereby revoked and made void."
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein; and that the Committee for Peace may meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Painted Chamber:
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Page and Mr. Eltonhead return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a Conference, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Letter from L. Fairfax, about the E. of Holland.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That he had received a Letter from the Lord General, concerning the Earl of Holland;" which was read.
(Here enter it.)
And Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons about this Business; and Precedents to be searched.
Committee to consider of it.
And these Lords following are to consider of the Matter of the Conference, and report the same to this House:
Any Two; to meet when they please.
Lesen, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. George Lesen shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Turner's Ordinance to be a Baron of the Exchequer.
The Ordinance for making Mr. Serjeant Turner One of the Barons in the Court of Exchequer, was read the Third Time, and passed; and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it;—for Committees to meet about the Treaty;—to remind them of Capt. Jessop;—and about the following Petitious.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Mr. Eltonheade:
To desire that the Committee for Peace may meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, at Three of the Clock.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Mr. Serjeant Turner.
3. To put them in Mind of Captain Jesop's Business.
4. To put them in Mind of the Petition of the Officers and Captains of Colonel Herbert, Colonel Eyres, Colonel Grayes, and Colonel Humphreyes.
Major Huntington's Narrative.
This Day Captain Middleton had his Oath given him, at this Bar, in order to his Examination concerning Major Huntington's Narrative.
Count. of Kildare's Pet.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess of Kildare:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
And accordingly it was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Mr. Eltonheade.
Upon reading the Petition of Anthony Sterlinge:
It is Ordered, That it is referred to Mr. Baron Atkins, to examine the Business; and if he thinks he may be released, then he is to be released.
Walker and Mabbot.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Walker:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Mabbott shall see this Petition, and return his Answer within a Week after Notice.
Claydon, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Claydon shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Sir J. Ballantine, to export Horses.
Ordered, That Sir James Ballantyne shall have Liberty to transport Five Horses beyond the Seas, Custom-free.
L. Craven's Horses to be restored.
Upon Information to this House, "That, upon Saturday last, there were taken away divers Horses and Mares from Hamsteed Marshall, belonging (fn. 1) to the Lord Craven, a Peer of this Realm, and a Member of this House:"
It is Ordered, That (fn. 2) they shall be restored unto him; and that there be a Protection granted for those Horses and Mares as are left.
Budd reprieved by Warner & al.
Upon reading a Warrant under the Hand of John (fn. 3) Marner Mayor of London, and John Wollaston and John Greene, for the Forbearance of the Execution upon Thomas Budd (who received Judgement of Death), until further Order from them to the contrary:
It is Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to examine the Particulars in the Petition of Wadsworth, &c. shall send for which of the abovesaid they think fit, to hear what they can say (fn. 4) in this Business.
Crosgill and Furnise committed, for digging in the E. of Rutland's Grounds.
Ordered, That Jonas Crosgill and Rowland Furnise, being now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher, for digging in the Grounds of the Earl of Rutland, shall be committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to remain until further Order of this House.
Letter from L. Fairfax, that the E. of Holland is committed by Order of the H. C.
"I received your Lordship's Letter this Day, concerning the Earl of Holland's Removal: I thought it my Duty to acquaint your Lordship, that he was committed to Warwicke Castle, to the Charge of Colonel Bridges, by Order of the House of Commons. I have signified to the Speaker of that House what Order I have received from your Lordship. And what shall be the further Pleasure of the Houses herein, shall be readily observed by
Leaguer before Colchester, 15th August, 1648.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."
Dobson to be instituted to West Sherborn.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Dobson Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of West Sherbourne, in Com. South'ton; salvo Jure cujuscunque: The Provost and Fellows of Queene's Colledge, Oxon, Patrons.
House adjourned till 10a cras.