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 Jovis, videlicet, 27 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Delinquents, for arresting the E. of Bollingbroke's Servant, released.
Upon the Desire of the Earl of Bollingbrooke, and upon the hearty Sorrow of the Bailiffs of Windsor that arrested the Earl of Bollingbrooke's Servant: It is Ordered, That the said Bailiffs shall be released of their present Restraint.
Message from the H. C. for a further Conference;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stroude:
1. To desire a Conference, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.
for a Supply of Money;
2. Concerning a Supply of Money for the Army.
and with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for Dorset.
3. To desire that their Lordships would concur, that the Mayor of Dorchester for the Time being, and Mr. Savage, may be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Dorsett.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in the Nomination of the Mayor of Dorchester and Mr. Savage to be Deputy Lieutenants; and that this House will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. May, returning to the King, stopped by the Scouts, and his Money taken from him.
The House being informed, "That Mr. May, that came from Oxford with a Message from His Majesty, and having the Order of this House to return to Oxford; as he was going, he was taken by the Scouts of the Lord General's Army, and, having more Money about him than usual, he was carried to the Lord General, in whose Hands there is One Hundred and Ten Pounds of his Money:"
Part to be restored him, and the rest to be sent up.
Hereupon this House appointed the Speaker of this House to write to the Lord General, to return up to the Hands of the Speaker One Hundred Pounds, and to pay to Mr. May Ten Pounds, to carry him to Oxford; and to have his Horse and Saddle restored him.
Countess of Rivers's Petition, that she may receive Rents of her Tenants.
(fn. 1) Upon the reading of the Petition of the Countess of Riverse, (fn. 2) desiring, "That their Lordships would consider the great Loss she hath sustained in her Estate already; therefore that (fn. 3) she may be permitted to take Rent of her Tenants:" Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the Lord General's Letter.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference, which was occasioned by the Lord General's Letter; and they, considering the Estate of the Lord General, that it is all sequestered and seized upon, whereby he is utterly unable to bear the Charge (fn. 4) that is now upon him, the House of Commons desires their Lordships would please to expedite the Order for the Lord General to possess the Lord Capell's Estate.
Committees to go into the City, for the speedy raisings a Sum for the Army;
"Likewise, in the Lord General's Letter, they take Notice that the Army will be in Danger to disband, unless there be a Care taken to supply the Army with Money: Therefore the House of Commons desires their Lordships to join with the House of Commons, to send a select (fn. 5) Committee of both Houses to the City of London this Morning, and communicate to the Common Council, 1. the Lord General's Letter concerning the State of the Army, excepting that Part concerning Sir Wm. Waller and Delinquents Estates, and offer to them Personal Security of Members of both Houses, to raise a considerable Sum of Money presently, for the Relief of the Army; and to give the Common Council Thanks for the procuring of the late Sum of Forty-four Thousand Pounds.
for the City to prepare their Forces, to desend themselves;
"2. To let them know, that the King is now drawing His Forces into the Field, and makes Proclamation for all between Sixteen and Sixty to come in to His Assistance; therefore to desire the City to get their Forces in a Readiness, to defend the City, or the adjacent Counties, or the Lord General, if there be Occasion.
and for the Arrears of the Weekly Assessment.
"3. To desire the City to re-collect speedily the Monies that (fn. 5) are behind upon the Weekly Assessment.
Ordinance for assessing Malignants Estates.
"And, considering the Burdens of voluntary Contributions are very great, and divers rich Men have done nothing in the Counties, the House of Commons desire their Lordships to pass the Ordinance for the cessing of the Twentieth of Malignants Estates in the Countries, which will bring in speedily a considerable Sum of Money."
This House Agreed, To send a Committee, with a Committee of the House of Commons, into the City of London, upon the Particulars mentioned at the Conference; but this House intends not any Lord should be enjoined to give their Personal Securities for the procuring of Monies, but do leave every Lord free to do therein as they please.
Committee to consider of it, and the one for sequestering Lord Capell's to the Use of the E. of Essex.
And concerning the Ordinance concerning the Lord Capell's Estate, and the sequestering of the Twentieth Part of Malignants Estates, their Lordships will take them into Consideration.
The Earl of Bollingbrooke,
Earl of Manchester,
Earl of Denbigh,
Earl of Rutland,
Were appointed to be Committees, to go into London.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the House of Commons, to let them know the Resolutions of this House concerning the Matter of the last Conference.
The House was resumed.
Mrs. Hamlett, a Pass.
Ordered, That Suzan Hamlett shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to her Husband.
Parson of Stapleford.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall be granted, for bringing in the Witnesses To-morrow against the Parson of Stapleford.
House adjourned till 10a cras.