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, videlicet, 15 die Julii.
L. Conway's Petition for a speedy Trial.
"That he hath been close Prisoner the Space of a Month, whereby he hath suffered very much both in his Health and Estate, by reason only of Mr. Waller's Accusation, of which his Innocency assures him he is no Way guilty.
"Therefore humbly prayeth, that their Lordships would be pleased to admit him to a speedy Trial before their Lordships, or to take such Order for his Enlargement in the Interim, as shall seem most agreeable to Justice and Equity, &c.
Ordered, That this Petition be sent to the House of Commons, and desired that they will take this Petition in their Consideration, and return a speedy Answer. It is further Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to desire an Answer concerning the Earl of Portland's Petition.
Message to the H.C. with it, and for an Answer to this and the E. of Portland.
To deliver the Petition of the Lord Viscount Conway, and desire them to take the same into their Consideration, and return a speedy Answer; and likewise an Answer to the Petition of the Earl of Portland.
Message from thence, to expedite some Things, formerly brought up;
and with Committees Names for Sussex.
That this House agrees to the Nomination of the Persons for to be added to the Committee for the Twentieth Part, in the County of Sussex; and concerning the rest of the Message, their Lordships will give an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Justice Berkley's Trial.
Message to the H.C. about it.
To let them know, That their Lordships have appointed the Trial of Mr. Justice Berckley to be on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily; and to desire that the House of Commons will appoint some of their Members to proceed in the Evidence against him.
Nott and Harrison's Petition, about Goods of Sir Tho. and Mr. Nott's being seized.
Moulins & al. sent for.
Upon reading the Petition of Beatrice Nott and Benjamin Harrison, Merchants; shewing, "That they having some Goods of Sir Tho. Nott's committed by him to their Custody, Mr. Molins, Mr. Fuller, and one Punter, came, under Pretence of being Captains or other Commanders of the Parliament, and seized on the Goods of Sir Tho. Nott, as being a Malignant, and carried away likewise divers Goods of Mr. Nott's, upon Pretence that he is a Malignant; (fn. 1) praying, therefore, that the said Goods may be restored: Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Molins, Fuller, and Punter, shall appear before this House, to know by what Warrant (fn. 2) they seized and carried away those Goods.
Charles and Clarke sent for, for cutting Wood in Waltham Forest.
Report from the Committee concerning the Papers to be sent to Scotland.
The Speaker reported the Instructions and Papers which are to be sent into Scotland, which were Yesterday committed to the Consideration of the Committee; and the Alterations made by the Committees were read; and approved of, as followeth:
(fn. 3) To which this House agreed.
Answer from the H. C. about the E. of Portland's and L. Conway's Petitions.
Letter from Scotland, desiring a Guard on the North Coast of Scotland.
Next, a Letter written to the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament, from the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, was read; declaring, "That there are Frigates and Irish Ships, with Rebels, upon the North Parts of Ireland, which have taken some Boats and Ships, going with Provisions to supply the Scotts Forces in Ulster from Scotland; therefore it is desired from the Kingdom of Scotland, that some Ships of War may be speedily sent, to guard the North Parts of Scotland from the Power of the Rebels."
Sent to the H. C.
John Broccas, bailed.
Memorandum, quod Die Sabbati, 15 Die Julii, Anno Regni Domini Caroli, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Decimo nono, venerunt coram Dominis in præsenti Parliamento hic apud Westm. assemblatis, quidam Will. Hide, de Covent Garden, in Comitatu Midd. Generosus, Thomas Doughty, de Civitate Westm. in Comitatu Midd. prædicto Generosus, & Ric'us Coleborne de eadem Civitate. Westm. in eodem Comitatu Generosus, in propriis Personis suis, & recognoverunt, et quilibet eorum recognovit, se debere Domino Regi Ducentas Libras, de Terris et Catallis eorum cujuslibet levandas, sub Conditione sequente:
The Condition of this Recognizance is such, That if, at any Time hereafter, Warning shall be left at the House of John Broccas, in Writing, that he, within Two Days after such Warning, shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against him; and if he, the said John Broccas, shall, within the said Two Days after such Warning so left, appear and answer as aforesaid, that then this present Recognizance to be void; or else to stand in full Force and Effect.
Ordinance for the Excise.
The Earl of Rutland and
Earl of Bollingbrooke,
|Were added to this Committee.|
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and the Papers to be sent to Scotland.
Scandarett to be attached.
Upon Affidavit, "That Scandarett refuses to obey the Order of this House for depositing the Money in the Earl of Manchester's (fn. 4) Hands:" It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher shall attach him, and bring him before this House, to answer the said Contempt.
Spanish Ambassador, a Pass;
and the Venetian Agent. Ordinance for the Excise.
Committee to go to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Earl of Rutland and the Lord Grey of Warke shall be added to the Commissioners that are to treat with the Scotts, concerning the conserving of Peace between the Two Nations, and Trade.