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, 17 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sterry.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Serj. Glanvile's Petition, for his Liberty.
The Petition of Serjeant Glanvill, Prisoner in The Tower of London; desiring "that he may have Liberty, with his Keeper, to look after his Occasions."
Bond's Ordinance, to be Captain of Portland.
An Ordinance H. L. That Elias Bond be Captain of Portland Castle and the Isle there, 1a, 2a, 3a lecta. To be sent to the House of Commons.
Burnham & al. to be attached, for Contempt of an Order concerning Mr. Weston.
Upon reading of the Affidavit of Robert Turbutt this Day in the House; shewing, "That Geo. Burnham, with Three others in his Company, did drive several Cattle into the Lands of Nicholas Weston Esquire, in Contempt of an Order of this House, of the 10th of July, 1644."
It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House, or his Deputy, shall attach the said Parties, and bring them before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their Contempt; and that the Governor of the Isle of Ely (fn. 1) do assist the said Mr. Weston in the quieting of the Lands called North Fenn, in Wittlesey aforesaid.
March. of Winton, a Pass, for Goods.
Ordered, That the Marquess of Winton may have a Pass, to bring up several Goods of hers now at Oxford, and consigned to the Lieutenant of The Tower of Lond. for the Use of the said Marquess, according to a Particular delivered it to this House.
Committee of the Revenue s Ordinance.
An Ordinance concerning the Committee of the Revenue; read Once, and Directions was given that it should be amended.
Message to the H C. with the following Ordinances;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, with several Particulars:
1. That they would join with the Lords, in passing an Ordinance concerning Crooked Timber that shall be cut in the King's Woods for the Use of the Navy.
2. To join in the passing an Ordinance, that Wm. Thomas and Sam. Oliver - be Ministers at Wells.
3. To join in an Ordinance to make Mort'mer and Norffolke Serjeants at Arms.
4. An Ordinance for Tho. Doughtie Clerk, to be Parson of to concur.
5. To join with the Lords in an Ordinance, That Elias Bond be Governor of Portland Castle, and the Island there.
for Committees to desire an Answer from the Scots Commissioners about the Propositions;
6. To acquaint that House, that the Lords have appointed their Members being of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to desire an Answer from the Scotts Commissioners, to the last Paper delivered to them touching the Propositions; and to desire that House, that they will give the same Authority to their Members to do the like.
about the Judge of the Admiralty of Cornwall, &c.
7. To put them in Mind of the Judge of the Admiralty of Cornewall and Devon, formerly recommended from this House, upon the Report from the Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
and Mr. Poyzer.
8. To put the House of Commons in Mind of Major Poyzer, being formerly sent to them.
Votes from the H. C. about Scotch Papers reflecting on the Parliament.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to consider of the Vote sent up from the House of Commons, concerning the Book, intituled, "Some Papers delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners, &c."
The House was resumed.
This Question was put, "Whether any Question shall be put upon this Vote, before the Examinations read at the Conference be read likewise in this House?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Next, these Two Questions were propounded; videlicet,
"1. Whether the Vote upon the whole shall be put as it was brought up from the House of Commons?"
"2. Whether the Vote, as brought up from the House of Commons, shall be taken into Parts, and considered of?"
And there being a Debate, which of these Two Questions should be first put;
This Question was put;
"Whether the Vote, upon the whole, as it was brought up from the House of Commons, shall be first put to the Question?"
And it was Resolved in the Negative.
This Question was put,
"Whether the Vote, as brought up from the House of Commons, shall be taken into Parts, and considered of?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And accordingly the House was presently adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider what Parts to put the Vote into.
And after a long Debate, the House was resumed.
These Questions were put:
"As many as are of Opinion to agree with the House of Commons in this Vote, videlicet,
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Book, intituled, ("Some Papers of the Commissioners of Scotland, given in lately to the Houses of Parliament, concerning the Propositions of Peace. London, printed for Robert Bostock, dwellinge at the Signe of the King's Heade, in Paul's Church Yeard, Aprill 11, 1646,") doth contain in it Matters scandalous and false; and they do thereupon Order, That it be forthwith burned by the Hands of the common Hangman; and do declare that the Author and Publisher thereof is an Incendiary between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland, say "Content." As many as are of another Opinion, say "Not Content"."
And the Votes were equal.