Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 10 die Octobris.
The Lord Grey is appointed Speaker this Day.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page return Answer:
That (fn. 1) they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons, on Saturday last, concerning the agreeing (fn. 2) to the sending of Ten Thousand Pounds and Cloaths for the Soldiers to Munster.
E. of Leicester brings in his Instructions, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from the King.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, according to the Order of both Houses of Parliament, brought in his Instructions, which he hath received from the King, concerning the Affairs of Ireland; which, his Lordship said, was without the King's Knowledge.
Next, he desired their Lordships to take into Consideration to give him a Dispatch, that he may go into Ireland; for here he is at a great Expence.
Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, and read these Instructions, and then communicate them to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M. about the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Business.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Ayliff and Dr. Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that this House hath resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Three a Clock; and, if the House of Commons will sit likewise, this House will communicate unto them the Lord Lieutenant's Instructions for Ireland.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby:
To desire Concurrence in divers Orders and Votes, made by the House of Commons.
1. An Order to give Power and Authority to divers Members of the House of Commons, to appoint Collectors, for receiving Monies, for the raising of Horses. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order, That Mr. Ashurst, of Middleton, Mr. Mathewes, and Sir Wm. Strickland, be added to the Committee for the raising of One Thousand Dragooners.
3. To desire Concurrence in these Votes:
"That this House doth (fn. 3) approve of Alderman Wollaston, Alderman Towes, Alderman Warner, and Alderman Andrewes, to be Treasurers for the receiving and issuing out of the Monies that are to be brought in upon the Propositions for raising of Dragooners."
"That this House doth approve of Captain Struce, to be Serjeant Major to the Regiment of Dragooners to be raised in London; or elsewhere; and that he be dispensed with for his Absence from his Charge at Portsemouth, without Prejudice."
The Answer returned was:
That this House (fn. 4) agrees with the House of Commons in all the Particulars of this Message.
Committee to appropriate the Money, and appoint the Officers, for raising the 1000 Dragoons.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons have already subscribed great Sums of Money, towards the advancing of Sixteen Thousand Pounds, for the setting forth and maintaining of One Thousand Dragooners, and other Forces, and more are daily expected to subscribe: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Mr. Rigby, Mr. Holland, Sir Rob't Harley, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Ashton, of Downeham, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Spurstowe, Mr. Rich. Moore, or any Two of them, shall have Power to call together, when and where they please, a Committee of the Subscribers who have already subscribed; and that Committee, with the Assistance of the said Members of this House, or any Two of them, shall have Power to nominate and appoint fit Persons, for Collectors and Treasurers of the Monies, and for buying and providing of Horse and Arms, and other Ammunition, and shall have Power to raise Companies of Soldiers, Voluntiers, and to do all other Things necessary for the speedy Advancement of the Service; and the said Members of the House of Commons, or any Two of them, are required, from Time to Time, to make Report to this House of all the Proceedings in the Premises, for the Approbation thereof: And the Lord General is hereby desired to allow of such Commanders and other Officers for the said Forces, and to give Commissions unto them, as the said Committee shall present unto him, unless he shall find just Cause to the contrary."
Adjourn, 3a post meridiem.
The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed to be Speaker this Afternoon.
Answer from the H. C. about a Conference.
The Messengers that were sent to the House of Commons this Morning, return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will send an Answer, concerning a Conference, by Messengers of their own.
Adjourn till 10a To-morrow Morning.