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 Veneris, 3 die Novembris.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
That (fn. 1) they agree to the Ordinance concerning Sir Oliver Fleminge.
E. of Bridgewater will consider of the Covenant.
The Clerk of the Parliament made Report to this House, "That, according to their Lordships Command, he attended the Earl of Bridgwater, to know his Pleasure concerning the taking of the Covenant; and his Lordship, after reading of it, said, There were many Things in it as his Heart went along with; but there were other Things which he did not understand, and was doubtful of; therefore he desires Time to consider, and satisfy himself of them."
Committees to meet, to consider about relieving Plymouth.
It was moved, "That, the Town of Plymouth being now besieged, and it being of that great Importance if it should be lost, That there may be a Committee of Lords and Commons, with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to meet speedily, and consider of what is fit to be done speedily, for the Relieving and Preservation of that Town."
Or any One of them, are hereby appointed to meet with a Committee of the House of Commons presently, to take this Business into Consideration; and to have Power to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall appoint.
Message to the H. C. about it.
Sir Henry Mildmay accuses L. Wharton of having made his Peace with the King.
L. Murray to be examined about it.
This House was informed, "That Sir Henry Mildmay, a Member of the House of Commons, hath spoken some scandalous Speeches of the Lord Wharton, That he hath made his Peace with the King; and that Sir Henry Mildmay said, That the Lord Murrey would make Proof of it, who is presently to go for Scotland:" Therefore it was moved, for the Examination thereof, and the Vindication of the Lord Wharton, That a Committee of both Houses may be nominated, to examine the Lord Murrey concerning this Business."
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
The Earl of Lyncolne informed this House, "That he having a Pass of Colonel Manwaringe's, to pass in and out of the Court of Guards; and Yesterday his Lordship going abroad to take the Air, (fn. 2) the Officers of the Court of Guard searched his Mens Pockets; and, if his Lordship had not been (fn. 3) past, they would have searched his Pockets likewise:"
Peers and their Servants not to be searched at the Courts of Guard.
Captain of the Guard at Hyde Park sent for, for searching the E of Lincoln's Servants.
Hereupon this House took this as a great Disrespect to the Members of this House: Ordered, That the Militia of the City of London have Notice of this uncivil Carriage to Peers and their Servants; and they are to be required to give special Order to those that are appointed to (fn. 4) keep the Court of Guards, that they do no such Uncivility to Peers, or their Servants that attend upon them; and that the Captain, or he that commanded the Court of Guard Yesterday at Hyde Parke, shall be sent for, to attend this House forthwith, to answer the same.
Answers from the H. C.
Message from the H. C. about Preservation of Poole and Lyme;
and with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for Kent.
Sir Peter Godfry Knight.
John Browne Esquire.
Richard Beale Esquire.
Captain Humfry Scott.
Lambart Godfry Esquire.
Captain Thomas Plumer.
Message from the H. C. about examining L. Murray, touching the Report about L. Wharton;
to expedite the Ordinance for associating Kent, Sussex, &c.
and with Names to be added to the Committee of Safety.
(fn. 5) The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have appointed the Committee to meet presently, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings; that their Lordships agree to the adding Sir Arthur Haselrigg and Sir Peter Wentworth, to be of the Committee for the Safety; and concerning the Ordinance for associating of Kent, &c. their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.