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 Sabbati, 6 die Aprilis.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Clare's Estate not to be sequestered.
The Lord General acquainted this House, "That the Earl of Clare sent to him, to let him know, he hath sent for the Paper of the Earl of Manchester's, to make it appear that he rendered himself within the Time of the Declaration of both Kingdoms; but, lest he should suffer in the mean Time by the Sequestering of his Estate, he sent his Lordship a Letter which he received from the Earl of Manchester:" Which was read.
I have received your Lordship's Letter, and have, according to your Lordship's Desire, sent you a Warrant for the Receipt of your Rents in Lyncolneshire; and shall be glad in any other Way to express myself
Deputy Lieutenants for Cambridge.
Committees for Sequestrations in Sussex.
Letter to the Prince Elector.
Ordinance for a strict Observation of the Sabbath.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Lords-day, "That the Committee have made some Alterations and Provisos, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration.
The Alterations and Proviso (fn. 1) were read; and this House agreed to the Ordinance with the said Alterations, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it; and to desire the E. of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration;
To deliver to them the Earl of Clare's Letter to the Lord General, and the Earl of Manchester's Letter to the Earl of Clare; and to desire their Concurrence, that the Earl of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration of both Kingdoms.
with the Letter to the Prince Elector; and about the E. of Not's Petition.
LadvSpencer's Petition, for Protection for her Goods in Lord Craven's House.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Penelope Spencer; (fn. 2) shewing, "That, about Two Years since, the Lord Craven was pleased to lend her his House in Drury Lane, where she hath since lived for the most Part, and hath laid in her Provisions; but the Lord Craven's Goods and Household Stuff being seized on, for Notpayment of his Twentieth Part, she is in Danger to be turned out of Doors, inasmuch as her Beer, Fuel, and other her Provisions, are laid there, and cannot well be removed without Spoil, and much Inconvenience to her; therefore she humbly prays their Lordships will be pleased to order that she may still continue in the House."
Letter from both Houses to the Prince Elector.
We are commanded, by the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, to acquaint you, that they have with much Contentment received your Letters; finding in them not only a singular Affection expressed to themselves (for which we are to return you their hearty Thanks), but a real Resentment also of their seasonable and necessary joining with their Brethren and Neighbours of the Kingdom of Scotland, in a Solemn League and Covenant, for the Preservation and Maintenance of the true Protestant Religion; in which your Highness doth tread in the same Steps, and follow the Example, of your Princely Ancestors, most pious Maintainers and Supporters of the Truth: And as it was the earnest Desire of the Parliament of England, according to the Declaration they published in the End of July, in the Year 1641, upon the happy Pacification concluded with the Kingdom of Scotland, to have joined with them for the re-investing of your Highness in your ancient and hereditary Patrimony; but they were prevented and obstructed in the further Pursuit of that Resolution, by the secret Machinations of the Enemies of true Religion, of His Majesty's Honour and Happiness, and of your Princely Family; who, within a few Weeks after that blessed Pacification, raised such a bloody and cruel Rebellion in Ireland, as not only involved that Kingdom into extreme Desolation, but, upon the same Design, hath also drawn upon this Kingdom all those Miseries and Calamities under which it still groaneth; so they have commanded us to let your Highness know their sincere Intentions are the same towards yourself as formerly; and that they shall not be wanting therein, as soon as an higher Providence shall enable them for the Accomplishment of the same. We are