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 Martis, 18 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gouge.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Pigott's Pet to be indem nified for Losses in Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Pigott, complaining of "his great Losses in Ireland, having lost all his Estate, and his House burnt by the Rebels:"
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons, for some Relief herein.
Lisle's Accompts of Impost-money.
Upon reading the Petition and the Accompts of Laurance Lilse, concerning the Arrears of Monies for the Bills of Impost:
It is Ordered, That it is referred to Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, to call Sir John Poole and Mr. Lilse before them, to see how they can clear themselves of these Accompts; and to report the same to this House.
Parsons and Burrage, in Error.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Parsons and Burrage shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday next.
Lylburn, lyes out of The Tower, without Leave.
This Day the Lieutenant of The Tower gave this House an Account why Lieutenant Colonel Lylburne is permitted to go abroad as he doth. And he gave this Answer: "That, first, he had an Order from a Committee of the House of Commons, that he should have Liberty to come to that Committee, about his Complaint referred to that Committee; and afterwards the House of Commons made a Vote to that Purpose; but not to give a Liberty to lye out of The Tower at Nights, which he hath done."
Hereupon this House deferred the Consideration of this Business, until this House have Information from Mr. John Fynch, of Watford.
Lords to wait on the Scots Commissioners on their Departure, and desire a Continuance of the Union.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke and the Earl of Manchester do go to the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and the rest of the Scotts Commissioners, from this House, to wish them a good Journey; and to let them know, "That, in regard of their speedy Departure, the Lords cannot give any present Answer to their Desires concerning their Monies, and the other Particulars mentioned in their last Papers; yet this House doth hope that there will be a real Care taken, to give just Satisfaction unto the Kingdom of Scotland: And this House desires the Continuance of the brotherly Union and good Correspondence between the Two Nations, which this House will be always ready to use their best Endeavours to preserve."
Order to remove the King's Library to St. James's.
An Order was presented to the House, and read, for removing the King's Manuscripts at Whitehall to St. James House; which was Agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it;—with the Order for Money for Ireland;—with Pigott's and the King's Servants Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for removing the Manuscripts at Whitehall to St. James.
2. To deliver to them the Order concerning Ireland, with the Alteration, and desire their Concurrence therein.
3. To recommend to them the Petition of Thomas Pigott, and put them in Mind of the Lady Pigott's Petition.
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the King's Servants, that attended Him.
Decree against the Trustees for Impropriations for charitable Uses.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Decree in the Exchequer, against the Feoffees of Impropriations, shall be heard on Friday Morning next.
Ordinance concerning the Storekeepers in The Tower.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for the Storekeepers of The Tower to have their Places granted to them quam diu se bene gesserint; and read, and Agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for Concurrence.
Ordinance for Paylor to be Commissary General.
An Ordinance was presented to the House, for granting to George Paylor the Office of Commissary General of all Castles and Fortifications within the Realm of England, quam diu se bene gesserit; and, being read, was Agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence therein.
D° to prevent the Exportation of Wool and Fullers Earth.
The Ordinance to prohibit the Transporting of Wools and Fullers Earth, was read.
Lylburn, encouraging Sedition.
This Day one Mr. Masterson, a Minister of Shoreditch, made a Relation, at this Bar, of the Carriage of Lieutenant Colonel John Lylburne Yesterday; it being of dangerous Consequence, and moving of Sedition:
It is Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, for a Conference, that so Mr. Masterson may make the same Narrative before the House of Commons, that so Lylburne may be committed close Prisoner.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Justice Godbolt:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning something that shall be related to them, concerning the present Safety of the Kingdom.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Wilkinson shall preach before the Lords, the next Fast-day, in the Place of Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke.
Heads for the Conference about Lylburn.
The Matter of the Conference is to this Effect: To acquaint them with the Information of Mr. Masters; and to let them know, that this Day the Lords have seen an Order of the House of Commons, for giving Lylburne Liberty to go abroad de Die in Diem: Therefore to desire them, that some speedy Course may be taken, for preventing the Sowing of Sedition."
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons agrees to the Ordinance concerning, and the Order concerning the Removing of the King's Manuscripts.
(Here enter them.)
Capt. Saunderson, a Pass.
Ordered, That Captain Saunderson shall have a Pass, to go into Holland, with One Horse and a Nag, Custom-free.
The Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons, in the Painted Chamber.
Order for removing the King's Library to St. James's.
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Sir Symonds Dewes, Mr. Selden, and Mr. Wheeler, or any One of them, shall take Care, with the Assistance of Mr. Patrick Young, Keeper of His Majesty's Libraries, for the Removing of the Books, Manuscripts, and other Antiquities, in the Library, Chair-house, and His Majesty's Cabinet at Whitehall, unto the Library at St. Jameses, there to remain for a Public Use; and that Colonel Baxter be required to give them all Furtherance and Assistance therein, and to secure the same until they can be removed."
Order for Monies to be paid upon Adventures for Lands in Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Monies that are or shall come in upon the late Ordinance, ordered to be printed primo Decembris, 1647 (concerning Adventures for Lands in Ireland), shall be paid, by the Treasurers in the said Ordinance named, unto Sir Adam Loftus Knight, Vice-treasurer for Ireland, whose Acquittance shall be to the said Treasurers a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; which Money he the said Vice-treasurer shall issue forth by Order of both Houses."
House adjourned till 10a cras.