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 Veneris, videlicet, 25 die Novembris.
The Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
E. of Warwick's Cause about the Post Office.
The Votes of both Houses of Parliament were read, dated the 8th of September, 1642, declaring the Sequestration of the Letter Office to be illegal; and that Burlamachi, &c. should give an Accompt of the Profits; and then it was moved, "That the Possession should be settled upon the Earl of Warwicke, which else would be (fn. 1) "
Ordered, That the Possession of the said Letter Office shall be presently delivered unto the Earl of Warwicke, by Phillip Burlamachi and his Deputies, or others; (fn. 2) that they presently give a just and a true Accompt, upon Oath, unto the Earl of Clare, Lord Grey of Warke, Lord Bruce, of all the Profits received by them by virtue of the illegal Sequestration; and their Lordships are to make Report of the said Accompts to this House; and then the Earl of Warwicke is to have the said Profits paid unto his Lordship.
Deer stealer in Windsor Forest committed to Newgate.
Ordered, That True, a Deer-stealer in the Forest at Windsor, being apprehended by Order of this House, shall be committed to Newgate, there to remain until this House can be at Leisure to hear the Cause.
Terringston, for Words against the Parliament, committed.
Upon Information, "That Mr. Edward Terringston is apprehended, by Order of this House, for speaking Words against the Parliament, and other Offences;" (fn. 3) he shall be committed to The Compter of Wood-streat, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Ken's Petition for Records, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Tho. Ken; it is Ordered, That the Petitioner hath Leave to send One down into Wales, and deliver a Copy of this Petition to the Earl of Stamford, who is to deliver the said Sumpter, with the Records therein, unto the Person (fn. 3) who shall be employed to fetch (fn. 3) them; and that he shall have a Pass, to go and return in Safety. (Here enter the Petition.)
Stanford, E. of Stamford's Servant's Privilege.
Upon Information to this House, "That one Thomas Stanford, a Servant of the Earl of Stanford, is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, having the Protection of the Earl of Stamford:" It is Ordered, that the Earl of Stamford shall be sent to, to inform this House, upon his Honour, whether the said Stanford be his menial Servant or no.
Bresbin, a Pass to go to Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Bresbin, a Scottsman, shall have a Pass, to go into his own Country.
Committee to go to the Common Hall in London.
According [ (fn. 3) to the Order] of both Houses, to send some Members of both Houses to the Common Hall of London, the Lords following were appointed to go, with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to the City:
Message to the H. C. for a Committee of theirs to join them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Childe:
To acquaint them that this House hath nominated a Committee of Five Lords, to go, with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to the City, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Orders to be printed.
Ordered, That the Public Orders Yesterday agreed upon shall be printed and published forthwith.
Mr. Ken's Petition for a Trunk, containing Records, &c. to be restored to him.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Thomas Ken, One of the Clerks attending upon this Honourable House of Peers, and Clerk of the Great Sessions of the Counties of Glamorgan, Breccon, and Radnor,
"That whereas a Sumpter, with divers Records in the same, concerning the Peace of the said Counties, and all the Suits for Debts and Lands, besides Fines and Recoveries, there lately had and levied, with divers other Necessaries for the said Great Sessions, have (fn. 4) lately been violently taken out of the Custody of Francis Riccards, Clerk of the Peace of the said County of Radnor, in his House at Presteyn in that County, by divers Troopers and Dragooners, under the Leading of one Fleming, Lieutenant to Captain Kirle, and by him brought into Herefordshire; where they are detained from your Petitioner, who hath the Charge of them, and, by reason thereof, the Justice of the Law against Offenders and Debtors in those Counties wholly hindred.
"May it therefore please your Honours to take some Order, that the said Sumpter, with all the Records and Writings that were therein at the Time when it was taken away, may be restored to the Possession of your Petitioner, or to his Deputy; and that he and his Deputy may each of them have free Liberty to go into the said County of Hereford, to receive the said Sumpter, with all Things as aforesaid contained in it, and to bring or send it up to London safe.
"And your Petitioner shall daily pray, etc.
Mr. Ken's Order.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in this present Parliament assembled, That a Copy of the Petition of Thomas Ken, One of the Clerks attending this House, shall be sent, together with this Order, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Stamford, who is hereby desired, by the Lords, to take Order that the Sumpter mentioned in the said Petition, with all the Records, Writings, and other Things, which were in it at the Taking it away from Presteyn, be delivered to the said Thomas Ken, or to such Deputy whom he under his Hand shall appoint; and that he and his said Deputy, and each of them, shall have free Liberty to go from London to Herefordshire, or elsewhere, about the said Business, and to return with the said Sumpter, or send it up to London, by any Ways or Means they or either of them shall think best, without Lett or Molestation of any Person whatsoever.
House adjourned till 10 a cras.