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 Martis, 18 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Younge.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The Petition of Sir John Conyers was read, as followeth:
Sir John Conyers's Petition, for further Leave of Absence, if he is not re-admitted to the Lieutenancy of The Tower.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons now assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Sir John Conyers Knight, Lieutenant of The Tower of London,
"That whereas, by your Leave, he hath been absent some Time from his Place in The Tower, and hath lately petitioned your Honours to be again admitted thereunto:
"He humbly prayeth, that if for the present you shall not think it convenient to re-admit him into the said Charge and Command of The Tower, that you will please to give him Leave to be absent for some Time longer; and to take his Condition, and the Service he hath done you, into Consideration.
And he shall ever pray, &c.
Further Leave of Absence for him.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit, that Sir John Conyers shall have Leave to be absent for some longer Time; and that this Petition be sent down to the House of Commons by the next Message.
Woodcock and Kilvert.
Mr. Justice Bacon certified this House, "That he hath heard the Business between Woodcocke and Kilvert; and Kilvert hath brought in the Money into the King's Bench, and hath offered to pay Woodcocke all his Charges he hath been at upon the former Trial, so he will have a new Trial; but Woodcocke is not willing to it."
Hereupon this House Ordered, and thought it fit, That there should be a new Trial, with as much Expedition as may be; in the mean Time, the Money deposited by Kilvert is to remain in Court, where it is to remain until further Determination be in the Business.
Report of the Conference about paying Money Weekly to maimed Soldiers.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the late Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Alteration in the Ordinance for paying Two Hundred Pounds a Week for maimed Soldiers; and the House of Commons adheres to the Ordinance as it came up.
Upon this, the House read the said Ordinance, and Agreed to it, as it came from the House of Commons.
(Here enter it.)
White sent for, for printing a scandalous Pamphlet.
Complaint was made to this House, of a printed Pamphlet, called "The Kingdom's Weekly Intelligencer, sent abroad to prevent Misinformation, printed for Robert White;" which Book is scandalous in a particular Passage to a Member of this House, the Earl of Stamford.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Rob't White shall be summoned to appear before this House forthwith, to give an Account to this House concerning this Business.
Committee to consider how to prevent the printing scandalous Pamphlets.
And because of the great Abuse now in printing of Pamphlets; it is Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to take into Consideration what Course is fit for preventing the printing of scandalous Pamphlets, and report their Opinions to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet when they please.
Letter from the Lord Admiral, that the Siege of Lyme is raised.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter received from the Lord Admiral, concerning the Siege before Lyme raised, and other Occurrences.
(Here enter it.)
Ordered, To be printed, leaving out the Clause concerning the Lord Broghill's Officer.
Letter of Thanks to be wrote to him.
Ordered, That a (fn. 1) Letter be written to the Lord Admiral, to give him Thanks for his great Service.
Next, a Letter of the Lord General's was read.
Judgement against Col. King.
Colonel Kinge was brought to this Bar; who kneeling as a Delinquent, the Speaker pronounced the Judgement of this House against (fn. 2) him. (Here enter it.)
Re-committed to The Fleet, for Contempt.
The Speaker, from the House, demanded Colonel Kinge's Answer, whether he submitted to the Judgement of this House.
He, in his Answer, spake Words which gave Offence to this House.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Colonel Kinge shall be sent back to The Fleete, from whence he came, until the Pleasure of this House be further signified; and this House will take this Answer into Consideration hereafter.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for reducing Oxon, Berks, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Rob't Reynolds Esquire, and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Ordinance for reducing the Counties of Oxon, Berks, &c.
The said Ordinance was read Three Times, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance, as it is now brought up.
Judgement against Capt. Rous.
Then Captain Rous was brought to the Bar; and kneeling upon his Knees, the Speaker pronounced the Sentence of this House against him.
And the Speaker demanding his Answer, whether he submitted to the said Judgement, he gave this Answer, I do desire the Liberty of a Subject, and a Commoner of England; and do cast myself upon the House of Commons."
Re-committed to The Fleet.
Ordered, That Captain Rous be remanded to The Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Part of his Sentence revoked;
The House debated, whether it be not fit to revoke the last Part of the Sentence against Captain Rous; videlicet, "That he shall acknowledge the Justice of this House in this Sentence against him, at this Bar, as a Delinquent, upon his Knees."
