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 Venens, 11 die Octobris
Prayers, by Mr Bowles
Ds Grey de Worke, Speaker
Answer from the H C
Sir Rob't Rub and Mr Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons, to the Message sent on Wednesday last to them
That they do agree to the Nomination of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Northumb
1 d Paget re leased and to take the Co venant
Upon reading the Petition of Wm Lord Pagett, Humbly acknowledging, with all Thankfulness, their Lordships Goodness unto him, in his favourable Imprisonment at his Mother's House, unto which he hath hitherto cheartully submitted, as he shall ever do to all other their Lordships Commands, but now, by reason of the Streightness of the Place, and his Want of Health, he is an earnest and humble Suitor to their Lordships, that he may further taste of their Favour to him, in his Enlargement, and, to manifest his Resolution to live and die with the Parliament, it is his Desire to take the National Covenant whensoever their Lordships shall appoint
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord Pagett shall be presently released from his present (fn. 1) Imprisonment, and shall have Liberty to go any Way within Twenty Miles from the Cities of London and Westm and that his Lordship do take the National Covenant Tomorrow Morning
Col Massie in Monmouth shire desires Supplies.
The Earl of Pembrooke acquainted this House with a Letter, directed to him, from Colonel Massie, dated the 30th of September, from Monmouth, being a Narrative of his Proceedings in Monmouthshire, and of his Wants of Supply of Monies, and a competent Strength, whereby he may be the better able to reduce those Parts, and to oppose those Forces which are there
Hereupon this House Ordered, To have a Conference To-morrow Morning with the House of Com mons, concerning this Letter, (fn. 2) and the Messenger that searched the Countess of Peterboroughs House
Message from the H C with Ordinances, &c
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clotworthy Knight, and others, which consisted of these Particulars, wherein they desire then Lordships Concurrence
1 An Ordinance concerning an Assessment for Ireland
2 An Ordinance for Five Hundred Pounds to be paid to Major General Skippon (Here enter it)
3 An Order concerning the Assessment of the Earl of Chesterfield and the Lord Newburgh
4 An Ordinance for One Hundred Pounds, for Medicaments, to the Lord General s Apothecary
(Here enter it)
5 An Ordinance concerning the Plate in The Tower
The Answer returned was
That this House agrees in the Ordinance concerning Five Hundred Pounds to be paid to Major General Sk ppon, and the One Hundred Pounds for Medicaments for the Lord Generals Army To the rest of the Particulars, their Lordships will take the same into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own
Archbishop of Cants Trial.
Next, the Counsel of the Archbishop of Canterbury was heard, to argue, "Whetner, in all or any of the Articles charged against the Archbishop of Canterbury, there be contained any Treason?"
Order for the Commissioners of Excise to reimburse themselves 500 l advanced to Serjeant Major General Skippon
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, for and towards the Payment of Part of the Pay due to Serjeant Major General Skippon, upon his own Entertainment Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves, with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Time as other Payments shall not happen to fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course, and shall not, by any Order or Ordinance of One or both House, of Parliament, be excluded from satisfying themselves accordingly"
Order for 100 l to Webb, for Medicines for the Lord General's Army
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee at Hoblerdashers Hall do forthwith advance, upon Accompt, One Hundred Pounds unto Abraham Webb, Apothecary, for furnishing Medicaments for the Service of my Lord General's Army"
House adjourned till 9a cras