Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Veneris, videlicet, 15 die Julii.
The Lord Kymbolton was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
E. of Leicester excused.
Earl Leycester excused for his Absence, being not well.
Watkins and Ward.
Ordered, That the Cause between Watkins and Warde shall be heard in this House this Day Sevennight.
Letter from Secretary Nicholas, returning the Scots Treaty with Amendments by the King.
A Letter written from Secretary Nicholas, to the Earls of Leycester and Bedford, as followeth:
According to the Letter I received from your Lordships, and the rest of the Commissioners, the Sixth of this Month, I have presented to His Majesty the Two ingrossed Copies of the Treaty agreed on between the Commissioners of England and Scotland, in which His Majesty hath with His own Pen altered some Things: The Words which are encompassed with Lines above and beneath are to be left out; and where the Words are only lined underneath, there the Words underlined are to stand; and the Words interlined by His Majesty are to be added: This being all I can say to you in that Business, I rest
Newarke, 12th July, 1642.
"Your Lordships Most humble Servant, Edw. Nicholas."
The Amendments in the several Articles of the Scotts Treaty were read.
Sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That the Treaty and the Letter shall be sent down to the House of Commons, to communicate it unto them; which were (fn. 1) accordingly sent, by Message, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Ayloffe.
L. Slingsby versus Sir Faithful Fortescue.
A Petition of the Lady Slynsby was read; complaining "Sir Faythful Fortescue doth refuse to perform the Order made by this House."
Ordered, That the Lord Kymbolton do call both Parties before him, and (fn. 2) end it if he can; else to report to this House the Difference between them.
Col. Butler committed to The Gatehouse.
Ordered, That Colonel Butler shall be committed to the safe Custody of the Keeper of The (fn. 3) Gatehouse, who is to use him well; there to remain until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Impeachment against the Nine Lords who went to York.
Next, the Lords proceeded to give Judgement against the Nine Lords that are impeached by the House of Commons:
1. The Order of the 30 May was read.
2. The Impeachment of the House of Commons was read.
3. Next, the Order of the 16 Junii, 1642, was read.
Ordered, That this Impeachment of the Nine Lords shall be further proceeded in on Tuesday next peremptorily, and that the House be called then; and such Lords as are absent, and cannot give a just Excuse for the same, shall pay Ten Pounds, to be employed for the Relief of the poor Irish, and incur further the Displeasure of this House.
Phillips, Sheriff of Huntingdonshire, to be bailed.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Huntingdonshire shall be bailed, upon Security of Two Hundred Pounds to appear within Six Days after Summons.
Todd and others to be bailed.
Ordered, upon the Petition of Nics. Todd, Richard Gyles, and George Hayward, shall be bailed; giving Security one for another, in a Bond of One Hundred Pounds a-piece, to appear before this House with Fourteen Days Summons.
Printers sent for, for printing the Petition to the King.
Ordered, That Christopher Latham and Tho. Creake shall be sent for, for printing the Petition to the King, and forging the Order, and putting the Clerk of the Parliaments Hand to it.
Bill against Innovations.
House adjourned during Pleasure, to debate the Bill against Innovations.
House (fn. 4) resumed.
Ordered, To be referred to Justice Crawley, to draw a Proviso, that the taking down the Glass Windows may be done by such Commissioners as shall be appointed by both Houses; and this to be brought Tomorrow Morning.
Sir Edward Leech Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Leech hath Leave to go into the Country, to his own House, until Michaelmas Term next; and, because this House may not want Attendants, the Clerk of the Crown is to bring in a List of the Masters of the Chancery To-morrow.
Committee to consider of taking down the Glass Windows in Churches.
Lords appointed to consider what Commissioners in each County are fit to oversee the taking down the Glass Windows in every Parish, and to present the Names to this House: videlicet,
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Mr. Justice Crawly, Assistant.
To meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.
Further Report of the Conference.
The Lord Kymbolton reported the Residue of the Message from the House of Commons Yesterday:
"1. List of Ordnance and Ammunition was read."
Ordnance for Ireland;
This House will be satisfied that these Artillery shall go for Ireland.
"2. Orders were read, concerning Cloth for Shirts to send for Ireland."
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Holles:
Message from the H. C. with the E. of Essex's Commission as General.
To present to their Lordships a Commission, to be given to the Earl of Essex, as General; which Commission having passed the House of Commons, they desire their Lordships Concurrence herein, and to give Expedition therein.
The said Commission was read, in hæc verba:
(Here enter it).
Resolved, upon the Question,
That this House agrees to this Ordinance, for a Commission to the Earl of Essex, as General.
Protest against it.
The Earl of Portland dissented to this Vote.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Ordinanee for a Commission, constituting the Earl of Essex General.
