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, 17 die Augusti.
The Queen's Answer, about the Capuchin at Denmark, House.
The Earl of Dorsett signified to the House, "That he hath waited on the Queen, and hath acquainted Her Majesty with the humble Desire of this House, touching the restraining of the Capuchin Friars in Somersett House, from tampering and withdrawing the King's People. Her Majesty says, it is much against Her Will that they have gone abroad, or have endeavoured to pervert any from their Religion; and Her Majesty also is very unwilling that any English People should resort there to Chapel; but Her Majesty will give Order to prevent these for the (fn. 1) future." And the Earl of Dorsett said, "He would obey their Lordships Command, and send for the Chief of the Capuchins, and give him a strict Command not to suffer any of the Friars to go abroad, nor any English People to come thither, or to hear Mass there."
Mr. Smart versus Dr. Cosens, & al.
Ld. Herbert's Lands intrusted to Sir Geo. Ratcliff, &c. to be assigned over.
Ordered, That Sir George Radcliffe and Sir Phillip Manwaringe, being intrusted by Edward Lord Herbert and Richard Herbert, Esquire, his Lordship's Son, for the passing of an Estate of Lands in Ireland, being now in the Possession of the said Lord Herbert; it is Ordered, That the said Lands shall be passed over by the said Sir George Radcliffe unto such Persons as the said Lord Herbert shall nominate, and under such Trusts as are expressed in the Conveyance unto him, and to no other.
Eckins relieved from a Decree in the High Commission Court, and Damages granted him.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees for Petitions, That John Eckins hath been sentenced and sined in the High Commission Court, by several Commissioners, who had no Power in that Court to fine, having no Cognizance of this Cause;" which being contrary to the Laws of this Land, and the Liberty of the Subject, it is thought fit, and so Ordered by this House, That the said Commissioners as are now living, videlicet, the Lord Archbishop of Cant. Dr. Aylett, Dr. Wood, Dr. Gwyn, Sir John Lambe, Sir Henry Marten, Dr. Balcanquall, and the Lord Bishop of London, shall forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, by Way of Damages, unto the said John Eckins, or his Assigns, the full Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds of lawful Money of England, the said Eckins having spent in this Cause Eight Hundred Pounds, which said Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds is to be proportionably paid by the aforesaid Commissioners, by Fifteen Pounds a-piece, unto the said Eckins, or his Assigns, as aforesaid; and hereof they are to take Notice, and perform this Order accordingly.
Commission of Ld. Lieut. of the South.
The Lord Chamberlain desired, "That, seeing the King had been pleased to bestow the Favour upon him, as to make him, in His Majesty's Absence in Scotland, Captain General of the South by Commission, that there may be some Course taken how the said Commission may take Effect, and he enabled to perform what is required from him when Occasion serves, both for levying of Men, and raising of Monies, and resisting of Invasions if any should be; therefore he made (fn. 2) it his humble Request, that some Order and Rule may be given herein, That so he might execute the Commission for the Good of the Kingdom:" Hereupon it is Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning this Particular, at Three a Clock this Afternoon.
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
Committee for Gunpowder.
Votes about the Impeached Bishops sitting in the House.
Then was read the Impeachment brought up from the House of Commons against the Thirteen Bishops; and the House fell into Debate what Time they should have to answer; and whether, in this Debate, they should be present in this House. And it was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords the Bishops that are impeached may sit in the House without Voting, when it is in Debate whether they shall have further Time to answer or not.
Answer from the H.C.
Saul to be released upon Bail.
Convoy of 20000 l. to the King's Army.
Letter to the Ld. General.
"I am commanded, by the House of Peers, to give your Lordship many Thanks, not only for your great Care daily expressed of the Army, but for your no less Vigilancy over the present distracted Estate of this Kingdom; particularly for the Account given by your Excellency to my Lord Chamberlain of the Doubts conceived by your Lordship concerning it; and we hope that, if the Causes of those Doubts shall increase, that your Excellency will likewise increase both your Vigilancy to discover, and your Industry to inform us of all such Proceedings as may concern us to be made acquainted with, for the public Good. I am likewise to acquaint your Excellency, that, to prevent all Inconveniencies and Dangers that may happen (of which we find your Lordship to have already so quick and just Sense), both Houses have joined, to secure Hull as a Place of great Importance (especially by reason of the Magazine), and upon (fn. 3) which ill-affected Persons may most readily have some Design; and, in Pursuance of that Resolution, your Lordship will receive Orders from the House of Commons; and I am to deliver your Lordship those of the House of Peers, That your Lordship command the Mayor of Hull, in the Name of both Houses, to use all possible Care to secure the Town committed to his Charge, and not to suffer the Arms and Ammunition in that Magazine to be disposed of without the Orders of both Houses. I shall trouble your Lordship no further, but only to desire your Excellency to continue your (fn. 4) Speed in disbanding of the Army in the Method already ordered, which (till it be effected, as we are confident it will be so soon as your Lordship can bring it to pass) I am commanded to make a Part of every Letter which I shall direct to your Excellency.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider what Time (fn. 5) is fit to be given to the Bishops that are impeached to make their Answers.
Time for the Impeached Bishops to Answer.
The House being resumed; it is Ordered, That the Lords the Bishops that are impeached by the House of Commons are to make their Answers thereunto on Thursday come Month, videlicet, on the 16th Day of September next.
Bishops of Bristol and Exon Leave to be absent.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Defence of the Kingdom.
To let them know, that this House hath consented to the Letter which is to be sent to the Lord General; and to desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with their Conveniency, concerning the Defence of the Kingdom.
E. of Pembroke Leave to be absent.
Answer from the H. C.
Conference about the Defence of the Kingdom reported.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Lord Chamberlain reported, That he had delivered at the Conference what he was directed by this House."
Bishop of St. Asaph Leave to be absent.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about restraining Recusants.
Ld. North Leave to be absent.
Ld. Mayor, &c. of London and the Commonalty.
L. Grey de Warke.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and it being now late, it is Ordered, That the Report of this Conference be deferred until To-morrow Morning.