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, 9 Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Perne.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
E. Manchester, Speaker.
L. De Lawarr.
Jelinger's Ordinance to be Vicar of Southbrent.
An Ordinance, presented to the House by the Lord Rob'ts, was read, "That Christopher Jelinger shall be Vicar of the Church and Vicarage of Southbrent, in the County of Devon;" 1a & 2a lecta.
Ordered, To be read again on Thursday next.
Sir R. Gurney, Leave to go in to the Country, on giving Bond.
Upon the Petition of Sir Rich. Gourney; and an Affidavit of Henry Spratt, "That he is very weak, &c."
Ordered, That he shall have Liberty to go to his Country-house, upon his Bond to the Lieutenant of The Tower, to be a true Prisoner when he shall be required so to do by this House; and this to be a sufficient Warrant, &c.
Mapletost to be instituted to Sacotry All Saints.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution, &c. to Salomon Mapletoft Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Sacotry All Saints, in the County of Huntington; Wm. Earl Devon Patron.
Palmer's Order to be Minister of Aston.
An Order was presented to this House, for making Mr. Palmer Minister of Aston, in the County of Derby, it being in the Gift of Thomas Stitch a Papist; which was read the First and Second Time.
Ordinance for Justices of Chester.
An Ordinance was presented to the House, for making Mr. John Bradshawe Chief Justice of Chester, which was read.
L. Cromwell's Bail discharged.
Upon reading a Certificate, "That the Lord Cromwell hath compounded with the Commissioners at Gouldsmithes Hall for his Delinquency, hath taken the (fn. 1) National Covenant and Negative Oath, hath paid the Moiety of his Lordship's (fn. 2) Fine, and secured the Remainder:"
It is Ordered, That the Recognizance of the said Lord Cromwell, and his Security entered into before the Lords in Parliament, is hereby vacated and made void.
Ordinance for a Seal for S. Wales.
The Ordinance for making a new Seal for the Counties of South Wales, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
L. Loftus and Sir G. Wentworth.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Viscount Loftus and Sir (fn. 3) Thomas Wentworth shall be heard on Friday Morning next; and the Lord Viscount Loftus to have Notice hereof.
Ordinance to give Books added to Bp. Bancroft's Library to Cambridge.
An Ordinance was brought in, for giving such Books to the University of Cambridge as have been added to the Library of Bishop Bancroft by Bishop Abbott and others; which (fn. 4) was read Twice, and Ordered to be read on Thursday Morning again.
E. of Peterb. took the Covenant.
The Lord North reported, "That the Earl of Peterburgh hath taken and subscribed the solemn League and Covenant."
Ordinance concerning Pennoyer and Hill.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee, the Alterations in the Ordinance concerning Pennoyer and Hill.
And the said Alterations were read.
And the Question being put, "Whether this Ordinance shall be re-committed?"
It is Resolved in the Negative.
Then the said Ordinance was read the Third Time, with the Alterations.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree to this Ordinance with these Alterations now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Lord Della Warr and the Lord North were appointed to tell the Votes: And the Lord De La Warr reported, "That the Contents were Ten, and the Not Contents were Seven.
Protest against it.
These Lords following, before the putting of this Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if this Question was carried against their Votes; and the House granted them Leave; and accordingly do enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names.
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
The House was adjourned into a [ (fn. 4) Committee during] Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon.
The House was resumed; and Ordered to be taken up on Thursday again.
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax was read, and Ordered to be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
Levett, concerning Peaker's Evidence.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Peaker and Levitt shall meet on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.
Cable and Cross.
Ordered, That the Cause between Cable and Crosse shall be heard, at this Bar, this Day Month.
House to be adjourned till To-morrow.
The Question being put, "Whether to have this House to be adjourned till Monday next?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
The Lord North and the Lord Grey were appointed to tell the Votes: And the Lord North reported, "That the Contents were Six, and the Not Contents Eight."
The Question being put, "Whether to have this House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Lord De La Warr and the Lord Dacres were appointed to tell the Votes: And the Contents were Eight, and the Not Contents Seven.
Scandalous Paper called, The Scots Apostacy.
A scandalous Paper was presented to this House, intituled, "The Scotts Apostacy," which is very derogatory to the Kingdom of Scotland.
It is Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers shall presently endeavour to find out the Letter, and give an Account thereof to this House on Thursday Morning next.
Answer from Sir T. Fairfax, about his quartering in the Eastern Association.
"Being upon my March towards Saffron Walden (where I shall be this Night), I received your Lordship's Letter, with the Order inclosed, for the prohibiting the Army to quarter in the Eastern Association; whereupon I thought fit to give your Lordships this Account: That the Foot being upon their March, and the Horse already in their Quarters there, and the Officers absent from me with their several Commands, I could not immediately give Observance to your Lordship's Commands. I have, as it appeared to me and my Council of War (upon good Reason), removed the Quarters of the Army into those Parts: But, if it shall please the Parliament to command the Army to any other Quarters, it shall most readily be observed, by
Most humble Servant,
Upon the Way to Saffron Walden, March 8, 1646.
House adjourned till 9a cras.