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.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Calamy.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ly. North, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady North shall have a Pass, for herself, Servants, Coach, and Horses, to go into Kent, and return again.
L. Roberts excused.
The Lord Robertes is excused for his Absence this Day.
Sir T. Fairfax's Life Guard accepts of the Offers of the Houses.
The Earl of Suffolke reported from the Committee at Derby House:
A Paper from the Life Guard of Sir Tho. Fairefax was read; declaring "their Acceptance of the Votes of the Parliament."
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.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Well-affected in the Counties of Norff. Suff. and Essex, inclosed in Sir Thomas Fairefax' Letter, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
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:
Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; and Power to adjourn from Time to Time.
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.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Sadler and Mr. Hakewill:
To deliver to them the Paper from the Life Guard with the Sense of this House upon it.
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.
Ordered, That the Lady Marleborough shall have a Pass, to go and take the Air out of the Court of Guards.
Mrs. Dunce, D°;
Ordered, That Mrs. Dunce shall have the like Pass.
and Sir T. Wharton.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Wharton shall have a Pass, to go to Combes, in Surry.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Sadler and Mr. Hakewill return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
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.
Ordered, That the Writs of Error appointed to be argued To-morrow shall be put off till To-morrow Sevennight.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, This shall be sent down to the House of Commons, by a Message; and desire their Concurrence therein.
And accordingly it was sent down, by Mr. Justice Pheasant and Mr. Justice Rolles.
The Answer returned was:
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.
The Papers delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners, of the 5th of June Instant, were read again; and a Paper was drawn up, to be returned to them, by Way of Thanks; which was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether to have any Additions to be made to this Paper, at this Time?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Petition of Reduced Officers, &c. for their Arrears.
A Petition of the Reduced Officers and Soldiers, was read; and this Answer was returned them:
"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.
And accordingly this Petition was sent down presently to the House of Commons, with their Lordships Sense, by Mr. Sadler and Mr. Hakewill.
House adjourned till 5a post Meridiem.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
House adjourned till 10a cras, Aurora.