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 Mercurii, 17 die Julii.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
Letter from the Ld. General, that he has taken Taunton Dean.
Letter from Sir Wm. Waller that he intends pursuing the King's Forces into the West.
2. A Letter of Sir Wm. Waller, from Bucks, dated the 15th of July, at Bucks; shewing his Intention of going Westward after the King's Forces. The Committee taking this Letter into Consideration, have made Two Votes, which they think fit (fn. 1) to offer to their Lordships Consideration:
Votes against it.
"2. That Sir Wm. Waller shall be directed to continue in such Parts as his Army may be most conveniently recruited, the Parts under the Power of the Parliament best protected and secured, the Enemy most infested."
Ordinance for cutting Peat.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee the Ordinance concerning cutting of Turf and Peat, as fit to pass with some Alterations and Amendments; which were read, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons.
Countess of Devon, a Pass.
E. of Bridgewater's Assessment.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That the Committee, according to the Order of this House, have assessed the Earl of Bridgwater for the Twentieth and Fifth Part; and they have assessed him at Fifteen Hundred Pounds. And the Committee desires that this House would refer the levying of the same to the Care of the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers Hall; and that the said Fifteen Hundred Pounds may be employed to the Supply of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, &c."
The House took this into Consideration, and read a Letter of the Earl of Bridgwater's; and thereupon this House Ordered, That he shall pay One Thousand Pounds presently; and the Committee at Haberdashers (fn. 2) Hall shall take Care for the receiving and disposing of it, for supplying the Occasions of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, according to the Desire of the House of Commons when they moved to have him assessed.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Ordinance for cutting Peat;
to join in the Countess of Devon's Pass;
and about the E. of Bridgewater's Assessment.
3. To let them know, that their Lordships have assessed the Earl of Bridgwater at One Thousand Pounds, to be presently paid in, for the Supply of the Affairs of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, (fn. 2) &c. and do refer it to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to receive and dispose of the same according as they desire.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to taking off the Sequestration from the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare; with an Ordinance;
to expedite One formerly brought up.
Mrs. Bickley's Cause.
Lords to go to the Thanksgiving.
Ordinance to pay the Peers their Creationmoney.
An Ordinance was agreed on, for paying to the Peers that now sit in Parliament their Creation-money; and it was (fn. 2) sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Aylett, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Answer from the H. C.
That they will send an Answer (fn. 3) by Messengers of their own.
Order for Ordnance for Aylesbury.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Five Demy Culverins of Iron, One Hundred and Fifty Saker Shot, One Hundred Demy Culverin Shot, and Fifty Minion Shot, be delivered out of the Public Magazine in The Tower, for the present Use of the Garrison at Aylisbury."
E. of Bridgewater's Assessment to be paid for Oxon, Bucks, &c.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Bridgwater is assessed by this House in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, for his Twentieth and Fifth Part, to be presently paid; and, to that End, this House refers it to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers Hall, to take Care for the receiving and disposing of it to the Treasurer of the Three Counties, for the supplying the Occasions of the Three Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, accordingly as was desired by the House of Commons when they moved that this House would assess the said Earl of Bridgwater."
Sequestration taken off the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare.
Ordered, That the Sequestrations of the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare are hereby taken off and discharged; and all Committees whom it concerns are to take Notice hereof, and yield their Obedience accordingly.