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 Sabbati, videlicet, 10 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester was appointed Speaker this Day.
Mr. Prideaux's Letter, about the Inland Post-office.
A Letter of Mr. Prideaux, a Member of the House of Commons, to one John Brisco, was read, concerning the Inland Letter Office; taking upon him to expound and interpret the Intentions of the Lords Orders, for the giving the Possession of that Office to the Earl of Warwicke.
Sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Letter shall be sent to the House of Commons, which was presently done, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
E. of Nottingham Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham shall have Leave to be absent from this House for a Week.
Capts. Wake and Slingsby's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Captain Wake and Captain Slyngsby shall be heard on Tuesday next come Sevennight; and the Witnesses to be sent for against that Day.
Venetian Ambassador's Man. a Pass to the King.
Ordered, That the Venetian Ambassador's Man, Signor Francisco Tessary, shall have a Warrant to pass quietly to the Court, about Business of State, by Direction of the said Ambassador.
Sanderson, a Romish Priest, convicted.
Mr. Serjeant Phesant signified to this House, from the Justices of the Sessions for the City of London and the County of Midd. "That, he sitting in the Place of the Recorder, at the Sessions, according to the Course, the Recorder is to acquaint the King, at the End of every Sessions, of the Prisoners as are condemned; and now, in the King's Absence, he was commanded to inform their Lordships, that a Priest, one Sanderson, is convicted for being a Priest, and having received Orders from Rome."
Hereupon this Answer was returned from this House, "That their Lordships do take the Care of the Court of Sessions kindly; but do leave the Business wholly to the Law."
Lady Berkeley Leave to be with her Husband in The Tower.
Upon Information to this House, "That Sir Charles Berkeley, a Prisoner in The Tower, is very sick; therefore it was desired that [ (fn. 1) his Lady] and a Maid (fn. 2) may be admitted to be in The Tower with her Husband;" which was Ordered accordingly.