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 Sabbati, videlicet, 24 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
E. of Carlile's Petition, to be restored to his Seat in the House.
The Petition of the Earl of Carlile was read; shewing Whereas your Petitioner was committed to The Tower by your Lordships Commands, and by his Petition obtained your Favour for his Releasement from thence:
"His humble Desire is, that your Lordships will please to continue your Favour to him, in restoring of him to his Place in the House of Peers, of which he hath the Honour to be a Member.
"And your Petitioner shall acknowledge it for a great Obligation, &c."
And it was further informed, "That his Lordship offered to promise not to depart from his Duty, in giving his Attendance on this House, without their Lordships Leave."
And the Order upon which he was released out of The Tower was read; and, upon Debate, this Question was put,
"Whether the Earl of Carlile, at this Time, upon his Petition, shall be admitted into his Place?"
And it was Resolved affirmatively.
Admitted to take his Seat.
Upon this, his Lordship was called in; and being in his Place, the Speaker, by (fn. 1) Direction, told him, "That this House, upon his humble Petition, is willing (fn. 2) he fit in his Place in this House as a Peer; with this, that his Lordship will promise not to depart this House without Leave:" Which his Lordship promised to observe, and gave their Lordships Thanks for granting his Petition; and upon this their Lordships received him to his Place, and remitted his Confinement.
Burlamachi's Petition, concerning the Dispute about the Inland Post-office, between the Earl of Warwick and Mr. Prideaux.
Upon reading of the Petition of Phillip Burlamachi; shewing, "That whereas he was apprehended, and remains a Prisoner, by their Lordships Order, for not attending and bringing in the Books of Accompt concerning the Inland Letter-office; and in regard he hath delivered in the Books of Accompts, he desired that Liberty may be granted him for his Body, considering his old Age and Infirmities:" Hereupon this House being informed that some Books of Accompts were brought, but not all, it is Ordered, That the said Burlamachi shall deliver in all the Books of Accompts concerning the Inland Letter-office, and perform the Orders of this House concerning this Business, and then this House will take the same into Consideration.
Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants of Lancaster.
Next, the Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Lancaster was read.
Ordered, That the same Committee appointed to consider of the Lord Newburgh's Petition shall consider of these Instructions, and to report the same to this House; and to sit on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in the following Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jo. Bamfeild:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order concerning the Reimbursement of Monies for Devonshire; which was read, as followeth: (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Order now brought up.
Earl of Rutland, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Rutland hath Leave to be absent for Four or Five Days.
Order for reimbursing Monies for Devonshire.
"Whereas divers Persons, well affected to the Good and Safety of this Kingdom, have contributed in Money, Plate, and Horse, for Suppression of the present Rebellion and Insurrection, by Papists, Delinquents, and other malignant Persons in the Western Parts, under the Command of Sir Ralph Hopton and his Adherents, Rebels and Traitors, and for the Relief of the good Subjects there: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That all and every such Person and Persons as have already or shall raise either Money, Plate, or Horse, for the said Service, shall be satisfied and re-paid again within Six Months, with Interest for the same, out of the First Monies that shall be levied and raised in the Counties of Cornwell, Devon, Som'sett, Dorsett, Wilts, and South'ton, and the Counties and Cities of Bristoll and Exon, and the Town and County of Poole, upon any Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, or by any other Levies or Collections made, or to be made, in the said several and respective Counties and Places, for that End and Purpose: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the aforesaid, That Hugh Sowden and Thomas Young, of the City of London, Merchants, shall be Treasurers for the receiving and disbursing of all and every Sum or Sums of Money, which shall be raised for the Use abovesaid, who are hereby nominated, constituted, and appointed, Treasurers and Receivers as aforesaid: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Hugh Sowden and Thomas Young shall and may satisfy, pay, and deliver, out of the said Contributions, such Monies and Horse, to such Person or Persons, and in such Manner and Form, as the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Defence of the Western Parts, or any Four or more of them, by any Writing under their Hands, shall limit, appoint, and declare; and that the Warrant or Warrants of the said Committee, for the issuing out of the said Monies, or delivering of the said Horses, or of any Four or more of them, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances, Receipt or Receipts, in Writing, under the Hand of the Person or Persons which shall be appointed as aforesaid, by the said Committee, or Four or more of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers or Receivers in this Ordinance named, for so much Money, or such Horse or Horses, as shall be comprehended in such Acquittance or Acquittances, for the issuing out or Payment of the said Sum or Sums of Money, or Delivery of such Horse and Horses respectively.
"And it is further Ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Treasurers and Receivers shall not at all pay any Sum or Sums of Money, or deliver or cause to be delivered any Horse or Horses, or Plate, to be by them received, upon any other Direction, Warrant, or Demand whatsoever."
House adjourned till 10a Lunæ.