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, 12 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
L. Rich, Leave to stay in Town.
Ordered, That the Lord Rich hath Leave to stay in London.
Petition of Freach Officers for Pay.
The Petition of divers French Gentlemen, late Officers, was read; desiring, "that they may have their Pay."
Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons; and delivered to Doctor Heath accordingly.
Marquis of Winton, Leave to take the Air.
Ordered, That the Marquis of Winton, now in The Tower of London by Order of this House, shall have Liberty to go abroad, with his Keeper, to take the Air, for his Health's Sake, but to return every Night into the said Tower; upon such Security as the Lieutenant of the said Tower shall think fit to take, for his true Imprisonment: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
E. of Clare, Privilege in Sir J. Wray's Suit against him.
Upon the Petition of John Earl of Clare, read this Day in the House; shewing, "That Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet hath caused a Distress to be taken upon his Lordship's Lands, in Laceby, in Lincolnesheir, for a Rent Service:"
It is Ordered, That the Privilege of Parliament is hereby allowed unto the said Earl of Clare; and that the Suit be stayed; and lastly, that his Lordship's Tenant, being a Party to the same, shall not be farther molested therein: And herein all Persons any Way herein concerned are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience accordingly.
Letters from the Commissioners with the Army; and with the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, was read. (Here enter it.)
A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, was read. (Here enter it.)
Brown, Cler. Parl. Sir A. Littleton, & al. versus Morris, alias Poyntz, & al.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Cause between John Poyntz, alias Morris, Plaintiff, and John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, Sir Adam Littleton, Baronet, John Throckmorton, & al. Defendants; as also the Cause between John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, and Sir Adam Poyntz, otherwise Littleton, Baronet, Plaintiffs, and John Morris, alias Poyntz, Mary his Wife, Isabell Smith, Leonard Darby, and John Harris, Defendants, shall be further heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides, on Thursday the 15th of this Instant July, peremptorily, without further Delay; and lastly, that the Witnesses of the said Morris, alias Poyntz, are to make their Appearance at the said Hearing accordingly, as they will answer the contrary to this House at their Perils; a List of whose Names are to be given in to the Clerk of this House.
E. Rivers, Leave to stay in Town.
Ordered, That the Earl Rivers and his Family may stay in Town; any Order (fn. 1) or Ordinance notwithstanding.
L. Stafford, Leave to go to Flanders.
Ordered, That the Lord Stafford may go into Fland'rs, to fetch his Wife Home, and Family.
L. Mohun, Leave to stay in Town.
Ordered, That the Lord Mohun have Leave to stay within the Line of Communication, with his Family any Order or Ordinance notwithstanding.
Ordinance for Dr. Clarke to be Judge of the Admiralty.
Lords Committees to consider of the Ordinance to constitute Doctor William Clarke Judge of the Admiralty; (videlicet,)
Any Three; to meet at Nine To-morrow, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Letter from the Comissioners with the Army, about the Treaty.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers. These.
"May it please your Lordship,
"Yesterday we received an Account of what had passed in the Houses, for Satisfaction of the last Paper from the Army; wherewith we acquainted the General, and desired his Excellency, "That the Three Proposals last sent up were so far satisfied by the Parliament, that the Treaty might now be proceeded in with Speed and Effect, and a Time for the Meeting of Commissioners on both Parts for that Purpose forthwith appointed:" To which his Excellency gave this Answer, "That he and the Council of War had not been wanting in their Thoughts to prepare something in order to the Speeding thereof; and that he hoped, at our next Meeting, we should find Things in a good Forwardness thereunto. We remain
Reading, the 11th of July, 1647.
C. Nottingham. P. Wharton."
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, about the excepted Persons being admitted to Him.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers, pro Tempore.
(fn. 2) The Letter that this Letter mentions to be inclosed from Hatfeild, the 30th of June, is entered the 1 Julii, 1647.
"Since our coming to Caversham, Colonel Whalley receiving no Orders from the General, we could not expect any Fruit of our Orders: Yet we have renewed them unto him; requiring, " That he would remove Doctor Sheldon and Doctor Hamon from the King, together with such others as have Access to His Majesty contrary to the Fifth Article of our Instructions:" His Answer is, "That he hath not as yet received any Direction from his Excellency, whose Command he must expect before he can yield Obedience to us, for the Reason formerly given us at Hatfeild;" which we related unto you at large in a Letter from thence, a Copy whereof we have inclosed, for that Colonel Whalley refers himself to that he then said. And the State of our Condition having been thereby truly represented unto you, it will appear that we are not in Capacity of giving other Account; but remain
Cavesham, July the 9th, 1647.
Most humble Servants,
B. Denbigh. Edw. Mountagu."