Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Saturni, 10 die Januarii.
Paper concerning Provisions for the Scots Forces.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
Answer from the H. C.
Message to them, about the Committee for the Revenue.
Message to the H. C. with a Report about an Answer to the Scots Paper.
Ordinance concerning the King's Revenues.
Ordinances concerning the London Militia.
Villequiers, to export Horses.
Ordered, That Monsieur De Villequeiers, Governor of Boulin, for his good Service to the Parliament, in restoring the Packet Boat, with all the Letters therein, shall have Liberty to transport Nine Horses or Geldings into France, Custom-free.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance for continuing the Committee for the Army, and the Treasurers at War.
"That they adhere to the 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Alterations, and do agree to the 7. and 8. Alteration in the Ordinance. Concerning the continuing of the Treasurers of War, they adhere for these Reasons following:
"1. That, by adding the Quorum in the First Clause, their Lordships do altogether destroy the Power remaining by the Ordinance of the 28th of March last, which was for the Benefit of the Lenders, of whom great Sums of Money are still due.
"2. That, by all the other additional Quorum desired, the Committee cannot act without the Presence of One Lord, which cannot but be destructive to the Affairs of the Army, in regard the Committee sits so daily, the Service requiring it, and many Times upon emergent Occasions are sent forth of the House of Commons, to make Dispatches for the Supply of that Army, as also for removing Obstructions, and for bringing in of Money the Sinews of War, and Once a Week are constrained to sit in London.
"3. That the like Quorum have been made in other Affairs; but, being found by Experience to be to the Disservice of the Public, their Lordships have been pleased to make the Quorum to a certain Number only of the Persons, and not of the Houses.
"4. That your Lordships may upon all Occasions act with the Committee, and are specially desired to afford (fn. 1) your Presence and Assistance in so needful and important Affairs of the Kingdoms.
"5. The Quorum of Four Members of the House of Commons was in the 1st Ordinance of the 28th of March, and now continued, because the Treasurers and Lenders are of that Committee as they were before; and it was then thought fit to restrain any Act to be done without Four of the House of Commons, and is (fn. 2) most fit that the Quorum be of any, of both or either House of Parliament.
About the coming in of Delinquents on the Declaration.
"And in these Words in the Clause of those that shall not wear Swords, ["not being Peers of this Realm"], they desire that such Peers as have been in Arms against the Parliament may not be permitted to wear Swords."
Committee to report the Alterations.
The House taking into Consideration this Report; Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester, Lord Viscount Say & Seale, Lord Wharton, and the Lord Robertes, shall draw up something concerning the Alteration of the Peers wearing their Swords, and give an Account of that, and the Business of the Earl of Carlile, on Monday Morning, to the House.