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, 30 die Januarii.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Weckerlin's Petition for an Allowance.
Upon reading the Petition of George Rodolphe Weckherlin: It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the House of Commons, that the Petitioner may have some Subsistence for his Livelihood, out of the Pension and Salaries which are settled (fn. 1) on him; and that some Opportunity may be taken for his further Advantage.
Letter from Sir R. Carr, disowning Mr. Carr's being his Solicitor.
The Earl of Northumb. acquainted this House with a Letter, which was sent him by Sir Rob't Carr; and as soon as (fn. 1) his Lordship read the Contents of it, his Lordship went to speak with Sir Rob't Carr, to know whether he would own the Letter; and he did own it.
The said Letter was read, as follows:
"The Party appearing to petition your Lordships as on my Behalf (thus informed by my Wife) is One who for some Years hath had Reference to me: I disclaim him to be my Solicitor, and disavow the Petition. My Suit to your Lordship is, That you will be pleased to impart this to the Honourable Lords; so that neither I nor my Wife may be troubled further, but the Boldness of the Petitioner reproved. This, with the Continuance of your Lordship's Favour, shall oblige me,
January 24th 1645.
"Most humble Servant,
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Northumb."
Next, was presented to the House the Answer of the Lady Carr; which was read, as follows:
Lady Carr's Answer to Carr's Petition formerly presented, in Behalf of Sir R. Carr.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Answer of Dame Mary Carre, Wife of Sir Rob't Carr Baronet, in Obedience to an Order of this Honourable House, whereby she is required to make Answer to the Petition of one Robert Carre.
"That she humbly conceiveth the said Petition (it being pretended to be made in the Behalf of her Husband) to be scandalous, and contrived for some undue Ends; for that her Husband (having Notice thereof) disclaims the Petition, and the Petitioner to be now or ever his Solicitor, as he hath expressed by Letter and otherwise to a Person of Honour of this Honourable House and several Members of the House of Commons; the which she humbly refers to your condign Punishment, as to your Lordships shall seem meet; and she not be discouraged in her Love and Duty to recover her said Husband's Health, and desend his Estate from Ruin.
This Question being put, "Whether to dismiss this Cause before further Examination?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
To be further heard.
Ordered, That Robert Carr shall have a Copy of the Lady Carr's Answer; and shall be heard on Tuesday next, to make good the Suggestions in his Petition on the Behalf of Sir Rob't Carr.
Lewis's Petition for a Maintenance, who lost his Sight in the Service of Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lewis, who hath lost his Eyes in the Service of Ireland; desires some Consideration for his Maintenance.
And an Ordinance to this Purpose was presented, and read; and Ordered to be referred to these Lords following:
Any Two to meet.
An (fn. 2) Order was presented to this House, in Behalf of Henry Morris; which was read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To deliver to them the Petition of Mr. Weckherlin, and the Order concerning Henry Morris, with special Recommendations; and to put them in Mind of the Marquis of Winton's Business, and the Lady Chaworth's Business.
Ordered, That the Lord Robertes do make Report To-morrow Morning of the last Conference with the House of Commons.
Ordinance concerning Eaton College.
The Lord Robertes reported, "That the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the choosing of Fellows of Eaton Colledge are of Opinion, That the said Ordinance do sleep; and that (fn. 3) an Order be granted, that the Provost and Fellows of Eaton Colledge (fn. 4) do proceed to elect others in the Place of those are void or absent."
Perkins to be a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge.
Ordered, That the Master and Fellows of Christ Colledge, in Cambridge, do proceed to choose Edward Perkins, Batchelor of Arts, to be a Fellow of the said College, in the Place which is now void, and in the Disposition of the Parliament.
Mr. Finch to export Horses.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch shall have his Horses transported Custom free.
House adjourned till 10a cras.