Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, videlicet, 20 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
L. Lovelace, Leave to absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace shall have Leave to go to his House in the Country, for Two or Three Days.
Mayor of Colchester, to prevent Riots at the Fair there.
Ordered, That an Order be sent to the Mayor of Colchester, to take some good Course to prevent Disorders and Riots at the Fair, which will (fn. 1) shortly be there; and this Order to be sent down to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence (fn. 2) herein.
E. of Bath, to keep Possession of his Rooms in The Tower.
Upon the Petition of the Earl of Bathon, it is Ordered, in regard he is the Prisoner of this House, That he shall continue in his Lodgings in The Tower where now he is, until the further Direction of this House; and the Lieutenant of The Tower is to be required to permit him to abide in the Possession of those Lodgings.
Emperor's Agent, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Agent of the Emperor shall have a Safe Conduct, to go to Oxford, to the King, about Affairs touching the Palatinate.
Countess of Carbery, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Carbery shall have a Pass, to go into Kente, with her Coach and Horses, Servants, and Goods.
Blandford Carrier, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Carrier of Blanford, in Dorsetshire, shall have a Pass, to carry down Mourning to Mrs. Rogers.
Message to the H. C. with the Order to prevent Disturbances at Colchester.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Order to prevent Disorders at Colchester at the next Fair, and to desire their Concurrence therein.
Petition to the King, for an Accomodation to be communicated to the H. C.
The House Resolved, To communicate the Petition. intended to be presented to the King by the Hand of the Lord General, to the House of Commons, at a Conference; and the same Committee formerly appointed was to consider of what is fit to be said, at the delivering of the said Petition, at the Conference.
Message from thence, for their Committee to have Access to the E. of Portland and L. Conway.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Harley:
To desire their Lordships good Liking, that the Committee of the House of Commons appointed to examine the Business of the late Plot may have free Recourse to the Earl of Portland and the Lord Viscount Conway, not to examine them, but to speak and confer with them; and that they may have Liberty to carry along with them such Persons as they shall think fit.
Some Lords to go with them.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That, when the Committee of the House of Commons appointed to examine the Business of the late Plot shall have Occasion to go to the Earl of Portland, or the Lord Viscount Conway, their Lordships, upon Notice, will appoint some Lords of the Committee of this House to go along with them, to confer with them.
The Answer returned was as aforesaid.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in Two Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence, in an Order for paying of Monies to the Earl of Denbigh, which he hath disbursed for the maintaining the Forces which were under him. (Here enter it.)
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in the Order formerly brought up, concerning the providing of Wood, for the building the Town of Swanbourne, in the County of Bucks, burnt by the King's Forces.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in the Order concerning the allotting of Monies to the Earl of Denbigh; and concerning the Order touching Swanborne, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. for an Enquiry about what Timber will be necessary for rebuilding the Houses at Swanborn.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to let them know, that their Lordships Agree, and think it fit, to send down into Buckinghamshire, to know what Proportion of Timber is requisite to re-build the Houses at Swanborne, which are burnt by the King's Forces; and, when their Lordships shall be certified of that, they will take such a Course, as there may be no Spoil nor Waste in the Woods.
And accordingly a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Heath and
Order for 6000l. to the E. of Denbigh, advanced for raising Forces in Warwick, Worcester, &c.
"Whereas the Right Honourable Basill Earl of Denbigh, Lord Lieutenant of the Counties of Warwicke, Denbigh, and Flint, General of all the Forces raised, and to be raised, in the Counties of Warwicke, Worcester, Stafford, and Salopp, to serve for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, hath, for the advancing and furnishing out of the said Forces into the said Counties (for the Public Service of the Kingdom), taken up at Interest, upon his and his Friends particular Credits and Securities, the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, without which the said Forces cannot be raised for the said Expedition: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, shall pay unto the said Basill Earl of Denbigh, or unto such Persons whom the said Earl shall assign to receive the same, the said Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, with Interest, according to the Rate of Eight in the Hundred, for One Year, out of such Monies as they shall receive by Sequestrations, Subscriptions, or otherwise, by Five Hundred Pounds per Month, the First Payment to begin upon Monday the Fourth Day of December next; and the said Payment of Five Hundred Pounds by the Month to be continued upon the First Monday in every Month then next following, until the said Six Thousand Pounds, and Interest after the Rate abovesaid, shall be fully paid; and the said Earl shall give a particular Accompt of the several Disbursements of the said Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, to the Uses abovesaid, unto both Houses of Parliament, or to such others as they shall appoint."
House adjourned till 10 a cras.