Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Jovis, videlicet, 27 die Aprilis.
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;
for a Supply of Money;
and with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for Dorset.
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.
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.