Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 29 Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ward of Ipswich.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. Grey of Werk.
Cartwright & al. versus Rawleigh.
The Petition of John Cartwright, Rob't Vivers Esquire, & al. read.
Ordered, That the Order spoken in the said Petition be sought out, and brought in To-morrow Morning.
Andrews aud Skinner.
Ordered, That the Errors between Andrewes and Skinner be argued on the 9th December next.
Hudson and Bowyer.
Ordered, That the Errors between Hudson and Bowyer be heard on the Ninth of December next.
Pasfeild and Spencer.
Ordered, That the Errors between Pasfield and Spencer be heard on the Ninth of December next.
E. of Leicester and Murdoch & al.
The Answer of the Earl of Leicester, against Murdock and Tayler, brought in, and read; and Ordered, The Party complained against shall have a Copy of it, and return in his Answer to it.
Palmer, P. of Wales's Servant, desires Privilege.
It was moved, "That one Philip Palmer, a Servant to the Prince of Wales, may have the Privilege of a Peer's Servant."
Ordered, That the Diurnal Book be brought in To-morrow Morning, to see whether the said Prince was entered amongst the Presence of the Peers.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Colonel White:
An Ordinance for the removing some Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, brought up.
That this House will take it into Consideration, and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
City Militia Committee empowered to raise Forces.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of London shall have Power to raise any of their Forces and Trained Bands, and to draw them forth, upon any emergent Occasion, for the Safety and Preservation of the Parliament.
L. Mountague, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Mountagu shall have Leave to go for some Time into the Country, about his own Occasions.
Hopkins Suit against Richards, for releasing Steward, stayed.
Upon the Petition of Henry Hopkins Esquire, Warden of The Fleete, exhibited this Day to the House; shewing, "That one Thomas Richards prosecuteth a Suit against the Petitioner, for releasing of Walter Stewart Esquire, upon an Order of this House, having then a Suit depending here:"
It is Ordered, That Stay shall be forthwith made of all Proceedings at Law, of the said Richards, against the said Hopkins, for or by reason of the said Steward's Releasement as aforesaid; any Proceedings between the said Parties notwithstanding: And hereof all whom this doth or may concern are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience accordingly.
Message to the H. C. concerning their Impeachment of the Lords who sat while the Speakers, &c. were with the Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hackwell and Mr. Eltenhead:
"That whereas a General Impeachment hath been brought, by the House of Commons, against Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, James Earl of Suffolke, James Earl of Midd. George Lord Berkley, Francis Lord Willoughby, John Lord Hunsdon, and Wm. Lord Maynard; and a Day appointed by the Lords, at the Desire of the said House of Commons, to prosecute their Impeachment; which Day is now past above One Month since, and nothing hath been done by the House of Commons in further Prosecution of their said former Impeachment: The Lords, considering the dangerous Consequence of keeping the said Lords under Restraint for so many Months without any legal Proceeding against them, do order, That, if the House of Commons shall not prosecute their Impeachment against the aforesaid Lords by Friday next, then their Lordships will do therein according to the usual Course and Proceedings of Parliament."