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, 27 Februarii.
Messengers, a Pass.
Ravenscrost; a Protection:
The Petition of Richard Branthwayte was read, and Ordered to be granted; giving Security to the Gentleman Usher to appear before this (fn. 1) House within Fourteen Days after Notice [ (fn. 2) given him] from this House.
Preamble, &c. to the Articles for the Cessation of Arms.
Mr. Marten, a Pass to France.
Articles for the Cessation of Arms, reported.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about them.
Petition from the Isle of Wight.
Sent to the H. C.
Rayner, for Words against the King.
Upon reading the Affidavits of Jane Mares and Judith Perkins, and the Information of Thomas Wells, "That Edmond Rayner, of Lambeth, Shipwright, hath spoken presumptuous Words against the King's Majesty, That he was as much the Lord's Anointed as the King (meaning His Majesty):"
Hereupon the House (fn. 3) Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves shall hereby have Power to call the said Rayner before him, and the Informer and Witnesses, and examine the whole Business, and report the same to this House.
Order for 30l. to Captain Cupper.
Answer from the H. C.
To fit P. M.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
Petition of the Isle of Wight, for Defence of the Island.
"That the Petitioners are credibly informed, that Foreign Enemies are prepared, to come to invade this Island; that the Island is in great Danger, by Want of all Sorts of Provisions of Ammunition for Defence.
"The Petitioners humbly pray, that the Monies given amongst us for the Defence of our Island may be, by your Approbation, employed to the said Use; as also the Second Payment of the last Subsidy ordained by Parliament may remain in the said Island, to be wholly employed towards the Defence and Safety thereof, as in your Wisdoms you shall please to direct.
"That a Supply of Ordnance, Muskets, Match, Powder, Bullets, Corslets, with all Necessaries thereunto, may be speedily sent into the said Island, for a Magazine; and there to issue out for the Forts and Castles there.
"That you would be pleased, by your Commands, to renew our ancient Order, That the neighbouring Companies of Hampshire may be speedily ready, to come timely to assist us, upon any Alarm given in the Island.
Order for 30l. to Captain Cupper, for Beef.
"Whereas it appeareth, by the Certificate of John Hodder Esquire, Commissary of Victuals for the fixed Magazine at Corke, in Ireland, to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, testified under the Hand of the Lord Inchiquine, and dated the last Day of October, 1642, this Day presented, that Captain Thomas Cupper hath delivered into His Majesty's Stores there Twenty Barrels of Beef, at Thirty Shillings the Barrel, amounting in the whole to the Sum of Thirty Pounds, to be paid unto the said Captain Thomas Cupper, or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after the Sight of the said Certificate (the Second not being paid), out of the Chamber of London, according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf published in Print: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland, do forthwith pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the said Sum of Thirty Pounds, to be by him or them paid over to the said Captain Cupper, or his Assigns, in full Discharge of the said Beef so by him delivered as is cercertified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."
Branthwaite's Petition for Leave to go into the Country.
"That your Petitioner being, by your Lordships Order, bound not to stir out of the Cities of London and Westm. without your Lordships Leave, and having many very urgent and forcible Occasions to go unto his House unto the Country, and unto divers other Places, to raise Money, and to receive Rents, for the Payment of Debts and Engagements, by reason of some Trust reposed in him of others Estates, which, besides his own, have much suffered by his Absence from the Places of his Affairs, by reason of his long Imprisonment and Confinement:
"He humbly prayeth your Lordships Favour for his Enlargement, that he may go to his House in Oxfordshire, and unto divers other Shires, where his Business lies; [ (fn. 4) and he will give] all the Satisfaction he can, as in Honesty he is tled to do. This humble Request your Petitioner is the more emboldened to make, and is in Hope to obtain, in respect your Lordships were pleased lately to enlarge Mr. Bartholmewe Hone, to go to his House in Oxfordshire, he having been committed for the same Cause that your Petitioner was.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Cessation;
1. To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Articles of the Cessation that (fn. 5) are to be sent to the King.
and for Concurrence in Two Orders.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for paying Fifteen Hundred Pounds to Sir Wm. Lewis; and agrees that Mr. Stanley shall be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Chester; and that their Lordships will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Order for 1600l. to Sir Wm. Lewis.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers for the Subscriptions in London do, by Monday Night next, pay unto Sir Gilbert Gherrard, Treasurer at Wars, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, to be by him paid to Sir Wm. Lewis, or his Assigns, to satisfy the Arrears due to the Garrison at Portsmouth."
Conference about the Cessation reported.
"That the House of Commons doth return the Articles for the Cessation, with some few Alterations; and they desire that the Preamble may stand as it came from them, else it would seem that the Parliament do not deal so clearly with the King.
"Further, that the House of Commons have looked over the Articles for the Cessation; and they think fit that some Alterations may be made, and some Things left out, in regard of some Things which have happened lately:
"1. That the Forces in Wilts may continue (fn. 6) in such Quarters as are or shall be in their Possession at the Time of the Publication; this to be left out, because this is included in the last Proposition.
"The House of Commons desires that these may be sent by an express Messenger; and, for saving of Time, they desire that their Lordships would name [ (fn. 6) a Committee] that shall treat with the King; and then the House of Commons will name a Committee of a proportionable Number, to join with them; and that the Messenger may carry their Names to the King, that He will please to give a Safe Conduct for their Going and Returning."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the small Alterations, but adheres to their own Alterations in the Preamble; and to offer to send all the Resolutions agreed on by both Houses, concerning the Treaty and the Cessation of Arms to the King, to give Him a clearer Knowledge of what is Resolved of by both Houses; and then to have a Conference with the House of Commons concerning the same.