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, 6 die Februarii.
Bill for bringing Water to London from the River Colne.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for bringing a Stream of Water, from the River of Colne, to the Cities of London and Westm. etc. and committed to
Mr. Justice Heath, Assistant.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday next, at Two a Clock in the Afternoon.
Money raised for the Aqueduct to be paid into the Chamber of London.
Roberts and Ford's Petitions to be heard.
After this, it was moved, That whereas Eighteen Thousand Pounds hath been raised, by a Lottery, for the bringing of a new River to the Cities of London and Westm. from Hoddesden, in Hartfordshire, which Design is conceived to be insufficient; and the said Eighteen Thousand Pounds lying dispersed in several Mens Hands, it was desired, That the said Money might be paid into some responsible Hand. Hereupon it was Ordered by the House, That Mr. Justice Heath and Sir Jo. Worstenholme do examine in whose Custody and Hands the Eighteen Thousand Pounds is; and that it be called in, and deposited in the Chamber of London, there to remain until further Order of this House; and Mr. Attorney General to have Notice not to release any Bonds of any Parties who have any Part of the said Eighteen Thousand Pounds in their Hands, until the Money be paid in as aforesaid; and further, That the Petitions of Sir Walter Roberts, and Edward Forde, Esquire, shall be heard at the Sitting of the Lords Committees for the Aqueduct aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Sutton Marshes is referred to be heard on Tuesday next.
A Proclamation to be drawn for Lord Finch to appear, and answer the Charge against him.
Ordered, That the King's Learned Counsel do, with all convenient Speed, draw up a Proclamation, according to the ancient Parliamentary Way, for the bringing of the Lord Fynch to appear here before the Lords in Parliament, at a peremptory Day, to answer the Charge of High Treason brought up against him from the House of Commons; or else that Proceeding be against him for the Default of his not appearing.
Motion for Conference with the H. C. to know their Answer touching the Cessation of Arms, and to acquaint them with the following Answer of the Scots Commissioners.
It was moved, That there might be a Conference with the House of Commons, to know their Answer touching the Cessation of Arms with the Scotts, and also to acquaint them with the Scotts Answer touching the Proportion of Three Hundred Thousand Pounds, which the House of Commons have thought fit to be given unto them for their Losses.
And the Paper of the House of Commons, which was delivered to the Lords Commissioners, being read, the Scotts Answer was likewise read, as followeth:
Answer of the Scots Commissioners concerning the Assistance to them, agreed to by both Houses.
"We intreat your Lordships, whose Endeavours God hath blessed in this great Work, to make known to the Parliament, That we do no less desire to shew our Thankfulness for their friendly Assistance and Relief, than we have been earnest in demanding the same; but the Thankfulness which we conceive to be due doth not consist in our Affections or Words at this Time, but in the mutual Kindness and real Declarations to be expected from the whole Kingdom of Scotlande in all Time to come; and that not only for the Measure and Proportion which the Parliament hath conceived to be fit, and which (to begin our Thankfulness now) we do, in the Name of the whole Kingdom, chearfully accept of, but also for the kind and Christian Manner of granting it unto us, as to their Brethren; which addeth a Weight above many Thousands, and cannot be compensated, but by paying the reciprocal Love and Duty of Brethren, and for the Resolution to consider in due Time for the raising of the same for our Relief, which also maketh the Benefit to be double. This maketh us confident that God, whose Working all this Time hath been wonderful, hath decreed the Peace and Amity of the Two Kingdoms, and will remove all Rubs out of the Way; that our Enemies will at last despair to divide us, when they see that God hath joined us in such a Fraternity, and that Divine Providence will plentifully recompence unto the Kingdom of England their Justice and Kindness, and unto Scotland all their Losses, which shall not, by these and other Means, amongst ourselves, be repaired by the rich and sweet Blessing of the Purity and Power of the Gospel, attended with the Benefits of a happy and durable Peace, under His Majesty's long and prosperous Reign, and of His Royal Posterity to all Generations."
5 Februarii, 1640.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference touching this.
This being done, a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Master of the Rolls and Mr. Justice Heath: To desire a Conference, with a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may (fn. 1) be with their Conveniency, touching the Treaty of both Kingdoms.
Lords appointed to report the Conference.
Lord Privy Seal, Earl Bath, Earl of Bristoll, and the Lord Viscount Say and Seale, were appointed to report the Conference.
Lady Spencer's Naturalization.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Dorithy Spencer, Daughter of the Lord Spencer.
