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, 4 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carter.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
E. of Stamford, Leave to be absent; and Ld. Mountague.
Upon reading a Letter of the Earl of Stamford:
It is Ordered, That he is excused for his Absence from this House, until his Health will permit him to come.
Upon reading a Letter of the Lord Mountagu:
It is Ordered, That he is excused for his Absence for the present; but a Letter is to be written to him, from the Speaker, to desire his Lordship would make what Speed he can to attend this House.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Carter Senior is appointed to preach, the next Fast-day, in the room of Doctor Love.
Message to the H. C. about the Claim of the E. of Lauderdail's Creditors.
Upon Consideration of the Petition of the Lady Dudly, and the other Creditors of the Earl of Lauderdaill:
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks it fit that the said Creditors may be admitted to their Appeal before the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, according to the Ordinances of Parliament made in that Behalf."
And accordingly the said Petition, with the Sense of the House, was presently sent down to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Doctor Aylett, to desire their Concurrence therein.
His Fixtures not to be taken out of his House.
Ordered, That the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, or any other Committee, nor any of their Officers employed by or from them, shall take up any Marble, Glass Doors, or Windows, or other Things, affixed to the House of the Earl of Lauderdaill, in Aldersgate Streete; neither shall they, or any of them, take or seize any Writings or Evidences within the said House; and if any be already seized, they are to be returned, upon Sight hereof.
Sir R. Grimes, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Grimes Baronet shall have a Pass, with his Two Servants, to go to the Isle of Wight, and return.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Temple Knight, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance concerning Sea Coals, for the Poor of the City of London.
Agreed to, with an Addition.
2. An Order for Allowances to the Ministers of Chichester.
Respited for a while.
3. An Order for making Colonel Monck Governor of Carrickfergus. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds to be bestowed, as a Gratuity, upon Colonel George Mounke.
(Here enter it.)
5. An Order for Payment of Two Hundred Pounds to Captain Brugh, that brought Major Monro Prisoner out of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
6. Order for Delivery of the Lord Inchiquin's Son out of The Tower. (Here enter it.)
7. Order for Martial Law in Yorkeshire.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That to the Ordinance for Sea Coals for the Poor of London, and to the Order concerning Allowances to the Ministers of Chichester, this House will take them into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, this House agrees to.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to continue the Assessments for the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by John Lysle Esquire:
To let their Lordships know, that they have received divers Informations, from several Counties, that they are necessitated to give Free Quarter; for preventing whereof, the House of Commons passed an Ordinance for Continuance (fn. 1) of the Payment of the Assessment for the Army, and formerly brought it up; and they desire their Lordships would give Expedition to it.
Ordered, That (fn. 2) the Committee do report this Ordinance To-morrow Morning.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take their Message into speedy Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Whitaker to attend, for pirating L. Herbert's Works.
Upon Information to this House, "That one Whitaker, a Stationer, is printing the Works of the late Lord Herbert of Cherbery, by a false Copy; whereas this House hath granted the sole Printing of them to his Lordship's Son, with which the said Whitacker hath been (fn. 3) acquainted:"
It is Ordered, That the said Whitacker shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, to answer the same; and in the mean Time surcease any further Printing of them.
Colonel Monk to be Governor of Carrickfergus, and to have 500 l.
"That the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do approve of what Colonel Moncke hath done, in the gaining of the Garrisons of Belfast and Carrickfergus into the Hands of the Parliament's Forces.
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That Colonel George Moncke be nominated and appointed Governor of the Town and Castle of Carickfergus, in Ireland; and that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House do grant a Commission to Colonel George Monck, to be Governor of the Town and Castle of Carrickfergus accordingly."
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Colonel George Moncke, as a Gratuity, in Acknowledgement of his very great and faithful Service, in the regaining of the Garrisons of Carrickfergus and Belfast; and that this Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be issued and paid, out of the Monies that come in upon the Ordinances for the Fifty Thousand Pounds for Ireland, unto the said Colonel George Moncke, or his Assignee; and that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to whom the Ordering of those Monies is referred, do give Order for the Payment of the said Five Hundred Pounds, and that the Treasurers for that Money do issue and pay out the said Five Hundred Pounds accordingly."
Order for 200 l. to Captain Brugh, who brought General Monro from Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Brugh, for his Pains, Expences, and Service, in bringing over Major General Monroe; and that the said Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Captain Brugh out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Ordinance of Fifty Thousand Pounds for Ireland."
Order for Delivery of L. Inchiquin's Son out of The Tower,
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Warrant do issue, under the Hands of the Speakers of both Houses, to the Lieutenant of The Tower, to require him to deliver the Son of the Lord Inchiquin to Lieutenant Colonel Beecher, who is appointed to carry him over, and exchange him for certain Prisoners there; and that he may be delivered without Fees, in regard he was not sent thither as a Delinquent, but only for Custody."
Order for Martial Law in Yorkshire.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Power be, and is hereby, given to the Committee of the County of Yorke, to appoint a President and Council of War, for the Trial of Offences committed by the Soldiery there, by Martial Law."
Ly. Blundell and Rotheram's Petition about Arrears.
Upon the Petition of the Lady Joyce Blundell and Christopher Rotheram:
It is Ordered, That the said Petition and Contents thereof are hereby referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, sitting in the Star-chamber, to examine the Allegations of the said Petition; and if they find them to be true, to give Order for the casting up of the several Arrears therein mentioned; and thereupon to give further Directions, for the satisfying of the Petitioners, as shall be just and equal, out of such Monies as is in their Power to dispose of.