Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 13 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Bridge.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwicke and Mr. Bond shall have Thanks given them for their Sermons Yesterday before the Lords; and to desire they would print their Sermons.
Orders for Concurrence.
The Order for paying to Moore Pye Twenty Pounds, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
The Order to add Persons to the Committee of Glo'ster, &c. was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Baker versus Griffith, for his Fees.
Upon reading the Petition of Michaell Baker; desiring Leave to sell the Apparel of John Griffith Esquire, for his Fees."
It is Ordered, To be referred to take his Ordinary Course in Law.
Major Banastre, to have his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Peregrin Banastre, in the Service of the Parliament, in Ireland: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons, that he may have some present Maintenance out of his Arrears, and his Arrears paid him as soon as conveniently may be.
Lieut. Hume freed.
Ordered, upon the Petition of Lieutenant George Hume, (fn. 1) he shall be released from his Imprisonment, he being arrested for Debt; there being owing to him Three Hundred Pounds for his Service to the Parliament.
Witnesses in the Cause between Petit and Rednes.
Ordered, That Captain John Hunter, Thomas Twitt of Harwich, Captain Cammock, John Bull, Isaac Romier, and Claudius Faucault, Claudius Petit, and Hans Baker, James Garner, Leonard Rednes, and Wm. Allen, shall appear before this House on the 24th of this Month, to be (fn. 2) Witnesses in the Cause between Dominiq' Petit, &c.
Col. Kerle's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for making Colonel Kirle Governor of Monmouth shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance for Church Government, and to keep scandalous Persons from the Sacrament.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance last brought up from the House of Commons, concerning Church Government.
And after a long Debate;
The House was resumed; and the 14th Article in the said Ordinance was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether that the Question, That this Article concerning the Commissioners shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Next, this Question was put, "Whether to agree to this Fourteenth Article, concerning Commissioners to enquire of scandalous Offences presented to them, not within any Ordinance of Parliament?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Memorandum, That, before the putting this Question, these Lords following desired Leave of the House to enter their Protestations, if the Question was carried against them; and accordingly they had Leave.
Resolved upon the Question, That this House shall now be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Order for 20 l. to Pye the Messenger, from Cardiff.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Moore Pye, the Messenger that brought the Letters from the Committee at Cardiff, shall have Twenty Pounds for his Pains; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do pay the same accordingly."
Commitees for Gloucester.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Miles Button and Mr. Edmond Herbert shall be added to the Committee for Gloucester, Hereford, Glamorgan, Brecon, Monmouth, and Radnor."
Protest against an Article of the Ordinance for Church Government.
"Whereas this Day a Vote was passed this House, in hæc verba; (videlicet,)
"Whether to agree to this Fourteenth Article, concerning Commissioners to enquire of scandalous Offences presented to them, not within any Ordinance of Parliament? We, whose Names are underwritten, do make this our Protestation against that Vote, conceiving it to be against that solemn League and Covenant which we have taken.
House adjourned till 10a cras.