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 Lunæ, 30 die Martii.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Desire of Larnar, and to the Order for the Duke of Angoleme to transport Two Horses: As concerning Mr. Esthorp to be added to the Assembly of Divines, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, to remind them of the Ordinance for Sutton's Hospital;
to expedite Norton's Order;
and for L. Conway to have Leave to go beyond Sea.
3. To desire that the Lord Viscount Conway may have (fn. 1) Leave to go beyond the Seas, with his Lady, Family, and Six Horses.
Order for stopping the Disorders in The Spring Garden on Sundays.
Upon Complaint made to this House "of the great Disorder in suffering Company to walk and resort to The Spring Garden on the Lord's-day and Fast-days; and that there is a disorderly Alehouse near adjoining to the said Spring Garden."
It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the Earl of Pembrooke, to give Directions, that there be no Recourse, or any Persons permitted, on the Lord's-days and the Fast-days, to the said Garden, and for redressing the Disorders in the said Alehouse.
Message to the H. C. for the Marquis of Winton's Allowance to be paid him.
Upon reading the Petition of John White; complaining, "That the Orders of Parliament are not obeyed, in paying to the Marquis of Winton his Allowance, out of his Lands in Hampshire, for his Maintenance."
Order for preserving the E. of Newport's Woods in Alexton and Loddington.
Upon reading the Affidavits of Rob't Johnson, Edward Boyfeild, and Wm. Palmer, "That the Committee at Leycester do, notwithstanding the Order of this House, (fn. 1) cut down the Woods of the Earl of Newport, in Alexton and Loddington, in the County of Leycester, both Timber and other Woods, contrary to the general Custom of the Country, and to the Ruin of the Yearly Supplies the Inhabitants of the Manor had by the said Woods."
It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to take speedy Care, and give Directions, that the said Woods may not be destroyed any more, but be preserved for the furnishing that Country with Wood, and preventing that which may tend to the Ruin of the Earl of Newport's Estate.
Ordinance to continue the Assessments in Derby.
Counties to be eased of Taxations, &c.
Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning, how the Counties of this Kingdom may be eased of the Taxations and Assessments that lie now upon them, now it hath pleased God to give such Success to the Forces under the Command of the Parliament, and there being no visible Army now that the King hath.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter to the Prince;
with an Ordinance;
to expedite the Answer to the King's Letter;
and Two Ordinances.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer to the King to be communicated
to the Scots Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms shall communicate to the Scotts Commissioners the Answer to the King's last Letter, and desire their Concurrence therein.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in the Letter to be sent to the Prince of Wales, and to the Answer to be sent to the King, and to the Ordinance for the Four Thousand Pounds for Abingdon: Concerning the Ordinance touching the Excise, and the Ordinance touching Martial (fn. 2) Law, their Lordships will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Order for 4000£. for Abingdon.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into their serious Consideration the good Service done by the Forces in Abingdon Garrison, under the immediate Command of General Major Richard Browne, and the Necessity of some present Supply thereof, have thought fit to charge the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds upon the Fine of Nine Thousand Pounds lately set upon Mr. Robert Henly for his Delinquency, to be forthwith advanced and paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons at Habberdashers Hall, to the Use of the said Garrison; and in case the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds cannot be so speedily raised out of the said Fine as may supply the present Want of the said Garrison, it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That such Person or Persons, his or their Executors and Administrators, as shall advance, by Way of Loan, the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, for the Service aforesaid, shall be paid, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, for so long Time as he or they shall forbear the same, by the said Committee at Habberdashers Hall, who are hereby authorized to issue out and pay the same accordingly, out of the First Monies payable and to be paid to the said Committee of the said Fine; and that the Acquittance or Note of the Receipt of the Treasurers appointed by the said Committee at Habberdashers Hall, made to the Person or Persons so lending or advancing the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, testifying the Loan thereof, entered with the said Committee within Six Days after the Date hereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the said Person or Persons lending the said Monies, their Executors and Assigns, to demand the said Monies so lent, with Interest after the Rate aforesaid, from the said Committee at Habberdashers Hall; and the said Committee are hereby authorized to issue out the said Four Thousand Pounds unto Mr. John Billingsley, Treasurer for the said Garrison, to be by him paid over to the Use of the said Garrison, according to such Order and Directions as he shall receive from the said General Major Browne; and the Receipt of the said John Billingsley, under his Hand, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee."
Letter to the Prince, inviting him into the Parliament's Quarters.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, being informed that your Highness is lately removed into the Isle of Sillye, have commanded us, in their Names, to invite you to come forthwith into their Quarters, and to reside in such Place, and with such Council and Attendants about you, as the Two Houses shall think fit to appoint. This being all we have in Charge, we take Leave to rest,
Letter to Sir Tho. Fairfax, to forward it to Him.
"We are commanded, by the Two Houses of Parliament, to desire you to send this inclosed Letter to his Highness the Prince of Wales, wheresoever he is within His Majesty's Dominions, with what convenient Speed you can. This is all we have at present to offer unto you, from