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 (fn. 1) Sabbati, videlicet, 9 die Aprilis.
Ld. Chief Justice Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench hath Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House, for a Week.
Report that the Declaration was delivered to the Scots Commissioners.
The Earl of Bedford reported to the House, "That the Lords Commissioners have delivered the Declaration of both Houses to the Scotts Commissioners; and they return this Answer, That they will send it away, with all Speed, to the Council in Scotland."
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Justice Heath:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, about removing the Ammunition from Hull.
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, so soon as it may stand with their Conveniency, touching the removing of the Ammunition from the Town of Hull.
The Lord Admiral,
Earl of Holland,
Lord Viscount Say & Seale, and
The Lord Kymbolton,
Were appointed by the House to withdraw, and consider of the Reasons to be given to the House of Commons, at the Conference, for sending to the King, touching the removing of the Ammunition at Hull.
Committee for Hatfield Level Bill to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Hatfeild Levell shall meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Declaration concerning the Liturgy of the Church to be printed.
Ordered, That the Declaration of both Houses, concerning the Government and Liturgy of the Church, shall be forthwith printed, and published by the Sheriffs, in their several Counties, in all the Market Towns within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales.
Committee for the Kentish Petition.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Petition of Kente shall meet this Afternoon, and examine the Witnesses that attend that Cause, that so they may be discharged.
The Lords reported to the House the Reasons which they had drawn up, to offer to the House of Commons, concerning sending to the King, about removing the Ammunition at Hull; which wereread, as followeth; videlicet,
Reasons to be offered at the Conference, about removing Ammunition from Hull.
"It hath been that Course, which, in Cases of like Nature, the House have formerly used; the Lords do conceive it may be very convenient to observe the same in this Particular, because they find that there is that Malignity in the Counsels and Endeavours of many ill-affected Persons, that they seek and wait for nothing more than Occasions to asperse the Proceedings of Parliament; which evil and dangerous Practices will, by this Way of Proceeding, be best prevented."
This House approved of these Reasons; and appointed the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale to deliver them to the House of Commons, at this Conference.
Answer from the H. C. about this Conference.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Committee to consider what Lords have Leave to be absent, and who not.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed Committees, to consider what Lords are absent from their Attendance on this House, and who have Leave to be absent, and who have not, and make Report thereof to this House:
The L. Admiral.
L. Viscount Saye & Seale.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Estc.
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, where they please.
Order concerning the absent Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords that have Leave given them by this House to be absent from the Parliament, and to go to such Places, and for such Time, as they have desired Leave of this House for; if they go to any other Place, their Leave formerly given them shall be void, and they subject to the Censure of this House: And further it is Ordered, That there shall be no more Leave given to any Lords to be absent, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Ordered, That John Wilson, committed by this House, with his Son and others, concerning printing of scandalous Pamphlets, shall be released from his Imprisonment, giving his own Bond of Fifty Pounds that he will appear before this House within Two Days after Notice given him.
Sir William Willmore, Sheriff of Northampton, to be bailed.
Ordered, That Sir William Willmer, Knight, High Sheriff of the County of North'ton, now in the Custody of the Gentleman-usher attending this House, upon a Transmission of the House of Commons, shall be freed of his present Restraint or Imprisonment, upon entering into a Recognizance of Two Thousand Pounds, unto our Sovereign Lord the King, before the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, to attend this House de Die in Diem, upon Notice given him from this House by the Gentleman-usher, or his Deputy, or left at his Lodging in Town.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the Lords returned; and the House was resumed.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse in horam 3m post meridiem hujus instantis diei, videlicet, 9m diem instantis Aprilis, 1642, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Message from the H. C. for a Petition to be sent to the King, about removing the Ammunition from Hull.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nathaniell Fiennes:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the House of Commons do agree to join with their Lordships, in an humble Petition to the King, that the Ammunition at Hull may be removed to London.
Lords to consider of a Draught of a Petition.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke and the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale are appointed to meet presently, with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, and consider of a Draught of a Petition to be sent to the King, and report the same first to the House.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. to meet, to draw the Petition to the King.
To let them know, that this House hath appointed Two Lords, and to desire that the House of Commons would appoint a proportionable Number of their House, to meet presently, to draw up a Draught of a Petition to be sent to the King from both Houses, for removing of the Ammunition at Hull to The Tower of London.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Arthur Goodwin, Esquire:
Message from the H. C. about executing the condemned Priests.
