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 Jovis, 13 die Junii.
Dr. Burges's Ordinance.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Sir Edward Leech, sent with a Message to the House of Commons on Tuesday last, to acquaint them with the Resolution of this House for sitting but Three Days a Week, videlicet, Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, to desire them if it may stand with their Conveniency to sit but those Days likewise.
Wilgrice and Cooper, and Turner.
Ordered, That the Twenty Pounds, which Wilgric and Cooper are to pay by Order of this House to Turner, shall be deposited in the Hand of the Clerk of the Par liaments; and then this House will hear the Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, this Day Sevennight.
E. of Suffolk's Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor, Mr. Justice Reeves, and Mr. Justice Bacon, are appointed to be Assistants to the Committee for the Earl of Suffolke's Business touching his Recovery; and the Committee to meet on Friday Morning next.
E. of Essex's Letter, about his accusing Lord Conway of having given Intelligence to Oxford of Lord Chandois's coming away.
"I bear so much Honour and Respect to that House whereof I have the Honour to be a Member, that I should not have acquainted your Lordships with that of my Lord Conway, had not I heard it from one who was likest to know; which was my Lord Chandoys, that came then from Oxford, to render himself to the Obedience of the Parliament; which if your Lordship please to ask him, I know he hath too much Nobleness to deny.
"My Lord, in my Nature, I am no Way in Love with the Title of being an Informer; but, having the great Trust and Charge laid upon me by the Parliament, I held it my Duty, both by the Covenant and the Service I owe to the Lords House, not to conceal it; and so leaving it to your Lordship's greater Wisdom.
Lord Chandois to be examined about it.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to examine this Business formerly shall examine the Lord Chandoys on Saturday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, at which (fn. 1) Time his Lordship is to attend the said Committee.
Ordinance for limiting the Time and Power of the One for establishing the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the limiting the Time and Power of the Ordinance for establishing the Committee of both Kingdoms, is hereby referred to (fn. 1) the Consideration of the former Committee appointed to consider of the Oath of Secrecy for the Committee of both Kingdoms; and their Lordships to meet when they please.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet, about giving Audience to the Dutch Ambassadors.
To put them in Mind of a late Conference, to desire them to join, with a proportionable Number of their House, with a Committee of Eight Lords, to consider in what Manner The States Ambassadors, who desire Audience of both Houses of Parliament, may be admitted for making their Addresses; and to desire an Answer whether they will join therein. (fn. 2)
Report to be made of the Prisoners condemned at the last Sessions.
Ordered, That the Recorder of London be desired to send this House a List of the Offences for which the Prisoners mentioned in the List at the last Sessions were condemned for, that so this House may the better proceed in that Business.
Message from the H. C. with Two Ordinances.
Chapman and Beale.
Answer from the H. C.
Message from thence, with Two Ordinances;
and for the Earl of Bridgewater's Assessment to be employed for the Forces in Oxon, &c. under Colonel Brown.
2. To desire their Lordships to assess the Earl of Bridgwater at his Twentieth and Fifth Part, which is Ordered to be employed for the (fn. 3) setting out of Colonel Browne, for the reducing of Oxford, &c.
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of Lords for assessing of Peers, to take this into Consideration, and such other Peers as they think fit to be cessed, as have not contributed to the Public Affairs, and report the same to this House.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for paying Four Hundred Pounds for the Assembly of Divines; and concerning the assessing the Earl of Bridgwater, they will take the same forthwith into Consideration.
Ordinance concerning the Wardship of Mr. Cheney's Heir.
"Be it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Charles Cheney Gentleman, Son and Heir apparent of Francis Cheney, of Chesham Boys, in the County of Bucks, Esquire, in Consideration of the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds undertaken by the said Francis to be paid within One Week after the passing of this Ordinance, towards reducing the Garrison of Greenland, in the said County, and toward reducing the Parts thereunto adjoining, in the County of Bucks, Berks, and Oxon, to the Obedience of the King and Parliament, shall be, and is hereby, freed, exempted, and discharged, from the Wardship and Possibility of Wardship, as well of and for the Body of the said Charles, as the Lands and Hereditaments which may descend or come to the said Charles, by or after the Decease of the said Francis Cheney his Father; and that the said Charles shall be freed and discharged from all Sums of Money that may grow due for the Single or Double Value of his Marriage, and all other Charges, Fees, Duties, and Expences, by reason of the Minority of the said Charles, that may grow or hereafter arise, in respect of the Tenure of any Lands or Hereditaments now held of His Majesty in Capite, or otherwise; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do forthwith exemplify this Ordinance under the Great Seal."
Order for 400 l. to the Assembly of Divines.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Four Hundred Pounds shall be forthwith paid unto Mr. Marshall and Mr. Calamy, to be distributed among the Divines of the Assembly, according to their most important Necessities; videlicet, That Two Hundred Pounds shall be forthwith paid out of the Monies that come in at Habberdashers Hall, and Two Hundred Pounds of the Monies that come in upon the King's Revenue."