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, 23 die Augusti.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Alteration to the Ordinance for the Manner how the taking of Horses for Sir Wm. Waller shall be regulated. (Here enter it.) Also that the House of Commons hath appointed a Committee, to meet with a Committee of Lords, concerning the Earl of Denbigh's Business. Concerning the Petition of Mr. Wilkinson, and the Desire that the Earl of Stamford may have his Arrears paid, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Library belonging to Peter-house College, Cambridge, not to be embezzled.
Upon reading the Petition of Lazarus Seaman, Master of Peter-house, in Cambridge; shewing, "That a Library is seized on by Way of Sequestration, wherein divers Books belonging to the said College are, which will be embezzled, unless some Course be taken to preserve them."
Message to the H. C. with the Warwickshire Petition, and for Mr. Church to have a Pass.
To deliver the Petition of the County of Warwicke to them; and to desire that the same may be referred to the former Committee, that is appointed to consider of the Business of the Earl of Denbigh's Association; and to desire their Concurrence, that Edmond Church may have a Pass, to go into Holland.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
Ordered, That Monday next is appointed to hear the Archbishop of Canterbury, to make a Recapitulation of his whole Defence, if he shall desire it; and hereof Notice is to be given to the said Archbishop, who is to return his Answer hereunto To-morrow Morning.
Colonel Keyes to be attached.
Message from the H. C. for Col. Middleton to assist the Lord General with his Forces;
"That Colonel Midleton shall be forthwith commanded to use his uttermost Endeavour for the streightening the King's Quarters, for diverting his Forces, for assisting of my Lord General, and keeping good Intelligence with him."
and with an Order.
Message to the H. C. with Sir William Waller's Order.
Answer from thence.
Propositions for Peace, as returned from Scotland.
Next, was taken into Consideration the Alterations made by the Parliament of Scotland in the Propositions of Peace, and (fn. 1) likewise the Alterations made by the House of Commons; and this House agreed with the House of Commons to them.
And the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Articles were read, with the Sense of the House of Commons thereupon, and agreed to with the Alterations of the House of Commons, in the Reference to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to them.
To let them know, that this House agrees with them in their Sense and Resolutions concerning the Propositions for Peace, with the Addition and small Alterations, wherein this House desires Concurrence.
Answer from thence.
Sir William Waller to command in Chief under the Lord General.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, that Sir William Waller shall command in Chief, under his Excellency, all the Forces both of Horse and Foot now under his Command, or that hereafter shall be raised and put under his Command, within any Place or County in this Kingdom, for this present Expedition of reducing the West, and the Assistance of my Lord General."
Instructions for raising Horse for Sir William Waller.
"That such Persons, and none other, as shall be employed by Sir William Waller under his Hand and Seal, shall be authorized, and have Power, to raise Horses, and such Number as he shall appoint; and that such Persons shall give a Note in Writing unto each Party from whom a Horse shall be taken, of the Value, Colour, and Mark of the Horse; testifying likewise, that the Party is to repair unto the Committee of that County, where, upon Proof of the Value, he shall receive Satisfaction; and whosoever shall do contrary in raising of Horses, shall suffer Death; and such Persons as shall be so appointed to raise Horses are to make Return unto Sir William Waller of what Horses they have raised, and from what Parties, and in what Parishes, who is to return the same unto the Committees of the Country.
"That Two Commissioners be appointed, to go with this Army, to see these Rules observed, and to hear Complaints thereupon; and to observe such Rules and Instructions as the Commissioners in the Army of the Lord General.
"And if any appointed by Sir William Waller, as aforesaid, to take Horses, shall take any Money for sparing any Horses, or releasing any Horses being taken, shall, upon Proof, be cashiered ipso facto, and be subject to such further Punishment as the General shall think fit.
"Provided, That this do not extend to any other Counties or Places, but only to such Counties and Places as are within the Associations of the said Sir William Waller, or in such Counties or Places wherein he hath Command by virtue of any Ordinance or Commission."