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 Sabbati, videlicet, 16 die Decembris.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Comes Warwick, L. Admiral.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message to the H. C. that the Clerk of the Crown is sworn, and about swearing the Commissioners of the Great Seal;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To let them know, that their Lordships have sworn the Clerk of the Crown, and are ready to administer the Oath to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, according as is appointed by the Bill for Triennial Parliaments; and that this House thinks it fit they be sworn in plein Parliament, if they will come up.
and with Fitchett and Shallaker's Petition.
2. To deliver unto them the Petition of Wilks Fitchet and Shallaker, with a special Recommendation that some Course may be taken for the Payment of such Monies as are really due unto them.
Message from thence, with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Knightly and others;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Orders:
1. An Order for erecting and maintaining a Garrison in the Town of Newport Pannell.
2. An Order to pay One Thousand Pounds to Captain Danvers of Leycestershire. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance concerning Newport Pagnell.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Newport Pannell is committed to these Lords following:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three of their Lordships to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for paying the Thousand Pounds to Captain Danvers; touching the Ordinance concerning Newport Pannell, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Petition of the Earl of Holland was read, as following:
Earl of Holland's Petition for his Liberty, and for his Sequestration to be taken off.
"For my Lords the Peers.
"The humble Petition of Henry Earl of Holland.
"I have already, by your Favours, received a Degree of Liberty; and do hope that, upon this my humble Request unto your Lordships, it may be fully granted me, with the Discharge likewise of the Sequestration that yet rests upon the little Remainder of my Fortune, it being not the Tenth Part what I have lost since the Parliament began. My Lords, I have not made any Use of that which I conceived would have given me a very assured Protection here, the Invitation and Persuasion of our General to return hither; in whom I conceived a Power very full and natural to invite and to persuade any; both how to add to this, and to lessen the other Side, which is done in some Measure in the Person of least Consideration. This I am very confident his Excellency will avow in my Particular; the Enquiry of which I leave to your Lordships Wisdom; and likewise all that concerns me, both in Honour and Fortune, to your Goodness.
Sent to the Lord General, for his Opinion.
Ordered, That a Copy of this Petition be sent to the Lord General; and the Speaker of this House to write to the Lord General from this House, to desire him to inform this House what he knows concerning the Earl of Holland's coming to London, and what Invitation he received from his Lordship.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will come up, and see the Commissioners of the Great Seal take the Oath appointed by the Act for Triennial Parliaments.
The Earl of Pembrooke acquainted this House, "That the Lady Elizabeth gave him a Letter, and desired him to deliver it to this House from her:"
Princess Elizabeth's Letter, about her old Servants being removed.
"I account myself very miserable, that I must have my Servants taken from me, and Strangers put to me. You promised me that you would have a Care of me; and I hope you will shew it, in preventing so great a Grief as this would be to me. I pray, my Lords, consider of it, and give Cause to thank you, and to rest
"Your loving Friend,
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Peers in Parliament."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the House of Commons, and desire them to let this House know if there be any such Thing as is mentioned in this Letter.
Assessment of Peers and Assistants.
The Roll of Assessment of the Peers and Assistants of this House for the Fourteen Thousand Pounds to be collected upon Westm. &c. was this Day brought in, and committed to the same Committee that is appointed for Newport; and to meet this Afternoon.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire, and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
Message from the H. C. for the Commissioners of the Great Seal and the Master of the Rolls to take the Oaths;
1. To desire, that after the Commissioners be sworn, that the Speaker of the House of Commons may be sworn Master of the Rolls in plein Parliament; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal may take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy.
with an Order;
2. To desire Concurrence in an Order for appointing Dr. Burges to preach in Paul Church. (Here enter it.)
The Order was read, and Agreed to.
and for a Conference about Scotch Affairs.
3. To desire a Conference touching the Scottish Affairs.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars of this Message; and that their Lordships will give a Conference presently, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Bassano, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Bassano, menial Servant to the King, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return again, without Interruption.
Clerk of the Crown takes the Oaths;
This Day John Bolles, Clerk of the Crown, took the Oaths of Allegiance and of Supremacy at this Bar; the Clerk of the Parliaments reading the said Oaths unto (fn. 1) him.
and the Commissioners of the Great Seal;
This Day the Earl of Kent and the Earl of Bollingbrooke, Two of the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance at the Clerk's Table, the Speaker of this House reading the said Oaths.
And the Four Members of the House of Commons, the rest of the Commissioners of the Great Seal, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at this Bar, in plein Parliament, the Clerk of the Parliaments reading the said Oaths.
Next, the Clerk of the Crown administered the Oath appointed by the Act for the Triennial Parliament to the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
and the Master of the Rolls.
The Clerk of the Parliament administered the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy to Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons, Master of the Rolls; and then the Clerk of the Crown administered unto him the Oath of Master of the Rolls.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Order to repay Danvers 1000l. to be advanced to buy Arms, &c. for Leicestershire.
"Whereas Captain William Danvers is willing to lend One Thousand Pounds, for the buying of Arms and Ammunition for my Lord Gray, for the present Defence of the County of Leicester, and other the Counties within his Association: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, as soon as the Ordinances granted unto Mr. Ashe and Mr. Estwicke, and their Partners, and to other Persons, are satisfied those Sums mentioned in the said Ordinances, That the said Committee at Habberdashers Hall shall pay the Sum of One Thousand Pounds to the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, who are hereby required to pay the same to Sir Guilbert Gerrard Treasurer at Wars, who is hereby Ordered to pay the said Thousand Pounds to Captain Danvers or his Assigns, in Lieu of the Thousand Pounds disbursed by him as aforesaid: And the said Lords and Commons do Order, That no Ordinance of Parliament shall intervene, for Payment of any Monies next after Mr. Ashe and Mr. Estwicke, and the Persons aforesaid, be paid, till the said Captain Danvers be paid his said Thousand Pounds."
Dr. Burges, 400l. per Ann. as Lecturer of St. Pauls.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Dr. Burges shall be Lecturer of Pawles, London, to preach there every Lords-day in the Afternoon, when other Sermons do usually end, and once in the Week-days; and that he shall have allowed unto him, for his Pains and Encouragement in those Lectures, Four Hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the sequestered Estate of the Dean, Dean and Chapter of Pawles, London, to be paid Quarterly."
House adjourned till Monday next, at 10 a a Clock.