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, 25 die Februarii.
Mr. Maxwell's Servant, a Pass.
Sterling, a Pass.
Reasons of the Earl of Bath's Commitment.
The Earl of Holland acquainted the House, "That he hath communicated the Earl of Bath's Letter to the Committee of the Safety, and desired to know the Grounds upon which he was committed; and it appeared, that he was committed upon Suspicion of being active in putting the Commission of Array into Execution; and the Committee of the House of Commons having reported the same to their House, they have taken a Course to receive Information from the Country, of the Certainty of the Fact, and the Grounds thereof."
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about him.
Committee of both Houses to treat with the King at Oxford, about the Propositions.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fittest, and most Parliamentary, to send Committees of both Houses of Parliament, to treat with the King at Oxford, about the Treaty upon the Propositions, and not to send Committees to treat with Commissioners in any other Place; and that it be expressed in the Articles to be sent to the King, concerning the Cessation of Arms; and that the House of Commons be made acquainted therewith, at a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
Mrs. Lesley, a Pass.
Answer from the H. C.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence in the Ordinance for putting off the Assizes.
To desire, in regard of the great Inconveniency that will arise by keeping of the Assizes, (fn. 1) their Lordships Concurrence in the Ordinance formerly brought up from the House of Commons, touching the putting off the Assizes.
Conference to be had about it.
Committee for the Conference.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee for it.
To let them know, that this House hath appointed Six Lords to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to consider of the Ordinance for putting off the next General Assizes; and to desire them to appoint a Committee of their House, to join with the Six Lords, to meet presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Message from thence, for a Conference about the Propositions;
and for Concurrence in Two Orders.
Answer from the H. C. about the Conference on the Ordinance for putting off the Assizes.
That the House of Commons have appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number, to meet with the Six Lords, concerning the Order for putting off the Assizes; and they will meet presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Report of the Conference.
"2. To desire that, whereas Seven Lords and a proportionable Number of the House of Commons are appointed, to consider of the Cessation of Arms, that they may have Power to take into Consideration the Answer concerning the Treaty, which is to be sent unto His Majesty, that the Houses have agreed to have a Treaty with Him, and to meet presently."
Answer to the H. C. about it.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Alterations in the Articles for the Cessation; and that their Lordships have given their Committee that Power, as they desire, and will meet presently.
Message from thence, that they agree to send Committees to treat with the King.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons do agree to send Committees, (fn. 2) to treat with the King, as was propounded at the Conference.
Report of the Propositions for a Cessation of Arms.
Order for 1218l. 14s. to be paid to the Scots Reformadoe Officers.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers for Subscriptions in London do forthwith pay unto the Treasurer at Wars, the Sum of Twelve Hundred Eighteen Pounds, and Fourteen Shillings, to be by him forthwith paid unto the Scotts Reformadoe Officers, in Satisfaction of the Arrears due unto them, to the End they may with all Speed be sent away to the several Employments they are designed unto."
Order for 300l. to Sir John Clatworthy.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Three Hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-monies for Ireland, be paid unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputies, to be by him or them impressed, upon Accompt, to Sir John Clotworthy, for the Service of The Lough, in Ireland; and the Receivers for the Contribution-monies are to take Notice hereof, and make Payment accordingly."