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, 26 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Dr. Burges versus Antrobus.
Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Burges: It is Ordered, That Mr. Antrobus shall bring in the (fn. 1) Counter-part of his Lease from the Dean of Paule's; and that he stay all Buildings.
Colonel Vermuden, a Habeas.
Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus be issued out, for the bringing of Colonel Vermuden before this House.
E. of Cleveland's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Pass be granted, for a Servant of the Earl of Cleveland, to go to Hurley, in the Parliament Quarters.
Alliston, Turner, and Bayly versus Harrington, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Alliston, Augustine Turner, and Marke Boyley; shewing, "That, in a Suit between them and John Harrington, had this Term, in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, by Original, touching a Title of Land of great Value; that the said Harrington obtained a Verdict against them; that the Proceedings thereupon are erroneous; and that, in regard of the Absence of His Majesty, the Petitioners are remediless of their just and legal Proceedings, upon their Writ of Error returnable before this House, for their Relief therein; wherefore they humbly pray this House to admit them to their legal Writ of Error in Parliament, which they will prosecute with Effect:"
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners shall have a Writ, according to the usual Course of Proceeding, to bring (fn. 2) their Errors into this House.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of Salop, to certify the Causes of the Sequestration; and the Proofs, and to examine the Witnesses (if it be desired on Oath) giving him the Heads of the Charge; and so to end and determine the Matter, if they can, according to the Ordinance, or certify the State of the Cause, and the Proofs, to the Committee of Sequestration of Lords and Commons.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Rutherford and Mr. Cawdry shall have Thanks returned them, from this House, for their great Pains taken in Preaching before the Lords Yesterday at the Fast, in the Abbey Church; and are desired to print and publish their Sermons.
Hitching's Petition, for Money due to him.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Hitching; shewing, "That he hath much Money owing to him, for his Service to the State, by his Employment by Sea:"
It is Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the House of Commons, as a Business of great Consequence and Justice.
L. Digby's Letter.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees that are of the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter do meet this Afternoon; and to send to the House of Commons, to desire them that they would appoint their Members of that Committee to meet likewise.
Message to the H. C. about it; and with Hitching's Petition; and the Ordinance for Accompts, and for recruiting Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver the Petition of Henry Hitching to them, with special Recommendations.
2. To desire that they would appoint the Members of their House, that are of the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter, to meet this Afternoon.
3. To deliver the Ordinance concerning the taking of Accompts to them, with the Alterations; and to desire their Concurrence therein.
4. To desire that they would take into Consideration the recruiting of Sir Tho. Fairefax' Army with Horse and Foot.
Ordinance concerning Newnham Farm.
Next, the Ordinance for Discharge of the Sequestration of Newnham Farme, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to prevent Desertion from Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Bolstrode Whitlocke Esquire:
To desire their Lordships would give Expedition to the Ordinance formerly brought up, for punishing Soldiers as run away from the Army under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefax.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the said Ordinance.
And the House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time, and Agreed to with some Amendments;
Message to them, that the Lords agree to it.
And Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Message from thence, with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance to pay Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, for the Officers late under the Command of the Earl of Essex. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for putting Surry into a Posture of Defence.
To be read To-morrow.
3. Articles to be subscribed by the Committees for the Northern Association.
for Committees to meet about Lord Savill;
4. To desire that the Committee for the Lord Savill's Business may meet this Afternoon, and so de Die in Diem, till that Business be ended.
5. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance for Twenty Thousand Pounds, for reducing Oxford.
and to continue Sir T. Fairfax's Ordinance for pressing Men.
6. That the Ordinance already passed, giving Power to Sir Tho. Fairefax to imprest Men upon Occasions as he marches, be continued for Three Months longer, from the Date of the Expiration of the said Ordinance.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Ordinance for Surry, the Ordinance for the Twenty Thousand Pounds, and to the Articles, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, their Lordships do (fn. 3) agree.
Order to discharge the Sequestration of Newnham Farm, on Payment of 100l. which is to be paid to Major Ennis.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, upon the Payment of One Hundred Pounds unto the Treasurers of Gouldsmiths Hall, the Two Thirds of a Farm called Newenham Farme, in the Parish of Wickham Brenox and Preston, in the County of Kent, in the Occupation of Edward Hinde, and lately belonging to the Lord Roper of Tenham, a Recusant, and for that Cause sequestered for the Use of the State, and now purchased by Captain Brodnax, be unsequestered; and the Rents from henceforth arising and growing due for the said Farm be entirely paid, and shall accrue, to the Use of the said Thomas Brodnax Esquire; and all Committees and Commissioners for Sequestrations are to take Notice hereof; and the said One Hundred Pounds is to be forthwith paid by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall unto Major Ennis, One of the Scotts Officers."
Order for 9400l. to Mr. Vernon, for Officers and Reformadoes.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds shall be paid in Course unto Mr. Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard, out of the Receipts of the Excise and new Impost, by Ordinance of the 11th of September, 1643, whereof Eight Thousand Pounds is to be by him paid, upon Accompt, to such English, Scottch, and other Officers, by such Proportions as shall be mentioned in a List subscribed by the Committee of the Army, or any Five of them; and One other Thousand Pounds thereof for the Payment of the Train of Artillery late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, according to a List likewise thereof, to be subscribed by the said Committee, or any Five of them; and the other Four Hundred Pounds for the Reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes, late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, to be equally divided amongst them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized to pay the said Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds accordingly, in due Order and Course, unto the said Mr. Vernon, next after other Assignments formerly made; and the Receipt of the said Mr. Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, and every of them, for the Payment of the said Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof: Provided, and be it further Ordained, That if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Persons, shall advance the said Sums, or any Part thereof, to the said Commissioners of Excise, to be paid to Mr. Vernon as aforesaid, by Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing, shall be secured all such Sums as they shall so advance, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. upon the Credit of the Excise; and shall be paid the same out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest as aforesaid, for so long Time as the said Sums, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid; and the Receipt of Mr. Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Interest of Eight per Cent. as aforesaid."
House adjourned till 9a cras.