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, videlicet, 13 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Count. of Clare, Leave to go to France.
Ordered, That the Countess Dowager of Clare shall have Leave to go into France, according to the Pass given her by the House of Commons.
Answer from the H. C. about some Ordinances.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons returned with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message concerning the County of Warwicke, and Sir Tho. Middleton; and touching the Ordinance for restraining the taking of Horses, the House of Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Merchant Strangers Petition, to be freed from Assessments.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchant Strangers of the Intercourse; shewing, "That whereas it hath been the Judgement of the House of Commons, upon several Debates of the Petitioners Privileges, That they are free from all Taxes, and thereupon have granted, upon every Occasion, certain Orders for the sparing of the Petitioners; and whereas they are now taxed for the Twentieth Part and Weekly Assessments, by Two Ordinances of Parliament, and have Time but until Wednesday next to obtain an Order to the Purpose aforesaid, and for Default thereof their Goods will be seized:
"Therefore the Petitioners humbly desire, to grant them an Order, that the Collectors of the Twentieth Part and Weekly Assessment may forbear to levy the Monies imposed upon the Petitioners by the said Two Ordinances."
Which this House Ordered the same accordingly.
E. of Portland and Ld. Conway's Servants to attend them.
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland and the Lord Viscount Conway shall each of them be allowed a Servant, to attend them, and bring in such Necessaries as they shall want; but not to be permitted to go abroad, nor to bring any Thing to them, without the Privity of the Persons in whose Custody they are.
Earl of Portland committed to Alderman Towse.
The Gentleman Usher acquainted this House, "That (fn. 1) he carried the Earl of Portland to the Lord Mayor of London; and he desired to be excused for receiving of him, in regard his House is full."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That he should be sent to Mr. Alderman Towese.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur with them about the Great Seal.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stroude:
That whereas formerly they had a Conference with their Lordships, about the Great Seal; they desire their Lordships to take the same into Consideration, and give their Concurrence thereunto.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Committee to meet about it.
Ordered, That the Earl of Sarum, Earl Manchester, and the Lord Howard, are added to the Committee concerning the Votes touching the Great Seal; and their Lordships to meet To-morrow Morning.
E. of Bridgewater, a Protection for his House; and Officers sent for, for rummaging it.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Bridgewater; shewing, "That, upon Saturday last, Captain Washington, Captain Kemsey, and Captain Burr, with their Soldiers, entered into his Park and House at Ashridge, detained his Servants Prisoners, beat down the Ceilings, brake open and hewed down all the Doors in his House, searched all his Evidences, Rooms, Studies, and Closets, took away Plate, Arms, &c. destroyed all his Deer, (fn. 2) taking away Forty-four Horses; desiring Reparation herein, and Prevention for the future:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Earl of Bridgewater shall have the Protection of this House, for his Houses and Goods; and the Soldiers to be removed (fn. 3) from his House; and the Captains to be sent for, to appear before this House, to answer the same, if they are Captains not under the Army of the Lord General; if they be, then to send this Petition to the said Lord General, and he to be desired to send them up.
Upon the humble Petition of Joseph Sone: It is Ordered, That he shall be released from his Imprisonment, promising to perform and obey the Judgement of this House.
Petitions of the Bp. of Cashel, and other Irish, sent to the H. C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch:
To deliver unto the House of Commons the Petitions of the Bishop of Cessell, Maccarta, Babington, Magwire, Mac Mahon; and recommend the same to the House of Commons.
Ihannes and Hooper.
Ordered, That this House will hear the Merits of the Cause between Ihanns and Hooper, &c. this Day Fortnight.
House adjourned till 9a cras.