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 Veneris, 20 die Octobris.
Lords present this Day:
The Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C. about Committees meeting concerning the Cessation in Ireland.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons have nominated a Committee, to meet with the Committee of Six Lords, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to consider of the Articles of Cessation with the Rebels in Ireland.
Baron Trevor's Petition.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
The humble Petition of Sir Tho. Trevor Knight, One of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer,
"Whereas your Petitioner, upon an Impeachment exhibited before your Lordships by the Honourable House of Commons, is fined, by your Lordships Judgement, in Six Thousand Pounds, to be forthwith paid, and to be imprisoned in The Tower of London during the Pleasure of this Honourable House:
"Your Petitioner, in all Humbleness, doth acknowledge the Justness of your Lordships Judgement, submitting himself thereunto; yet, in regard of your Petitioner's Age, and to the End he may the better execute the Duty of his Place in the Exchequer, and perform such Services as this Honourable House shall command;
"May it please your Lordships to free your Petitioner from the said Imprisoment, imposed, upon him by the said Judgement:
"And he shall, with all Duty, pray for your Lordships."
Released from his Imprisonment.
The House taking this into Consideration, and was further informed, "That the said Mr. Baron Trevor hath paid in all his Fine of Six Thousand Pounds; and that there is Occasion for his sitting upon Business this Day in the Court of Exchequer:" (fn. 1) It was Ordered, That he shall be released from his further Imprisonment in The Tower.
E. Rutland took the Covenant.
This Day the Earl of Rutland took and subscribed to the Covenant; the Clerk of the Parliament reading the Covenant.
Hardwick and Overman, versus Doughty.
Mr. Justice Bacon acquainted the Speaker, "That he received a Writ of Error between Hardwicke, &c. versus Doughty, and desired to know the Pleasure of this House, whether he should bring it into this House; which the Speaker made known to this House:" And their Lordships giving Leave to bring it, it was brought up to the Speaker's Woolsack, and presented there, and afterwards brought to the Clerk's Table, and the Transcript was examined.
Ordinance concerning Salt-petre.
Next, the Ordinance concerning Salt-petre was read, and Ordered to be committed to the Consideration of these Lords Committees following:
To meet To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Next, was read, and Agreed to; videlicet,
Committee to treat with the Divines from Scotland, about Uniformity of Church Government, &c.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee formerly appointed to treat with the Scotts Commissioners shall be the Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Assembly, to meet and treat with the Divines from Scotland, concerning a Form of Church Government, Directory of Worship, Confession of Faith, and Form of Catechism."
Order to raise Money in Lincolnshire, by Sequestration and Assessments.
"It is this (fn. 2) Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Lyncolneshire shall be added to the Ordinance for raising of the Twentieth Part and Sequestrations, in the same Manner as it is appointed for the other Six associated Counties."
Mr. Walker to attend the Council of War at Windsor.
Ordered, That the former Order for Mr. Clement Walker's attending the Council of War shall be renewed, according to the Time of the Adjournment.
House adjourned till 10a cras.