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 Mercurii, 10 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Pickeringe.
Comes Monchester, Speaker.
Lords Butler and Howard, Privilege in Lady Wharton's Suit against them.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Howard; shewing, "That a Suit is commenced in the Petty Bag, at the Suit of the Lady Wharton, against the Lord Butler, who is in Disposing and Custody of the Lord Edward Howard:"
It is Ordered, That this House doth allow to the Lord Butler and the Lord Howard Privilege of Parliament; and that all Counsel and Solicitors are to take Notice hereof.
Collins, E. of Salisbury's Servant, arrested.
Upon Complaint of the Earl of Sarum, "That one Collins, a menial Servant of his Lordship's, hath a Subpæna served upon him, contrary to the Privilege."
Griffin sent for.
It is Ordered, That Robert Griffin, that served the said Writ upon him, shall be sent (fn. 1) for as a Delinquent; the Earl of Sarum avowing the said Collins to be his menial Servant.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight:
1. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the Northern Association.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning an Addition to Church Government.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Tho. Pigott.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sedgwick to be instituted to Covent Garden Church.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution and Induction (fn. 2) to Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke to the Church of Covent Garden, being presented thereunto by the Earl of Bedford.
Col. Lylborn sent for, for publishing a scandalous Pamphlet.
This Day was brought into this House a Book, which is a scandalous Pamphlet, written against the Common Law of Engl. and the Practice thereof, by Lieutenant Colonel John Lylborne.
It is Ordered, That he shall be forthwith summoned to appear, upon Sight hereof, before this House, to answer the same.
Message from the H. C. with Votes about Delinquents;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth Knight, &c.
To desire Concurrence in Votes concerning Delinquents.
Read Once, and laid aside for the present; but not to be taken into Consideration without a Day's Warning before-hand.
about the Form of a Pardon for them;
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Form of a Pardon which is to be granted to such as compound for their Delinquency.
and with an Ordinance.
3. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of John Le Hunt. (Here enter it.)
Read; and Resolved, upon the Question, to pass.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Le Hunt: To the rest of the Votes now brought, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Propositions.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Philip Stapilton Knight, &c.
That the House of Commons, considering the great Advantage that will come to the Kingdom by the speedy sending away of the Propositions for Peace, do desire that this House will give Expedition to them, that so they may be sent away to the King, for the Good of us all.
The Answer returned was:
That this House is in Consideration of the Propositions, and will omit no Time for the Dispatch of them; and will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons concerning the French Ambassador, and that Hatton House may be provided for him; and they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Martin to be instituted to Little Houghton.
Ordered, That Dr. Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Mr. Thomas Martyn, to the Vicarage of Little Houghton, in the County of North'ton; being presented thereunto by Mr. Ward.
Mrs. Frechville & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Sarah Frechville, with Frances Hurston and Thomas Homes, shall have a Pass, to go into Holland.
Propositions for Peace.
The House took into Consideration the further perfecting of the Propositions for Peace; and these Words were added, as an Addition to the Third Branch for the Proposition concerning the Militia; videlicet,
After the Word ["respectively"], add these Words ["and that no Forces of either Kingdom shall go into the other Kingdom without the Advice and Desire of the Two Houses of the Parliament of Engl. and the Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, or such as shall be by them appointed for that Purpose"]."
The Question being put, "Whether to proceed to the Nomination of the Persons that are to be Conservators for the Peace between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and to nominate their Powers, and to be sent with these Propositions to His Majesty?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then these Lords following were appointed, as Committees, to consider of, and bring into this House, the Names of the Conservators, with their Powers:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Ordinance to clear Le Hunt of his Delinquency.
"Whereas John Le Hunt, of Little Bradley, in the County of Suff. Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Six Hundred Pounds, for that he hath been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said John Le Hunt, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 27th Day of September, 1644, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Le Hunt in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Le Hunt (fn. 2) from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Le Hunt shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
House adjourned till 10a cras.