House of Lords Journal Volume 6
25 April 1644

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 25 April 1644', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 6: 1643 (1767-1830), pp. 527-528. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37503 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 25 die Aprilis.

PRAYERS, by Mr.Gibbs.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds.Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
L. General.
Comes Stamford.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Hunsdon.

Committee to examine Witnesses, concerning Speeches against the Lord General.

The Lord General acquainted this House, "That some Speeches have come to his Knowledge, which tends much to his Prejudice in the Service he is in."

Hereupon this House Ordered these Lords Committees following to examine the Business, and have Power to send for such Witnesses as they shall think fit, as are not Parliament Men:

Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Stamford.
Ds.Willoughby.
Ds.Howard.
Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, and afterwards as often as they shall appoint themselves.

Report of the Conference concerning the Ordinance for referring the Propositions for a Peace to the Committee of both Kingdoms.

Next, the Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference with the House of Commons on Monday last; which was, "To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Alteration in the Ordinance of referring to the Committee of both Kingdoms the preparing of Articles for Peace."

The said Ordinance was read, with the Alterations, and approved of with the Alterations:

The Ordinance.

"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of both Houses, as a joint Committee with the Commissioners and Committee of Scotland, be hereby enabled to prepare Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, the same to be presented to both Houses of Parliament, and to the Convention of the States of Scotland, or their Committee; and are to be brought into One or both Houses on Friday come Sevennight, being the 26th of April, 1644, or sooner if it may be, sitting the Houses, to be there reviewed and considered of, and then, by mutual Advice and Consent of both Kingdoms, to be perfected; provided always, that the Power given to the said Committee by this Ordinance shall continue no longer than during the Time herein limited for the bringing in of the said Propositions."

Archbishop of Cant's Trial put off.

Ordered, That the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury is put off until Tuesday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock; and the Lords are to have Notice to attend this House at the same Time.

Absent Lords to pay to the Poor.

Ordered, That the Order for every Lord that is absent from this House without Leave to pay Five Shillings to the Poors Box shall be revived.

Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Ordinance about referring the Propositions for a Peace; and that the Archbishop's Trial is deferred.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett;

To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance for referring to the Committee of both Kingdoms the preparing of Propositions, with the Alterations which came from them; and to acquaint them, that this House hath deferred the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury until Tuesday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.

The Messengers return with this Answer:

Answer.

That they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons.

Message from the H. C. to sit a while.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, and others:

To desire their Lordships would please to sit a while.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That their Lordships are contented to sit a while, as is desired.

Message from thence, with an Ordinance;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Harley Knight, and others:

1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for enlarging the Time until Wednesday next, for the Committee of both Kingdoms to bring into the Houses Propositions for Peace. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

that they will adjourn to Saturday;

2. To let your Lordships know, that the House of Commons intends to adjourn their House until Saturday next.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Ordinance now brought up.

Ordinance for enlarging the Time for Propositions for a Peace to be brought in.

"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, that the Committee of both Houses, as a joint Committee with the Commissioners and Committee of Scotland, be hereby enabled to prepare Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, the same to be presented to both Houses of Parliament, and to the Convention of the Estates of Scotland, or their Committee, and are to be brought into One or both Houses on Wednesday next, the 1st of May, 1644, or sooner if it may be, sitting the Houses, to be there reviewed and considered of; and then, by the mutual Advice and Consent of both Kingdoms, to be perfected: Provided always, That the Power given unto the said Committee by this Ordinance shall continue no longer than during the Time herein limited for the bringing in of the said Propositions."

House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at 9 a Clock.