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 Sabbati, 2 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Message from the King, with Thanks to the Lords.
The Lord Keeper delivered to the House, That he was commanded from His Majesty to let their Lordships know, That His Majesty doth graciously interpret their Lordships Affections, and Forwardness and Care of His Businesses, and gives their Lordships Thanks for it; and that His Majesty hath sent this Morning to the House of Commons, to quicken them therein.
Nicholls's Case and Petition reported.
It was reported to the House, by the Earl of Dorset, That Archbold Nicholls, having presented his Petition to the Lords Committees for Petitions, it appeared, that the said Nicholls had taken a Ship, by virtue of His Majesty's Letters of Mart, for the recovering of Losses which he had sustained; which Ship was afterwards taken and seized, for the Use of His Majesty, by Sir John Ipseley, worth Fifty Thousand Pounds; whereof the said Nicholls's Share, upon the Division, came to Four Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy-seven Pounds, of which said Sum the said Nicholls hath received but Two Thousand Pounds; the rest the Lords Committees think to be likewise due to him. The Opinion of the Lords Committees was, That the Business might be presented to His Majesty; and He moved in Behalf of the said Nicholls, if the House should so think fit. Thereupon the House appointed the Earl of Dorset to represent the same unto the King.
This Day the Queen's Bill was read 3a vice, and, by the general Vote of the House, allowed of, and passed, nemine contradicente, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons.
E. of Middlesex's Petition to be admitted to fit in the House.
It was moved by the Earl of Bristoll, in Behalf of the Earl of Midds. that he, being under a Censure of this Honourable House, formerly pronounced against him, doth forbear to come, and sit, or send his Proxy, amongst their Lordships, as a Peer of the Kingdom; though His Majesty hath been pleased to send him a Writ of Summons to this Parliament, yet he is now become an humble Petitioner and Suitor to your Lordships, that you will be pleased to extend your Grace and Remission towards him, which I offer unto this House, as his humble Petition, in his Name, and desire it may be so entered; and that he will receive it as the Grace and Favour of this House, and that he may come and sit amongst your Lordships.
Committed to the Grand Committee of Privileges, on Monday next, the first Thing to be handled.
L Stanhope's Privilege.
Joseph Roberts and John Redfort were brought to the Bar, by Order of this Honourable Court, for arresting Anthony Saunderson, Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Stanhope, contrary to the Privilege of the Lords of Parliament. Joseph Roberts, at whose Suit the said Saunderson was arrested, affirmed he did not know he was the Lord Stanhop's Servant, and the said Saunderson did not shew him any Protection. John Redfort, the Bailiff, said the said Saunderson shewed him a Paper out of his Pocket; but that it was a Protection he did not know, neither was it read to him.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That all the Parties shall be released; and the Contempt of the Gaoler, for refusing to deliver or send up the Prisoner, upon the Habeas corpus, to be examined by the Committee for Privileges.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 4m diem instantis Maii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.