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, 16 die Augusti.
Abuses in Wines.
Order about the Plague.
Upon Information this Day, "That there is a House visited of the Sickness near the Parliament House; it is Ordered, That the Water-gates at the Parliament Stairs shall be forthwith shut up; and no Waterman whatsoever shall ply or bring any Fare thither, until the Pleasure of this House be further known; and that the Door out of The Old Palace, and coming to this House, shall be instantly shut up; and lastly, that all Coaches attending upon any of the Members of this House, or any others, shall not any longer stay in the said Old Palace, but attend in The New Palace, at Westm. Hall Door."
Committee for Gun-powder.
Message to the H. C. that there is a Commission to pass the Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
To let them know, that their Lordships have received the Commission for giving the Royal Assent to the Bill for Tonnage and Poundage, and are ready to execute the same now, if it stand with their Conveniency.
Letters from the Lord General about disbanding the Armies.
A Letter was read, sent from the Lord General to the Lord Chamberlain, concerning the disbanding of the Army; and the Lord Chamberlain had Leave from this House to acquaint the House of Commons with it.
Letter from Berwick for Payment of the Garrison, &c.
Armstead sent for, for counterseiting an Order of this House.
Upon Information "That Robert Armesteed hath counterfeited an Order of this House and the Clerk's Hand;" it is Ordered, That he shall be sent for, to appear here To-morrow Morning, to answer the same.
Mr. Smart versus Dr. Cosens, &c.
Message from the H. C. about the Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
Bill of Tonnage and Poundage passed by Commission.
Then the Lord Keeper, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord Chamberlain, sitting as Commissioners upon a Form set a-cross the House, between the Chair of State and the Lord Keeper's Woolsack, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to go for the House of Commons; who being come, their Speaker presented the Bill of Tonnage and Poundage. Then the Commission was read; which being done, the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of the Bill: videlicet, "A Subsidy granted to the King, of Tonnage, Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported." And then the Clerk of the Parliament pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about some Letters from the Ld. General.
The General Pardon left behind by the King.
The Lord Keeper signified to the House, "That His Majesty, at His Departure towards Scotland, delivered him a Paper sealed up with Three Seals, which is to be opened by the Parliament at the first Leisure the House hath; in which Paper is inclosed the General Pardon."
Request for levying Men for Portugal.
Answer from the H. C.
Interrogatories for Witnesses to be examined upon, about the Incendiaries.
After this, the Interrogatories were delivered into this House, and read, (fn. 1) upon which the Scotts Commissioners desire Witnesses may be examined, concerning the Earl of Traquair, Sir Jo. Haye, Clerk, Register in Scotland, Sir Robert Spotswoode, and Dr. Walter Balcanquall, and Mr. Jo. Maxwell, some Time Bishop of Rosse, who are pursued as Incendiaries.
Committee for the Examinations.
The Interrogatories being approved of; it is Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed by this House to be Committees for the taking of the Examination of Witnesses in this Business: videlicet;
L. Privy Seal.
L. Visc. Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard de Estcrigg.
|The Lord Privy Seal, Comes Pembrooke, & Ds. Goringe,||Were sworn at the Clerk's Table (the Lord Keeper reading the Oath), and are to be examined concerning the Incendiaries.|
Witnesses to be examined in this Business.
Ordered, That John Earl of Sterlinge, Robert Younge, Printer, Wm Warnor, Corrector, Robert Chapman, Composer, shall attend the Lords Committees this Afternoon, and be sworn and examined in the Business concerning the Incendiaries.
Private Causes put off.
Abuses in Wines.
L. Privy Seal.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Estcricke.
Act of Grace.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about some of their Members going as Commissioners to Scotland.
Report of the Conference about the Commissioners to go into Scotland.
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 the House of Commons desired to know upon what Terms, and (fn. 2) with what Instruction, the Commissioners of both Houses shall go into Scotland."
Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Army, and the Munition at Hull.
To let their Lordships know, that they have taken into Consideration the desperate Estate the Kingdom now stands in, in this Time of disbanding the Army; and they have considered of the Danger the King's Ammunition at Hull is in, if there should (fn. 3) be any Design upon it; therefore they desire their Lordships would join with them in some Course, that the Ammunition there be not stirred nor removed from thence, without the Order of both Houses of Parliament.
No Munition, &c. to be moved from Hull without Order of both Houses.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Lord General, to give Order that no Munition nor Artillery of the King's at Hull be removed or stirred from thence, but by Order from both Houses of Parliament; and that Five Lords Committees be joined with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to consider how the Letter shall be drawn up effectually: videlicet,
Instructions to the Commissioners that go into Scotland.
(fn. 4) Their Instructions are Seven in Number:
"The Persons to go as speedily as they can, only as Messengers to His Majesty; but not to treat as Commissioners with the Parliament of Scotland till they have His Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal to authorize them.
"For obtaining a Commission, an express Messenger to be sent to the King, with a Warrant and Draught ready drawn; which, as soon as it shall be returned, may be passed under the Great Seal, and sent Post to the Commissioners in Scotland, and, together with the Draught, to send a Copy of the Instructions."