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 Mercurii, 4 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Price.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Heath, sent Yesterday with a Message to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That they agree to all the Message, excepting to that concerning Colonel Waight; touching whom, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee to treat with The States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bolingbrooke and the Lord Dacres is added to the Committee of Lords that are to treat with The States Ambassadors, concerning their Demands of Restitution of Ships, &c.
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That the Counsel of Mr. Jennings and Sir Tho. Dawes shall be heard on Friday next come Sevennight, concerning the Bonds of Ten Thousand Pounds, whether they are in Trust or not.
E. of Leicester to take the Covenant.
Whereas Thursday next was appointed for the Earl of Leycester to come and take and subscribe the National Covenant: It is Ordered, That he shall have further Time given him until this Day Fortnight.
Message from the H. C. with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Greene and others;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order; which was read, as followeth:
Order to impower the Committee, who are to meet with The States Ambassadors, to treat about Restitutions.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Power be given to the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to treat with The States Ambassadors, to grant or deny Restitution of the Ship Utricke, as they shall see Cause upon further Conference with the said Ambassadors."
The Answer was:
That this House agrees to this Order now brought up.
E. of Thanet's Sequestration to be taken off, on paying a moderate Fine.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Thanett; shewing, "That his Estate being wholly sequestered by the Parliament, and there is such a great Fine cessed upon him for the taking off his Sequestration as his Estate is no Way able to pay; therefore he humbly desires that such a reasonable Fine may be set upon him, which he may be able to pay without Ruin to himself and his Family; and that his Sequestration may be taken off."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send a Message to the House of Commons, and communicate the said Petition to them, with their Lordships Sense, "That, since his Lordship came in upon Invitation of the Declaration of both Kingdoms, such a moderate Fine may be set upon him, as may not ruin his Estate and Posterity; and that they will take into Consideration the taking off his Sequestration, without which, their Lordships conceive, he cannot be enabled to raise any Monies."
Message to the H. C. about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Dr. Heath:
To deliver the Petition of the Earl of Thanett, with their Lordships Sense.
and that Two Lords are added to the Committee to treat with The States Ambassadors.
2. To let them know, that their Lordships have added Two Lords to the Committee that treat with The States Ambassadors, concerning their Demands of restoring Ships belonging to The States and their Merchants, taken by the English Ships.
Ordered, That Mr. Tryon's Cause shall be heard on Saturday Morning next, by Counsel on both Sides.
House adjourned till 9a, Friday Morning.