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, 23 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Langley.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons;
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Vote concerning the King: To all the rest, they do agree.
Order to prevent Disturbances in Churches.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Anabaptists, &c. shall be published by the High Sheriffs of each County.
Rivett's Ordinance to be Master of St. Nicholas.
An Ordinance was brought, for making Mr. Rivett Master of the Hospital of St. Nicholas, in Salisbury; was read, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Manwaring to be Searcher of Sandwich.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making Randall Manwaring to be Comptroller of Sandwich; which was read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Officers of the Admiralty of S. Wales.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee of the Admiralty, &c. a Paper; which was read, as follows:
"On Recommendations from the Earl of Pembrooke, Vice Admiral of South Wales, signified by Mr. Oldisworth a Member of the House of Commons; Ordered, That the Persons hereafter named be presented to the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, for Officers of the said Vice Admiralty; videlicet, Henry Lloyd of Carmarthen Gentleman to be Judge, Lewis Davis of the County of Pembrooke to be Register, and L'wis Rice of the said County to be Marshal."
Ordered, That this House approves of these Persons, according to the Report; and desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons therein.
Countess of Erlex's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Committee report the Ordinance concerning the Countess of Essex To-morrow Morning.
Lady Mary Leigh's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Dame Mary Leigh shall be sent down to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.
Abigail Rogers not to be whipped.
Ordered, That Abigall Rogers, a Prisoner in Bridewell, shall not be whipped; this House being informed she is with Child.
Marquis of Hertford, to be at Windsor.
Ordered, That the Lord Marquis of Hertford hath Leave to be at Windsor.
Browning, a Protection till he receives his Arrears.
Upon the Petition of Harman Browning, "That hath Arrears due unto him from the State, having been in Service under the Earl of Essex, as appeared by his Commissions."
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Protection of this House, as others in the like Case have had, until he shall receive some Part of his Arrears.
Ordinance for Glapthorne to he Minister of Sedgfield.
An Ordinance for presenting Anthony Glapthorne to the Church of Sedg field, in the County of Durham; and it being read, it is Ordered to be committed to these Lords following:
Any Three to meet.
Relation of the Attempt to carry away the Duke of York.
Johnson to be apprehended for it.
The Earl of Northumb. made a Relation of the Design of conveying the Duke of Yorke (fn. 1) away: And he was ordered to make the same Narrative to the House of Commons at the Conference; at which Time to let them know, by the Speaker, "That the Lords have named a Committee, to examine the Business in the Presence of a Committee of the House of Commons; and that the said Committee may have Power to consider some Rules for the better preventing any such Attempts for the future; and that an Order may be issued out for the apprehending of Richard Johnston, who conceals himself."
Articles about the Scots marching Home, &c.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms an Alteration which the Scotts Commissioners desire may be made in the 15 and 17 Articles of the Treaty.
And the Names of their Hostages.
And a Paper concerning their paying for Free Quarter.
"We are soe desirous this Treaty may, after soe longe Deliberation, be finished, that we shall agree to the Alterations last comunicated unto us by your Lordships, the Time of the sleighting of the Garrisons being limitted and expressed as follows; (videlicet,) That, after the Words ["suffer that the Fortifications of Berwicke and Carlile may be sleighted, according to the large Treaty and Treaty for Berwicke."] these Words be added, ["which shall accordingly be sleighted within Ten Daies after the Payment of the last 100,000£."].
"In the 17th Article, we desire these Words ["the Publique Faith of the Kingdome of England shall be given"] to be altered, ["the Publique Faith of the Kingdome of England is hereby given"].
"Touching the Payment of Quarters by the Army, we can undertake no further then is expressed in our former Answere; but that we shall represent the Desires of the Houses to the Generall Officers of the Army.
"We have sent your Lordships the Names of the Hostages to be given for the Kingdome of Scotland, of which Number Six are to be delivered.
Hostages from the Scots.
"The Names of the Hostages.
