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 Martis, 31 die Octobris.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Additional Ordinance for employing the Poor.
Message from the H. C. with Orders for calling Serjeants.
Inhabitants within the Lines, Petition to be considered for their Losses.
Upon reading the Petition of divers Inhabitants within the late Lines of Communication, that, out of their good Affections, have disbursed the greatest Part of their Estates for the Defence of the Parliament in these Troubles, desiring some Course may be taken for their Satisfaction:
Col. Mydhope and Foster.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel James Mydhope; shewing, "That one Foster, an Inn-keeper in Westm. hath caused the Bailiff of Westm. to attach his Horse, worth Sixty Pounds, for a Debt of Eight Pounds:"
It is Ordered, That the Bailiff of Westm. upon Colonel Mydhope's Assignation to Foster (fn. 1) of so much Money, to be paid him out of the First Monies of his Arrears, shall deliver him his Horse; and that the said Colonel Mydhope shall have the Protection of this House, to free his Person from Arrests, until he receive a considerable Sum of his Arrears.
Scots Prisoners for the Plantations.
The House received an Account this Day, "That the Scotch Prisoners in the Two Ships mentioned in Colonel Mountgomerie's Petition were shipped for the Foreign Plantations, by Order of a Committee that are authorized for the same by Order of the House of Commons; and that the said Persons are all willing to go, and the Persons that shipped have cloathed them, and provided all Necessaries for them."
Committee of Accompts for Leicester.
Vernon and Cudworth.
Ordered, That the Petition of Worseley is referred to Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Justice Roll, to consider of some fit Way to give Relief to the said Worseley, and to report the same to this House; and the other Party concerned to have Notice.
Serjeants to be called.
"Be it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do forthwith issue Writs, under the Great Seal, in usual Form, to call Wm. Powell, John Clerke, John Eltonhead, Robert Nicholas, John Parker, and Robert Bernard, Esquires, to be Serjeants at Law, according to the Votes of both Houses passed in that Behalf."