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.
Answer from the H. C.
Committee to treat with The States Ambassadors.
Jennings and Dawes.
E. of Leicester to take the Covenant.
Message from the H. C. with an Order.
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."
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;
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.