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 Jovis, 29 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Calamy.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
E. of Berks to be examined;
The House being informed, "That the Earl of Berks is come to London;"
It is Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke, Earl of Suffolke, Lord Robertes, and the Lord Howard, are to examine his Lordship, concerning his coming out of the King's Quarters, and his adhering to the Enemy, and report the same to this House.
and the E. of Peterborough.
The House was also informed, "That the Earl of Peterburgh is come to London."
It is Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrook, Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Maynard, and the Lord Hunsden, shall examine his Lordship, concerning his adhering to the Enemy, and his coming out of the King's Quarters; and report the same to this House.
Ayloff, a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Ayloffe, Cup-bearer to the Queen of Bohemia, shall have a Pass, with his Servant, and Two Horses, Custom-free, to pass into Holland; he carrying with him no prohibited Goods.
Confession of Faith.
Next, was read the First Chapter of the Confession of Faith, presented to this House from the Assembly.
And the First Chapter is Agreed to.
The Second Chapter was read Thrice, and Agreed to.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House, to read the rest, and to take them into Consideration;
And they were all read Once over.
The House was resumed.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance to suspend Privilege of Parliament;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pierrepont, &c.
That that House, taking into Consideration the Necessity of suspending the Privileges of the Members of both Houses of Parliament, that their Lands may be lyable to Debts, desire their Lordships to give Expedition to the said Ordinance.
and with Two more.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance (fn. 1) concerning Prisoners in The Tower, &c.
Read Once, and Ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
3. An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Courtney Poole, Wm. Croft, Ric'd Witty, Nic. Sumers, John Lucas, and George Edmunds.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. about L. Lisle going to Ireland;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver to them the Report concerning the Lord Lilse; and to let them know, that this House thinks it fit to refer it to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Instructions, and present the same to this House; and their Concurrence to be desired herein.
about Sir J. Bridges, &c. Sequestration;
2. To deliver to them the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Sir John Bridges, &c.; and to let them know, that this House thinks it fit that the Sequestrations be taken off from the Estates of all the Persons mentioned in the said Report.
and with the Ordinance about the Peers.
3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the disabling of such as have been made Peers at Oxford, with the Alteration made by this House, and to desire Concurrence in the said Alteration.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Bridge shall have Thanks given them, for their Sermons preached Yesterday before the Lords in the Abbey Church.
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lyncolne, and Lord Wharton, shall report the Ordinance concerning the Treasurers of the Army To-morrow Morning.
House adjourned till 10a cras.