And committed to the
L. Privy Seal.
L. Viscount Conway.
L. Bp. Durham.
L. Bp. Winton.
L. Bp. Lincolne.
Mr. Justice Heath, Assistant.
Their Lordships, or any Two or Three of them, to meet on Monday Morning next, at Eight a Clock.
Report of the last Conference.
After this, the House was adjourned, during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Earl of Bristoll reported to the House, That they had acquainted the House of Commons with the Answer of the Scots, concerning the Proportion which they have thought fit to be given them for Supply of their Losses; and likewise have desired their Answer concerning the Cessation of Arms; which the House of Commons will give Answer in speedily.
Chamberlain's Petition to be read.
Ordered, That Mr. Chamberleine's Petition be read upon Tuesday Morning next, at the Committee for Imprisonments, etc.
The Lieutenant of The Tower's Attendance with the List of the E. Strafford's Visitors excused.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower be excused for attending here every Saturday, with Lists of Names of those who hath visited the Earl of Strafford.
Jurisdiction of the Admiralty.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral's Cause be heard First on Monday Morning next; and the Judges to have Notice hereof, that as many as conveniently can may be present.
Visitants of Sir Geo. Ratcliffe.
Mr. Weekes's List of Names was read, of such as had visited Sir George Radcliffe in The Gatehouse since Saturday last.
Scarcity of Sea Coal to be considered.
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade do take into Consideration the excessive Scarcity and Prices of Sea Coal, and make a Report thereof to this House.
L. Audley versus L. Cottington.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bath be added to the Committee for examining of Witnesses in the Cause depending between the Lord Awdley and the Lord Cottington; and Mr. Justice Reeves appointed to write down the Depositions; and the Lords Committees to examine Witnesses this Afternoon.
Sir Geo. Ratcliffe Liberty to take the Air.
It was moved, That, throught the Closeness of the Prison, Sir George Radcliffe had Indisposition of Health; and prayed therefore, That he might have the Liberty to take the Air in some Gardens near adjoining. It was thereupon Ordered, That Sir George Radcliffe do take the Air in such Gardens as he please, near adjoining to The Gatehouse, provided it be in the Presence of his Keeper, who is to be accountable for his safe Custody, and none to be permitted to speak with him but in the Presence of his Keeper.
Bembridge to submit.
Ordered, That Phillip Bembrigge shall, according to a former Order, come into this House, and make his Submission here at Bar, on Monday next, and afterwards perform the rest of that Order accordingly.
Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling of the Manor of Hcesse, in Midd. upon John Millet and his Heirs.
And committed to the
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Bath.
L. Bp. of Durham.
Mr. Justice Heath and
Mr. Serjeant Whitfielde
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
Their Lordships, or any Two of them, to meet on Wednesday Morning next, at Eight a Clock, in the Little Committee Chamber; and Notice to be given to the Parties whom it concerns.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Naturalizing of John and James Kirke, and Mary, the now Wife of Jo. West.
And committed to the
E. of Essex.
E. of Warwicke.
E. of Stanford.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, Assistant.
Their Lordships, or any Two of them, to meet on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Naturalizing of Richard Bogans, Christopher Bogans, Hester Bogans, and Madgdalen Bogans; and, being put to the Question, it was consented to pass, nemine contradicente.
Clarke's Petition. L. Mowbray's Counsel to be heard.
The Petition of Mary Clarke, Widow, and others, was read; and it was Ordered, That the Lord Mowbray's Counsel shall be heard on Thursday next, before the Lords Committees for Petitions; and as their Lordships shall then direct, so the said Cause shall be proceeded in, touching the sending for Witnesses, or otherwise.
Message from the Commons for Conference about the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stroude: That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, for the Commons now assembled in Parliament, do desire a present Conference, with a Committee of both Houses, if it stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Treaty of both Kingdoms.
The Answer to the said Message was: That their Lordships will give a Meeting presently, with a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber.
Reporters of the Conference.
The Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Bath, and the Earl of Bristoll, appointed to report the Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bristoll reported, "That Mr. Pim did deliver from the House of Commons, That they do unanimously approve and consent to the Continuance of the Cessation of Arms with the Scotts for One Month longer, videlicet, from the 16th Day of this Instant February, to the 16th Day of March 1640, upon the same Terms as the former, in Case the Treaty last so long."
Whereupon it was Ordered by this House, That this House doth likewise approve of the same, upon the same Terms as aforesaid; and that the Lords Commissioners do acquaint the Scots Commissioners therewith.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 8m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.