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 Sabbati, 18 die Novembris.
Delinquents for digging in Hidden released.
Upon the Request of the Earl of Rutland, and the Submission of the Persons that stand committed to The Fleete, at the Complaint of his Lordship, for disturbing his quiet Possession, and digging in his Grounds, at Haddon:
Answer from the H. C.
Conference to be had with the H. C. about some Alterations made; in an unparliamentary Way, to the Ordinance concerning Contractors for Bishops Lands:
Upon Information to this House, "That the Addition to an Ordinance concerning the Contractors for the Bishops Lands was agreed to by the House of Commons; but when it was brought to the Clerk of Parliament to sign, being signed with Mr. Elsing's Hand, and being read over, and being compared with the Original which was sent down from the Lords, it appeared that divers Words were put (fn. 1) out, and other Words were put in with another Hand, absolutely altering the Sense."
Hereupon the Lords Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons about it, as a Business much concerning the transacting of Public Affairs between the Two Houses; and to desire they would thoroughly examine the Business.
Message to the H. C. about it.
Chybnal and St. Johns.
It is Ordered, That the former Order of this House, for stopping the Proceedings at Law, is hereby revoked and made void: And it is referred to the Committee of Indemnity, to consider of the Matter in Difference between them.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter to the L. Admiral.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Swinfen, &c.; who brought up a Letter to be sent to the Lord Admiral, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, if their Lordships do agree to it.
Answer from the H. C.
Heads for the Conference about Delinquents to be exempted from Pardon.
The Matter of the Conference was to be, "To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships have considered of the Reasons that the House of Commons offered for the Earl of Newcastle and Sir John Winter to be of the Number of the Seven excepted Persons; and their Lordships do adhere to Sir John Byron and Sir George Radcliffe, who, their Lordships conceive, have done much more Prejudice to the Kingdom than the Earl of Newcastle and Sir John Winter, the said Sir John Winter having been beyond the Seas for many Years during the Time of these Troubles."
Votes for banithing Three Lords.
Ring from the Serjeants, to be sent to the King.
The Earl of Kent, One of the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, acquainted the House, "That Mr. Solicitor, in the Name of all the Lawyers that are now to be made Serjeants, delivered to the Commissioners a Serjeant's Ring, which they desire the Commissioners to send to the King."
Richards to be instituted to Week.
Letter to the L. Admiral, thanking him for his Services.
"The Houses of Parliament have received your Letter of the 11th Instant, written to the Committee at Derby House, wherein they take especial Notice of your Lordship's faithful Discharge of your Trust they have committed to you; which God hath pleased to crown with a most seasonable and happy Success, in giving in to your Lordship Four of the revolted Ships, and disabling the rest from carrying on at present their persidious Design. And as the Houses are most sensible of the great Advantage hereby to the whole Kingdom, in the Repair of its Naval Power, the opening and securing of Trade, the frustrating the Designs of Foreigners, to which the Revolters laboured to be instrumental; so they do highly esteem the honourable Performance of this Service by your Lordship, and the Captains and Seamen of the whole Navy under your Command, notwithstanding the Difficulties which that Place and this Season of the Year have put upon you; for which we are commanded, in their Names, to give your Lordship their hearty Thanks, and remain