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 Jovis, videlicet, 26 die Maii.
Earl of Peterborough ordered by the King to attend Him at York.
Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Peterborough had Thanks given him from the House; and the House gave him Leave to be absent, to take Physick, for his Health; and then this House will consider further of his going to Yorke.
Sir Thomas Littleton's Waggon stayed, with Ordnance, &c.
The House was informed, "That Yesterday there was Waggons stayed at Alsebury, by the Lord Pagett, wherein there was Three Field Pieces, with new Carriages, with the Warlike Provision therein, which belongs to Sir Tho. Littleton.
To be communicated to the H. C.
Ordered, That this be communicated to the House of Commons, because the Lord Paget desired it might (fn. 1) be communicated to the Parliament.
Lord Howard's Letter.
Bruton and Lenthall in Error.
E. of Sussex's Order about his Fishery.
Ordered, That the Fishermen of Esher, concerning the Business of the Earl of Sussex, shall remain upon Bail, to appear upon Four Days Notice; in the mean Time, not to disturb the Possession of the Earl of Sussex Fishing, for which he hath a Verdict.
Serjeant Glanvile Leave to be absent.
King's Letter to the Earl of Peterborough.
Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin, We greet you well. Whereas We are desirous to speak with you, concerning some Affairs much importing the Peace and Good of this Our Kingdom, which, being of more than ordinary Consequence, will admit of no Delay: We therefore will and command you, upon your Allegiance, that (setting aside all other Occasions whatsoever) you fail not forthwith to re pair hither to Us, when We shall acquaint you with the particular Cause of Our sending for you, which is of that Importance as is neither fit to be imparted to you by Letter, nor will bear any Delay or Excuse; and for your ready Observance of this Our Command, these Our Letters shall be your sufficient Warrant.
Bill for a Synod to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
In the 3d Skin, in the 13th Line, after the Word ["March"], and before the (fn. 2) Word ["or"], put in these Names:
Doctor Westfeild, of Great St. Bartholmewes, in London; Doctor Somes, of Staynes, in the County of Midd; Mr. Lyford, Vicar of Sherborne, in Com. Dorsett; Doctor Ouldsworth, of St. Peters the Poor in London and Master of Emanuell College, in Cambridge; Mr. Carter, of Dinton, in Bukinghamshire; Mr. William Lance, of St. Michaell the Querne, in London; Mr. Hodges, of Kensington, in the County of Midd; Mr. Piern, of Wilby, in the County of North'ton; Mr. Prophett, of Marleborough, in the County of Wilts; Doctor Hamon, of Penshurst, in the County of Kent; Dr. Marsh, of St. Dunstans the West, in London; Mr. Peter Stirry; Mr. Earles, of Wilts; Mr. Gibbins, of Waltham, in Essex.
I. Howard's Letter.
In Obedience to the Commands of the House, we waited Yesterday on His Majesty, and presented Him with the Petition and Votes of both Houses. His Majesty was pleased to tell us, that He could not give a present Answer; but that we should have one shortly. We do not as yet hear of any Resolution to lay down these Guards: The Foot are here still in the same Number they were, and the Horse (as we hear) do increase; so likewise do Men's Apprehensions and Fears. The Prince is made Captain of these Horse; a Brother of Sir John Byron's, Lieutenant; and One of Sir Ingleby Daniell's Sons, a Gentleman of this Country, is made Cornet. His Majesty had summoned the Freeholders, Copyholders, and substantial Farmers of this County, to be here at Yorke, upon Friday next; but this Afternoon, we hear, there is a Warrant from His Majesty to the High Sheriff, to defer that Meeting till Friday come Sevennight. My Lord, this is all that at this Time I have to acquaint you with, more than that I am,
L. Digby's Waggon released.
Scots Commissioners desire their Paper may be considered.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland signified, "That the Scotts Commissioners desired that their Lordships would consider of the Paper, which they presented to this House, and read in this House the 18th April."
Conference to be had about it.
Lords that are gone to York without Leave.
Lords who have received Letters to go to York, to acquaint the House with them.
Message to the H C. for a Conference about Lord Paget's Letter; with the Addition to the Bill for the Synod; and to acquaint them with the Scots Commissioners Paper, for perfecting the Treaty. Hawes's Petition.
The Petition of Joseph Hawes, Prisoner in the (fn. 3) Prison in the Court of Admiralty, "To desire that there may be a Seizure, at the Ports and Custom House, of the Goods of the Subjects of the King of Spaine. Nothing now Resolved.
Brag and Rosewell in Error.
Leigh and Wingfield.
Ordered, That the Business between Mr. Liegh and Mr. Wingfeld is referred to (fn. 4)
Answer from the H. C.
Message from the H. C. that some Records quoted in the Votes about the King may be printed with them.
1. To desire that some Articles in French and Latin, concerning the Duke of Ireland, 11 R. II. and the Bishop of Yorke's Case 1 H. IV. which were mentioned in One of the Three last Votes; and they desire that the Three Votes, with these Precedents, may (fn. 5) be printed and published together, which have been carefully examined by some Members of the House of Commons.
To expedite the Declaration in Answer to the King's about Hull.
With Names of Deputy Lieutenants.
And for the Lords to sit a while.
Messenger that was detained at York examined.
Francis Marley, the Messenger, upon Oath, said, That he served the Orders of this House on the Earl of Newport and the Lord Savill; and they answered, That they would wait (fn. 6) on the King for an Answer. That he was (fn. 7)
Message from the H. C. that the Earl of Warwick went to Sea without filling up the Commissions for the Militia in Essex and Norfolk;
"To let their (fn. 6) Lordships know, that the Earl of Warwicke, going to Sea in Haste, left divers Commissions for Colonels and Captains, but no Order to whom they should be directed; therefore they desire that this House would direct some Course how those Commissions may be directed.
And with an Order for restoring Arms at Harwich to Essex.
Deputy Lieutenants of Essex and Norfolk to fill up the Commissions for Colonels and Captains.
Ordered, That this House is of Opinion, and thinks it fit, that the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex and Norfolke make the Directions of the Commissions to Colonels and Captains as they shall think fit, until the Earl of Warwicke returns, or he gives further Order herein.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Order; and that the Lords are of Opinion, That the Deputy Lieutenants do direct the Commissions to such Persons as they think fit, until the Earl of Warwicke returns and gives further Order herein.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance, for raising Men for the Sea Adventure for Ireland;
That the House of Commons have received Information from the Committee (fn. 8) for the Sea Adventurers for Ireland, that the Ships that (fn. 6) are to go for that Service are in the Thames, (fn. 9) where they lie at a great Charge, for Want of Land-men; therefore the House of Commons desires that their Lordships would expedite the Ordinance lately brought up for the raising of Land Soldiers.
and for Sir Richard Samuel to be a Deputy Lieutenant of Northampton.
2. The House of Commons desired, That Sir Ric. Samuell may be recommended to the Lieutenant (fn. 10) of North'ton, to be a Deputy Lieutenant of that County.
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree that Sir Ric. Samuell be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of North'tonshire; and for the Ordinance for raising of Land Soldiers to go in the Ships, the Lord that hath the Paper is not now present, being sick; but the Lords will send for the Papers, and send them an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Cras, &c. released.
Arms at Harwich to be restored to the County.
Whereas there are several Arms at this present remaining at Harwich, in the County of Essex, being Part of the Arms of that County, which were carried into the North by His Majesty's Command, and in His Service, with Promise of full Restitution: It is therefore this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the said County shall have full Power and Authority to take those Arms into their Possession and Care; and to see that they be made serviceable, and equally restored to the said County, in Part of Satisfaction to them.