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 Martis, videlicet, 22 die Novembris.
Messenger who brought the King's Reply dismissed.
It was moved, "That Mr. Wm. Murrey, that brought the last Message from the King, stays still for an Answer;" and because it is uncertain how long it may be are that the Answer be ready, this House Ordered, That the said Mr. Murrey be discharged for his further Attendance; and that the Speaker write a Letter to the Lord Viscount Falkland, to acquaint him with it.
Lady Villiers's Petition, that the building of the House that overlooks her goes on.
Delinquents sent for.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Villiers; complaining, "That Edward Bromfeild and John Ranes have persisted in working upon the Building mentioned in the Order of the 7th of October last, to the great Prejudice and Damage of your Petitioner, albeit they had Notice of the said Order:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Bromfeld and Ranes shall be sent for as Delinquents, to answer the said Contempt.
Letter to L. Falkland, that the Messenger who brought the King's Reply is dismissed.
"Both Houses of Parliament being in Deliberation, what Resolution to return unto His Majesty, which will take up some Time; they have therefore thought it fit to send back this Bearer, Mr. Wm. Murrey, purposing to address an express Messenger unto His Majesty. Thus, my Lord, I rest,
Earls of Bath and Westmoreland to take the Air in Sedans.
Ordered, That One of the Servants of the Earls of Bathon and Westm. shall have Liberty to go abroad, to buy them Meat, and such other Provisions, for their necessary (fn. 1) Sustenance; and that the said Earls may go abroad in their Sedans instead of their Coaches.
E. of Warwick offers to resign his Commission as General here, it being useless now the E. of Essex is come up with his Army.
The Earl of Warwicke signified to this House, "That, as both Houses were pleased to appoint him to be Captain General of these Parts, in the Absence of the Earl of Essex, who being now in these Parts, and there being now no Need of another Army, his Excellency being come with his Army to guard these Parts; and considering the great Charge that this Army will require to raise and maintain it; his Lordship offers the Resignation to both Houses of his Commission."
The House, taking this Respect of the Earl of Warwicke very well, Resolved, To communicate this Motion of his Lordship's to the House of Commons; and thought it fit that the Earl of Warwicke should have Thanks, from both Houses, for his willing Acceptance of it, and his Care that he hath taken hitherto in that Place.