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 Martis, 9 Junii.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Propositions;
That he was commanded by the House of Commons to desire a speedy Concurrence to the Propositions to be sent to the King; they look upon the speedy passing of them as the Means most tending to the Happiness of this Kingdom.
and about the Ordinance for raising Forces for Ireland.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Ireland, which hath lain a Month in this House, to the Danger of that Kingdom: The House of Commons say, "They having done their Part, if any Danger come to that Kingdom, they must discharge themselves of it."
That this House is in Consideration of the Propositions, and of the Ordinance concerning Ireland; and they will (fn. 1) send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions for Peace.
["Whereas both Houses of the Parliament of England have been necessitated to undertake a War, in their just and lawful Defence; and afterwards both Kingdoms of England and Scotland, joined in solemn League and Covenant, were engaged to prosecute the same."]
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That whatsoever Act of Parliament, or Propositions, shall pass, or be agreed on, concerning the Militia of the whole Kingdom, some Clause may be expressed therein to this Effect: ["That this City of London shall have and enjoy all their Rights, Liberties, and Franchises, Customs, and Usages, in the raising and employing the Forces of this City for the Defence thereof, in as full and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as they have or might have used or enjoyed the same at any Time before the making of the said Act or Proposition"]; to the End this City may be fully assured it is not the Intention of Parliament to take from them any Privileges or Immunities in raising or disposing of their Forces, which they have or might have used or enjoyed heretofore."
"Resolved, &c. That the Militia of the City of London, and Liberties thereof, may be in the Ordering and Government of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common (fn. 2) Council assembled, or such as they shall from Time to Time appoint (whereof the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the Time being to be Three); to be employed and directed, from Time to Time, in such Manner as shall be agreed on and appointed by both Houses of Parliament; and that this shall be One of the Propositions to be now sent to His Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace."
The Question being put, "Whether this House shall agree to this Vote now read, as it came up from the House-of Commons, with this Addition, ["to be employed and directed, from Time to Time, in such Manner as shall be agreed on and appointed by both Houses of Parliament"]?"
Next was taken into Consideration the Vote for including the Out-parts within the Power of the Militia of London; which the House of Commons desired may be laid aside for the present, and be respited.
And the Question was put, "Whether this Part of the Proposition, videlicet, ["That the Militia of the Parishes without London, and the Liberties within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, may be under the Command of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council, of the said City, to be ordered in such Manner as shall be agreed on and appointed by both Houses of Parliament"] shall be respited for the present, according to the Desire of the House of Commons?"