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 Martis, 6 die Junii.
Riot at Whittlesey.
Message from the H. C. to sit P. M.
That they have Resolved, upon some very important Business, To sit this Afternoon, (fn. 1) at Two of the Clock; and they desire their Lordships would sit likewise, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
E. of Chesterfield to remain in London, on his Parole.
The House being informed, "That the Earl of Chesterfeild, having given his Word, upon his Honour to my Lord Gray, for to render himself a true Prisoner to this House, and accordingly he is come up to London; but, in regard of his great Indisposition of his Health, and Disability to endure a Prison, his Lordship's Desire to this House is, that he might obtain the Favour of their Lordships to continue a true Prisoner where he now is:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Earl of Clare shall have Authority from this House, to let the Earl of Chesterfeild know, "That, if he will pass his Word, upon his Honour, to be a true Prisoner, and not depart out of the Cities of London and Westm. without acquainting this House therewith, and appear before this House at a Day's Warning, after Notice given, that then their Lordships do give Way that his Lordship shall remain where he now is, a Prisoner."
Ordinance concerning Gunpowder.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance concerning the Treatment of Prisoners.
Next, the Ordinance for the Usage of Prisoners was again considered of; and Ordered, To be re-committed to the Committee for Salt-petre and Gunpowder, who are to consider of a Regulation how Prisoners on both Sides are equally to be used; and that a Difference may be made of Prisoners taken in War, and such as are not; and, this being Resolved of, to be published.
Ordered, (fn. 2) That this Committee meet this Afternoon, at Two a Clock.
Ordinance for an Assembly of Divines, to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee, the Ordinance for calling an Assembly of Godly and Learned Divines, wherein the Committee have thought fit to make some Alterations, and add a Proviso; which, being read, this House approved of.
|"Doctor Wincupp of St. Martins in the Feilds, Mr. Price of St. Paules Church in Covent Garden, Mr. Henry Wilkinson, Batchelor in Divinity,||To be added to the Divines.|
"Provided always, That this Ordinance or any Thing therein contained, shall not give unto the Persons aforesaid, or any of them, any Jurisdiction, Power, or Authority Ecclesiastical whatsoever, or any other Power than is herein particularly expressed.
|"Doctor John Wincupp, Doctor Ric'd Oldsworth,||is omitted in this Ordinance."|
Kecke, a Pass.
Captain Weldon, a Pass.
Lassell, a Pass.
Byard and Searles, a Pass.
Countess of Devon, a Pass.
Mrs. Walter's Servant, a Pass.
Fayrye & al. Woodmongers and Carmen of London.
Upon Petition of Tho. Fayrye, &c. for themselves and others, Woodmongers and Carmen of London; shewing, "That the Differences between them we rereferred to the Consideration of some Persons as are at Oxford, and so cannot (fn. 3) attend the Hearing of the Business; therefore desired that their Lordships would nomiminate other (fn. 4) Referees:" It is hereupon Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Towse, Mr. Alderman Gibbs, and the now Recorder of London, are appointed Referees, to hear the Business.
Ordinances concerning Gunpowder, and Treatment of Prisoners.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee, "That they have considered of the Ordinances concerning Salt-petre and Gunpowder, and the Usage of Prisoners, wherein their Lordships have thought fit to make some Alterations;" which being read, this House agreed to the said Ordinances, with these Alterations.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords will adjourn.
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships have fat ever since Three of the Clock, and are resolved to adjourn till To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, unless they shall have any Business of Importance to come up to this House with.