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, 30 die Octobris.
These Lords present:
The Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Sir Peter Killegrew to attend the French Ambassador to London.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Killegrew shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to attend upon the Ambassador to London; and the Ambassador is to have a Pass, for him and his Retinue to come to London.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Clattworthys shall be heard at this Bar on the 16th of November next.
Report concerning borrowing Money from Sutton's Hospital.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Committee have examined the Business concerning the Two Thousand Pounds to be borrowed on the Public Faith; and their Lordships find it true that so much Money is there, but there (fn. 1) are not Governors enough in Town to consent to it; and besides, the Hospital is in Arrears, so as if this Money be taken away from them, the College will be dissolved."
Hereupon this House thought it not fit that the said Two Thousand Pounds should be taken from them.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Ayliff:
To desire a Conference concerning Sutton's Hospitall, and about some Ordinances of Parliament.
Lord Petre's Business to be recommended to them.
At this Conference, the Business of the Lord Peter's is to be recommended to the House of Commons; and to acquaint them how many Private Orders of Committees and of One House have contradicted an Ordinance made by both Houses; which is contrary to the Ordinances of Parliament.
Answer from the H. C. about the Countess of Carlisle, and about Mr. Nicholls.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on Saturday last return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Countess of Carlile, concerning the Vicarage of Muncton, and concerning Papers delivered concerning Mr. Nicolls by the Earl of Stamford.
E. of Stamford's Arrears, and a Malignant's House for him.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Stamford: It is Ordered, That for so much as concerns the paying of his Arrears, is is referred, with Recommendations to the Lord General, to the Committee for the Safety; and for that which concerns the appointing of him a Malignant's House, it is referred to the Committee of Sequestrations.
Report concerning the Answer to the French Ambassador's Paper, about Sir Kenelm Digby's Estate.
The Earl of Denbigh reported from the Committee which were appointed to consider of the Paper received from (fn. 2) the French Ambassador concerning Sir Kenelme Digby, "That divers Persons have given a Testimony under their Hands of Sir Kenelme's Carriage of himself, when he was committed to Winchester House, to evidence that he is no Papist; and that he hath good Affections to the Parliament:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Persons shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, to see whether they will confirm this Information upon Oath at this Bar.
Persons added to the Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in nominating Mr. Dury to be One of the Assembly, in the Place of Mr. Downing, deceased.
Ordered, That this House nominates Mr. Goodwin in Coleman Streate, Dr. Homes, Mr. Horton Divinity Reader at Gresham Colledge, to be added to the Assembly.
Lords take the Covenant.
This Day the Earl of Northumberland; Earl of Nottingham, Lord Dacres, and Lord Bruce, took the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms, and subscribed the same.
To be sent to the Earl of Mulgrave, to take it.
Ordered, That the Covenant be sent to the Earl of Mulgrave to be taken, in regard his Lordship is unable to attend this House, in regard of his ill Health.
Message to the H. C. to defer the Conference.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire that the Conference may be put off until To-morrow.
Ordered, That To-morrow Sevennight is appointed for the Assistants of this House to take the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms.
Remonstrance of the Earl of Stamford for his Arrears, and for a Malignant's House for his Residence.
"The humble Remonstrance of Henry Earl of Stanford to the Lords in Parliament, concerning his Condition in his Employments in the late Wars;
"That he hath been employed as General of the Western Forces for the Space of Eleven Months, Colonel of One Foot Regiment, Captain of One Horse Troop, and hath not from that Time received any Monies for the said Entertainments; and hath, from Time to Time, recruited his Regiment and Troop with Men, Horse, and Arms, keeping both Regiment and Troop, ever since November last, upon his Credit and Charges, saving Five Weeks Pay in Devonshire for his Troop only; notwithstanding their infinite hard Duties, and dangerous Service continually, ever since August last, being put upon all the Out Service: And the said Earl having had his House plundered, all his Horses and Cattle driven away, his Tenants so plundered that they are made uncapable of paying any Rents;
"His humble Suit unto your Lordships is, that some Care may be taken for the satisfying his Arrears; and that some Malignant's House that is ready furnished may be allotted unto him for his Family.
"And he shall ever pray for the Continuance of the Honour of your Lordships in this Honourable House."
Sir Peter Killegrew to attend the French Ambassador from Oxford to London.
"Upon the Request of Monseigneur Prince De Harcourt, Peer of France, and Ambassador Extraordinary from the Queen Regent and Crown of France to His Majesty of Greate Brittaine, now at Oxon with His Majesty, this Day presented to both Houses; desiring, That Sir Peter Killegrewe might be sent unto him to Oxon, to accompany him in his Journey from Oxon to this Town: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Sir Peter Killegrewe Knight, with One Servant and Two Horses, be hereby required and permitted to go to Oxford, to attend the said Monseigneur Prince De Harcourt in his Journey to this Town; to require from both Houses, that all Persons whom it may concern do, upon all Occasions, give not only free Passage to the said Ambassador, his Retinue, and Carriage, but also that Respect and Accommodation in his Journey as is fit and becoming a Person of Quality and Eminency: And the said Houses do expect from all Persons whatsoever a due and full Obedience to this Order: It is further Ordered, That Sir Peter Kelligrew do carry with him no Letters, or any other Matters, that may be prejudicial to the Parliament."