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.
Count. of Clare, Leave to go to France.
Answer from the H. C. about some Ordinances.
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."
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."
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur with them about the Great Seal.
Committee to meet about it.
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.