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.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
L. Conway's Petition for a speedy Trial.
The Petition of the Lord Viscount Conway was read; shewing,
"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.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
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;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Baynton:
To desire their Lordships to expedite the Instructions and Letters to be sent into Scotland.
2. To expedite the Ordinance concerning Sir Peter Riccaut.
3. To expedite the Ordinance for the Excise.
and with Committees Names for Sussex.
4. To desire Concurrence in adding some Persons to the Committee in the Ordinance for the Twentieth Part, for the County of Sussex: videlicet,
Agreed to these Names.
The Answer returned was:
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.
Ordered, That the Trial of Mr. Justice Berckley shall be put off until Tuesday Morning next.
Message to the H.C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Page:
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.
Ordered, That Charles and Clarke shall be sent for, as Delinquents, for cutting down a 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:
1. The Ordinance of Indemnity for those Committees as are to go into Scotland from both Houses of Parliament was read, and Agreed to.
2. The Declaration to the Kingdom of Scotland was read, and Agreed to, with a small Alteration.
3. The Instructions with the Alterations were read; and Agreed to, with those Alterations.
3. The Letter to the Earl of Levin was read, with some Alterations.
(fn. 3) To which this House agreed.
Answer from the H. C. about the E. of Portland's and L. Conway's Petitions.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That they will take the Petitions of the Earl of Portland and the Lord Viscount Conway into their Consideration, and return an Answer with what convenient Speed they can.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Message concerning the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley.
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.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To communicate to the House of Commons this Letter now read, from the Lord Chancellor of Scotland.
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 Committee for the Ordinance for the Excise were Ordered to withdraw presently, and take the said Ordinance into Consideration.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and the Papers to be sent to Scotland.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Instructions and Letters to be sent into Scotland, and concerning the Ordinance for the Excise.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords Committees retired into the Prince's Lodgings, to consider of the Ordinance for the Excise.
The House was resumed.
The Messengers return this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
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;
Ordered, That the Spanish Ambassador shall have a Pass, to go out Four or Five Miles from London, to take the Air.
The like Order for the Venetian Agent.
and the Venetian Agent. Ordinance for the Excise.
The Speaker reported, "That the Committee for the Ordinance of Excise have considered the same, and think sit to make some Alterations therein;" which, being read, were approved of.
Committee to go to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Committees for Scotland shall begin their Journey on Thursday next; in the mean Time, the Lord Grey is to have Notice to prepare himself for the Journey.
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.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
House adjourned till 10a, Lunæ.