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 Saturni, 18 die Aprilis.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
Order concerning Mr. Rous's Version of the Psalms.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer to the H. C.
That to the Order (fn. 1) for using the Book of Psalms translated by Mr. Rous, and to the Order to prohibit Committees from meddling with Private Business, and to the Order concerning the Governor of Ruthin Castle, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, this House agrees to them.
E. of Lincoln versus E. of Northampton.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Lyncolne; shewing, "That the Earl of North'ton stands bound to him, by Bond of Four Thousand Pounds, to pay Two Thousand Pounds Principal, due the 9th May last, and for which his Lordship stands in Truth intrusted as a Friend for Sir Arthur Gorge's Children; and the said Earl of North'ton being now to go beyond Sea, the Debt will be in Danger, unless some Relief be herein from this House: Therefore his Lordship's Desire is, That, before the Earl of North'ton be admitted to pass beyond Sea, he may take Order, either to satisfy or secure out of his Land the said Debt; and that the Arrears of Interest-money may be presently paid for the said Childrens Maintenance."
Bransby to command The Hunter.
"Whereas this Committee hath thought fit, upon Advice with some of the Committee of the Navy, that a small Prize, of about Thirty Tuns, lately called The Cole Dogger, and now The Hunter, should be added unto the Fleet now prepared for this Summer's Expedition, she being a serviceable Vessel, and of small Charge, and is accordingly fitted for the Service: This Committee doth recommend it to both Houses of Parliament, that Joseph Bransby (who hath been formerly employed in the Parliament's Service, and suffered much by his Imprisonment at Castle Cornett belonging to the Island of Guernsey) may be by them approved of for Command of the said Vessel during this Summer's Expedition."
Message from the H. C. with an Order;
and to expedite the Excise Ordinance.
Message to the H. C. with Bransby's Order;
about the Chichester Singing Men;
and the Order for the Oxford Committee.
Vote of the H. C. about Scotch Papers, reflecting on the Parliament.
Message to them, with it amended.
Order, That no Horses be exported for Three Months.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That from this Day no Pass be granted, by both or either House of Parliament, for the Space of Three Months, for any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, to be transported from any Port in this Kingdom into any the Parts beyond the Seas."
No Pass to be granted to Persons to go beyond the Sea, who are in Places besieged.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That no Pass be granted, by either House, to any Person, to go beyond the Seas, that is in Oxford, or in any other of the King's Garrisons that is besieged or streightened, whilst it is so besieged or streightened."
Order to free Mr. Murray's Estate from Sequestration.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do accept of the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, to be paid by Mrs. Murray, for freeing the Estate conveyed by her Husband to Feoffees, in Trust for her Use, from Sequestration; and that, upon Payment of the said Five Hundred Pounds to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall, the said Land and Estate of the said Mrs. Murray be freed and discharged of and from all Seizure and Sequestration; and all Committees for Sequestrations, and others whom it may concern, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto."
Order for 50£. to Mr. Fogg, from Ruthin.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith, out of Mrs. Murraye's Fine, pay unto Mr. Robert Fogge, Chaplain to Major General Mitton, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Pains in bringing the good News of the taking-in of Ruthin Castle, and for his other good Services."
Order for 50£. to Norton, from the Army.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Mr. Norton, the Messenger that now brought, and formerly hath brought, divers Letters from the Army; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith pay to the said Mr. Norton Fifty Pounds, out of the Monies to be paid by Mrs. Murray to the said Committee, for freeing her Estate from Sequestration."
Order for 100£. for Potter, from Exeter.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Daniell Potter, One of the Messengers that brought the Letters from the General's Quarters concerning the Rendition of Exceter, shall have One Hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, for his Pains; and that the Committee for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do pay the same out of the Five Hundred Pounds to be paid in by Mrs. Murray to the said Committee."
Order for 4000£. to be advanced for the Scots Officers.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do take Care for the speedy advancing of the Four Thousand Pounds appointed for the Scottish Officers; and that Interest be allowed and paid to the Advancers of the said Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, by the said Committee, for so long Time as the said Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn."