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 Lunæ, 4 die Septembris.
Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. to encourage Lord Inchiquin against a Treaty with the Rebels;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Mr. Reynolds and others:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Letter to the Lord Inchequin, to encourage him in his Duty there against the pretended Cessation. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
for him to be Captain General in Munster;
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a former Ordinance brought from them, for making the Lord Inchequin Captain General of all the Forces in the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland.
and with an Order.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Order touching the Sequestrations in the County of Nottingham, and the adding of divers Persons to the said Committee. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree to the Letter, and the Order now brought, and their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance for raising of Monies, within the Line of Communication.
Read, and Agreed to with some small Alterations.
with Alterations in the Committees of several Counties;
2. That William Bembrigg Esquire, Francis Smaley Junior Gentleman, and Mr. Ric'd Ludham of Leycester Mayor, be added to the Committee at Leycester; and to have a full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as the other Committees for that County have, might, or (fn. 1) ought to have.
That Sir Tho. Eversfeild Knight, John Alford, Henry Goring, Edw. Goringe, Ralph Cooper Esquires, formerly appointed Committees for the Sequestrations in the County of Sussex, be forthwith discharged from being any longer Committees of the said County.
4. That Colonel Aldriche Governor of Aylesbury, Lieutenant Colonel Sadler, Lieutenant Colonel Moseley, and Wm. Russell of Chaffont the Younger Esquire, be added to the Committee at Aylsebury, to assist them in the levying and receiving those Monies, which, by a late Ordinance of Parliament, are appointed for the Pay of that Garrison.
5. That Mr. Paine, One of the Committee for the County of Hunt. shall be discharged from being any longer of that Committee.
6. That Mr. Bonner shall be added to the Committee for the County of Cambridge for the Associations; and have as full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as the other Committees of that Association have.
for the Troops in Middlesex to be put under Sir William Waller's Command, and join the Lord General.
7. That the Troop of Horse raised in the County of Midd. and under the Command of Captain John Aiferd, and such other Troops and Horse as are raised, or to be raised, in the County of Midd. except the Troop of the Trained Band, be forthwith put into a Readiness, and put under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, to go away with all Speed, to their seconding of my Lord General, as Occasion shall require.
To be further considered of.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up, excepting to that concerning the Midd. Troop, and the Ordinance for raising of Monies within the Line of Communication; to which their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Britton not to be molested by any Building near him.
Ordered, That there shall be no Building nor Digging in the Bowling Alley of Daniell Bretton, by any Persons whatsoever; and if any presume to do contrary to this Order, they are to be attached as Delinquents, and brought before this House to answer the same.
Message to the H. C. with an Ordinance for raising Money for Defence of the City.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Doctor Aylett:
To deliver them the Ordinance for raising of Monies within the Line of Communication, with some small Alterations; to which their Lordships do agree with them, with those Alterations.
Spratt committed close Prisoner, for Contempt.
Michaell Baker, upon Oath, deposed, "That he apprehending Steven Spratt, he said, That the Lords could not arrest any common Subject, without Leave from the House of Commons, and that Mr. St. Johns told him so: And he further said, upon the shewing him the Order of the Lords in Parliament, subscribed with the Clerk of Parliaments Hand, and telling him that he was by virtue of that under an Arrest, That John Browne set his Hand to many Things he could not justify, or Words to that Effect."
Hereupon the said Steven Spratt was brought in as a Delinquent; and he was asked whether he sent that Letter to the Lord Howard; which being shewed him, he refused.
And the House conceived this to be agreat Contempt to this House: Ordered, That the said Steven Spratt be committed presently to the Prison of Newgate, there to remain without speaking with any Person but in the Hearing of the Keeper of the said Prison, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Markham, a Pass.
Ordered, That Henry Markham, a Servant of the Earl of Rutland, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return to London, with a Physician.
Letter to Lord Inchiquin, to encourage him against the Cessation with the Rebels.
Our very good Lord,
By the Commands of both Houses of Parliament, we are to let your Lordship know in what Measure they accept and approve the many Services attempted and performed in the Province of Munster, since the Beginning of this hideous Rebellion; the good Success whereof they ascribe (under God) to the Valour, Prudence, and unwearied Patience, of your Lordship, and the Officers under your Command, who shall be remembered to their Advantage and Contentment. They are also very sensible of the great Want and Sufferings of your Lordship, the Officers, and Soldiers of that Province, occasioned by the present Distractions here; and, albeit they have earnestly endeavoured to provide for speedy Supplies, yet they find that the very Rumour of an intended Cessation of Arms in Ireland hath exceedingly retarded that good Work, the Sense whereof invites them to tell your Lordship and the Officers there, that, as His Majesty hath re ferred the Charge and Order of the War to the Two Houses of Parliament, and hath obliged Himself, by Act of Parliament, neither to pardon those barbarous Rebels, nor to dispose of their Estates, without Consent of Parliament; so are they resolved to proceed against all such as shall promote any Cessation of Arms with those bloody Villains (without the King's Authority signified by both Houses of Parliament) as Accessaries and Abettors of that odious Rebellion; and have commanded us to acquaint your Lordship, and the Officers and Soldiers under your Command, that, if you shall resolve to prosecute the War for the future with the same Courage and Constancy you have formerly expressed, until His Majesty shall please to make Peace by the Consent of His Great Council of Parliament, they will not only use their utmost Power to support you therein for the present, but will compensate the Merit of each One in particular in due Time. This being all we have in Command, we bid your Lordship heartily Farewell, and remain
Friends to serve you."
Westm. the 4th Sept. 1643.
Persons added to the Committee of Sequestrations for Nottingham.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Francis Thornhagh, Gervas Pigott, George Hutchinson, John Hutchinson, Joseph Widmerpoole, Charles White, Esquires, and Thomas Salisbury Gentleman, be added to the Committee of Sequestrations for the County of Nott.; and for the County of the Town of Nottingham, the Mayor for the Time being, James Chadwicke Esquire, and John James Alderman; and that these Committees shall have as full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as any of the other Committees named in the said Ordinace have, might, or ought to have."
House adjourned till 10a cras.