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 Lunæ, 12 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Brown and Baker's Petition, for 180 l. due for Hangings for Rooms belonging to the Parliament House.
Upon reading the Petition of Oliver Browne and John Baker, His Majesty's Upholsterers; shewing, "That they are engaged in One Hundred and Eighty Pounds, for the Loan of Hangings for the Rooms belonging to the Parliament House; therefore desired that some Course may be taken for the Payment of the said One Hundred and Eighty Pounds; and that Mr. Kinnersly may be ordered to hang the Rooms with some Hangings of the King's, that so the Charge of hiring Hangings may be saved:"
Hereupon it is Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee for the Revenue, for to pay the One Hundred and Eighty Pounds; and that Mr. Kinnersly shall fetch some of His Majesty's shallow Hangings from Oatlands, or other of His Majesty's Houses, to hang the said Rooms.
Wilgrice and Cooper.
Ordered, That the Cause between Cowper and Wilgrice shall be heard on Wednesday come Month, by Counsel on both Sides.
Drew, a Pass.
Ordered, That Rob't Drew shall have a Pass, to go into Lyncolneshire, and return again to London, provided he hath taken the Covenant.
Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace in the County of Midd. do take Notice of the Cause of Mabet Tottie Widow, and do her Justice, according to the Ordinance of Parliament concerning relieving such as are disturbed of their lawful Possessions.
Message from the H. C. with an Order;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode:
1. To desire Concurrence in an Order for Payment of Two Hundred Pounds to the Assembly of Divines, out of the Sequestrations. (Here enter it.)
that Serj. Glanvile's Estate ought to be liable to Sequestration, notwithstanding the Order of the Lords to the contrary;
2. To let their Lordships know, that they have understood of an Order of this House, made concerning the securing of Serjeant Glanvile's Estate until he be tried, which Order was made upon his Petition, and doth take away the Virtue of the Ordinances of Parliament against Delinquents; therefore the House of Commons do Declare, That the Ordinances of Parliament ought to run upon his Estate, notwithstanding the Order.
with an Ordinance;
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the Western Parts.
and for a Conference on the Ordinance for Martial Law.
4. That whereas their Lordships sent to the House of Commons, to desire a Conference concerning the Ordinance for Martial Law, (fn. 1) from which they were prevented by reason of the Multitude of Public Business then; therefore they are ready to give a Conference when their Lordships please to appoint.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber; touching the Two Hundred Pounds to be paid out of the Sequestrations to the Assembly of Divines, this House agrees to it: To the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee to examine Witnesses, concerning Serj. Glanvile, &c.
Ordered, That the Quorum of the Lords Committees, to examine Witnesses concerning Serjeant Glanvile and others, shall be Three.
Henry Toogood and Wm. Scole were sworn at this Bar; and are to be examined by the Lords Committees, concerning Serjeant Glanvile.
Letter from the President of the Parliament of Scotland.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale presented to this House a Letter, delivered to him by the Scotts Commissioners, directed to both Houses of Parliament; which Letter was read, as followeth: (Here enter it.)
Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons.
The Lords went to the Conference; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet about the Reception of the French Minister.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Page:
To desire that their Committee may meet the Lords Committees this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, to consider of the Manner of the Reception of the French Resident.
Order for 200 l. to the Assembly of Divines.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee for Sequestrations do pay unto Mr. Marshall and Mr. Calamity the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, to be disposed by them to such Members of the Assembly whose Necessities are most pressing."
Letter from the President of the Parliament of Scotland.
