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 Lunæ, videlicet, 2 die Augusti.
Byarley and Davenport's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling of the Manors and Lands in Belgrave, and for the Sale of certain Lands, for the Payment of the Debts of William Davenport, Esquire, deceased.
Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. St. Johns.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbery.
Their Lordships, or any Four of them, to meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Bill to prevent Riots in the Fans in Lincolnshire.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the preventing of Riots, destroying of Corn and Seed, and cutting of Banks, and pulling down Gates and Sluices, and stopping of Drains, of certain Drained Lands, lying between Borne and Kyme Eae, in Comitatu Lincolne.
Letter from the Lord General to be communicated to the H. C.
The Lord Chamberlain reported the Contents of a Letter, written to him from the Lord General, concerning the Army; and this House gave him Leave to acquaint the House of Commons with it.
E. of Mulgrave's Cause about Allum Mines.
This Day the Earl of Mulgrave's Cause was reported; and it is Ordered, That the said Cause concerning the Allum Mines shall be re-committed to the same Lords Committees, who are to consider further of the Business, and make Report thereof to this House as they shall see Cause.
Lord Keeper took the Protestation.
The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, Speaker of this House, took the Protestation, standing in his Place, and subscribed it.
Order for conveying the Money to the Army.
"Whereas His Majesty's Treasure for His Army is forthwith to pass through several Counties unto Yorke; forasmuch as it is held fit, for the more safe Conveyance of it, the same should be guarded by Day and Night, and watched by Night; these are therefore, in the Name of the House of Parliament, straightly to charge and require you, in your several Counties respectively, to appoint some able and sufficient Persons of Quality, to aid and guard His Majesty's said Treasure, from Time to Time, and from Place to Place, through the several Counties; and to appoint some like able and sufficient Men to watch and guard the same by Night, at every Town and Place where the same shall stay, as Occasion may require. You are likewise to provide convenient Rooms for the Treasure, and Lodgings for those that attend it, and Carts and Teams for the Conveyance thereof, paying the usual Rates; wherein you may not fail to use all possible Care and Diligence, as you tender the high Displeasure of this House, and will answer the contrary at your utmost Perils. For which this shall be a suffi cient Warrant.
"Dated the 2d of August 1641.
"To all Mayors, Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Bailiffs, Constables, Headboroughs, and all other His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects, whom it may concern to be aiding and assisting to Wm. Harrison, and Nicholas Goulsdborough, and others, Conductors of the said Treasure."
Paper printed in the Name of the H. C. about taking the Protestation.
It being signified to this House, That there is a printed Paper, concerning the taking of the Protestation, lately published, in the Name of the House of Commons; it was moved, That it might be propounded at a Conference, to know whether the House of Commons will own the said printed Paper.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Reeves and Justice Mallet:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses.
Ordered, That no Lord depart out of this House before this Business of the Paper be debated.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Aqueduct be put off until the First Week in Michaelmas Term next.
Answer to the Message is:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will return an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Further Answer from the H. C.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pym; who was commanded to let their Lordships know, That they lately received a Message concerning a Conference, but there was expressed no Ground nor Subject what the Conference should be of; which the House of Commons conceived not to be a Parliamentary Way: Therefore desired their Lordships to express a Ground.
Hereupon a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Reeves and Justice Mallett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference touching the Printed Paper about the Protestation.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching a Printed Paper concerning the Protestation.
The Answer which the House of Commons returned is:
That they will give a present Meeting, as desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Bathon, and the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale, were appointed to speak at the Conference, and to propound to the House of Commons these Two Questions:
Questions to be put to the Commons at the Conference.
"1. Whether the Printed Paper touching the Protestation be the Votes of the House of Commons?"
"2. And whether it was printed by their Commands, as is expressed in the Paper?"
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That he had delivered the Printed Paper to the House of Commons, and likewise propounded the Two Questions to them, as he was commanded."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Augusti, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.