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, 25 die Julii.
Comes (fn. 1) Suffolke.
Answer from the H. C.
Ordinance for a Collection for the Sufferers by Fire at Leighton Buzzard.
Message from the H. C. to defer the Hearing their Impeachment against the E. of Stamford & al.
Message to the H. C. about it, and with the Ordinance for Leighton Buzzard.
To let them know, that the Lords have appointed Monday next for the Hearing of the Earl of Stamford's Business and others; and, in regard it concerns his Lordship so much, their Lordships have appointed so short a Day.
Causeway at Parliament Stairs to be surveyed.
Upon reading the Petition of the Watermen at the Parliament Stairs; shewing, "That the Causeway going down from the Parliament Stairs, since the Beginning of this Parliament, is much decayed and out of Repair, so that the Petitioners cannot with any Conveniency, at a Low Water, land any Fare, or perform that Service to their Lordships; therefore they humbly pray, that the Master Surveyor of His Majesty's Work may be Ordered to survey the Defects of the said Causeway, and that forthwith there may be Workmen employed in the repairing thereof, to make it serviceable to their Lordships."
Letter from the Committee at Cambridge, desiring Officers may be appointed to the Horse they have raised.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, "That they have received a Letter from the Committee of Cambridge, wherein the Committee of both Kingdoms desire their Lordships Directions."
"According to your Directions, we have made our Proportion of Horse for Lyncolnshire ready, which shall be at Huntington (the Rendezvous appointed) upon Thursday next, the 24th of this Instant, being the appointed Time; but we understand from the Committee of Lyncolneshire, that, without Officers (which we have as yet no Directions to appoint), they will take no Charge of them when they come thither; nevertheless they shall be sent thither at the Time: And, if your Lordships have not already taken any Course to provide Officers for them, we beseech your Lordships to do it with all Speed. We have sent this Messenger of purpose to receive your Lordships Commands and farther Directions herein, as becomes.
Lords Lieutenants of Counties to grant them.
Proclamation for Officers to repair to Reading.
It was further reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, as the Opinion of that Committee, "That a Proclamation may be issued, commanding all Officers of the Army to repair to Reading, to be there on Monday Night, ready to march thence with the Convoy on Tuesday Morning."
Mr. Thayne, Black Rod, to have an Order for Possession of Windsor Little Park.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Thayne, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; shewing, "That the Little Park of Windsor becomes to him, as an Appurtenant to his said Place; but it is kept from him, and Colonel Ven is in Possession of it."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That an Order shall be granted, to give Power to the said Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to demand Possession of the said Park; and, upon Refusal, to return the Reasons thereof to this House.
Countess of Peterborough's Assessment.
Upon hearing the Counsel of the Countess of Peterborough, concerning her Assessment at Haberdashers Hall, for her Twentieth Part: It is Ordered, That she be specially recommended from this House to that Committee, to shew her what Favour they may; and to take her Debenture into Consideration. And the Lord Willoughb' is appointed to acquaint the said Committee with this Recommendation.
Message to the H. C. with the Letter from Cambridge, &c. and for Officers to repair to Reading.
Message from thence, to the same Effect, and to expedire the Instructions for the Commissioners going to Scotland.
Thompson and Wainwright's Petition, about a Ship of theirs stayed in the Isle of Man.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Thompson and James Wainwright; shewing, "That they furnished a Ship for Leverpole, which is stayed by the Earl of Derby in the Isle of Man:" It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of some fit Way how the said Ship may be released.
Lord Digby's Letter.
Arnold, for abusing the Earl of Stamford.
Ordinance to increase the Incomes of the Ministers of Derby out of Mr. Bullock's Estate, held by Lease of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln.
"Whereas the Inhabitants of the Town of Derby have, in these Times of War and Distraction, expressed great Fidelity and Affection to the Parliament, in their Personal and other Assistance and Contributions to the necessary Defence of Religion, Laws, and Liberty, invaded and endangered by a Popish and malignant Party; and whereas the constant and faithful Labours of the Ministers there have been a chief Means of exciting and upholding the People's Affections, and rendering them so serviceable to the common Cause, and yet the Maintenance of these Ministers is taken Notice of to be very small: For the better Supply thereof, and Relief of the said Town in that Particular; be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Rents, Issues, and Profits, of the Lands and Hereditaments, belonging to the Dean or Dean and Chapter of Lincolne, now in Lease, for a Term in being, to John Bullocke Esquire, a Delinquent, in Arms against the Parliament, and situate and being within the Parishes of Talkman's and Alhalowes, in and near the said Town of Derby, the said Rents, Issues, and Profits, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds per Annum, shall be, and are hereby, settled and conferred upon the Corporation of the said Town of Derby, for the Maintenance of their Ministers, in such Sort as the Mayor, Aldermen, Thomas Gell Esquire Recorder, and the Chief Burgesses of the said Town, or the greater Part of them, shall from Time to Time think fit to allot and proportion the same, who are hereby authorized to call for, collect, levy, and receive, the said Revenues, by all such Ways and Means as the said John Bullocke himself might have done if he had been no Delinquent, and to issue forth and dispose of the same as aforesaid, during the Continuance of the said Lease, or until both Houses of Parliament shall take other express Order therein."
Sir T Fair fax s Officers to repair to Reading
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all Commanders and Officers belonging to the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, now in the West, upon Pain of Cashiering, do repair to Reading, to receive then Recruits of Horse and Foot there, on Monday next, and that the Committees of the Militia of London and Westm (fn. 2) do cause this Order to be forthwith published, by Beat of Drum, or Sound of Trumpet, in all Places in and about the Cities of London and Westm and within the Lines of Communication"