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, 18 die Maii.
Letter to Col. Langherne about Mynn.
Peacock & al. Inhabitants of Epworth, in Axholme, to be bailed.
Upon reading the Petition of Tho. Peacocke, John Thorpe, James Poplewell, Charles and Tymothy Steward, and others the Inhabitants of the Manor of Epworth, in the Isle of Axholme, being sent for as Delinquents, (fn. 1) shall be bailed, to appear before this House when they shall be summoned; and the Defendants whom it concerns (fn. 2) are to have a Copy of this Petition.
L. Valentia and Sir P. Manwaring.
Harford and Hasewell.
Porter and Sackvile to attend.
No Propositions to be sent to the King but by joint Consent of both Kingdoms.
And it is Resolved, upon the Question, That, by virtue of the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland, no Propositions for Peace ought to be sent to the King, by either Kingdom, without the Consent of both Kingdoms.
E. of Essex gives the E. of Mulgrave's Proxy in this Vote;
which is allowed.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning the Bishop of Duresme, with the Addition; and they do also agree to the adding of the Four Lords to the Committee for the Irish Affairs; but as (fn. 3) to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Astley's Presentation, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Paper from the Scots Commissioners about the Propositions.
["Whereas both Houses of Parliament hath been necessitated to undertake a War, in their just and lawful Defence; and afterwards both Kingdoms, united by solemn League and Covenant, were engaged, for the Ends therein expressed, to (fn. 4) prosecute the same."]
Ordinance for Ordination of Ministers.
Ordered, That these Lords following do consider of drawing up an Ordinance concerning Ordination of Ministers to be indefinite; and to consider of the Scotch Paper concerning Religion, and compare it with the Propositions, and see where the Differences are, and report the same to this House, and peruse all other Papers as are in this House concerning Religion:
Committee to consider of Papers concerning Religion.
Lords Leave to see the Prisoners in The Tower and at Windsor.
Order for 800£. per Ann. to the Bishop of Durham.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Bishop of Durham shall be allowed Eight Hundred Pounds per Annum, to be paid Half-yearly, by equal Portions, out of the Rents and Revenues of the said Bishopric, by those that shall receive the same by Appointment of Parliament; who are hereby required to pay the same accordingly to the said Bishop, or to any whom he shall appoint to receive the same; the First Payment to be made out of the First Rents that shall be received after the Date hereof."
Addition to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Earl of Northumberland Earl of Essex, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Viscount Say & Seale, the Lord Lisle, Sir John Temple, Mr. Nathaniell Fienis, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir John Evelyn of Wilts, and Mr. Cheilener, be added to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs."