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 Mercurii, videlicet, 5 Octobris.
The Lord Grey de Warke was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Lord Chief Justice Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice hath Leave to go into the Country for a few Days, to attend his private Occasions.
Doctor Paul, King's Chaplain, to have a Pass.
Ordered, That Doctor Paul, being Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, and now to give his Attendance, shall have a Warrant for himself and his Two Servants, to go and come back in Safety.
Dexter committed, for printing King James's Judgement of a King and a Tyrant.
Abigail Dexter was brought to the Bar, and asked who it was that made the Book, intituled, King James's Judgment of a King and a Tyrant: * She answered, "That she did not know who was the Author of it." Hereupon her Examination delivered in Yesterday by the Lord Chief Justice was read before her; and she being asked who did bring them to her, she said, "she did not know;" but confessed the said Books were printed by her Directions.
But, because she would not clearly confess who was the Author, this House Ordered, That the said Abigall shall be committed to The King's Bench, there to remain until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ric'd Onslowe, Knight:
Message from the H. C. with an Order for the Earl of Northumberland to be Lord Lieutenant of Surrey;
That the House of Commons have nominated and approved of the Earl of Northumb. to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Surrey, instead of the late Lord Lieutenant, deceased; and that the Deputations to the now Deputy Lieutenants shall be to all Purposes good in the mean Time, until new ones can be had from the Earl of Northumb.; and that the Deputy Lieutenants be required to put the Propositions for Money, Plate, and Horse, in Execution throughout the whole County.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in the nominating and approving of the Earl of Northumb. to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Surrey, and in the rest of the Vote abovesaid.
and a Deputy Lieutenant's Name for Hereford.
2. That the House of Commons hath nominated and approved of James Maine, Esquire, to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Hertford.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in nominating and approving the Earl of Northumb. to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Surrey; and likewise agrees to all the rest of the Particulars of this Message.
Delivery of the Petition from both Houses to the King, by the L. General.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Votes made by the House of Commons, concerning the Lord General's Delivery of the Petition to the King from both Houses, as is expressed in his Excellency's Letter.
And because this House conceived that the Third Vote did too much bind up the Lord General, it was thought fit that it might run thus; which was more clear, and better for the Service: videlicet,
"That the Lord General shall be desired to appoint such Persons to deliver the Petition to His Majesty as his Lordship shall think fit."
This Alteration being approved of by this House, it is Ordered, That the same shall be communicated to the House of Commons, by a Free Conference, to desire their Concurrence herein; and the Earl of Holland was appointed by the House to deliver the Reasons and Sense of the House at this Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To desire a present Free Conference, touching the Four Votes made by the House of Commons, about the Lord General's Letter.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Tho. Barrington, Baronet:
"To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order for Four Thousand Pounds to be left at the disposing of the County of Essex, to buy Arms, etc." (Here enter it.)
2. To desire Concurrence in an Order, That the Arms of the Countess Rivers, now in the Possession of Mr. Grimston, shall be put into the Custody of the now Mayor of Colchester. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this House approves and agrees with the House of Commons, in the Instructions which are to be sent into Yorkeshire. (Here enter them.)
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Abp. of Cashel a Pass to Holland.
Upon reading the Petition of the Archbishop of Cassell, * in the Kingdom of Ireland; it is Ordered, That he shall have a Pass, to go quietly into Holland, with his Wife, Children, and Family.
Delinquents sent for, for killing Deer in Farnham Park.
Ordered, That there shall be an Order issue out, for the quieting of the Possession, and preventing the killing of Deer, in the Great Park at Farneham, in the County of Surrey; and the Parties to be sent for (according to the Affidavit) that have made an unlawful Destruction of the Deer.
E. of Warwick versus Burlamachi, & al. about the Post Office.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Warwicke, desiring "That their Lordships would be pleased to settle the Possession of the Letter Office of England according to the Resolution of Parliament, until it shall be evicted by Law; and that such Punishment may be inflicted upon Phillip Burlamachi, Henry Robinson, Job Allibant, and the rest of his Deputies, as their Lordships shall think fit, for the Contempt of the Orders of Parliament; and that the said Persons aforesaid may be Ordered to bring in their Accompts upon a Day."
Committee to consider of it.
Ordered, That the Earl Clare, Earl of Bollingbrooke, Lord Grey, and the Lord Bruce, shall look back, and take an Account of the Progress of this Business, and what hath been done thereupon; and report the same to this House. Their Lordships, or any Two of them, to meet when and where they please.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Yorkshire Instructions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that this House agrees with them in the Instructions for Yorkshire.
