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, 22 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Byfeild.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Letter from Colonel Russel, that Jersey is in Danger of being delivered to the French.
A Letter was read, directed to the Earl of Warwicke, from Colonel Russell Governor of Guernsey; giving Notice, "That the French have a Design of sending Forces to the Isle of Jersey, which is in Danger to be delivered to the French; and that the Prince doth resolve to reside at Jersey; and to desire that Powder and Ammunition may be sent to him."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate to them the Letter from the Governor of Jersey, and desire that the Powder and Ammunition may be sent thither.
Ordinance for Hull sent down.
about communicating the King's Letter to the Scots
2. To put them in Mind of the communicating of the King's Two last Letters to the Scotts Commissioners; or else that they would return the Original Papers, and this House will communicate them.
and with other Particulars.
To put them in Mind of the Judge of the Admiralty in Cornewall.
The Vote passed this Day, being a Declaration for Irel. Concurrence desired.
Edwards to be instituted to Latton.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Will. Edwards Clerk, to the Vicarage of Latton, in the County of Wilts; being presented thereunto by Edmund Hungerford.
Propositions for Peace.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Proposition brought lately from the House of Commons, concerning the Alterations in the Proposition concerning the Militia; which being read, was Agreed to, with those Alterations.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That the passing of the Propositions concerning Ireland doth not alter or infringe any of the Engagements made to the Kingdom of Scotland.
Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired in this Vote.
Report of the Conference about them.
The Speaker reported the Conference, as the last Conference with the House of Commons; which was,
"To let their Lordships (fn. 1) know, that they do agree with their Lordships to the Proposition concerning the settling of Religion in Ireland.
"That they do not agree to send a Proposition for disbanding the King's Armies in England and Scotland, nor to send a Proposition for an Act of Oblivion, at this Time.
"And that the House of Commons will take the Business concerning Conservators of the Peace into speedy Consideration, and will give them an Answer concerning the same."
Message to the H. C. that they may be communicated to the Scots Commissioners, and sent to the King.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To let them know, that the Lords have passed all the Propositions, except that of the disbanding of the King's Forces in England and Scotland, and that concerning the Act of Oblivion; and that they desire that the House of Commons will give Order to their Members of the Committee of both Kingdoms, as they have done theirs, that they may be speedily communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; and their Concurrence desired, that the Propositions may be speedily sent to the King.
Colonel Lylburn's Protestation against the Authority of the House.
The Protestation of John Lylburne was read; and it is Ordered, To be referred to these Committees, to consider of the said Protestation, and what is fit to be done thereupon, and to report the same to this House:
All the Judges and Assistants to attend.
Any Three, to meet at Nine To-morrow Morning.
Answer to the Prince's Letter.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning an Answer to the Letter which was formerly sent down to the House of Commons to be sent to the Prince.
Colonel Lylburn to attend.
Ordered, That Lieutenant (fn. 1) Colonel John Lylburne be brought before this House To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Propositions.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hollis & al.
That the House of Commons doth desire the Lords to make Haste with the Propositions to be sent to His Majesty.
That the Lords have considered of giving a speedy Dispatch to the Propositions, which they shall forthwith find by that Answer of this House, which their Lordships will send by Messengers of their own.
Batten to be Governor of Holy Island.
Order of the House of Commons, That Mr. Batton be Governor of The Holy Isleland, was the Third Time read, and passed:
(Here enter it.)
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do nominate and appoint Captain Robert Batten to be Captain of The Holy Island; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission to be Captain of the said Island accordingly."