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 Mercurii, 1 die Martii.
Quarterman at the Bar, for seizing Mrs. Wiseman's Goods, under Colour of the Ordinance for Assessment.
The said Petition was read, in the Presence of the said Quarterman; who being demanded by what Authority or Direction he took away the Goods of the said Wiseman, he did it by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament, and according to the Assessment as was made by the Assessors of the City; and the Constables and Officers went along with him to assist him, according to the Order of the Committee at London.
This House, taking this into Consideration, conceived that Mr. Quarterman and the Constable had done nothing but according to their Duty and Order of the Committee; and were called in, and told so, and then discharged.
Ordinance for assessing the 20th Parts of Estates, to be revoked.
This House resolved, To speak with the Committee, concerning the Manner of this seizing of Mens Estates: and thought it fit, when the Ordinance for the Weekly Supply is settled, to have a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the revoking of the Ordinance for the Twentieth [ (fn. 1) Part of Estates.]
Fane, a Pass.
Rose's Petition, who was molested by the Soldiers near Kingston.
Ordered, That the Petition of one Ric'd Rose, a Miller, near Kingston upon Thames, "having suffered some Loss and Injury by the Soldiers:" It is Ordered, That this House doth hereby recommend the Consideration of the said Petition to the Lord General, to do therein as he shall think fit, for the Restitution or Satisfaction of the Loss and Damage he hath sustained.
Sir Edward Rodney, Leave to take the Air.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Rodney shall have Liberty to go sometimes to visit his Lady and Family, living in The Ould Pallace at Westm. and sometimes to walk in the Dean's Garden and Cloister in Westm. for to take the Air, for his Health; provided it be in the Company with Mr. Stone, who hath undertaken for his Safe Custody.
Lady Leventhorp and Mr. Holford.
Upon Report of the Earl of Warwicke, from the Committee concerning the Lady Leventhorp's Petition, "That Mr. Hollford is gone to Reading, or Oxford, so as they cannot serve him with the Order of this House, to appear before the Committee, as appeared to them by an Affidavit.
"Upon this, the Committee are of Opinion, That an Order of this House may be made, to command the Tenants to pay the Rents that remain in their Hands, or grow due at Our Lady-day next, and so forwards, to the Lady Leventhorpe, or her Assigns, according to the Agreement formerly between (fn. 2) them, until Mr. Holford shew good Cause to this House to the contrary."