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, 14 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Lightfoote.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Suffolk's Cause.
Upon Report from the Committee concerning the Earl of Suff's Petition, touching a Recovery suffered by him in his Nonage, of the Manors and Lands of Framlingham and Saxted, in the County of Suff. It is Ordered, That the Parties which are concerned in this Business, whose Names shall be given in, shall be summoned to attend the Lords Committees on Thursday next come Sevennight, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber, at which Time they shall be heard what they can say by Way of Answer to the Petition of the Earl of Suff. And it is further Ordered, That it be recommended to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, before whom the Business is already depending, that the Rents and Profits of the Lands in Question be deposited in the Chancery, there to remain undisposed until the Business be determined in this House, or this House give further Directions therein.
Pettus versus Aylett and Bancroft.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Francis Ashwin, "That the Order of Pettus hath been left at Mrs. Bancroft's Lodging, where usually she lyes, but no Obedience is yet returned to the said Order:" It is thereupon Ordered, That Mrs. Pettus shall leave a Copy of the Order of this House at the Lodging of the said Mrs. Bancroft, who is to shew Cause on Monday come Sevennight why she should not pay the Money according to the Order; or else the Lands mentioned in the Order shall be sequestered, for making good the said Order.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Leventhorpe, &c. Children of Sir Tho. Leventhorpe: It is Ordered, That, according to the Order of this House, the Lady Josseline shall pay the Money due to the said Children, or give Security to pay the same with Interest; or else to shew Cause on Thursday next to this House why she should not do it.
Fortescue, Duke of Lorrain's Agent, in Fear of his Effects being sequestered.
Upon reading a Letter of Anthony Fortescue Esquire, Agent to the Duke of Lorraine; shewing, "That, if some Order be not speedily made by the Parliament, the Sequestrators of Midd. will sell his Goods Tomorrow."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to desire them to give some Expedition in this Business, which was formerly sent down to them from this House.
Message to the H. C. about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To communicate Anthony Fortescue's Letter to them, with a Desire of Expedition in the Business.
and about giving Audience to the Dutch Ambassadors.
2. To desire an Answer from them, concerning appointing a Committee, to join with a Committee of Lords, to consider of the Manner of admitting The States Ambassadors to the Audience of the Houses of Parliament.
Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Directions given to the Ld. General about the Western Parts.
The Lord Wharton reported, "That the Committee of both Kingdoms appointed him to give this House an Account concerning their Lordships Order Yesterday, and presented a Paper, which was read; videlicet," (fn. 1)
To consider of this Business, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
And it is Ordered, That the Order of the 13th of June, 1644, and the Answer of the Committee of both Kingdoms made thereunto, are hereby vacated, and made of none (fn. 2) Effect.
Wapping Inhabitants Petition, about the Sequestration of the Tithes of Whitechapel.
"It is this Day Ordered, That the Committee appointed by this House to consider of the Petition of the Inhabitants of Wapping shall meet on Tuesday next, being the 18th of this Instant June, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning; and that Mr. Dr. Johnson shall then attend the said Committee, who are to meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, near the House of Peers."
Lady Hatton versus Johnson, for erecting a Building near her House.
"Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Lady Hatton, and the Affidavit of James Toovie, this Day in the House, complaining against one Edward Johnson, for finishing a Building beginning to be erected upon a new Foundation, in the Field in the North East Corner of Hatton House Garden, contrary to a former Order of this House dated the 22th of December, 1643: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the said Johnson shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, to shew Cause why he yielded not his Obedience to the said Order; which Appearance of his is to be made before their Lordships on Wednesday the 19th of this Instant June, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; and hereof he may not fail, as he will answer the contrary at his Peril."
House adjourned till 9a cras.