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, 26 die Februarii.
Justice Bacon, Leave to be absent.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions;
to expedite the Vote about Elders;
the Order for the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall;
and for Discharge of Delinquents.
That this House hath passed the Votes for the Tryers of Elders; and that this House will give them a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Propositions, as is desired: To the rest of the Particulars, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Thanks to the Preachers at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Perne and Mr. Jenkins shall have Thanks returned them, for their Sermons preached Yesterday in the Abbey Church, before their (fn. 1) Lordships; and that they be desired to print and publish their Sermons.
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwicke and Mr. Bond are appointed to preach before the Lords, at Martin's Church in the Feilds, at the Thanksgiving for the good Success of the Forces under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefax, at Torrington, on the 12th of March next.
D° at the Fast.
Tryers of Elders.
And it was moved, "That the Question might be, (fn. 2) Whether this House agrees with the House of Commons in the said Votes?"
Message from the H. C. for the Scots Commissioners to be desired to give an Answer about the Delivery of the Garrisons;
and for them to give in an Accompt of Monies due to Scotland and their Armies.
"2. Resolved, Whereas the Parliament of Scotland do, by their Letter of the Third of February, 1646, directed to the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. demand Payment to be made, before the Third Day of May next, of the Sums of Money duly owing by the Houses of Parliament to the Kingdom of Scotland, and their Armies in England and Ireland, according to the Treaties between the Two Kingdoms, the Accompt whereof will be given by their Commissioners; the said Commissioners are desired to give in the Accompt of the said Monies accordingly."
That this (fn. 3) House agrees to the Two Votes now brought up.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Order about the Court of Wards; and with an Ordinance and Commissions.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Business concerning Asby de la Zouch, and to the Order for the Thanksgiving: (Here enter it.) To the rest of the Particulars, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, with L. Conway's Petition amended; and about L. Buckhurst's.
Gifford to swear to his Accompts before he goes to Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Gifford, late Major General to the Lord Fairefax; shewing, "That he is now employed for Ireland, and presently to go over with Colonel Jepson's Regiment raised for that Service, so as he cannot personally be here in England when any Part of his Arrears shall fall due unto him:" And in regard his own Oath is required to the Truth and Verity of his Debenture: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Accompts do take his Personal Oath unto the Truth of his Debenture now, before he goes over into Ireland, he being commanded to his Charge by the Lord Inchequin.
Order for a Thanksgiving within the Lines.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Thursday Fortnight be set apart for a Day of Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for His great Mercy, in giving Success to the Parliament Forces, against the Forces of the Enemy under the Command of Sir Ralph Hopton, at Torrington, in Devonsheir; to be observed and kept in all Churches and Chapels within the Cities of London and Westm. Lines of Communication, and Ten Miles about; and that the Lord Mayor be desired to take Care that the respective Ministers within the Limits aforesaid may have timely Notice hereof, to the End they may excite and stir up the People to a due Thankfulness for the same."