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, 2 die Decembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Hickes.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
E. of Leven to command in Chief before Newark.
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee of both Kingdoms have received a Letter from the Earl of Leven, to give Notice that he is come up with the Scotch Army to Newarke, and he desires to know who should command in Chief; which the Committee thought fit to receive the Directions of this House."
Hereupon this House thought fit, that General Leven shall command in Chief all the Forces, both English and Scots, that are now, or shall be, employed before Newarke, during their Continuance there.
Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee of the Admiralty:
Whereas, on the 19th of September last, it was Ordered by this Committee, That both Houses should be moved, to pass the Ordinance for Sea Laws, in respect of many Disorders committed by the Seamen: And forasmuch as some Persons are now in Custody that have betrayed their Trust at Sea, the bringing of whom to Trial will be a very good Service to the Kingdom; Ordered, That both Houses be again moved, from this Committee, to pass the said Ordinance with what convenient Speed they may."
Ordered, To communicate this Report to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. for the E. of Leven to command before Newark;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To desire their Concurrence in a Vote, "That General Leven shall command in Chief all the Forces, both English and Scotch, that are, or shall be, employed before Newarke, during their Continuance there."
about the Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea;
2. To communicate to them the Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for passing the Ordinance for Martial Law by Sea.
and the E. of Nott's Petition.
3. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Nottingham's Petition.
Message from thence, for a Conference about Propositions for Peace.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelyn Knight:
To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching Propositions for Peace.
and with an Ordinance.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the King's Children here.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference To-morrow Morning, in the Painted Chamber, at Ten a Clock; and concerning the Ordinance touching the King's Children, they will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Oliver Fleming's Order for Privilege.
"Whereas Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, is, by virtue of his Place, to give his continual Attendance upon the Parliament, and to entertain Foreign Princes, Ambassadors, and other Public Ministers for the Service of the State, who hath given sufficient Testimony of his Fidelity and Affection, and great Integrity and Abilities in discharging of the said Place, and other Occasions as an Officer of State: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Oliver Fleming shall and is hereby, for his Person, Goods, and Estate, freed of and from all Suits and Arrests, during his Discharge of the said Place and Public Employment as aforesaid, unless the Pleasure of this House shall be signified to the contrary; and hereof all such whom it may concern are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience thereunto, as they will answer the contrary to this House at their Peril."
Jennings and Dawes.
This Day the Cause between Tho. Jennyns, against Sir Thomas Dawes, was heard at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides; and Ordered to be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
House adjourned till 9a cras.