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 Mercurii, 1 die Martii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Quarterman at the Bar, for seizing Mrs. Wiseman's Goods, under Colour of the Ordinance for Assessment.
This Day Mr. Quarterman appeared, according to the Order Yesterday, to answer to the Petition of Mrs. Wiseman.
The said Petition was read, in the Presence of the said Quarterman; who being demanded by what Authority or Direction he took away the Goods of the said Wiseman, he did it by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament, and according to the Assessment as was made by the Assessors of the City; and the Constables and Officers went along with him to assist him, according to the Order of the Committee at London.
This House, taking this into Consideration, conceived that Mr. Quarterman and the Constable had done nothing but according to their Duty and Order of the Committee; and were called in, and told so, and then discharged.
Ordinance for assessing the 20th Parts of Estates, to be revoked.
This House resolved, To speak with the Committee, concerning the Manner of this seizing of Mens Estates: and thought it fit, when the Ordinance for the Weekly Supply is settled, to have a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the revoking of the Ordinance for the Twentieth [ (fn. 1) Part of Estates.]
Fane, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Rob't Fane shall have a Pass, to go to Bruerne, in Oxfordshire, to the Lady Eliz. Cope, and to return to London again, in Safety, with One Servant and Two Horses.
Rose's Petition, who was molested by the Soldiers near Kingston.
Ordered, That the Petition of one Ric'd Rose, a Miller, near Kingston upon Thames, "having suffered some Loss and Injury by the Soldiers:" It is Ordered, That this House doth hereby recommend the Consideration of the said Petition to the Lord General, to do therein as he shall think fit, for the Restitution or Satisfaction of the Loss and Damage he hath sustained.
Sir Edward Rodney, Leave to take the Air.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Rodney shall have Liberty to go sometimes to visit his Lady and Family, living in The Ould Pallace at Westm. and sometimes to walk in the Dean's Garden and Cloister in Westm. for to take the Air, for his Health; provided it be in the Company with Mr. Stone, who hath undertaken for his Safe Custody.
Lady Leventhorp and Mr. Holford.
Upon Report of the Earl of Warwicke, from the Committee concerning the Lady Leventhorp's Petition, "That Mr. Hollford is gone to Reading, or Oxford, so as they cannot serve him with the Order of this House, to appear before the Committee, as appeared to them by an Affidavit.
"The Agreement hath been proved, and all Parties except Mr. Holford having been heard in the Cause before the Committee:
"Upon this, the Committee are of Opinion, That an Order of this House may be made, to command the Tenants to pay the Rents that remain in their Hands, or grow due at Our Lady-day next, and so forwards, to the Lady Leventhorpe, or her Assigns, according to the Agreement formerly between (fn. 2) them, until Mr. Holford shew good Cause to this House to the contrary."
Ordered, That this House confirms the Opinion of the Committee, and Ordered the same accordingly.
D. of Espernoone, to transport Horses.
Ordered, That the Duke of Espernon shall have a Pass, to transport Six Horses into France, to his Son.
Batchelor restored to his Lectureship in Kent.
Ordered, that Mr. Batchelor shall be restored to the Lectures he was in formerly, in Kente.
House adjourned till 10a cras.