Ordered, That this Ordinance, be ingrossed, and subscribed by the Clerk of this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Harley:
Message from the H. C. to sit a while.
That they having (fn. 5) something of great Importance to communicate to their Lordships, they desire to sit a while.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a little while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robt. Harley, Knight of the Bath:
Message from the H. C. with Two Orders for victualing the Navy;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders following:
1. An Order to the Officers of the Navy, to supply the Navy with Provisions, &c.
2. An Order to victual some Ships upon the Coast of Ireland.
and an Order to the Aldermen to choose a Locum Tenens.
3. An Order to appoint the Aldermen to choose a Locum Tenens.
Ordered, That One of these Orders be sent to every particular Alderman.
Order for victualing the Navy.
"Whereas the Earl of Northumberland, late High Admiral of England, is by His Majesty discharged of that Place, by whose Warrant the principal Officers of the Navy did issue forth, out of His Majesty's several Stores, such Provisions as upon all Occasions were necessary for the Use of the Navy: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said principal Officers of the Navy respectively, according to their several Trusts, do from Time to Time give their Warrants unto the Storekeepers, and other inferior Ministers of the Navy, for Supply of all such Provisions and Necessaries, for the Use of His Majesty's Ships now at Sea, under the Command of the Earl of Warwicke, as the said Earl shall upon all Occasions give Directions, under his Lordship's Hand and Seal."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Order.
Order for victualing Ships on the Irish Station.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of Commons,
"That The Swallow and The Bonaventure, and the Three Pinnaces upon the Coasts of Ireland, be revictualed for Two Months longer, for which the Victualer shall receive Payment, according to former Agreement and Order of Parliament."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.
Order for the Aldermen of London to chuse a Locum Tenens, during the Lord Mayor's Confinement.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That, in regard the Lord Mayor is restrained of his Liberty, that each and every Alderman of the City of London be hereby required to assemble and meet together, on the Morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, being the 16th Day of this present July, without Fail, at Guildhall, London, in their usual Place, then and there to make Choice amongst themselves of One Alderman, to be a Locum Tenens, to execute the Office of the Lord Mayor, to all Intents and Purposes, during his Absence, according to the Customs and Charters of the said City of London: And a present Account hereof is to be given by them to both Houses of Parliament."
Die Jovis, 14 Julii, 1642.
Wollaston and Aldworth's Contract for Shirts for Ireland.
"Whereas, in Performance of a Contract made by the Lords, and others of His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs in Ireland, with Richard Wollaston of London, and Richard Aldworth of Bristoll, the Seventeenth Day of May last, the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth have, upon the First Day of June last past, delivered Thirty Thousand and Twelve Ells of Lockram, for the making of Eleven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Shirts, for the Soldiers in Ireland, at the Rate of Eleven Pence the Ell, amounting in the Whole to the Sum of Thirteen Hundred Seventy-five Pounds, Eleven Shillings; which Sum, by the Contract, is to be paid unto them, the One Half at the End of Four Months next after the Delivery of the said Cloth, and the other Half at the next Four Months after that: And whereas the Lords and Commons were this Day informed of this Contract, made between the said Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland and the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth; in Pursuance thereof, the said Lords and Commons do this Day Order, That the said Sum of Thirteen Hundred Seventy-five Pounds and Eleven Shillings shall be hereby secured unto them, and paid at the Times agreed upon, out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Bills of Subscriptions for the Adventure in Ireland; and the Treasurers or Receivers appointed to receive the said Monies are hereby required to pay the same; and an Acquittance under the Hands of the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth, or their Assignees, shall be a a sufficient Discharge to the said Receivers for so much."
Die Jovis, 14 Julii, 1642.
Order for Money to the Contractors.
"Whereas, in Performance of a Contract made by the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, with Richard Wollaston of London, and Richard Aldworth of Bristoll, the 6th Day of June last past, they have, upon the Seventh of this Instant July, delivered Four Thousand fine Oxenbrig Shirts, white and well conditioned, for the Use of the Soldiers in Ireland, at the Rate of Two Shillings and Nine Pence a Shirt, Eight Ells being allowed to Three Shirts; the said Four Thousand Shirts amounting, at that Rate, to the Sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds, which Sum is by that Contract to be paid unto them, the One Half at the End of Three Months next after that Delivery, and the other Half at the End of other Three Months next after that: And whereas the Lords and Commons were this Day informed of this Contract; in Pursuance thereof, the said Lords and Commons do Order, That the said Sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds be hereby secured and paid unto them, at the Times agreed upon as abovesaid, out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Bills of Subscriptions for the Adventure in Ireland; and the Treasurers and Receivers appointed to receive the said Monies are hereby required to pay the same accordingly; and an Acquittance under the Hands of the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth, or their Assignees, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Receivers for so much."