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, 12 die Junii.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Propositions.
Message from there, with Ordinances.
Expedient for settling the Militia.
Next, the House (fn. 1) took into further Consideration the Expedient for the Militia of this Kingdom.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
"That the whole Militia of this Kingdom and Dominion of Wales, by Sea and Land, the Isles of Guernsey and Jernsey, and the Town of Barwicke upon Tweede, shall be in the Two Houses of Parliament for Twenty Years.
"That, after the Expiration of the Time limited, the Militia shall be in the King and the Two Houses of Parliament; and in all Cases wherein the Two Houses shall declare the Safety of the Kingdom to be concerned, if the King shall not agree to have the Militia exercised according to the Desire and Advice of both Houses, then the Two Houses shall act in the Militia what they shall think fit and expedient for the Safety of the Kingdom."
Protest against it.
Memorandum, Before the putting of the Question, the Earl of Lyncolne desired Leave of the House to enter his Dissent to this Question, if it were carried against his Vote; which being granted, he did accordingly enter his Dissent and Protestation.
"That no Citizens of the City of London, nor any of the Forces of the said City, shall (fn. 2) be drawn forth, or compelled to go out of the said City, or Liberties thereof, for Military Service, without their own free Consent."
Message to the H. C. about the Propositions; and that the Lords have passed the Ordinance for Church Government.
1. That this House agrees with them in the Alteration to the Introduction to the First Proposition; and to the Proposition concerning the Power of the disposing the Militia of the City of London to be in the Two Houses of Parliament.
Ordinance for the Judges to go the Circuits.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do Order and Ordain, and by the Authority of the same it is Ordered and Ordained, That, for this Summer's Circuit, Sir Thomas Trevor Knight One of the Barons of the Exchequer, and Peter Phesant One of the Justices of the Common Pleas, shall be the Justices of Assize, Nisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for Norffolke Circuit; and that Sir Edmond Reeve Knight One other of the Justices of the Common Pleas, and Henry Clarke Serjeant at Law, shall be the Justices of Assize, Nisi Prius, Oyer and Perminer, and Gaol Delivery, for Northampton Circuit, called The Midland Circuit; and that Francis Bacon One of the Justices of the King's Bench, and Arthur Turner Serjeant at Law, shall be Justices of Assize, Nisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for Kent Circuit; and that Edward Atkins One other of the Barons of the Exchequer, and John Greene Serjeant at Law, shall be Justices of Assize and Nisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for the Northern Circuit; and that Henry Roll One other of the Justices of the King's Bench, and John Godbold Serjeant at Law, shall be Justices of Assize, Nisi Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for the Western Circuit: And shall execute the several Commissions in such Counties and Places where the said Justices may go with Safety.
And it is further Ordained, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England shall pass all Manner of Commissions, Patents, and Writs under the said Great Seal, usually granted for the several and respective Circuits, to the said several Persons, to be directed accordingly, such Commissions of Association and other Commissions as have been heretofore usually granted for that Purpose."