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, 10 die Martii.
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Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons have nominated and appointed a proportionable Number of their House, to join with Three Lords, to go to the Common Council in London.
Committee to go to the Common Council.
Ordered, That this House nominates and appoints the Earl of Bollingbrooke, and the Lord Grey of Warke, and the Lord Howard of Esc. to go to the Common Council in London this Day.
Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Lord General's Advice about the Articles for a Cessation of Arms.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Advice from the Lord General concerning the Cessation of Arms; and " that, upon the Meeting of the Committees of both Houses, they have made some Alteration in the Articles of His Majesty, concerning the Cessation."
The Alterations were read, as follow:
"First Article: The Words ["for the Use of either Army"] to be left out. Instead of the Words [" from the General of each Army"], thus to be, [" from the Generals of both Armies respectively, as well of His Majesty's as of the Armies raised by the Parliament"].
"Second: The Exception to be thus: [" Except Soldiers, and such as have born Arms, and all Delinquents, and such against whom any Proceedings have been in either House of Parliament"].
"2. Provided always, that all Persons may be examined and searched, themselves and their Carriages; and if any Persons or Goods restrained, in this or the former Articles, do offer to pass, they may be seized on, detained, and imprisoned, as if there had been no Cessation.
"3. The Words [" otherwise than in Passage and Communication between the several Quarters respectively, without any Act of Hostility each to other"], to be left out; and, instead thereof, this to be inserted [" otherwise than for passing of Messengers betwixt the several Quarters respectively; and they to be searched, and to be proceeded with as is mentioned in the precedent Article"].
"Seventh Article: That, during the Cessation, none of His Majesty's Subjects be imprisoned, otherwise than according to the known Laws of the Land.
"Seventh Article: And that there shall be no Plundering.
"Seventh Article: Provided that Distresses may be taken for raising of Monies already appointed to be levied for the Maintenance of the Armies.
"Sixth Article: That, for the Twenty Days of Cessation, no Ships of the next Summer's Fleet be set forth."
Ordered, That this House approves of these Alterations and Provisoes now reported from the Committee; and that they be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Articles concerning the Cessation of Arms.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Information that some of the Parliament's Ships fired through a House at Bridlington, where the Queen was.
This House was this Day informed, "That there is a Report that some Ships set out by the Parliament shot through the House at Bridlington where the Queen landed, and killed a Man hard by the Queen:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke be desired to examine the Truth of this Business, and certify this House thereof; and then their Lordships will take the same into further Consideration.
Causabon, a Pass.
Ordered, That James Causabon shall have a Pass, to go safely from London to Oxford.
De Silvas Yvera, a Pass.
Ordered, That Signior Gioseppe de Silvas Yvera, and Franc'o Berdi his Interpreter, [ (fn. 2) shall have a Pass,] to go to Oxon, about a Suit depending in the Court of Admiralty, of which the Judge hath made a Report to His Majesty, for to defend his Cause.
Justice Bacon, Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Bacon shall have Leave, and a Pass, to go safely to his own House in the Country, with his Servants (fn. 2) and Horses, and to return again before the next Term.
Mrs. Ryley, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Eliz. Ryley shall have a Pass, to go and return from Yorke safely, with One or Two Servants with her.
No Peer to be absent without Leave.
Ordered, That no Peer, Member of this House, shall be absent from giving his Attendance upon this House without Leave, though it be for a Day.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Lady Mayherne, to transport a Trunk without searching.
Ordered, That the Lady Mayherne shall have a Pass, to transport a Trunk without Search, into Holland, before she goes herself.
House adjourned till 10a cras.