Order to raise Voluntiers for Munster.
"Whereas the Forces of Horse and Foot, Voluntiers, which shall be sent over into Ireland by Force of an Act made this present Session of Parliament (intituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of the Rebels in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland to their due Obedience to His Majesty and the Crown of England), may, by virtue of the said Act, * be raised by the Direction of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled: It is therefore Ordered, Established, and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That Two Thousand Foot Soldiers, Voluntiers, besides Officers, shall and may forthwith be raised, for the aforesaid Expedition; and, for the better effecting thereof, the several Officers of the Field and Captains hereafter named, videlicet, the Right Honourable Patrick Lord Kerry Colonel, Wm. St. Leger Lieutenant Colonel, Wm. Peasely Serjeant Major, Agmundisham Muschampe, Richard Fitsmorris, William Hide, Thomas Badneadge, Richard Auldworth, Henry de Lawne, and Henry Fletcher, all Captains of Foot, and their several Lieutenants, Ensigns, and other Officers, shall and may have Liberty to beat up Drums, in all Places within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and thereby to raise and levy Two Hundred Soldiers, Voluntiers, for each of the said Ten Captains, to be conducted to Mynhead, or Bristoll, with all possible Speed, and from thence to be transported to Corke, or Kinsale, in Ireland, for the Service of Munster, and there to receive their Arms: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That One Thousand of the said Two Thousand Soldiers, to be equally taken out of each Company, upon their Landing in Munster, shall be for the recruiting of the Regiments already there; and the other Thousand shall be the Regiment of the said Lord Kerry, and shall be under the Command of the chief Governor of Munster, and the chief Governor of Ireland, for the Time being; and the said Lord of Kerry, and his said Regiment, shall have Power to invade, subdue, kill, and slay, the said Rebels, and to do and perform all such Acts and Things which shall conduce to the subduing of the said Rebels, according to such Commands as shall be given from Time to Time by the said Governor, or either of them."
Order for 4000 l. for Essex, out of the Money come in upon the Propositions in that County.
"Whereas the Inhabitants of the County of Essex have contributed very liberally, according to the Propositions, for the raising of Horse, Money, and Plate, for the Service of the King and Parliament; upon the Report whereof, it was Ordered, by both Houses of Parliament, That Four Thousand Pounds thereof should be forthwith impressed in the Hands of Sir Tho. Barrington, Knight and Baronet, to be laid out and disposed of by the Advice of the Deputy Lieutenants of that County, or any Two of them, for the Defence and Safety of the said County; as also the buying of Eleven Hundred Arms, which were taken away by His Majesty from that County upon His First Expedition into the North: And whereas the said Sir Thomas Barrington hath yet received but Five Hundred Pounds of the said Four Thousand, the said Sir Thomas and other of the said Deputy Lieutenants being already engaged for a far greater Sum to Merchants, with whom they have already contracted for the said Arms so taken away by His Majesty as aforesaid: It is therefore Ordered, That the said Sir Tho. Barrington shall hereby be enabled and authorized to take the Remainder of the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, of the several Treasurers appointed for the receiving of the Loans and Contributions of His Majesty's loving Subjects in that County of Essex; and that the said Sir Thomas Barrington shall certify particularly all such Sums of Money, together with the Names of such as lend the same, to the Treasurers of London, who are hereby required to give Acquittances for the same, to the End the Parties may thereupon have the Benefit of the Public Faith, for Payment to be made unto them, as to others of His Majesty's Subjects, upon the Propositions for the Subscriptions of Money, Plate, and Horses."
Order to dispose of the Countess of Rivers's Arms to the Mayor of Colchester.
"Whereas divers Arms and other Ammunition of the Countess of Rivers, of St. Osith, in the County of Essex, were not long since seized upon, by virtue of an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, and placed by the Commissioners therein named in the House of Mr. Grymston, One of the Members of the House of Commons, whereof a perfect List is delivered up: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled, That, in regard the said Mr. Grymston hath lately removed his Family, and so his House not a Place safe enough for the keeping (he himself desiring to stand no longer charged with them), that the now Mayor of Colchester shall receive them by the said List; and, upon the Receipt of them, to give the said Mr. Grimston a Note in Writing, testifying the same; and the said Mayor is hereby required to dispose of the said Arms in some safe Place, within the Walls of the said Town, to be made Use of for the Service of the King and Parliament, as the now Mayor, or the Mayor for the Time to be, shall receive Order from both Houses of Parliament."
Adjourn till 10a cras.