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 Jovis, 8 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Bridge.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Pawlett's Privilege.
Upon Complaint of the Lord Jo. Pawlett, "That he hath been served with Two Writs out of the Court of the King's Bench, by a Common Bailiff; and that the Sheriff came to him, and told his Lordship he was to be arrested; but, if he would enter into good Bail, he would not arrest him."
The Opinion of the House being, "That this is a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, he being a Peer of this Realm:" It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall attach the Body of the Bailiff, and keep him in safe Custody, and bring him before the Lords in Parliament.
Willis's Ordinance to be Vicar of Twickenham.
An Ordinance was read, for presenting Thomas Willis to be Vicar of the Parish of Twickenham; and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Sir R. Throckmorton, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Rob't Throckmorton shall have Leave to come, with his Servants, out of Warwickshire, to his House in Bucks, and to his other Houses.
Capt. Perry protected, for seizing Money belonging to the Enemy at Christmas's House.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain James Perry; shewing, "That he being an Officer employed as Lieutenant at Farnham Castle, in Surrey, being sent out upon a Party to discover the Motions of the Enemy, and having Intelligence of some Contribution gathered, and sending to the Enemy at Winchester, did seize the same, in the House of one Christmas, near Alton, and did deliver the same to his Colonel, Jeremy Baines, who did distribute the same amongst the hungry Soldiers of the said Garrison; and that, since, the Son or Brother of the said Christmas, pretending some Part of the said Money, videlicet, Eight Pounds, to belong to him, hath taken out a Writ; and was likely this Term to be outlawed."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That all Suits against the Petitioner concerning any Thing of this Nature shall be staid, and no Proceedings to be therein, until this House hath given Resolution in an Ordinance already depending in this House, for preventing of the like Proceedings for the future.
Ordinance to abolish Bishops, &c.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee, the Ordinance for abolishing of Archbishops and Bishops, &c. as being fit to pass as it came from the House of Commons, without any Alterations.
And it being read the Third Time;
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree to this Ordinance as it came from the House of Commons ?"
And the Votes were even, so nothing could be resolved on at this Time.
Ordered, That this Business shall be taken into Consideration again To-morrow Morning, at Eleven of the Clock.
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Treasurers of the Army shall meet Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
House adjourned till 10a cras.