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, 28 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Robinson, the Flemish Agent, imprisoned by the H. C. to be released.
Upon reading a Report from the Committee for Foreign Affairs; shewing, "That James Robinson, who is employed from the (fn. 1) City of Flanders, is imprisoned by a Committee of the House of Commons:"
It is Ordered, That it be sent down to the House of Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks it fit that he be released from his present Imprisonment."
Kirkman to give Bail.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Bacon do take Bond of Mr. Hickman for the Peace.
Fuco's Petition, about Proceedings in the Admiralty.
Ordered, The Petition of Monsieur Fuco be referred to Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, to consider what Course may be taken, that he may have the Benefit of the Proceedings he hath had in the Court of Admiralty; and to report the same to this House.
Sir J. Barry, a Privy Counsellor of Ireland.
Ordered, That this House approves of Sir James Barry to be One of the Privy Counsellors for the Kingdom of Ireland.
Declaration concerning the Excise.
A Declaration concerning the Entry of Assignments with the Commissioners of Excise, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. with Boyd's and Robinson's Petitions, and to remind them of L. Mulgrave's.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To deliver Mr. Boyd's Petition to them, with this Sense upon it, "That, the Lord Incbequin having acknowledged the receiving of the Goods for the Use of the State before a Committee of Lords, and desired some Course may be taken for the Payment of the Money to Mr. Boyd; the Lords are of Opinion, That the said Mr. Boyd be speedily paid it, having been received by my Lord Inchequin for the Payment of the Soldiers under him, and for the Support of his Garrisons; and recommend it to the House of Commons, for giving Order herein, out of such Monies as they shall think fit."
2. To deliver the Petition of James Robinson to them, with a Desire he may be speedily released from his present Imprisonment.
3. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Mulgrave's Petition.
Hook's Petition, for a Consideration for his Losses in Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Mr. Hooke; desiring "some Consideration may be taken of him, for his great Losses in Ireland:"
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with Recommendations, that some Course may be taken for his Relief.
Lawrence, Read, and Bent, committed for insulting Clark Minister of Stretham.
This Day, upon Complaint of Mr. Mathew Clarke, Minister of Stretham, in the Isle of Ely, divers Persons were brought to this Bar, as Delinquents: And against Humphrey Lawrance it was proved, "That he said, Mr. Clarke kept a Bawdy-house; and he was a Rogue; and that the Parliament puts in none but Rogues." Against Wm. Reade and against Richard Bent it was proved upon Oath, "That they said, "The Directory was an old Thing out of Date, and not to be used."
Upon this, the House Ordered, That Humfrey Laurance shall stand committed to The Fleete, during the Pleasure of this House, for using contemptuous Speeches against the Parliament, and the said Mr. Mathew Clarke his Minister; and that the said Will. Reade and Richard Bent shall likewise stand committed to the Prison of The Fleete, during the Pleasure of this House, for using scandalous (fn. 2) Speeches against the Directory; and that the aforesaid Laurance, Reade, and Bent, shall pay to Mr. Clarke his Charges he hath been at concerning this Business.
The rest of the Persons brought up, against whom there was no perfect Proof, were discharged; with a Reprehension, and an Admonition to carry themselves for the future with more Regard to the Proceedings of Parliament, and Respect to Mr. Clarke their Minister.
E. of Peterborough to come to London.
Ordered, That the Earl of Peterburgh shall have a Pass, to come to London, notwithstanding the Ordinance of the 12th of December.
Declaration concerning the Entry of Assignments with the Commissioners of Excise.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do Declare, That the Clause contained in the Ordinance for Continuation of the Excise or new Impost until the 29th of September, 1648, concerning the Entry of Assignments of Debts charged upon the Receipts of the Excise with the Commissioners of Excise and the Comptroller, shall not be prejudicial to any Person or Persons, who have lent or advanced any Monies, or have any Monies due unto them, by virtue of the several Ordinances for appointing of the Sale of the Bishops Lands, and have not entered their said Monies lent, or so due, with the said Commissioners and Comptroller; (fn. 3) are hereby authorized and required to receive and allow of the Entries of the respective Advancers of Monies upon the Credit of the said Ordinances for the Sale of the Bishops Lands, notwithstanding the Time appointed by the said Clause in the said Ordinance for Continuation of the Excise be elapsed."
Edwards to be instituted to Wingford.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Doctor Heath, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Richard Edwards Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Wingford, in the Isle of Ely, void by the Death of the last Incumbent, Salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Edwards taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.
House adjourned till 10a cras.