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 Lunæ, videlicet, 16 die Januarii.
Answer from the H. C. about the Ordinance for stopping the Coal Trade to Newcastle.
Report of the Search of the Earl of Arundel's Chests.
Dutch and French Churches Complaint.
Lady Spencer a Pass.
Lord Brudenell, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Brudnell shall have a Pass, to go into France, with his Lady and Twelve Servants, and shall have Liberty to come to London some few Days before, to prepare himself with Necessaries for his said Journey.
Paviours Petition, who paved Old Palace Yard, for Wages due.
Upon the Petition of the Paviours and other Workmen that paved The Ould Pallace Yeard, desiring to have the Monies paid them which have been disbursed by them, amounting to Two Hundred Sixty-seven Pounds, Two Shillings, and Three Pence: It is Ordered, That the Chancellor of the Dutchy shall speak with Sir Rob't Pye, to know what Way is best to be taken for the Payment of these Monies, and report the same to this House.
Committee to consider how the Wages and Arrears due to the Judges shall be paid.
The House being moved, "That all the Judges not having any Pay almost these Two Years out of the Exchequer:" It was Ordered, That these Lords following should be appointed, to consider of some Course how the Wages and other Dues and the Arrears shall be paid them, both for the present and the future; and that the Committee shall have Power to call before them Sir Rob't Pye, to give them Information concerning this Business:
L. Viscount Say.
Message to the H. C. with the Spanish Ambassador's Paper about Cochineal.
Bill against Pluralities.
Message from H. C. to sit P. M.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by (fn. 1) the Lord Dungarvan:
To desire that their Lordships would be pleased to sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in regard the House of Commons shall have some (fn. 3) important Business to bring up.
for Expedition in the Instructions for raising Money in the West.
Answer to the H. C.
Bill against Pluralities.
Sent to the H. C. with an Amendment.
White, a Singing man in Westminster Abbey, read the King's Answer to the London Petition in the Abbey.
The House being this Day informed, "That one White, a Singing-man of the Abbey of Westm. read openly in the Abbey Church, in the full Congregation, His Majesty's Answer to the Petition of the Lord Mayor and the City of London to His Majesty at Oxford:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said White shall be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning, and shew by what Warrant he read (fn. 3) that Answer in the Church.
Mr. Kynersly, a Pass.
Report concerning the Chests stopped at the Custom-house, said to be the Earl of Arundel's, and supposed to contain Silver.
"According to an Order from the Right Honourable the House of Peers, of the 14th of this Month, we speedily repaired to the Custom-house; and, upon due Search and Examination, do find in the Offices there, that, about a Fortnight since, Sixty Chests and Trunks, or thereabouts, were licensed to be shipped and transported for the Earl of Arundle and Surry; which Chests and Trunks, upon Search by one Frith an Officer of the Custom-house, were (as it was then informed to us) found to contain only Pictures, and other Household Stuff warrantable.
"Besides these, there were likewise, about the same Time, divers Chests and Trunks of the Venetian Ambassador transported, wherein was Plate and other Goods of the said Ambassador's, who brought Warrant (as it was likewise to us then informed) from the King's Majesty, and another from the Parliament, for the quiet Passage thereof without Search; whereupon we only left a Copy of our said Order in the Customer's Office, for the staying of any such Trunks and Chests if any were not yet shipped, until the Pleasure of this Honourable House were known, and for the present sending of some Ship or Pinnace after them, for staying the same, and bringing them back again if they were already gone, according to the said Order.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions to the King.
Answer from the H. C. about the Bill against Pluralities.
Lady Stafford, a Pass.
Report of the Conference about the Propositions to be presented to the King.
And the Speaker reported, "That, at this Conference, the House of Commons brought up the Prositions to be presented to His Majesty, with some Amendments;" And it was further signified, "That the House of Commons have some few more Propositions to bring up, which are not yet ready; but they desire their Lordships to take these into Consideration in the mean Time."
Scholars in Cambridge not to subscribe according to the Thirty-sixth Article.
Ordered, That the Statute made about Twentyseven Years since, in the University of Cambridge, imposing upon young Scholars a Subscription according to the Thirty-sixth Article of the Canons made in the Year 1603, shall not be enforced upon Students or Graduates in the said University; the enjoining thereof being against the Laws of this Realm, and the Liberties of the Subject.