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, 2 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Coleman.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath returned with this Answer to the Message sent to the House of Commons on Tuesday last:
That they agree to the granting Commissions to the Officers for Lyncolnshire; to the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
States Ambassador to have Audience.
Upon Information to this House, by the Master of the Ceremonies, "That the House of Commons have Ordered to give The States Ambassador Audience this Morning:"
It is Ordered, That this House shall give him Audience this Morning likewise; and that the Master of the Ceremonies shall give the Ambassador Notice of it, and bring him hither first to have Audience.
The Earl of Warwicke reported Two Papers from the Committee for the Admiralty, wherein they desire their Lordships Approbation:
Warrants, Process, &c. from the Admiralty Court to issue in the King's Name; but Letters of Mart, &c. to issue in the Name of both Houses.
That it be reported to both Houses of Parliament, as the Opinion of this Committee, That, dur ing the Being of the Lord Admiral's Office in a Committee, all Warrants, Process, Attachments, Sentences, and Proceedings, in the Admiralty Court, which are to be executed within this Kingdom, do issue in the King's Name, as the Use of that Court hath formerly been; but that all Commissions for Examinations of Witnesses, Letters of Mart, and Reprizals, and all other Commissions and Process which shall issue out of that Court, and are to be executed at Sea, or in Foreign Parts, do issue in the Name of both Houses of Parliament: And that the Opinion and Pleasure of the Houses be thereupon desired."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Opinion of the Committee.
The Second Paper was this:
Capt. Cranley to be Collector of the Tenths of Prizes.
"Ordered, That Captain Ric'd Crandley be Collector of all the Tenths of Prizes that shall be seized by Private Men of War; as also Collector of all Seizures, and other Perquisites, that shall be made and become due to the State, in Right of the Admiralty."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Order of the Committee.
Message to the H. C. with these Orders.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To communicate the Two Papers reported this Day from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, and desire their Concurrence in them.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance, and Commission, and Instructions for Sir Charles Coote, President of Connaught.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. A Commission for Sir Charles Coote to be Lord President of the Province of Connaught, in the Kingdom of Ireland.
2. Instructions for Sir Charles Coote, Lord President of Connaught.
3. An Ordinance for a Committee to reside with the Armies in Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take these Particulars into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for a Committee to command this Summer's Fleet.
2. An Ordinance for raising of Forces for the City of Gloucester.
3. An Ordinance for the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to treat for Subscription of Forces to be sent to Major General Browne.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take these Ordinances into present Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for a Committee, to command the Summer's Fleet.
The Ordinance for sending a Committee to Sea, to command this Summer's Fleet, was read Twice, and committed to (fn. 1) a Committee of the whole House.
And immediately the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take the said Ordinance into Consideration.
The House was resumed.
States Ambassador Audience.
Next, this House gave Audience to The States Ambassador; and he delivered a Paper in French, containing what he said.
And it is Ordered to be translated into English.
E. of Denbigh versus Capt. Stone & al.
Sir Rob't Leech and Doctor Aylett brought in the Examinations in the Cause concerning Captain Stone, &c and Ordered, That Publication shall be made thereof, and the Parties may have Copies of them.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order concerning Captain Crandley: To the rest of the Message, they will take it into speedy Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Warwickshire and Leicestershire to be protected.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for both Kingdoms, to take Care of the Counties of Warwicke and Leycester; and that there may be Commanders in Chief sent down to them.
Answer to the E. of Leven's Letter.
The Lord Wharton reported the Draught of a Letter to be sent to General Leven, in Answer to his Letter; which was read, and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.