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, 3 die Augusti.
Ld. Pawlet's Privilege.
Cox, his Solicitor, arrested.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Cox, Solicitor of the Causes of the Lord Pawlett, who was arrested by the Sheriff of Bristoll, contrary to the Privileges of Parliament; it is Ordered, That the said Mr. Cox shall be freed of and from his present Restraint or Imprisonment; and that the Security given to the said Sheriffs, or to their Use, touching the said Arrest, occasioned by the Procurement of Nicholas Points, Gentleman, shall be discharged; and hereof Notice is to be given to those whom it concerns; and lastly, the said Nic. Points, who arrested the said Cox at his Suit, knowing him to be Solicitor to the Lord Pawlett, shall be sent for, by the Gentleman Usher, to appear before this House, and answer the said Matter.
De Lang versus Col. Lundsford.
Ordered, That Colonel Lundsford shall be spared for his Appearance for the present, in regard he is now in his Command in the Army; but, at his Return out of the Army, he shall appear, to answer such Matters as are depending between him and De Lang, before the Lords Committees.
Alice Ramsey's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Alice Ramsey, it is Ordered, That the said Petition and Cause shall be heard before the Lords Committees for Petitions, on Thursday the 4th of November 1641; and that, in the Interim, all Things belonging to the said Cause shall stand and abide in the same Manner and Plight as they were in at the Time of exhibiting of the First Petition to this House.
Trial of Ld. Morley.
Chapel of Hoole Bill.
The Earl of Bath reported the Bill for the free making and bringing in of Gunpowder and Salt-petre, That the Committee do think it fit to pass as it is, in regard it concerns the Liberty of the Subject; but the Committee are of Opinion, that another Bill be drawn, for the making of good Gunpowder, and preserving of the Salt-petre Pits, which will conduce much to the securing of this Kingdom.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the same Lords Committees do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Painted Chamber, at which Time the King's Counsel, and the Officers of the Ordnance, and the Salt-petre Men, are to attend their Lordships, to consider and draw up Heads for a Bill concerning the making of good Gunpowder, for the securing of this Kingdom; and likewise to take Care of the Mines of Salt-petre, that they be not destroyed; and that reasonable Rates be set upon Gunpowder.
The Earl of Bath reported, "That the King's Counsel and Prince's Counsel, and others, have been heard Yesterday concerning the Bill touching the Stannaries; and the Lords Committees think the Bill fit to pass, as it came from the House of Commons."
Eggar's Free-School at Alton.
Committee to move the King for the Royal Assent to the Bills that are ready.
Ordered, That the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Bath, and the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, and the Lord Wharton, do move His Majesty from this House, That He will appoint a convenient Time for giving His Royal Assent to those Bills that have passed both Houses.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Printed Paper concerning the Protestation.
To desire a Conference by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may (fn. 1) stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching the Message Yesterday concerning the Printed Paper touching the Protestation.
Lords to report it.
The Lord Privy Seal.
Report of the Conference.
Answer to the Questions propounded to the Commons at the Conference.
"2. For the Printed Paper, The House of Commons says, it appeareth that it is entered in Terminis in their Journal Book; and by this, their Intent was to discover what their Opinion was of such as should refuse to take the Protestation, as a Shiboleth, to discover a true Israelite.
Further Conference to be had on this Subject.
The House being resumed, because the Word ["declaring"] is ambiguous, the House resolved upon a Conference To-morrow Morning, with the House of Commons, to declare their Meaning of the Word ["declaring"], whether they did mean it to be obligatory, or a Declaration of their own Opinion.