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, 28 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Thoroughgood.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance for the Attainder of the Archbishop of Cant.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stroude and others:
To desire that their Lordships would be pleased to give Expedition to the Ordinance brought up, concerning the Attainder of the Archbishop of Canterbury; it being to execute Justice upon a Person, who is such a notorious Delinquent, that endeavoured the Subversion of all our Laws; and the Eyes of the Country and City being upon this Business, the Expedition of it will prevent the demanding of Justice by Multitudes.
The Lord General,
Were appointed to consider what Answer to return to this Message.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will send an Answer to this Message by Messengers of their own.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee, the Answer which they think fit to be returned to the House of Commons; and they offer it to their Lordships Consideration; which was read, as followeth:
"That their Lordships have already spent several Days upon the Debate of the Ordinance concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury, and had appointed Tomorrow Morning to proceed further in that Business; and will, upon all Occasions, be ready to give Expedition to any Matters of Justice that comes before them: But if Multitudes should come down to Westminster, to disturb the Proceedings of Parliament, their Lordships know well how to punish such Disorders; and they doubt not but, if there be Occasion for it, they shall not want the Concurrence of the House of Commons."
The House, approving of this; Ordered, That it be sent down to the House of Commons, by Message; and accordingly it was sent down, by Mr. Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Page.
Earl of Manchester's Narrative of the Affairs at Newbury, and Speeches of Colonel Cromwell.
Next, the Earl of Manchester made to the House a large Narrative of the Carriage of the Affairs of the Army at Newbery, and of some Speeches spoken by Lieutenant Colonel Cromwell, which concerns much the Honour of this House, and the Peers of England, and the Good and Interest between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
Hereupon this House nominated these Lords Committees following, to consider what is fit to be done upon that which the Earl of Manchester delivered this Day to this House:
Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons.
House adjourned till 9a cras.