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 Veneris, 31 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Ds. North, Speaker this Day.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Blackwell's Petition, to be confirmed in the Parsonage of Mersham.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Blackwell Minister; sheweth, "That whereas he was placed, by the Committee for plundered Ministers, at Mersham, in Surry, with the Approbation of the Assembly of Divines, in the room of Dr. Buckner, who was sequestered by the said Committee, which Living was formerly in the Gift of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, as belonging to that Archbishopric; and forasmuch as, by the Vacancy of the said Archbishopric, and by the Death of the said Dr. Buckner, the Estate and Condition of the said Parsonage, as to the Presentation thereof by this Avoidance, doth remain altered since the Petitioner was so put into the Possession thereof; and lest some other by this Means might be presented upon this Alteration, he humbly desires their Lordships to confirm him in the Incumbency and Possession thereof; and to give such Direction, that he may be now admitted, instituted, and inducted, into the same, in such Way as in their Lordships Wisdoms shall be thought fit."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To recommend this Petition to the House of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that the said Petitioner may be instituted and inducted into the said Parsonage of Mersham, in the County of Surry.
Turner and Wilgrice.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Turner: It is Ordered, That the Cause between him and Wilgrice shall be heard at this Bar this Day Three Weeks; and the Parties whom it concerns are to have Notice to (fn. 1) attend accordingly.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance for the Army to be under the Command of Sir T. Fairfax.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet:
That whereas the House of Commons sent up an Ordinance for establishing the Army; for divers Reasons, they desire their Lordships would give Expedition therein, not only because the King's Army is drawing into a Body, but because the Time of the Year draws on for the Army to be in the Field, which will be of Reputation and Advantage to the Proceedings of the Parliament.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take their Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Mesengers of their own.
Next, the Ordinance for establishing the Army, was read Once.
Message to the H. C. with Blackwell's Petition, and the E. India Company's.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons; by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Heath:
To deliver the Petition of Mr. Blackwell unto them; and desire their Concurrence, that he may be instituted and inducted, as is desired.
2. To recommend the Petition of the India Company to them, and to desire (fn. 2) they will take it into Consideration.
The Answer returned was:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Author and Printer of The Parliament Scout to remain in Custody.
Ordered, That the Author and the Printer of The Parliament Scout shall remain in Custody till To-morrow Morning; and then this House will take the Business into Consideration.
House adjourned till 9a cras.