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 Jovis, videlicet, 16 die Februarii.
Watts, Lord Howard's Servant's Privilege.
Upon Information, "That Thomas Watts, Servant to the Lord Howard of Esc. is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:" It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Watts shall presently be released from his Imprisonment, without paying any Fees or Charges in the Prison where he is; and that John Milborne at whose Suit he was arrested, and Benjamin Powell Bailiff, shall be attached, and brought before this House, to answer their Offences.
Lady Wray, a Pass.
Mr. Osbaston, a Pass to Oxford.
Gregson, for breaking open the Countess of Devon's Stables.
Gregson was called in, and demanded why he broke open the Stable of the Countess of Devon. He said, He heard, going the Round, that Two White Horses were come from Oxford; and, being informed that they were put into the Stable of the Countess of Devon, and he seeing there were none there, he went away without taking away any of the Horses."
Dismissed, with an Admonition.
Message from the H. C. about Two Votes concerning the Propositions to the King;
1. That whereas their Lordships were pleased to communicate unto them Two Votes, wherein the House of Commons agreed with their Lordships in the First Vote, and made some additional Votes; and that they have brought up, and given some Reasons why they have not agreed with their Lordships in the Two Votes; and have made divers Votes, which the House of Commons desires their Lordships to (fn. 1) take into Consideration, and to give them as speedy an Answer as conveniently their Lordships can.
to expedite the Ordinance, for taxing the Estates of Malignants;
and for Concurrence in the following Ordinances.
1. An Ordinance concerning Sussex.
2. An Ordinance concerning Coventry.
3. An Ordinance concerning Cheshire.
4. An Ordinance concerning the Cure of St. Margarett's Lothbury, in London.
5. An Ordinance for the Price of Newcastle Coals.
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships intend to take (fn. 2) the Votes brought up into Consideration presently; and concerning the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Votes concerning the Propositions to the King.
The House Resolved, (fn. 3) Not to recede from their former Votes; but to adhere to them, notwithstanding the Reasons of the House of Commons.
"That the King's Army under the Command of the Earl of Forth, and the Army under the Command of the Earl of Essex raised by the Parliament, may be disbanded by the Tenth of April, and sooner if it may be.
"That there may be a present Cessation of all Acts of Hostility on both Sides, until the Treaty be ended; and that all other Things may continue in the same State, without any further Intercourse or free Passage than is at this present.
"And because that Money will be necessary to maintain the Army, this House thought it fit to propound to the House of Commons, to join with their Lordships, in sending to the Lord Mayor of London, to call a Common Council To-morrow [ (fn. 4) in the Afternoon], at Three of the Clock, to move them to advance Money for the Supply of the Army."