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, 27 die Junii.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
with a Letter from the Lord General;
with Committees Names for Gloucester, &c
3. That Mr. John Fetiplace of Colne Allens, Mr. Wm. Leigh, Mr. Ric'd Stephens, Mr. Edward Rich, and Mr. Anthony Clifford, may be added to the Committee of the Ordinance for the County of Gloucester, Hereff, &c.
and about Col. King's Business.
Vote for calling in more Scots to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.
Ordered, That the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both Kingdoms do send the Vote of both Houses, for calling in a further Assistance of the Scotts, inclosed in a Letter to the Parliament of Scotland.
Lady Joseline and Lady Leventhorp's Children.
The House was informed, "That the Lady Josselyn, according to the Order of this House, hath the Money, and is ready to deposite it; but desires that it may be expressed, for her Indemnity, that it is by the Command of this House that it is deposited:" Which this House Ordered accordingly.
E. of Holland's Letter.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
And this House gave him Time (fn. 1) till Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
Money advanced by the Officers of Excise at Northampton, to General Beheir's Forces, to be allowed in their Accompts.
"Whereas the Sub-commissioners of Excise in the Town of North'ton have, the Fourth of this present Month of June, paid unto the Committee of that Town and County the Sum of Four Hundred Eightyone Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, for Ammunition, Entertainment of the Forces which were lately quartered near North'ton under the Command of Major General Behere, and towards Two Thousand Pair of Shoes, to be conveyed thence to the Lord General's Army, according to Orders of both Houses: It is hereby Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Receipt or Receipts of the said Committee of the Town and County of North'ton shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Chief Commissioners of the Excise in London, and every of them; and for the said Sum of Four Hundred Eighty-one Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, and for every Part and Parcel thereof."
Lord General's Letter, that he is advanced to Bridport, and desiring Supplies for his Army.
"Since my last, I am advanced with my Army to Birdport, and intend (God willing) to march forward To-day. I desire the Month's Pay which we have so long expected; that the Ammunition and the Shoes, which were heretofore promised to the Soldiers, may be speedily sent; otherwise the Service which I am desirous to do for the Kingdom and Parliament will suffer in a great Measure. I desire the rather to press for this Month's Pay, and likewise for a constant Supply for the Army hereafter, according to the Ordinance, because I am in Hopes that if the Money, which can be raised in these Parts, may be employed for the Pay of those Men which will come in unto us in these Counties, (fn. 2) it will be such an Encouragement to them, that it may take very good Effect; but, if I be forced to pay my Army with their Monies, I fear they will unwillingly be at a Double Charge, and hazard their Persons too.
"I likewise entreat you, that some Gentlemen of these Western Counties may speedily be sent down (most of us are Strangers here); and I am confident their Presence would much advantage the Service. I doubt not but (by God's Assistance) I shall be able to break the Enemies Association, though the Forces now with Prince Maurice be much more considerable than was believed when I came hither; he having now with him (besides their Garrisons) Two Thousand Five Hundred Horse, and about that Number of Foot. As soon as I understand the Money is either at Southampton or Portsmouth, I will desire my Lord Admiral to cause it to be conveyed by Sea.
Earl of Holland's Letter, requesting that he may not occasion a Difference between the Houses, concerning the Ordinance for excluding him among the Members who have deserted the Parliament.
"I have retired myself to this Place, not without Consideration of the Public; where hearing that my Name is still in Question, and my Fortune so little happy as to occasion a Difference between the Houses, I do beseech your Lordship to make it my humble and earnest Suit unto my Lords, not to consider me in the passing of the Ordinance (fn. 3) which is desired by the House of Commons; submitting my particular Interest to the Public Good, which I conceive depends much upon the Agreement of the Houses. Truly, my Lord, I am the more persuaded to make this Request at this Time, since the Alarums are very warm about us here of Dangers and Invasions into these Counties, that are our Magazines both for Profit and for Provisions. It is not therefore a Time for Disagreement in any Thing that concerns me, though I believe myself to be much honoured in their Lordships Consideration of me. My Lord, in this Request I find the Reward; I desire a Contribution to the Public Good, which (fn. 4) my Fortune may shew as well as my Affections to have been the principal Desires and Cares of
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
The Archbishop of Canterbury made Answer unto the Evidence given against him this Morning; which being ended, it is Ordered, That this House will proceed further in the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall, Mr. Herle, Mr. Vynes, and Mr. Chambers, are to view and peruse the Sermons of Dr. Featley, Dr. Clerke, and the rest of the Books that were given in Evidence this Day against the Archbishop of Cant. with the Expungings; and deliver their Judgements, whether they are fit to be printed, with the Expungings.