House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 20 April 1641

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, videlicet, 20 die Aprilis.


I. Steward excused.

The Lord Steward was excused for his Absence, being not well.

Lord Lovelace Leave to be absent.

The Lord Lovelace had Leave to go into the Country, for a little Time.

Sandeland to be bailed.

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Sandeland, it was Ordered, That he put in reasonable Bail, to appear in this Court the 20th Day of May next.

Scots Treaty debated.

The Lords fell into Debate of the Scots Business.

The First Head contained in the Eighth Demand was, concerning Unity in Religion, and Conformity of Church Government."

The House was put into a Committee during Pleasure, for the Debate of this Business.

The Lords Commissioners Answer was read, touching the Desire of the Scots for Unity in Religion, &c." but it being conceived to be too long, these Lords following were appointed by the House to withdraw themselves, and contract the Answer: videlicet,

Committee to contract the Answer to the Scots, touching Unity in Religion.

The E. of Bath.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Bristoll.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
Ds. Kymbolton.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Savill.

The Lords returned, and presented to the House what they had drawn up; which being Twice read, was approved of.

Next was read the Scots Paper, concerning conserving of Peace betwixt both Kingdoms; and the Answer thereunto was read.

And where it is said, in the First Branch of the Second Article, "That neither Kingdom shall denounce or make War against the other, without Consent of the Parliament;" their Lordships thought fit that it should be, "That neither Kingdom shall denounce or make War against the other, without Consent of the King and Parliament."

And where it is said, "That, if any Subjects of either Kingdom shall rise in Arms, or make War against the other Kingdom and Subjects, without Consent of the Kingdom, that they shall be held as Traitors, etc." the Lords thought it fit, that the Lords Commissioners do move the Scotts, that the Penalties may be equal on both Sides, and limited.

And concerning the Third Article, "touching denouncing of War against Foreign Nations;" the Lords thought it fit, at the Conference with the House of Commons concerning this Article, to let them know, That their Lordships Opinions are, That the Lords Commissioners may move the Scotts, that this may be omitted, and Things may stand in the State which formerly they were."

Frere released from his Commitment, for arresting Captain Jackson, Servant to the E. of Warwick.

Upon the humble Petition of Thomas Frere, now a Prisoner in The Fleet, by Order of this House, acknowledging his Submission and Fault, in arresting Wm. Jackson, Servant to the Earl of Warwicke, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; it is Ordered, That the said Frere shall be discharged of his Imprisonment, upon Performance of the Order of this House, made the 19th of this Instant April.

Committee for Petitions.

Ordered, That the Committee for Petitions do sit this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 21m diem instantis Aprilis, Aurora hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.