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 Jovis, videlicet, 14 die Julii.
Lord Mayor to give his Answer about a Locum Tenens.
Ordered, (fn. 1) That Sir John Conyers, Lieutenant of The Tower, shall presently go to the Lord Mayor at The Tower, and receive his Answer to the Order of this House Yesterday, concerning the appointing of a Locum Tenens, for the governing of the City of London.
Resolution of the Council of War to send Ships to Hull.
E. of Salisbury disclaims having offered Horse at York.
Warren, the Minister, versus the Parish of Walbrook.
Upon the Petition of Warren, a Minister; it is Ordered, That the Lord North, the Lord Hunsden, and the Lord Robartes, shall hear the Business between him and the Parish of Walbrooke, in London, on Saturday next, in the Afternoon, and to make Report thereof to the House; the Parties on both Sides to appear, and the Lord Chief Justice to assist the Lords.
Elizabeth Hanford; versus her Husband.
Signor and Tanner.
Bill against Innovations.
Message from the H. C. with an Order to prevent Soldiers being billeted at King's Lynn and Yarmouth.
They have received some Informations, that there is an Intent to billet Soldiers at Kinge's Lynne and Great Yarmouth; therefore they have made an Order to prevent the same, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
"Whereas Information hath been given to the Parliament, of an Intention to billet great Companies of Soldiers in the Towns of Kinge's Lynne and Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norffolk, and also of an Intention to compel the Inhabitants there to receive them, by Colour of His Majesty's Authority, without Consent of both Houses in Parliament; the Doing whereof may be a great Terror to the Inhabitants there, and Disturbance to the Peace of the Kingdom, and is against the Petition of Right, the Law of the Land, and the Liberty of the Subjects: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Inhabitants of the said Towns of Kinge's Lyn and Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norff. aforesaid, or of any County, City, Town, or Place whatsoever, in this Kingdom, or Dominion of Wales, shall not be compelled to billet or receive any Soldiers, by any Authority whatsoever, without common Consent in Parliament: And it is further Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That, if any Force shall be used, to compel the said Inhabitants to receive or billet Soldiers without Consent of both Houses of Parliament, that then they may resist the same; and all Lords Lieutenants and their Deputies, Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Bailiffs, Captains, Constables, and all other His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting to the said Inhabitants in so doing."
Lord Mayor's Answer about a Locum Tenens.
Sir George Whitmore to call a Court of Aldermen, to choose one.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, "That, in regard the Lord Mayor of London is restrained of his Liberty, that Sir George Whitmore, Knight and Alderman, do cause a Court of Aldermen to be summoned, to meet at Guildhall, To-morrow in the Afternoon; and the Aldermen so summoned are strictly required to appear accordingly, and then to make Choice of a Locum Tenens, or to consider of what other Way will be according to the Customs or Charters of the City, for the Safety and good Government thereof; and to give Account of their Proceedings therein to the said Lords in Parliament, on the 16th of this Instant July, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Delinquents sent for, for insulting the Officers employed to raise Men for Hull.
The House being informed, "That the Captains that were appointed to levy Voluntiers for Hull, have been abused in the Streets, and One Man is apprehended, who, is conceived, was set on by others:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Person shall be brought before the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom this Afternoon, at Two a Clock.
Impeachment of the Nine Lords who went to York.
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
Message from the H. C. with an Answer to the King's Message.
For the Messengers to acquaint the King about the Letter.
to desire the King to pass Three Bills which He has;
and for the E. of Bedford to be General of the Horse.
The Answer returned to the Messengers (fn. 2) was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with them in the Three Orders which are to be sent to the Messengers that go to the King: Concerning the rest of the Message, this House will send them an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Order to certify His Majesty, that the House had framed their Petit on before the Receipt of His Majesty's Message.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Messengers appointed by both Houses to present their Petition to His Majesty do represent unto Him, that, since the framing and preparing of that Petition, they have received from Him a Message, concerning the delivering of Hull, to which they conceive the Petition gives a full Answer; setting forth the Resolution of both Houses, and their humble Desire unto His Majesty in that Particular, by which may be seen the Clearness of their Proceedings, and how ready and desirous they are to give His Majesty all just Satisfaction, so far as will stand with the Discharge of that Trust which the Kingdom hath reposed in them."
That the Messengers that go with the Petition to the King, shall assure His Majesty that they received but One Letter directed to the Queen;
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Messengers appointed to present the Petition from both Houses to His Majesty be authorized, from both Houses, to assure His Majesty of the Truth of this, that the Houses received but One Letter of His Majesty's to the Queen, the which they returned unto His Majesty with all Respect."
and to desire His Majesty to pass Three Bills which are with Him.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That those Messengers of both Houses that are appointed to go with a Petition to His Majesty do move His Majesty, to know His Answer concerning the Bill of Tonnage and Poundage, presented unto Him by both Houses; and to desire His Majesty to pass the Bills for Pluralities, and calling an Assembly of Divines."
E. of Bedford accepts the Command of the Horse.
The Speaker acquainted the Earl of Bedford, "That both Houses had recommended him to the Earl of Essex, to be General of the Horse in this Service." His Lordship professed "his Loyalty to the King, and his Readiness in this Service, being for the Good and Safety of the King and Kingdom; and what he wants in Experience, he will make up in his hearty Affections to the Service."