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, 5 die Decembris.
North and Conisby.
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
Ordinance for a new Seal for the Duchy of Lancaster.
Ship-load of Coals sent from Newcastle, for the Use of the London Poor.
"We have thought fit to send a Ship's Lading of Coals from Newcastle, for the Use of the Poor of the City of London; and have agreed with James Grenaway, Master of The Sarah of Lyn, to deliver the same at London, being Ninety Chaldrons Newcastle Measure. The Freight (all other Charges being allowed to Mr. Grenaway which he hath disbursed) comes to One Hundred and Thirty Pounds. We desire that my Lord Mayor may be acquainted herewith, that so the Master may receive Payment for his Freight, and be speedily disburthened of his Lading.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet about the French Minister's Audience;
To desire that the Committee of the House of Commons appointed to meet with the Committee of Lords, concerning the Reception of the French Agent, may meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to consider of the Letter writ to Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, and concerning his Reception in his Audience.
and about an Answer to The States Ambassadors.
Message from the H. C. to pass the Ordinance to continue the One for Martial Law, that Sir John Hotham and others may be tried.
"We, the House of Commons, have formerly sent unto your Lordships a very short Ordinance, for the Continuation of the Ordinance for the Commissioners of Martial Law sitting within the City of London, with Notice that the former Ordinance was very near determining; and, my Lords, we are to let you know, that it doth this Day expire. The Commissioners have proceeded to the Trial of Sir John Hotham, have heard his Defence, and are almost ready for Sentence, and cannot proceed either to quit him or condemn him without Continuation of the Ordinance; they have sent for many Witnesses of Quality and others, from divers remote Parts of the Kingdom, which have been examined touching Captain John Hotham, and divers others; some of which Witnesses in respect of their Employments, others of their Wants, press to be discharged; and having been oftentimes, by Petitions from the City of London, and otherwise, earnestly pressed for the speedy Execution of Justice upon notorious Malefactors, we desire your Lordships speedy Concurrence in that short Ordinance.
Ordinance to continue the One for Martial Law.
Message to the H. C. with it.
Oldham sreed from an Arrest.
Next, Oldham was brought to the Bar, by a Habeas Corpus directed from this House: and immediately he was discharged, by Order of this House, from his Imprisonment, by Privilege of Parliament, he being in the Service of the Parliament, under Command of the Earl of Denbigh.
Order for Money to Captain Haynes.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That One Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid, by the Committee at Habberdashers-hall, to the Committee of the West, to be by them distributed, Fourscore Pounds to Captain Haynes, and Twenty Pounds to the Man that procured the Escape of Captain Haines, being Prisoner in Portland."
Order for 200 l. to Mr. Lenthall, Speaker of the H. C.
"Whereas the House of Commons formerly granted unto William Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the said House, Six Thousand Pounds, in Acknowledgement of the great and faithful Service done by the said William Lenthall to the Commonwealth, in the Place of Speaker, Part whereof is yet unpaid, by reason of the great Occasions of the Commonwealth; and whereas Two Hundred Pounds was lately issued forth, and paid, by the Committee at Habberdashers-hall, unto the said William Lenthall, as Part of the Remainder of the said Six Thousand Pounds: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Two Hundred Pounds shall be allowed unto the said Committee, upon passing their Accompts."
Ordinance to continue the One for Martial Law.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, the 16th Day of August, 1644, did Ordain and Establish a Court Martial, to sit in some convenient Place within the Cities of London, Westm. or Lines of Communication; and whereas the said Ordinance, and Authority thereby given and appointed to the Persons therein nominated, was to endure and to have Continuance only for Four Months from the making thereof, which is now almost expited; and whereas afterwards the said Lords and Commons, by Two other Ordinances, the One of the 29th Day of August following, and the other of the Sixteenth Day of September last, did explain, declare, and enlarge, the Power of the Commissioners appointed by the first-recited Ordinance abovesaid: Now the said Lords and Commons, by Authority of this present Parliament, do Order, Ordain, and Declare, That the said Ordinances, and the Authority by them given and appointed to the Persons in the said firstrecited Ordinance nominated, shall endure, and have Continuance, for One Month longer from the Expiration of the same, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the said Ordinances had been at first made to have Continuance for Five Months from the passing of the same."
Associated Counties of Norff. Essex, &c. to be preserved from the King's Army.
"Upon Intelligence to this House, That a great Party of the King's Army is advancing to the associated Counties of Norff. &c. It is hereby recommended, by this House, to the Care of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to give speedy Direction for the Preservation of those Counties."