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 Sabbati, 7 die Septembris.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Committee to treat with The States Ambassadors.
Worcester Petition, to expedite their Ordinance.
A Petition was presented to this House, by divers Gentlemen of the County of Worcester; desiring "their Lordships would please to give Expedition in an Ordinance depending in this House, brought up from the House of Commons, which very much concerns that County."
Answer to it.
That this House gives them Thanks for their good Affections expressed in their Petition to the Public; as for the Ordinance, their Lordships will take it into speedy Consideration, and do therein what shall be fitting.
Message to the H. C. to enlarge the Committee for treating with The States Ambassadors.
To let them know, that this House hath added the Earl of Denbigh to the Committee that are to treat with The States Ambassadors concerning Ships; and desire that they would nominate and add a proportionable Number of their House.
Tryon versus Wortley.
This Day the House heard the Cause between Peter Tryon Gentleman, and the Lady Wortley, by Counsel on both Sides, concerning Books bequeathed by Abram Tryon to the Eldest Son of Moses Tryon his Brother, for which Books there is a Sentence in the Prerogative Court, of which Sentence Peter Tryon can have no Benefit by Way of Execution, because the coercive Power of that Court is taken away by Act of Parliament.
And this House, upon Consideration of the whole Business, Ordered, That the Books be delivered to Peter Tryon, according to the Intent of the Will, (fn. 1) within Fourteen Days after the Date of this Order.
Committee to wait upon the Scotch Commissioners on their Arrival.
The House being informed, "That the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Lord Balmerino, being sent as Commissioners from the Kingdom of Scotland, will come to London this Afternoon; therefore it was moved, That a select Committee of both Houses may be appointed, to go to them from the Parliament, and bid them Welcome."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, the Lord Wharton, and the Lord Howard, do go, with a Committee of the House of Commons, to the said Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Lord Balmerino, from this House, and congratulate (fn. 2) their coming to London.
Deputy Lieutenant for Lancaster.
Fincham versus Inglesby.
Upon reading the Petition of Ric'd Fincham, against Wm. Inglesby, Clerk: It is Ordered, That the Petitioner shall have Liberty to take his Remedy at Law, against the Rectory and Parsonage (fn. 3) of Watton, in the County of Hertford, for Recovery of his just Debt owing him by the said Inglesby.
Dutchess of Richmond, Leave to reside in the Parliament's Quarters.
Ordered, That the Dutchess of Richmond shall have Liberty, with her necessary Attendance, to come from Oxon, and reside any where (fn. 3) in the Parliament Quarters, so it be not within Twenty Miles of London; and that she expect not any Maintenance out of (fn. 2) her Lord's Estate, now in the Parliament's Power; that all such Men as shall come with her shall take the National Covenant, before the Committees residing in those Parts where she shall be; and, during their residing in the Parliament Quarters, they shall be under the safe Protection of the Parliament.
Countess of Southampton, ditto.
Ordered, That the Countess of South'ton, her Mother, Sister, and Child, shall have Liberty to come from Oxon, to Titchfeild, in the County of South'ton, with their necessary Attendance, under the same Restriction as the Dutchess of Richmond.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message to the H C. for Committees to wait upon the Scotch Commissioners;
1. To let them know that this House hath nominated Three Lords, to go and visit the Chancellor of Scotland and the Lord Balmerino, and to congratulate their coming; and to desire that they would nominate a proportionable Number of their House, to join with the Lords.
and with a Deputy Lieutenant's Name for Lancaster.
That the House of Commons have nominated a Committee, to join with the Lords, to visit the Lord Chancellor of Scotland; and they agree to the adding of Colonel Haughton to be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Lancaster.
III Success of the L. General's Army.
Message from the H. C. with Two Letters and a Vote.
Letter to the Lord General, that the E. of Manchester and Sir William Waller are ordered to his Assistance.
"The Committee of both Kingdoms having acquainted the Houses of Parliament with your Lordship's Letters from Plymouth, they have commanded us to let you know, that, as they apprehend the Misfortune of that Accident, and submit to God's Pleasure therein, so their good Affections to your Lordship, and their Opinion of your Fidelity and Merit in the Public Service, is not at all lessened; and they are resolved, not to be wanting in their best Endeavours for the repairing of this Loss, and drawing together such a Strength under your Command, as may, with the Blessing of God, return our Affairs to a better Condition than they are now in; to which Purpose they have written to the Earl of Manchester, to march with all possible Speed towards Dorchester, in Dorsettshire, with all the Forces he can of Horse and Foot. Sir William Waller is likewise Ordered to march speedily unto Dorchester, with all his Horse and Foot. The Houses have appointed Six Thousand Foot Arms, Five Hundred Pair of Pistols, and Six Thousand Suits of Cloaths, Shirts, &c. to meet your Lordship at Portsmouth, for the Arming and Encouragement of your Forces; and they are confident your Lordship's Presence in those Parts, for bringing the Forces together into a Body, and disposing of them, will very much conduce to the Public Advantage.
Letter to the E. of Manchester, to march with all his Forces to Dorchester.
"We are commanded, by the Houses of Parliament, to desire you with all possible Speed to march towards Dorchester, in Dorsettshire, with all the Forces you can of Horse and Foot; the great Importance whereof, upon the sad Accident in the West (of which your Lordship hath received Intelligence from the Committee of both Kingdoms), requireth your best Care and Diligence, and will admit of no Delay.