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, 6 die Aprilis.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Devon and L. Campden, Leave to remain within the Lines.
Letter from Sir T. Glemham.
"According to your Lordship's Desire, I have presented unto His Majesty your inclosed Letter from the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament at Westm. and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland; and I have herewith returned the Trumpeter that brought it to
An Ordinance brought in was read, for granting to Mr. Henry Steward One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, out of Sir George Radcliff's Estate, sequestered; which was approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
Lady Grandison & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Grandison, with Mr. Russell, Hugh Tomlin, Ric'd Cotes, John Symons, Francis Wheycroft, Ann Sevell, Mary Stafford, Margeret Laurance, shall have a Pass, to come out of France, to London, with their Necessaries for their Travel.
Lady Gorge's Petition.
Ordinance concerning the Committees at Goldsmiths Hall.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
Paper from the Florentine Agent, to be exempted from the Excise.
"Signior Amerigo Salvettie, Resident here in England for the Great Duke of Toscany, &c. representeth unto your Honours, That whereas he hath heretofore been allowed a Bill of Impost Yearly, for a certain Sum of Wine, for the Use of his House, and hath had none this Five Years; and hearing that your Honours have granted unto the Ambassadors of Spayne and Holland the same, and freed them of the Excise besides of whatsoever concerneth their Houshold Affairs: He most humbly beseecheth your Honours, to be pleased to grant unto him an Order to the same Effect, desiring it more for Reputation than Profit; which Favour done to a Minister of a Prince so well-affected to this State and Nation shall be acknowledged by, who from his Heart honoureth and wisheth you all Happiness."
Paper from the Army Committee.
Sir H. Mildmay's Claim to the Barony of Fitzwalter.
Ordered, That the Cause of Sir Henry Mildmay, concerning his Claim, shall be heard, at this (fn. 1) Bar, this Day Month, being the 4th of May.
Lady J. Wallinsly, Leave to go to Spa.
Ordered, That the Lady Julian Wallinsly, of Wilsthrop, in the County of Yorke, shall, for the Recovery of her Health, have Licence to travel to The Spawe in Germany, with such Four Servants as shall be allowed unto her for her Attendants by the Committee at Yorke.
Ordinance for continuing the Army.
Paper of Advice from the Committee for the Army, to the Committee of the London Militia, concerning the King's coming to London.
"In Pursuance of an Ordinance of Parliament of the last of March, concerning the preventing of all such Inconveniences as may happen in case the King should come within the Lines of Communication contrary to the Advice that hath been given Him by both Houses of Parliament; we, the Committee of the Army, do advise the Committee of the Militia of the City of London;
"That the Forces within the City, and within the Lines of Communication, be forthwith put into such a Posture, as that, upon the King's coming, or attempting to come, within the Line, they may be in a Readiness to prevent any Tumult that may arise by His coming, and to suppress any that shall happen, and to apprehend such as shall come with Him, to prevent Resort unto Him, and to secure His Person from Danger; and in case He shall come, or attempt to come, the Committee doth further advise that the Forces be employed accordingly.
"That in case the King shall come to any of the Guards, the Officer that commands that Guard (with such Assistance as may be procured) shall conduct His Majesty unto St. James' House, with a Guard, to secure His Person from Danger, and to prevent Resort unto Him.
"And in that Case, the Committees of the Militia are forthwith to send such other Forces as shall be sufficient there, to secure His Person from Danger, and prevent Resort unto Him, until the Houses shall be acquainted therewith, and take further Order; and until those other Forces shall come to St. James', the First Guard is to continue there.
"That for such Persons as shall come with the King, the Officer that commands the Guard (with such Assistance as may be procured) shall apprehend them, and secure them in such Prisons and other Places as the Committee of the Militia shall think sitting, until the House take further Order.
"That the Officer that commands the Guard shall prevent the Resort of any Persons unto the King; and in case any shall endeavour in a forcible Manner to have Access unto Him, that the Officer shall apprehend and secure them until further Order from the House.
"And in case of Resistance in any of the Cases aforesaid, that the Officer and Soldiers shall, by Force of Arms, according to the Course of War, observe these Directions, in Pursuance of the Ordinance of Parliament.
Orders for Money for the Messengers from Salop and Abingdon.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Messenger that brought the Letter from the Committee of Salopp shall have the Sum of Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do pay the same accordingly."
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be bestowed upon Mr. Whiting, who brought the Letter this Day from the Governor of Abingdon, for his Pains; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do pay the same accordingly."
Improvement of the Excise Revenue.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration, on Thursday next, how to improve the Revenue of the Excise for the best Advantage of the Public; and likewise the Kingdom may be eased of the Burthen of Assessments as now lie upon them.