Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 19 Decembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee sat, to take into further Consideration the Propositions for a safe and wellgrounded Peace.
Sir Thomas Widdrington in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports, from the Grand Committee, the Amendments to the Bill concerning the Passing of Bills for the Taxing and Levying of Monies for the Payment and Satisfaction of the Debts and Damages of the Kingdom, and for other publick Uses: The which were twice read; and the Bill, thus amended, ordered, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Petition of the Earl of Holland's; with a special Recommendation: They have in this Paper expressed, what their Lordships conceive of the Petition.
The humble Petition of Henry Earl of Holland; a Particular of such Losses as the said Earl hath sustained in his private Fortune, by reason of the publick Troubles; and the Lords Sense in their Paper upon the said Petition; were all read: The Paper was in hæc verba; viz.
That the Lords, considering the good Affections which the Earl of Holland hath shewed unto the Publick, do think fit, that a Person, who hath suffered so much in his Fortune for adhering to the Parliament, should in some measure be by them relieved.
The Question being propounded, Whether the Earl of Holland shall have One thousand Pounds per Annum out of the Revenue;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be put or no: And
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being propounded, Whether the Earl of Holland's Petition shall be laid aside, or not;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put or not: And
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this Petition be laid aside.
Ordered, That the Committee for Whitehall do take care to appoint some Hangings out of the King's standing Wardrobe at Whitehall, or any other of his Majesty's Wardrobes, to be hung before the Window of this House, as Curtains, for the desending and preserving this Place against the Injury of this bitter Weather.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Colonel Langherne, for the sending up to the Parliament the Persons of Mr. Walter Lloyd, now called Sir Walter Lloyd, and of Advocate-Marshal Lloyd, who are now Prisoners in his Custody.
A Letter from Sir William Brereton, and the Committee of Chester, from before Chester, of 15 Decembris 1645, with several intercepted Letters, and other Letters inclosed, were this Day read.