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 Martis, 11 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Rayner.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Papers from the French Resident, concerning the Interruption of the Trade with France.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee that met to consider of the French Resident's Papers had a Petition presented to them, from Ric'd Legg, Edward Casson, Ric'd Tomes, Ric'd Willett, Francis Toulson, and divers others, Merchants of London, trading into France, complaining of the Interruption of Trade with France, and divers Papers from the French Resident;" which were read.
And further it was reported, "That the Committee thought it it to be Business of that Importance of the breaking off Trade between the Two Kingdoms; and therefore resolved to communicate it to both Houses, and desire it may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to report their Opinions to the Houses."
Ordered, That this Petition be sent to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To deliver the Petition of the Merchants trading at Roan to the House of Commons; and to desire their Concurrence, to refer it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of it, and deliver their Sense to the Houses upon it speedily; the rather, because the French Resident goeth to Oxford To-morrow, and that the Merchants do and may suffer much by the Delay of it.
with Mr. Elliot's Ordinance;
2. To desire their Concurrence in an Order concerning Mr. Elliott, and recommend it to them, in regard his Father was a Person that suffered much for the Public.
and with the Petition against the Use of Foreign Shipping.
3. To communicate to them the Petition of Merchants trading in Shipping and Navigation.
Mrs. Russel's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Susan Russell, late Wife of Edward Rich Esquire: It is Ordered, That the Petition be shewed to the Earl of Clare.
De La Salle's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter De La Salle, Merchant Stranger: It is Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Justice Bacon, to relieve him according to the Prayer of the Petition, if it may stand with the Justice and Proceedings of that Court.
Ordinance concerning Jersey.
The Lord Admiral presented to this House, an Ordinance concerning the Isle of Jersey, which was read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance for Sir T. Fairfax to command the Army.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance for the new Model of an Army.
The Conference being ended, the House was resumed.
Capt. King's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Thomas King: It is Ordered, That the said Petitions shall be shewed to the Committee at The Savoy, and they to give their Answer to the same To-morrow Morning:
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Brown's, Clerk of the Parliaments, House and Goods at Twickenham, protected.
"Upon Information this Day given to the House: by the Petition of John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, That some lewd, disorderly, and unruly People have of late, and daily do, out of meer Malice and Envy to the said Petitioner (and, as it appears by their Speeches frequently used, is for his diligent Discharge of his Duty in his Place), do cut, waste, fell, and carry away, his Woods, growing at Twickenham, in the County of Midd.: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Dwelling-house, Houshold-stuff, and Furniture, Out-houses, Woods, and Pales, of and belonging to the said Mr. Browne, in Twickenham aforesaid, are hereby protected and saved harmless, from the Violence, Ruin, or Destruction, of all Persons whatsoever; neither shall any presume to cut, fell, or carry away, any of the Wood of the said Mr. Browne from off the Premises, without his Privity, Leave, and Good-liking, as they will answer the contrary to this House at their uttermost Perils: And lastly it is Ordered (for the better Performance hereof), That all Commanders, Colonels, Captains, and Soldiers, as also all His Majesty's Justices of Peace, Constables, and other Officers, shall, upon Information given them, or any of them, of the Offenders against this Order, prevent and hinder all Persons that shall endeavour any Thing [ (fn. 1) contrary to the] Intent of this Order; and shall attach and apprehend the said Offenders, and send them up in Safety before the Lords in Parliament, to be proceeded against according to their Demerits."
House adjourned till 9a cras.