Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 2 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Scudder.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Serjeant Fynch return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer, by (fn. 1) Messengers of their own, concerning the reprieving of Roger Le Strange.
Swedish Minister desires a Secret Audience.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter received from Hugo Mouat, Commissioner of the Queen of Sweden and the Regents of that Kingdom, which was read; desiring, "That, as soon as conveniently may be, the Lords will be pleased to grant him a Second Audience:" And this House considering that this Commissioner, at his First Audience, said, "He had some secret Business to communicate to the Parliament, which was of that Consequence as would receive Opposition, therefore desired there may (fn. 2) be Secrecy in it."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That a Committee of Lords should be appointed to meet with a Committee of the House of Commons, to receive what further he hath to deliver to the Parliament:
Committee for that Purpose.
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee to join them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield:
To deliver to them the Letter of the Commissioner from the Queen of Sweden; and to let them know, that this House hath appointed a Committee of Seven Lords, to receive what he hath further to deliver to the Parliament from the Queen of Sweden; and that they would appoint a proportionable Number of their House, to join with the Lords therein; and that they may give him Audience To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Conference about the Archbishop of Cant.
The [ (fn. 3) House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the] Lords went to the Conference concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Ordinance for a Directory for Public Worship.
The Ordinance for establishing the Directory was read the First and Second Time, and referred to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Any Four, to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Justice Bacon, to be Assistants.
House adjourned till 9a cras.