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 Sabbati, videlicet, 24 die Aprilis, Easter Eve.
Viscount Stafford Leave to be absent,
The Lord Viscount Stafford had Leave for Four or Five Days to be absent.
and the Master of the Rolls.
The Master of the Rolls had Leave to go into the Country for a Week.
Bp. of Bristol Leave to see the Abp. of Cant.
The Bishop of Bristoll had Leave to visit the Archbishop of Cant. at The Tower.
Sir Edward Osborne to see the E. of Strafford.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Osborne, Knight, shall have Liberty to repair unto the Earl of Strafford; to have free Discourse and Conference touching and concerning the Wardship of Mr. Wandesford.
Lords appointed to receive 4366l. 13 s. 4 d. for Berwick.
Ordered, That the Right Hon. the Earl of Bedford, the Earl of Essex, and the Earl of Holland, or any Two of them, are, by virtue of this Order, authorized and enabled to receive such several Sums of Money as have been voluntarily lent by particular Lords of this House, for the Relief of the distressed Town and Garrison of Barwicke, and are to give Acquittances for the Receipt of the same; and to appoint likewise whom they please under them, to receive the said Monies, and to take Care for the conveying it to Barwicke.
And lastly, their Lordships shall be hereby enabled to receive from the House of Commons the said Sum hereafter, and to re-pay it back to the particular Lords that have been pleased to lend the same to the Use aforesaid.
The Money was agreed to be paid in this Afternoon at Bedford House, at which Time the Receiver for Barwicke is to be there, to receive the Money.
The Earl of Holland, Lord General, signified to the House "That he had already writ down to Barwicke, to let them know that there is Order taken to supply them with Money and Provisions presently, that so in the mean Time there may be no Disorders and Mutinies committed by the Soldiers."
Conference appointed about the Bill of Attainder of the Earl of Strafford.
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A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord Russell:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference touching a Petition from London.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently (if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency), touching a Petition from the City of London.
The Answer to the said Message was:
That their Lordships are now in Agitation of some Business of Consequence, and will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 26m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.