And it (fn. 3) was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House repeals the said Part of the said Sentence.
and of Col. King's.
Then it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this Part of the Sentence against Colonel Kinge, videlicet, That he shall acknowledge here at the Bar the Justice of the Sentence of this House against him, and that he is sorry that he hath incurred the Displeasure of this House for the same," is hereby repealed.
Message from the H. C. about the Countess of Cleveland's Allowance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Samuell Browne Esquire:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons have taken the Petition of the Countess of Cleaveland into Consideration; and they think it fit that she be allowed for her Maintenance her own Land in Essex, and Four Hundred Pounds out of her Husband's Estate in Bedfordshire, wherein the House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordered, That this House agrees to allow this Allowance to the Countess of Cleaveland.
Order for 200 l. a Week to maimed Soldiers.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Two Hundred Pounds per Week shall be allowed, out of the Receipts of the Excise, for the Relief of the maimed Soldiers, and the Widows and Children of Soldiers slain in the Parliament's Service, and paid unto William Greenhill, John Pococke, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson, appointed Treasurers to receive the same; and that an Acquittance under their Hands shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of the Excise, for the said Two Hundred Pounds Per Week: And it is further Ordered, That the said Two Hundred Pounds per Week, or so much as shall be issued out upon this Order, shall be reimbursed to the Commissioners of Excise, out of the First Monies that shall come in upon the new Excise."
Ordinance to send Forces under General Brown to reduce the Counties of Open Berks, and Bucks.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London shall have Power, and is hereby authorized, to command Three Regiments of Auxiliaries, raised within London and the Liberties, consisting of Four Thousand and Two Hundred Men, or any less Number, and such other Forces as they shall think fit, either of Horse or Foot, raised, or to be raised, under the Command of the said Militia, within the Lines of Communication, or Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and Hamlets of The Tower, to march, according to the Discipline and Order of War, under the Conduct and Command of Major General Browne; and such Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, as the said Committee shall appoint, together with all necessary Provision of Arms, Ammunition, Ordnance, and other Carriages, into the Counties of Oxford, Berks, and Buckinham, to join with such other Forces under his Command, of Horse and Foot, already raised, or to be raised, in the said Counties, or elsewhere, for the Recovery and Preservation of such Parts thereof as are now possessed by the Enemy, and upon such other Service as shall be commanded by the said Major General, with the Consent of the said Committee: And it is further Ordained, That the said Committee shall have Power, and is hereby authorized, to call back such Forces as they shall command to march forth by virtue of this Ordinance, when they shall think fit; and that all the said Colonels, Captains, and other Officers and Soldiers, and other Persons under the Command of the said Committee of the Militia, whether Masters or Servants, shall obey the Directions of the said Committee of the Militia from Time to Time, upon Pain of Imprisonment, or Expulsion out of the Limits aforesaid, and such other Punishments as the said Committee shall think fit to impose upon them by reasonable Fines, or according to the Course of War, and to levy the said Fines by Distress and Sale of their Goods, and to employ the same for the Service of the City, as the said Committee shall think fit; and all Subcommittees made or to be made, Constables, Headboroughs, Provost Marshals, and other Officers, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting, from Time to Time, for the better furthering and effecting all such Services as are contained or intended by this Ordinance, according as they shall be directed by the said Committee, within the Limits aforesaid, as they will answer the contrary under the Penalties herein mentioned: And it is further Ordained, That all such Forces as shall be sent forth by the Committee of the Militia, by virtue of this Ordinance, shall be paid, during their Continuance abroad, according to the new Establishment of the Army under the immediate Command of his Excellency the Earl of Essex, by the Committee or Committees established, or to be established, in any the Counties aforesaid, out of such Monies as shall be raised by them in any of the said Counties; and likewise to make Satisfaction to the Committee of the Militia, for any Horse, Arms, Ammunition, Money, or other Necessaries, which they shall provide or disburse for the Furtherance of this Service, and, in Defect thereof, all the said Forces and Provisions to be otherwise provided and paid for by the Parliament: And it is further Ordained, That the Sub-committees appointed, or to be appointed, by the said Committee of the Militia, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to cause all or any of the Clauses contained in this Ordinance to be put in due Execution, when and as often as they shall receive Directions from the said Committee; and as well the said Committee, as also their Sub-committees, and all other Persons acting in the Premises according to the Intent of this Ordinance, shall be saved harmless by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament."