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 Jovis, 30 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Woodcocke.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
The Earl of Warwicke reported these Particulars from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports; which were read:
Ordinances concerning Captives in Barbary.
1. An Ordinance concerning Captives in Barbary. Approved of, and to be sent to the House of Commons.
Ordinance for Mr. Peters's Indemnity.
2. An Ordinance for the Indemnity of Mr. Thomas Peters, for his good Service done to the Parliament, being resident at Cadiz.
Petit & al. and Rednes & al.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Didier Faucaut, and the Counsel of Rednes and Gardner, &c.: It is Ordered, That it is referred to Mr. Justice Reeves, Mr. Justice Pheasant, and Mr. Baron Atkins, or any Two of them, to call the said Parties before them, and make some Agreement among (fn. 1) them if they can, that so both Parties may have some some Satisfaction.
E. of Northton to be admitted within the Lines to take the Covenant.
The Petition of James Earl of North'ton was read; shewing, "That he, having cast himself wholly on the Mercy of the Parliament, and taken the Negative Oath, is desirous to give all further Satisfaction of his real Intentions to approve himself in all his future Actions a faithful Servant to the Parliament: Therefore humbly prays their Lordships will be pleased to admit him into the Line of Communication, to take the National Covenant."
Ordered, That this House gives Leave to the Earl of North'ton to come within the Line of Communication, to take the Covenant; and the Earl of Kent and the Earl of Bolingbrooke are appointed to tender him the National Covenant, when he comes.
Dutchess of Richmond desires a Pass, to come into the Parliament Quarters.
Upon the Earl of Denbigh's acquainting this House of a Letter from the Dutchess of Richmond, from Wallingford, desiring a Pass, to come into the Parliament's Quarters.
It is Ordered, That the Business formerly sent to the House of Commons, for a Pass for her, shall be renewed.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Ford and Mr. Esthorp shall have Thanks returned them, for their Sermons Yesterday in the Abbey Church; and to desire to print their Sermons.
Mrs. Spencer to comp. and for her Husband's Delinquancy.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Wife of Ric'd Spencer; desiring, "That she may be permitted to compound for the Delinquency of her Husband, he being restrained within the King's Garrison."
It is Ordered, That this House thinks it fit to give her Leave to compound for her Husband, as is desired; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. about it; and with Dr. Bastwick's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and
To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Doctor Bastwicke.
2. To deliver the Petition of Mrs. Spencer; and let them know, that this House thinks it fit to give her Leave to compound for her Husband's Delinquency, and desire their Concurrence therein.
Major Saunders from Arrests.
Upon reading the Certificate of Colonel Venn; declaring, "That there are many Arrears due unto Major Sanders, for his Service to the State."
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Protection of this House, to free him from Arrests, until he receive his Arrears from the State.