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, 20 die Februarii.
Halylay, Countess of Devon's Servant, a Pass.
E. of Lindsey Leave to come to Town on Parcle.
The Speaker signified to the House, "That he hath received a Letter from the Lord General, that the Earl of Lyndsey is very desirous to be permitted to come to London, about his Affairs; which the Lord General thinks may (fn. 1) be safely permitted, his Lord ship giving his Word for his true Imprisonment;" which this House approved of, and referred it to the Lord General.
L. Viscount Mountague to send Furniture to France.
Lady Leventhorp's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Dorothy Leventhorpe, late Wife of Sir Tho. Leventhorpe Baronet, and now Wife of Tho. Alford: It is Ordered, That these Lords following shall be Committees, to consider of this Petition, and report their Opinions thereof to this House:
Page versus Standish, & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Margery Page, Widow: It is Ordered, That Hugh Standish Carpenter, Wm. Tenant Shoemaker, Joseph Booth, shall be summoned to appear before this House; and, upon further Examination of the Matter contained in the Petition, their Lordships will give further Direction therein.
Longefeild sent for, for Words against Lord Fielding.
Hull Petition, that Soldiers may not be billeted there.
Upon reading of a Letter from the Mayor and others, Inhabitants of Kingston upon Hull, concerning billeting of Soldiers there: It is Ordered, That the Speaker shall write a Letter to them, and acquaint them with the Resolutions of the Committee for the Safety.
Pratt's Petition about Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition of Ann Pratt, shewing, "That her Husband is gone out of Town for Fourteen Days; therefore her Husband may not be assessed according to the Ordinance of Parliament until he return:" It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition is referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall in London.
Delinquents sent for, for stealing Deer in Waltham Chace.
To move the King for a Cessation of Arms, till the Manner of the Treaty is settled.
It was moved, "To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to desire them to join with their Lordships, to send to the King, to acquaint Him in generals with the Resolutions of both Houses; and to desire that, until the Manner of the Treaty be considered of, that there may be no Acts of Hostility commited;" which this House approved of, and Ordered, That the
Message to the H. C. for it.
Lambeth Petition, about a Riot there.
The Petitioners were called in, and asked whether they know any of the Persons that were Actors in this Riot and Murder, that so they may be sent for; but, they not knowing the Names now, it is Ordered, That when they give in the Names of the Persons that killed the Man, and were present at the Action, (fn. 2) they shall be sent for.
E. of Lindsey's Servants, a Pass.
Heads for the Conference, about moving the King for a Cessation of Arms.
"My Lords have thought fit, for the Prevention of all Accidents that may interrupt this Treaty with His Majesty that both Houses have Resolved of, forthwith to send unto Him, that, during the Time they are considering of the Manner of Treating with His Majesty, and of a Cessation of Arms, that no Acts of Hostility may be performed between the Two Armies; that is, neither the beating up of each other's Quarters, nor the attempting upon any Place or Towns on either Side; believing that, within a Day or Two, they with you shall have Resolved of the Way and Manner, both for the Cessation of Arms, and how this Treaty may be governed."
Tito and Shering in Error.
Ordered, That Ric'd Tito (fn. 3) shall, on the First Tuesday next, cause to be brought into this House the Record out of the King's Bench, between him and Sheringe, at his Peril; or else the Court of the King's Bench is at Liberty to award (fn. 4) Execution upon the Judgement, notwithstanding the said Writ of Error.
Answer from the H. C.
Order for 200l. of the King's, in Sir Robert Pye s Hands, to be paid to Fitcher and Shallaker, for Fuel.
Upon Information to this House, "That there is Two Hundred Pounds in the Hands of Sir Rob't Pye, of the King's:" It is Ordered, That an Order be made, in the Name of both Houses, to pay the said Two Hundred Pounds to Fitchett and Shallaker, in Part for Monies owing to them for Fuel, which they have served this House withall.
Aldermen and Common Council of London attend, about raising 60,000l.
Some Aldermen and Common Council of the City of London were called in, who declared, "That they were sent from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London, to give their Lordships an Account of the Desire of both Houses, for the Advancement of Sixty Thousand Pounds, which the Common (fn. 5) Council have taken into Consideration, and voted to raise it speedily, if possible it may be; and the Common Council have many Things in Agitation, which are not yet digested, yet think it fit humbly to desire of their Lordships and the House of Commons some Things, that will give Encouragement to the City in the raising of this (fn. 6) Sum, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration:
Requests of theirs to both Houses.
"1. That both Houses would vouchsase to advance the raising of the Sixty Thousand Pounds by their own Example, and by paying it in to the Treasurers at Guildhall in London, to the End that the Sight may encourage others.
"5. It is desired that, in regard they are informed that divers Misinformations have been made concerning the City of London, by private Persons, that hereafter no such Credit may be given thereunto, as to be accounted the Sense of the City, unless it proceed from the Court of Aldermen or Common Council, signified by special Messengers of their own, or by their Burgesses, directed by One of the said Courts.
"6. That it will much promote the said Service, if the Money assessed by virtue of divers Ordinances be collected forthwith in London and other Parts of the Kingdom, that the Charge may not lie wholly upon the willing Part; for that otherwise the wellaffected will be either destroyed with them or for them; with them, if they should refuse as others do; or for them, by contributing alone to the Public Safety more than their Estates will bear.
"7. That Search may be made without the Liberties, in the Parts adjacent, for suspected Persons; and that, upon the Disbanding, those that are called the King's Army may be enjoined to go to their several Habitations, and not to come to London, to the Disturbance of the Peace, Safety, and Welfare of the said City, and of the good Government thereof; and that, during the Time of the Treaty and Cessation, none of the said Army may be permitted to come to the City.
"8. That, to prevent Misapprehensions and Jealousies concerning the present Proceedings of both Houses of Parliament, about the Treaty, and Cessation, and Disbanding, it is humbly prayed it may be Declared, That the Resolutions of both Houses is the same as at the first, that nothing shall be done but that which tends to the securing of the true Protestant Religion, the just Liberties of the Subjects, and Privileges of Parliament.
Answer to them from the Lords.
And to let them know, that their Lordships hope nothing shall be done in this Treaty, but what shall be for the securing of the true Protestant Religion, the Privileges of Parliament, the just Privileges of the Subjects, and the Security of the City of London. For the Ordinance concerning the Weekly Assessment, this House hath passed it already, and sent it to the House of Commons; and concerning the making of Three Thousand Pounds Allowance (fn. 7) a Week to be Four Thousand Pounds, their Lordships will give the best Furtherance they can in it: As for other Particulars, their Lordships will take them into Consideration.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem. (fn. 8)