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, 1 Maii.
(fn. 1) L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Child versus Sir E. Spencer.
Samwell's Petition, to be Master of the Armory in The Tower.
Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Samwell; shewing, "That he hath engaged him in Two Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the State; therefore desires that some Course may be taken for his Disengagement, or that he may have the Place of the Office of Master of the Armory in The Tower, in relation to the Premises."
Answer from the H. C.
Capitulation between the E. of Bath and Sir T. Fairfax.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That Yesterday a Servant of the Earl of Baith came to him, and told him that his Lordship was coming up towards London; but, in regard of his ill Health, (fn. 2) he is forced to stay longer by the Way than he would, he coming up according to Agreement of Sir Tho. Fairefaix; but his Lordship hearing of the Ordinance for forbidding any Persons to come within the Line of Communication, he forbears until he hath acquainted his Lordship with it."
Col. Rainsborough to give Information, concerning some Lords come into the Parliament Quarters.
The House was informed, "That some Lords were come into the Quarters of the Parliament:" And because they are Peers; this House Ordered, That Colonel Raynsborough, that gave the Information, shall be sent for, to give this House an Account thereof, that so some Course may be taken for the disposing of them, they being Peers of this Kingdom.
Seymour, who brought a Letter from the Prince, sent for.
Letter from L. Mulgraves.
"I am humbly to request of your (fn. 3) Lordship, to communicate this my present Instrument under my Hand and Seal to the House of Peers, that it may be publicly there read, and remain upon Record in the Office of the Clerk of the same House. I am
He revokes his Proxy, which he had given to L. Say & Seale.
"Know ye, That whereas I the said Edmond Earl of Mulgrave have formerly constituted the Right Honourable Wm. Viscount Say & Seale, &c. my lawful Actor and Procurator, for and in my Name, to give my Voice and Suffrage, upon all such emergent Occasions as the same shall be requisite by the ancient Orders and Constitutions of the House of Peers; that, upon very good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving, I now do, by these Presents, revoke, annul, and recall, the Proxy by which I did formerly constitute the said Wm. Viscount Say & Seale my lawful Actor and Procurator as is aforesaid; and do hereby declare the same Proxy to be utterly annulled, revoked, and vacated, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever. In Witness whereof, I have signed and sealed these Presents, this Seven and Twentieth Day of April, in the Two and Twentieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England and Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, &c. Annoque Domini 1646.
L. Valentia versus Sir P. Manwaring, about the Secretary's Place, &c. of Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Viscount of Valentia, in the Kingdom of Ireland; desiring "their Lordships would give Judgement against Sir Phillip Manwaring, for the Profits by him received out of the Office of Principal Secretary of Ireland, Custody of the Privy Signet for the Time past, and Enjoyment of the Fee of Two Hundred Pounds for the Time to come."
Col. Rainsborough to attend.
Capt. Mercer's Petition, for Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Wm. Mercer; desiring "some Part of his Arrears (fn. 4) may be paid him, for the Service of the State."