Sir Walter Riddell Knight.
George Hume of Wedderburne Esquire.
Sir Patrick Machgie Knight.
Alexander Thornion of Stracban Esquire.
Sir James Wood Knight.
Sir James Lumsdaine Younger Knight.
Sir Arthur Forbes Knight.
Thomas Craig of Rikkarton Esquire.
Sir Wm. Ker Knight.
Robert Douglas of Tilliwhilly Esquire.
Colonel John Welden.
John Leslie of Pitcaple Esquire.
Or any Six of them."
Ordered, That this House approves of these Alterations; and it is referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to put what Six of these Names for Hostages as they shall think fit; and that it is referred to them to sign the Treaty with the Scotts Commissioners.
Message to the H. C. with them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate the Alterations received this Day from the Scotts Commissioners; to which the Lords do agree, and desire their Concurrence therein; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms may have Power to put in any Six [ (fn. 2) of the Names] of the Scotch Hostages in the Paper as they shall think fit; and that they sign the Treaty.
Order to apprehend Johnson, concerned in the Attempt to carry away the D. of York.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That if any Person shall from henceforth harbour or conceal Rich. Johnson, One of His Majesty's Servants, who hath lately endeavoured to convey the Duke of Yorke to Newcastle, or into some Parts beyond the Seas; that then every such Person and Persons shall be taken as Accessary to the said Johnson touching his said Offence, and shall receive such condign Punishment for the same as by the Parliament shall be adjudged fit for so great and high an Offence."
This is to be delivered to the House of Commons at the next Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; and the Conference being ended, the House was resumed.
Paper from the Committee for Excise.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the Lords and Commons for the Excise; which was read, and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Cook and Slipper.
Ordered, That the Errors between Cooke and Slipper shall be argued on Friday Morning next.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis, &c.
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for altering some Things in the Oath of the Surveyors for the Bishops Lands.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Watson and Sir J. Corbett.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr. Watson's Business shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and to adjourn from Time to Time as they shall see Cause.
Petition from the City.
Ordered, That the House shall proceed in the Consideration of the City Petitions.
Letter of Thanks to the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, for his Information of the Words spoke against the Parliament by Wotton.
"Mr. Vice Chancellor,
"I received your Letter of the 15th of this Instant December, with the Evidence against Mr. Wotton, which I acquainted the House of Peers with; who have ordered the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, or his Deputy, to attach him, and bring him up in safe Custody before their Lordships, to answer for those Words that are charged upon him. And their Lordships have given me Directions to give you Thanks, for your Care in securing of him; and desire that you would give Order that the Witnesses may be sent up, that so they may be heard vivâ voce; and then their Lordships will do therein what shall appertain to Justice, and the Nature of the Crime. Thus I rest
"Your very loving Friend,
"Manchest'r, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."
Letter to Sir T. Fairfax; to send an Account of those Officers who have taken the Covenant, and who have not.
"The Lords assembled in Parliament, calling to Mind that, by Ordinance of Parliament, all Officers and Soldiers in the Army under your Command are to have the National League and Covenant to be tendered to them, of which no Account hath been yet given to this House: Therefore I am commanded to give you to understand, that they expect an Account from you by Letter, who have taken the Covenant, and who have not. This is all I have at this Time to acquaint you with, as
"Your humble Servant."
Coppin to be instituted to Wotton.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Nathaniell Brent Knight, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Edward Coppin Master of Arts, unto the Rectory of Wootton, in the County of Kent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Coppin taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of John Coppin Esquire, Patron.
Hampton to be instituted to Woodmanstourn.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto John Hampton Clerk, to the Rectory of Woodmanstourne, in the County of Surrey, void by the Resignation of [ (fn. 3) the late Incumbent, Salvo Jure cujuscunque;] the said Mr. Hampton taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to all the Particulars.
The Countess of Rivers desires to take the Negative Oath.
Adjourn, till 10a cras.
Huc usque exam.