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, 1 Julii.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Letter from the Prince of Wales to the Receiver of the Dutchy of Cornwall, directing him to remit what Money he can raise there to him at Jersey.
The Lord North reported a Letter of the Prince's, which was sent to them, and read, as follows:
"Trusty and Well-beloved, We greet you well. We being, by God's Blessing, safely arrived at this Island of Jarsey, where We intend to reside: We have thought fit to require you speedily to collect whatsoever is due to Us within Our Dutchy of Cornwall, either upon the Bonds granted to Us by Our Tenants, by Fines, Rents, or Our Pre-emption of Tin; and to return the same very speedily to Us, either in Specie, or by Bills of Exchange; presuming that, in doing thereof, you will receive no Interruption, except there be a Desire, by withholding Our own Revenue from Us, to necessitate Us for Our Support and Subsistence to do that which We have sufficiently testified to the World We have no Inclination to do: And so, expecting a speedy Account of these Our Commands, We bid you Farewell.
"Given at Our Court at Castle Elizabeth, in the Island of Jersey, the 20th of May, 1646.
"To the Receiver of the Dutchy of Cornwall, or to his Deputy."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the House of Commons.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning Captain Batten to be Governor of The Holy Island: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, for a Conference about the Propositions; and with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye:
To desire a Conference, as soon as it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Propositions.
2. To desire Concurrence in divers Orders.
The Answer returned was:
That this House appoints a Conference presently, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired: To all the rest, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance to regulate County Committees.
The Lord Robertes reported to the House an Ordinance concerning regulating of Committees in the Country; which was read Thrice, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Instructions for the Judges going the Circuits.
It was moved, "That this House would take into Consideration to give the Judges some Instructions that are to go (fn. 1) the Circuit."
And this House appointed these Lords following to be Committees, to draw up Heads of Instructions, and to report the same to this House:
L. Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Nisbett to officiate as Minister at Kirtlington; and Siddal's Institution revoked.
Upon reading the Petition of Philip Nisbett, Minister at Kirtlington, in the County of Yorke; shewing, "That there being an Ordinance of Parliament passed this House, to present him to the said Living, and sent down to the House of Commons for Concurrence, which is not passed by reason of their other weighty Business; and that, in the Interim, one Siddall, by a sinister Information to this House, hath procured an Order for Institution and Induction to the said Living."
It is Ordered, That the said Institution and Induction is hereby revoked and nulled, and all the Proceedings hereupon; and that the Petitioner shall officiate the said Cure until (fn. 2) the Ordinance be passed the House of Commons.
Author, &c. of a Pamphlet called The Just Man in Bonds, to be apprehended.
This Day was brought into this House, and read, a scandalous Pamphlet, intituled, "The just Man in Bonds."
It is Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Stationers Company shall be commanded to use their best Endeavour to find out the Printer and the Author, and to give an Account to this House thereof; and that the Gentleman Usher shall send into Westm. Hall, to search if he can find any of these Books sold; and seize upon them, and the Parties that sell them, and bring the Books and Parties before this House presently; and that an Order of this House shall be made, and published, to prohibit the selling and publishing all scandalous Books and Pamphlets.
L. Bruce to be L. Lieut. of Bedford.
Ordered, That this House doth nominate and appoint the Lord Bruce to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Bedford, in the Place of the Earl of Bolingbrooke; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Deputy Lieutenants for Denbigh.
Ordered, That these Persons following shall be added to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Denbigh:
Sir Tho. Middleton.
Sir Ric'd Wynn Baronet.
John Glynn Recorder of Lond.
Sir John Trevor.
Sir Rob't Needham.
Symon Thelwall Senior of Placeaward.
John Pulston Esquire.
Tho. Middleton Junior.
Symon Thelwall Junior.
Rob't Wynn Esquire, de Voylas.
Edw. Thelwall Esquire, de Glan Thannett.
Rob't Sauntley Esquire.
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Butt's Order in the E. of Suffolk's Cause, concerning Framlingham and Saxsted.
The House being informed, "That there being an Order made in the Chancery, in the Cause of one Butts, for taking out Monies, which by a former Order of this House was to be deposited in the Chancery, there to remain until the Business concerning the Manors of Framlingham and Saxted receives a Judgement in this House, wherein the Earl of Suffolke is concerned."
It is Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be acquainted with the former Order of this House; and let them know, that that (fn. 1) Order of the Chancery which is in the Name of Butts, concerning this Business of the Earl of Suffolke (fn. 2), and that they be desired that nothing may be done in Prejudice of the Earl of Suffolke.
Capt. Stevens freed from an Arrest till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Richard Stevens; complaining, "That he is arrested, being in the Service of the State for Debt, there being Arrears due to him from the State."
It is Ordered, That he shall be released from his present Restraint, giving Satisfaction for the Debt out of his First Arrears which he receives from the State.
E. of War. excused.
The Earl of Warwicke is excused for his Absence this Day.
Message to the H. C. for L. Bruce to be L. Lieut. of Bedford;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To desire their Concurrence, that the Lord Bruce be Lord Lieutenant for the County of Bedford, in the Place of the Earl of Bolingbrooke, lately deceased; his Lordship being one that deserves very well for his good Affection to the Public.
and about the following Particulars.
2. To put them in Mind of the Chamberlain of Chester.
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning the Committees to be regulated.
4. To desire their Concurrence in the Names to be added to be Deputy Lieutenants for Denbighshire.
The Lords went to the Conference.
House adjourned till 10a cras.