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 Martis, 7 die Martii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Sir Theodore Mayherne and Family, a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That Sir Theodore Mayherne shall have a Pass, with his Wife, Children, and Servants, and such Money and Plate as he shall think (fn. 1) fit to carry with him to Holland.
Lady Stafford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Stafford shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, with a Coachman and Postilion.
Lady Pawlett, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Pawlett shall have a Pass, to go into Mountgomeryshire, in Wales, with a Coach and Six Horses, a Child and a Nurse, and Ten Servants, with Fifty Pounds in Money.
Lady Campden, &c. a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Campden, the Wife of the Lord Viscount Campden, and Mrs. Mary Nowell, shall have a Pass, to come to London.
South, a Pass.
Ordered, That Rob't South, with his Servant Henry Maye, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford and back again; and that Dr. Heath shall signify to Dr. Zouch, Judge of the Admiralty, to stay the Business until their Return from Oxford.
Committee to consider of a Reply to the King's Answer about the Cessation of Arms.
Upon Report, "That the Committee Yesterday met with a proportionable (fn. 1) Number of the House of Commons, but Resolved of nothing, because the Committee of the House of Commons had only Power to hear what their Lordships would propose unto them:" It is Ordered, That the same Committee of Lords shall meet this Afternoon, and draw up what they think fit to be done in Answer to the King's last Message, concerning the Articles of Cessation of Arms.
Message from the H. C. for the Committees to consult with the Lord General about it;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire; which consisted of these Particulars:
"That they have thought of the King's Answer concerning the Articles (fn. 2) touching the Cessation; and, because the Houses formerly sent Committees to the Lord General, to advise with him about the Cessation, they think it fit that the same Committee may be sent again, to acquaint the Lord General with His Majesty's Answer, and to desire his Advice therein.
that they concur in the Declaration;
"2. And that the House of Commons doth concur with their Lordships in the Declaration expressed at the late Conference concerning His Majesty's Answer; and that the same be entered into the Journal Book of this House.
and for Concurrence in the following Orders.
"3. They desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders following:
"1. An Order concerning the Fortifying and Intrenching of the City of London." (Here enter it.)
"2. An Order that the Fleet may be hastened to Sea, and a full One Third to be allowed to the Mariners, of such Prizes as they shall take."
Conference to be had about the last.
Ordered, To have a Free Conference with the House of Commons, and to give them Reasons why Inconveniences will be produced upon the Passing of this Ordinance.
Committee to advise with the Lord General, about the Articles of Cessation.
Ordered, That this House appoints the Lord Feilding and the Lord Hunsden to go to the General, to advise with the Lord General touching the Articles of the Cessation of Arms, and desire his Opinion therein, and report the same to this House.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to send Two Lords to the Lord General, but not the same Lords as went last; and that this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Order for fortifying of the City of London; but concerning the Order touching the Ships and the Mariners, this House will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir John Curzon, Leaze to go to Oxford.
Ordered, That Sir John Curzon shall have Leave to go to his House into Oxon, about his Occasions, giving Security to attend this House (fn. 3) within a Week after Notice given.
Order for intrenching and fortifying the City of London.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of London, for the better Securing and Safety of the said City, Suburbs, Parliament, City of Westm. and Borough of Southwarke, shall have Power to trench and stop all such Highways and Bye-ways, leading into the said City, as well within as without the Liberties, as they shall see Cause; and shall also have full Power and Authority, according to their Discretion, to fortify and intrench the Places aforesaid, with such Outworks, and in such Places, as they shall think meet; and, for his and their Furtherance and Assistance, to call in all or any Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of Peace, Bailiffs, Constables, and other Ministers, Officers, and other His Majesty's loving Subjects, to be aiding and assisting, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril: And it is further Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of Peace for the County of Midd. and Surrey, City of Westm. and Borough of Southwark, or any Three or more of them, within their several and respective Limits, shall have Power to impose upon the Inhabitants within the said Trenches and Fortifications, and without the Liberties of the said City, towards the Charges of fortifying the said Places as aforesaid, upon every House that shall be let for, or may be valued worth, Five Pounds per Year, Six Pence; and for every House of greater Rent, after the Proportion of Two Pence in the Pound that the Tenant of the said House payeth, if he hold it at a Rack Rent; or otherwise, after the Rate that the said House shall be valued to be worth; which Assessment shall forthwith be made and collected, in all the Parishes, Precincts, and Liberties aforesaid, and paid to the Treasurer chosen, or to be chosen, by the Common Council of the City of London, to be disburied as aforesaid; the said Money to be paid by the Tenant or Inhabitant where Houses are inhabited, who is to deduct the same out of his next Rent payable to the Landlord, if it be a Rack Rent; and by the Landlords, where Houses shall stand empty: And it is further Ordered, That whereas the Common Council of London have, in this Time of imminent Danger, passed an Act for the fortifying of the City of London, and other Places above-men tioned, in Pursuance whereof a Committee of Common Council Men and others are appointed, and have already proceeded in the said Fortifications, before the Ordinance could be effected; it is hereby Declared, That their said Pursuance of that Act, and executing the same, is a good Service to the Commonwealth; and the said Parties, and all such Engineers, or others that shall be employed by them, shall be, by Power of Parliament, saved harmless, both for what they have done and shall do herein for Time to come."
House adjourned till 10a cras.