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 Veneris, 14 die Maii.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about sending Home the Scots Army from Ulster.
Message to them, to communicate somewhat concerning Garrisons;
and about the following Particulars.
Stapilton and Ly. Boynton.
Lyon to be instituted to Barnwell.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Mr. John Lyon Clerk, to the Parsonage of Barnwall St. Andrewes, in the County of North'ton; being presented thereunto by the Lord Mountagu the Patron: And this to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the Covenant.
Ordinance for recruiting this House.
This Day being appointed to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the recruiting of this House, as it stood in Debate the 17th of March last; it was moved, "That the Consideration of it might be put off for a longer Time."
It was moved, "That the Vote of the 17th of March, 1646, might be put, (videlicet), Whether the Vote of the 10th of February, 1646, ["Whether to have this Ordinance to be read the Second Time? And Resolved in the Negative;"] was a Rejection of the Ordinance or not?"
Then this Question was put, "Whether the Consideration of the Ordinance concerning the recruiting of this House, as it stood in Debate the 17th of March last, shall be deferred until the Second Tuesday in November next, without any Anticipation; and all the Lords to have Notice a Fortnight before?"
Answer from the H. C.
Heads for a Conference about slighting Garrisous:
"That the Keys of the several Towns that are now appointed to be disgarrisoned may be delivered to the Mayors or other Officers of the said Towns or Corporations; that the Government of those Places may be as formerly it was before these unhappy Troubles."
Disposal of the Ordnance, &c. in them.
Castle's Order for 50 l.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to give Leave to the Earl of Denbigh to come to London for Ten Days, and to the referring of the Lord Herberte's Letter; and to the Business concerning the Swedish Ships, and also to the Business concerning Captain Rich: To all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, that Mr. Twisden, a Member of their House, may deliver a Copy of a forged Act of Parliament, which is in his Possession.
To let them know, that this House hath received certain Information, "That some Persons have forged a Copy of an Act of Parliament, whereas there is no such Act that ever passed; and have counterfeited and set the Name of the Clerk of the Parliaments to it: The Lords are in Examination of the whole Business; and, finding it to be in the Custody of a Member of the House of Commons, videlicet, Mr. Twisden, and so their Warrant cannot attach it, do desire that the House of Commons would order, That Mr. Twisden may deliver the said Copy of the pretended Act of Parliament to the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments; the Lords Committees having Occasion to make Use of it often in the Examination of the Business."
Order for Payment of Castle's 50 l.
"Whereas Fifty Pounds was, by former Order, bestowed upon Richard Castle, a Messenger, of which he hath not yet received any Thing: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Sum of Fifty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Habberdashers Hall, and paid by Order of that Committee; and it is recommended to that Committee, to take Care that this Order may be speedily complied with."
Sir Tho. Fairfax to command the Standing Forces.
Number of Horse to be kept up.
"That Five Thousand Four Hundred Horse and a Thousand Dragoons shall be the Number of Horse and Dragoons that shall be kept, at the Pay of the Kingdom, for the Service of the Kingdom of Engl. within the Kingdom of England."