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, 14 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Lady Finch's Petition, for an Allowance out of her Husband's Estate.
Upon reading the Petition of Mabella Lady Finch; shewing, "That the Estate of the Lord Finch being very small for their Support, the same, immediately after her going into Holland, was sequestered, and so continues, whereby she is deprived of Livelihood, the Fifth Part of her Husband's Estate being but Sixty Pounds: She humbly prays their Lordships Consideration of her distressed Estate, and to set out such fit Allotment out of her said Husband's Estate."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Prayer of this Petition be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to give her Relief herein.
Prynn, Burton, and Bastwick's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mr. Prynn, Dr. Burton, and Dr. Bastwicke, touching the taking off of a Sentence given against them in the Star Chamber and High Commission Court, shall be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar, this Day Sevennight.
Mrs. Mordant & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That a Pass shall be granted to Mrs. Eliz. Mordant and Mrs. Ann Mordant, Three Men Servants, Two Maid Servants, Three Trunks, and Twenty Pounds in Money, to go into France; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons desired herein.
Answer to the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they have put the Petition of the Earl of Stamford into a Way of Consideration.
Thanks to the Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Vynes and Mr. Arrowsmith have hereby Thanks returned them from this House, for their great Pains taken in preaching before the Members of both Houses of Parliament at Christ Church, the 12th of this Instant March, at the Thanksgiving for Shrewsbury and Weymouth; and they are hereby desired to print their Sermons.
Mr. Mordant, a Pass.
Ordered, That Lewis Mordant Esquire shall have Liberty to go from Turvey, where he resides, according to the Proviso in the Statute of 3° Jacobi.
List for the new Model of the Army.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Matter of the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons, concerning the List of the Officers that are to be employed under Sir Thomas Fairefaxe; and, after a serious Debate, the House was resumed.
And this Question was put, "Whether this House did adhere to the Exceptions of those Persons in the List that were sent down to the House of Commons?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That this House is of Opinion, that there be no Recommendation to Sir Tho. Fairefaix.
Ordered, That the Lord General, Earl of Manchester, the Lord Admiral, and the Lord North, are appointed to draw up Reasons, and offer them to the House To-morrow, concerning this Business, that so a Conference (fn. 1) may be had with the House of Commons Tomorrow Morning.
House adjourned till 9a cras.