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 (fn. 1) Mercurii, 1 Februarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Judges Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor, Mr. Justice Reeves, and Mr. Justice Bacon, shall have Leave to be absent from their Attendance on this House, in regard they are to sit in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Court of Exchequer, in the Term Time.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham to the House of Commons; and they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
E. of Manchester, Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Manchester had Leave to go to Windsor; and the House appointed the Lord Brooke to be Speaker in his Absence.
Mr. Jennings and Sir Phillibert Vernatti.
Whereas Sir Charles Harbert is appointed, by Order of this House, to be of the Quorum, for the auditing the Accompts between Mr. Jennings and Sir Phillibert Vernatti, and without him none can meet; now, in regard that Sir Charles Herbart is in Holland, it is Ordered, That any Two of the rest of (fn. 2) the Commissioners are hereby authorized to meet and audit the said Accompts.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference, about equipping a Fleet.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the speedy sending out a Navy to Sea.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Marchioness of Hertford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Marchioness of Hertford shall have a Pass, freely to go to Oxford, to the Lord Marquis there.
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
The Report of this Conference to be made some other Time.
Dr. Seaton's Cause, concerning the Living of Bushy.
Then Dr. Seaton was called in; and the Speaker told him, "That their Lordships have received an Order from the House of Commons, which informs that he hath deserted his Cure, and betaken himself to the Cavaliers; therefore there is Intention to sequester the Profits of his Church at Bushy; and their Lordships are resolved to pass it."
He alledged, "That his Cure is supplied constantly by an able Minister; and that he hath resigned his Living, for the Payment of his Debts."
Conference to be had with the H. C. about it.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to know upon what Grounds it appears to them that Dr. Seaton hath deserted his Cure, and betaken himself unto the Army of the Cavaliers.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem, cras.