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 Mercurii, 16 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Marshall.
Ds. North, Speaker this Day.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Prvnn's Cause concerning Proceedings against him in the Star-chamber.
This Day Mr. Glover, Counsel with Mr. Prynn, was heard, concerning the unjust Proceedings and Sentence against him in the Star-chamber; desiring, "That the said Sentence and Proceedings may be vacated, and the Fine in the Star-chamber taken off, and obliterating of the Degradations both in the University and Lyncolne's Inne."
And, upon hearing of the whole Business, the House taking the same into Consideration, the House nominated these Lords following, to draw up the Judgement, and present the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Scale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, to be Assistants.
Ruiter, Master of The Golden Sun, a Danish Ship, Petition, for his Ship to be released.
Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Ruyter, Commander of the Ship called The Golden Sunne, belonging to the King's Majesty of Denmarke; shewing, "That whereas the said Ship, on the 21th of July last, by Command of the Lord High Admiral of England, was sent and brought into Portsmouth, and there stayed by Arrest of Parliament ever since that Time, to the great Damage, Detriment, and Hindrance of the King of Denmarke, and the utter Loss and Undoing of the Petitioner; and forasmuch as now the Summer-time and Season of the Year is past, and the Winter approaching, that the said Ship should return in Safety to Denmark; which, if she may not be speedily released for to make her Voyage Homewards, will redound to great Damage, Costs, and Charges, and that in so high a Measure as the Petitioner is not able to undergo: Therefore the Petitioner prayeth, that their Lordships would be pleased to give speedy Order and Command; that the said Ship may be released, and return Home into Denmarke as aforesaid."
And the House being further informed, "That this Ship was stayed and arrested by the Merchant Adventurers, to satisfy for those Losses they receive by the King of Denmarke:" And in regard this Petition is directed to both Houses: It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee that treats with The States Ambassadors; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein; and the Petition to be communicated to the House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. with Two Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Giles Greene, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance concerning paying Monies to Mr. Curteene, for Salt-petre.
2. An Ordinance concerning the Captives under the Turks.
and for Judge Mallet to be exchanged for Sir J. Temple.
3. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Justice Mallett may be exchanged for Sir John Temple, a Prisoner at Dublyn, in Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Particulars of this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for raising Monies for Ireland.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee, the Ordinance concerning the Weekly Assessment for Ireland, "That they have considered of that Ordinance, as fit to pass, with some Amendments and Additions;" which being read, were again read, with the Ordinance, as they were to pass. And, upon the Question, it is Resolved, That this Ordinance shall pass, with the Additions and Amendments.
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
1. To deliver unto them the Ordinance concerning Ireland, with the Alterations and Amendments, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
about Fortescue, the Duke of Lorrain's Agent; and with Ruyter's Petition.
2. To desire their Resolutions concerning the Agent of the Duke of Lorraine.
3. To deliver the Petition of Nicholas Ruyter to them; and desire Concurrence, that it may be referred to the Committee that treats with The States Ambasdors concerning Ships; and that they may report their Opinions to the Houses.
House adjourned till 9a, Friday next.