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, 14 die Junii.
Ly. North, a Pass.
L. Roberts excused.
Sir T. Fairfax's Life Guard accepts of the Offers of the Houses.
And it is Ordered, That this House accepts of their Tender of their good Service herein; and thinks it fit they have the Benefit of the said Votes; and that this Paper be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence, That they may have a speedy making good to them what is promised in the Votes.
Petitions from Norf. &c.
Committee to draw a Declaration concerning the Intentions of the Parliament, for the Satisfaction of the Army, and Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That a Committee of Ten Lords shall be appointed, to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to consider of and prepare a Declaration that may give an Account to the Kingdom what the Parliament hath done, and what their Intentions are for the future, for the Ease of the Subject, for the Satisfaction of the Army, and the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom:
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee to join with them; and that Sir T. Fairfax's Life Guard had accepted of the Offers of the Houses.
2. To acquaint them with the Order of this House, for appointing Ten Lords (or any Three of them) to join with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the House of Commons to consider of a Declaration to give an Account to the Kingdom what the Parliament hath done, &c.; to desire their Concurrence, and to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber; and to have Power to adjourn from Time to Time.
Ly. Marlborough, a Pass.
Mrs. Dunce, D°;
and Sir T. Wharton.
Answer from the H. C.
That (fn. 1) they agree to the Business of the Life Guard; and they have appointed a Committee to meet with the Lords at the Time and Place, about a Declaration.
Causes in Error put off.
Committee to consider where the King shall be moved to.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee that is appointed to draw up the Declaration, to consider what Place is most fit and convenient to have the Person of the King to be brought, that so He may have the joint Application of both Kingdoms, for the settling of a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Message to the H. C. about it.
That (fn. 2) that House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Papers from the Scots Commissioners about removing the King from Holdenby.
Petition of Reduced Officers, &c. for their Arrears.
"That this House gave them Thanks for their former Service; and do acknowledge they have stayed with a great deal of Patience for their Arrears, for which their Lordships return them Thanks; and that this House will recommend their desires in their Petition to the House of Commons, in the most effectual Manner as may be, for their Satisfaction: In the mean Time their Lordships do desire their Care, to prevent Tumults by the coming down of the Officers and Soldiers."
Message to the H. C. with it.