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, 20 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Woodcott.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Col. Lilburn's Ordinance.
The Ordinance concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lylborne, was read the Second Time, and committed to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Any Two, to meet when they please.
E. of Manchester continued Speaker.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester be continued Speaker of this House for Three Months longer, after the Time last granted be expired.
Upon reading the Petition of Grace Gefferye, the Wife of George Gefferye Esquire: It is Ordered, That all the rest of the Judges shall be added to Mr. Justice Reeve and Mr. Justice Bacon, to whom her Business was formerly referred; and they, or any Three of them, to meet with all convenient Speed, and make their Report to this House.
L. Lovelace, Leave to see the E. of Cleveland.
Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace hath Leave to go to The Tower, to see the Earl of Cleveland his Father in Law.
Captain Bell's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Bell: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Declaration of the H. C. concerning Church Government.
The House was informed of a Declaration that was lately put forth by the House of Commons, concerning Church Government and other Particulars.
It was Ordered, To be taken into Consideration by this House on Thursday Morning next; and all the Lords to have Notice to attend the House.
Message to the H. C. to remind them of Steward's and Serle's Businesses, and Cannon's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
1. To put them in Mind of Mr. Steward's Business.
2. To put them in Mind of Captain Cannon's Ordinance.
3. To put them in Mind of Captain Serle's Petition.
Ordinance concerning the Excise.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Continuance of the Excise.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was by Order to be taken into further Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That this House shall be adjourned until Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
House adjourned till 10a, Wednesday Morning next.