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 Mercurii, videlicet, 23 die Martii.
Sir Thomas Cary's Cause.
Hatfield Level Bill.
Bill for avoiding Actions in some Cases.
Mr. Justice Crawley and
Mr. Baron Weston,
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
E. of Dorset's Commission for Middlesex brought in.
Petition of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, concerning a Ship upon our Coast.
Upon reading the Petition of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, shewing, "That, by Extremity of foul Weather, a Ship of War of theirs was driven into a Harbour towards the Irish Coast, and sprung a Leak; they desire Leave to carry off their Brass and Iron Ordnance, being Twenty-six Pieces, with the Ammunition, Powder, and Sails, etc." It is Ordered, That the said Petition, and the whole Business therein contained, shall be hereby referred to the Right Honourable the Lord High Admiral of England, to hear and determine the Cause.
The House of Commons being come in the Painted Chamber, ready for a Conference touching the Bill against Pluralities; the Lord Robartes was appointed to report this Conference; and then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the Lords returned, and the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference concerning the Bill against Pluralities.
"That the House of Commons have returned to their Lordships the Bill against Pluralities, with some Amendments sent down from this House, wherein the House of Commons agrees with this House in some of the Alterations, and in other Places they adhere to the Words in the Bill."
Hereupon the Amendments were read; and this House Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Alterations, shall be re-committed to the select Committee formerly appointed for this Bill, who are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, and report the same to this House.
Lady Slingsby versus Sir Faithful Fortescue.
It was moved, "That an Addition might be added to the Order made by this House, in the Cause between the Lady Slyngsby and Sir Faithfull Fortescue." And, upon the Question, it was Resolved negatively.
E. of Warwick excused.
Committee to prepare a Form of a Commission to be given by the Lords Lieutenants to their Deputies.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed for the drawing of the Form to be given to the Lords Lieutenants, and the Form of Deputations to Deputy Lieutenants, according to the Ordinance of both Houses for the settling of the Militia, do meet this Afternoon, and consider of the same, and present them to this House as soon as they can.
Bill for asserting Privileges lately broken.
Next, this House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Bill, intituled, "An Act for asserting of some Privileges, lately broken; and to prevent the breaking thereof in Time to come:" And, after a long Debate, the House was resumed; and the said Bill was re-committed to these Lords following, to consider further of it, and report the same to this House: videlicet,
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby de Parham.
Ld. Chamberlain excused.
Sir John Penninton.
Ld. Pagett sent to The States Ambassador, to acquaint him that Newton's scandalous Paper is burnt.
The Lord Pagett was appointed to go to The States Ambassador from this House, to let him know, "That their Lordships have expressed a Dislike of the Printed Letter supposed to be written from Mr. Newton, which reflects upon the Honour of the Prince of Orange, by burning of it in this House; and that this House will use the best Means they can, to find out the Author and the Printer, and have forbidden the printing and publishing of the same, and have Ordered the calling of them in."
Order for the Archbishop of Cant. to present Mr. Smith to the Living of St. Leonard's, Foster Lane.
Ordered, That the Lord Archbishop of Cant. shall forthwith confer the Presentation of St. Leonard's, Foster Lane, according to a former Order of this House, dated the 17th of this Instant March, upon Mr. George Smith, Clerk; and that his Grace shall forthwith deliver the said Presentation unto the Churchwardens or Parishioners of that Parish.
Message to H. C. that they would proceed against the Archbishop of Cant. and the other Delinquents.
Upon this Occasion, it was moved, "That, considering the Power which the Archbishop of Cant. hath in Ecclesiastical Matters, whereby the Church is still troubled, notwithstanding his Imprisonment in The Tower of London, that the House of Commons might be sent to, to be desired that they would proceed to make good their Impeachment of High Treason against him, that so he might receive Judgement according to his Demerit; and likewise to move the House of Commons, that they would proceed against the rest of the Delinquents with what Conveniency they may."
Colonel Butler Liberty to take the Air, and 20£. given him.
Ordered, upon the humble Petition of Colonel Butler, now in the Custody of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, That the said Colonel shall have Liberty to take the Air, for his Health-sake, with such a Keeper as the Lord Mayor will answer for: And this House doth further Order, that Twenty Pounds shall be forthwith paid unto him the said Colonel Butler, out of the Contribution Money remaining now in the Hands of the Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery; and this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Answer from the H. C. about the Archbishop of Cant. etc.
Message from the H. C. about Grievances and the Remedies.
"To put their Lordships in Mind, That whereas the House of Commons formerly brought up to their Lordships a Declaration, containing the Causes of Grievances, with some Remedies propounded for the curing of the same; they desire their Lordships would please to take the same into speedy Consideration, and join with the House of Commons therein, it being a Matter of great Importance.
To proceed against the Judges that are impeached.
"2. The House of Commons desires, that there may be a Proceeding against the Judges that are impeached by them, and that their Lordships would please to appoint a Day for the same; and the House of Commons will be ready to make good their Charge against them.
To proceed against Doctor Cosens.
The Judges to put in their Answers.
Dr. Cosens's Cause to be heard.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will take the Declaration of the Grievances and Remedies into Consideration in convenient Time; and that this House hath appointed the Judges impeached to put in their Answers by To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Cause against Doctor Cosens is appointed to be heard the next Term.
E. of Lincoln's Petition against Sir William Killigrew.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Lyncolne, shewing, "That Sir William Killigrew stands indebted to his Lordship in the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, upon Judgement, and other Sums owing to him; and in regard he is the King's Servant, his Lordship desires Leave of this House, to take his legal Course against him, for the Recovery of his Right:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Matter of this Petition is referred to the Earl of Essex, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, who is to send to Sir William Killigrew, and know his Answer to this Petition, and return the same to this House.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 24m diem instantis Martii, 1641, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.