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, 28 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Scudder.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Col. King's Business.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the late Conference with the House of Commons, concerning Colonel Kinge, To-morrow Morning, at which Time the Lords are to have Notice to attend the House; and the Judges likewise are to be commanded to attend.
E. of Leicester's Money, &c. to be restored him, and to come to London.
Upon Information to this House, "That the Earl of Leycester is at North'ton, under Custody of a Guard; and that his Watch and his Money is taken away from him:" It is Ordered, That seeing he hath the Lord General's Pass to come to London, that he be permitted to come to London, at his own Conveniency, without any Guard or Restraint; and that his Money and Goods taken away from him be restored to him.
Message to the H. C. for an Answer about The States Ambassadors;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To desire their Answer concerning the Business of The States Ambassadors.
and with Deputy Lieutenants Names for Surry.
2. To desire their Concurrence, that Sir Ric'd Bettison may be added to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Surry.
Order from the Committee at Haberdasher's Hall to attach the E. of Thanet to be enquired into.
Upon Information to this House, "That there is an Order, dated the 20th of May 1644, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Money, at Haberdashers Hall, subscribed under the Hand of Martin Dallison, Clerk to the said Committee, for attaching and apprehending the Body of the Earl of Thanett, and bringing him before the said Committee in safe Custody:" Which this House apprehending to be against the Privilege of the Peers of this Realm; hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lords of that Committee do enquire after the Matter of the Fact of this Business, and the Grounds upon which this Order was made, and inform this House of the Truth of the Business To-morrow Morning. In the mean Time, no Proceedings to be in the Business.
Message from the H. C. not to sit on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Harley Knight, and others:
1. To acquaint their Lordships with their Resolutions to forbear sitting Tuesdays and Thursdays, and to desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
to expedite Col. King's Business;
2. To desire Expedition in the Business concerning Colonel Kinge.
with an Ordinance;
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning Monies to be reimbursed by the Commissioners of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
with Deputy Lieut's Names for Sussex;
4. To desire Concurrence in naming more Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Sussex.
with a Letter to the Lord General;
5. To desire Concurrence in a Letter to be sent to the Lord General.
and about the Protestation to be taken by the Servants at St. James's.
6. To desire Concurrence, for adding a Clause to the Protestation to be taken by the Servants of the King's Children at St. James.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in the Ordinance concerning the reimbursing of Monies by the Commissioners of the Excise; concerning Colonel Kinge, their Lordships will take it into present Consideration: To the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter to the Ld. General.
The Letter to the Lord General was read Once; and it is Ordered, That this House will take it into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Answer from the H.C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they agree to the adding of Sir Ric'd Bettison; and concerning the Business touching The States Ambassadors, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance to reimburse 20,000 l. to the Commissioners of Excise, advanced for the Service of the West.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have, as appeareth by Two several Ordinances of Parliament, dated the Second of April and the Fourth of May last, advanced and lent the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, in Two equal Portions, for the Service of the West; and whereas the said John Towse Alderman, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have now further advanced and lent Ten Thousand Pounds more for the same Service: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise and new Impost shall and may reimburse themselves of the said Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as they shall be out of the same, or any Part thereof, out of the Receipts of Excise which are to commence from the Eleventh of September next, by Five Thousand Pounds per Month, with Interest as aforesaid to that Time arising; the First Payment to begin from the Eleventh of September as aforesaid, and so to continue in the Receipt of Five Thousand Pounds and Interest Monthly, until the said whole Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds and Interest shall be fully satisfied and paid; which said several Sums shall be allowed them upon Accompt accordingly: And the said Commissioners of Excise are hereby authorized to pay the said Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds beforementioned unto John Trenchard Esquire, whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge unto them, and every of them, in that Behalf."
House adjourned till 9a cras.