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 Lunæ, 15 die Januarii.
Lord Roberts desires a Supply of Arms and Money for his Army.
The Lord General acquainted this House with a Letter of the Lord Robertes, signifying of the great Want of Arms and Money in the Army; that, if Money speedily be not sent, the Soldiers will be forced to disband, or to spoil the Country: Hereupon this House thought it fit to acquaint the House of Commons with this Letter; and to desire them to take the recruiting and supplying of this Army with Arms and Money into their serious Consideration; and that it be done presently.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
Sir Walter Devereux's Cause.
Serjeant Whitfield, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild shall have Leave to go to his House in the Country for a Week; and in the mean (fn. 1) Time his Attendance is to be dispensed withall in this House.
Ordinance for enabling Persons to fit out Ships, for guarding the Seas.
Ordered, That the Word ["rob"] in the Ordinance passed both Houses formerly, enabling all Persons approved by Parliament to set forth Ships in Warlike Manner, for the Guarding of the Seas, and Defence of His Majesty's Dominions, shall be left out, and printed leaving out that Word ["rob"]; and that the same be sent to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence in leaving out the said Word.
Lord Hunsden to have Satisfaction from the Committee for Assessments.
[ (fn. 2) This Day] Two of the Committees for the Fifty Subsidies in London gave the House an Account, that they did not know of the Ticket sent to the Lord Hunsden; but it was some of those that are employed under them: Hereupon it is Ordered, That they shall send the Party to the Lord Hunsden, to give him Satisfaction for this Business.
The Persons following were sworn (fn. 3) at this Bar, to be examined in the Business concerning the Archbishop of Cant.
Witnesses sworn in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.
John Stephens Esquire.
Conference to be had with the H. C. for taking off the Earl of Holland's Sequestration.
It was moved, "To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to let them know, that this House hath admitted the Earl of Holland to sit again as a Peer, and to desire them that the Sequestration upon his Estate may be taken off; he having made a Declaration of his good Affections and Intentions to the Parliament, and in regard he hath been restrained so long, and no Charge against him."
Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.
Message to the H. C. about it, and the E. of Holland.
To desire [ (fn. 4) a Conference], concerning the Earl of Holland; and to acquaint them, that this House intends to sit To-morrow, at One of the Clock, about the Archbishop of Canterburie's Cause.
and about the Ordinance for guarding the Seas.
Archbishop of Canterbury to be brought to the Bar.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower of London shall bring the Archbishop of Cant. in safe Custody before this House To-morrow, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon; at which Time this House will proceed against him upon his Impeachment.
Order for Billeting-money for Middlesex.
Depositions against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
It was moved, "That the Committee of the House of Commons that are appointed to manage the Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterb. desire that they may have the Depositions taken by the Committee, to make Preparation for the Trial of the Archbishop:" Which was Ordered accordingly, and delivered.