"The Estates of Parliament of this Kingdome have received a Letter, signed by the Speakers of the Honnorable Houses of Parliament of England, of the 25th of May; and as they have thankfully embraced the Expressions of the brotherly Love and kinde Respects of that Kingdome towards this, soe they doe esteeme the Union of the Two Kingdomes to bee One of the greatest Blessings of Heaven, and a speciall Meanes for secureing our Safety at Home, and increaseing our Respect Abroade; and since it hath pleased God (besides all our former Obligations and mutuall Assurances of Love and brotherly Kindnes) to joyne and tye these Kingdomes soe neerly, by a Solemne League and Covenant, in all Dutyes towards God and Man, Prince and People, that they cannott but have the same Freinds and Foes; it is the ardent Desire and firme Resolution of this Kingdome, by all good Meanes, to cherrish and strengthen this mutuall Amity and Union, that they may bee ayding and assisting each other against their common Enemyes, for the Maintenance of Religion, the King's Honnor, and just Liberty of the Subject in both Kingdomes; and, for that End, the Estates of Parliament of this Kingdome have ratifyed and confirmed the Solemne League and Covenant, and severall Treatyes betwixt the Kingdomes; and, that both Kingdomes may bee as well united in their Councells as Forces, and a right Correspondence continued in promoveing this greate Worke by common Resolution, they have appointed Commissioners, and have authorized them with full Power, as a joynt Comittee with yours, in prosecuting the Ends exprest in the late Solemne League and Covenant, with whome also they have retourned the Propositions framed by the Committees of both Kingdomes as Grounds of a safe and just Peace, with their Sence therupon; and have renewed their Committee with the Army, to joyne with your Commissioners, for the better carrying on of the Warr. Our Sence of the many Difficultyes and greate Burthens of the Kingdome of England has moved this Kingdome to extend their uttermost Endeavors for Supply and Releife of the Army in Ireland with Victualls and Money, for their Subsistance; and for the Thirty Thousand Pounds sent hether in Part of your Arrears, there is a Discharge retourned; and wee doe confidently expect that, by the Care and Wisdome of the Honnorable Houses of Parliament, the other Thirty Thousand Pounds promised to that Army will bee sent against the Tyme appointed, and that the future Maintenance of them, and the Brittish Forces now joyned with them, wil bee carefully and seasonably provided, according to the Resolutions of the Eleaventh of Aprill; and, for the better regulateing and carrying on of the Warr there, the Parliament has named a Committee to joyne with such as the Parliament of England or Committee of both Kingdomes shall thinke fitt to send hether for that End, and have given further Instruction in that Behalfe to our Commissioners at London; and since there are Armyes sent from this Kingdome into England, in Pursuance of the Covenant and Treaty, the Care and just Respect wee have of our Freinds and Countrymen (who are hazarding their Lives and Fortunes for settling of Religion and Peace), and our earnest Desir of the Prosperity of the Cause, moves us to sollicite and expect that the Honnorable Houses of Parliament will bee carefull that the Conditions and Entertainment promised to them bee tymely performed, whereby they may bee enabled with the greater Alacrity to prosecute the Service, till it please God to put a happy End to these Troubles; and, as the cheifest Designe and greatest Hopes of the Enemyes has bin in the Division of these Kingdomes, soe it is the constant Resolution of this Kingdome inviolably to observe their Union and Covenant with their Brethren; that, against all Opposition, the Truth of Religion may bee settled, with a firme Peace in all His Majesty's Dominions; and that the Amity betwixt these Kingdomes may bee perpetuated to all Posterity. And this the Estates of Parliament have commaunded to bee made knowne to you in their Names, by
"Your Lordships affectionate Freind
and humble Servaunt,
President of Parliament.
Edenburgh, the 27th of July, 1644.
"For the Right Honnourable the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm."
The Order for protecting Serjeant Glanvile's Estates not to prevent any Ordinances for Sequestrations from being put in Execution.
"Whereas, by a former Order of this House, of the 27th of July 1644, it was Ordered, That no Committee or Persons whatsoever should sequester, seize, or dispose of, the Goods, Household Stuff, Chattels, Houses, or Lands, of Serjeant Glanvill, until he should be convicted before the Lords in Parliament upon the Impeachment brought up by the said House of Commons: It is this Day Ordered and Declared, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Order ought not to extend or be interpreted contrary to any former Ordinances or Orders, whereby the Estate of the said Serjeant Glanvill was and is any Ways chargeable; and that all Committees and Persons aforesaid may proceed in the due Execution of such Ordinances and Orders, as if the said Order of the 27th of July aforesaid had not been made."
House adjourned till 9a, Wednesday Morning next.