To let their Lordships know, that, in regard a Message is to be sent from both Houses to the King, and both Houses having agreed to send to His Majesty, that the Six Priests may be executed, according to Law; they desire their Lordships would join with them, that, by the same Message that is now sent to the King, His Majesty may be moved, from both Houses of Parliament, that these Six Priests may be executed, according to Law, and that His Majesty would be pleased to take off His Reprieve.
After some Debate, it was Resolved, upon the Question, To agree with the House of Commons, to send to the King, by the Message that goes now to His Majesty, concerning the removing of the Ammunition at Hull, that His Majesty would take off His Reprieve; and that the Six Priests condemned may be executed, according to Law.
The Answer returned by these Messengers was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons, to send to His Majesty, by this Message, concerning the executing of the Six Priests.
Report of the Petition to the King.
Then the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale reported, That the Committee have met, and considered of a Draught of a Petition to be presented to His Majesty from both Houses of Parliament;" which was read, in these Words following: videlicet,
Petition for removing the Ammunition from Hull, and for the condemned Priests to be executed.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
"Your dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords and Commons in Parliament, finding the Stores of Arms and Ammunition in The Tower of London much diminished, and that the necessary Supplies for Your Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland (for which they have been issued from thence) daily increaseth, and that the Occasion for which the Magazine was placed at Hull is now taken away; and considering it will be kept here with less Charge, and more Safety, and transported here with more Conveniency for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland:
"They therefore humbly pray, that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased to give Leave, that the said Arms, Ammunition, and Cannon, now in Magazine at Hull, may be removed to The Tower of London, according as shall be directed by both Your Houses of Parliament.
"And whereas Six Priests now in Newgate are condemned to die, and by Your Majesty have been reprieved;
"They humbly pray Your Majesty to be pleased, that the said Reprieve may be taken off, and the said Priests executed, according to Law."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Petition to be presented to His Majesty; and that the Speaker of this House shall send it to His Majesty, from both Houses of Parliament; and to express their humble Desires to His Majesty to grant the same.
Sent to the H. C. for their Concurrence.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To communicate this Petition to the House of Commons, and desire their Concurrence therein; and then their Lordships have appointed the Speaker of this House to send to His Majesty.
Power to the Committee for the Kentish Petition to bail Prisoners.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committees for the Kentish Petition, to bail the Persons that are in Custody for that Business, if the Committees of the House of Commons shall agree to it.
Earl of Bath Ordered to attend the House, notwithstanding his Leave of Absence.
The Earl of Bath acquainting this House, "That His Majesty had granted him a Licence to be absent for some Time from the Parliament, and leave his Proxy with some Peer of this House, and commanded him to give his Attendance upon His Majesty, as One of His Privy Council;" this House doth Order, That the Earl of Bath shall give his Attendance on this House, in regard of the weighty Affairs of the Realm discussed in Parliament; whereunto his Lordship is obliged, by His Majesty's Writ, and the Law of the Land.
Roseby sent for, to appear, for disobeyaing an Order of the House.
Ordered, That Henry Rodesby shall be sent for, to appear before this House, for disobeying an Order of this House, in erecting of a House upon the King's Ground, near the House where the Records of Parliament are kept.
Botoler, a Servant of the Queen's, Petition for Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Allen Boteler, Esquire, desiring to be released of his Imprisonment, being a Servant of the Queen's Majesty, according to Privilege of Parliament;" it is Ordered, That the Earl of Dorsett be desired to certify this House, whether the said Mr. Boteler be at this Time a Servant in Ordinary of Her Majesty's; and that Information be given, from whence he is in Custody, unto this House, whether he be in Execution or not; and lastly, that the Defendant shall be present when the Matter is to be heard, which is appointed to be on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Col. Hill to be assisted in sending his Irish Recruits to France.
Upon the humble Petition of Colonel Hill, read this Day; shewing, "That he hath entertained some Irishmen to be transported into France, according to several Orders of this House; that thereby this Town might be freed from any Harm, in this Time of Danger, that might ensue by the gathering together of the said Irish, who; notwithstanding that they have received the Petitioner's Money long since, refuse to go on Shipboard:" It is Ordered, That the Constables of Saint Katherine's, Rosemary-Lane, and other Parts near there adjoining, are hereby required and commanded to see the said Irish, so retained by the said Colonel Hill as aforesaid, forthwith embarked into that Bark, or Ship, that is provided by the said Colonel, or his Agents, for the transporting of them into France, as aforesaid; and this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 11m diem instantis Aprilis, 1642, hora 2a post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.