House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 7 August 1643

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 7 die Augusti.


Earl of Manchester, Speaker.

Letter from the Lord General, about Sir William Waller's commanding in London.

A Letter from the Lord General was read, dated the 6th August, 1643, directed to the Speaker of this House; signifying, "That he hath sent a Commission for Sir Wm. Waller to be Commander of all the Forces of the City of London; offering to their Lordships Consideration, that Serjeant Major Skippon is, by an Act of Common Council, made Commander of the Forces of London, for which he hath Three Hundred Pounds per Annum; therefore his Lordship offers it to their Lordships Consideration."

Dorchester and Weymouth taken by the King's Forces.

Another Letter was read, written from Portsmouth to the Lord General; signifying, "That the King's Forces hath taken Dorchester and Weymouth, by Surprize; and the Committee at Porsmouth desired some Forces may be sent to them, for the better securing of that Town."

Sir William Waller's Commission.

(fn. 1) Likewise a Commission to Sir Wm. Waller was read.

These Matters to be communicated to the H. C.

Upon Consideration of these, the House Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, and communicate these Letters to them; and to recommend Serjeant Major Skipon to the City of London, that he may not suffer by his (fn. 2) serving of the Parliament; but that he may be taken into their Consideration, for some Satisfaction to be given him.

Multitudes coming down to the House, the Lords resolve to adjourn.

This Day the House was informed, "That Yesterday there was printed Papers spread abroad in the City, to invite People to come down to the Parliament this Day, in an unlawful Manner, to the Breach of the Privileges of Parliament:" Hereupon this House thought fit to have a Conference with the House of Commons, to let them know, that their Lordships do account this coming down of People in this Manner as a great Breach of Privilege of Parliament; and that their Lordships do intend to adjourn their House until To-morrow Morning; and, if the Concourse of People do continue, their Lordships will adjourn themselves to a further Time; and to join with their Lordships, to find out who printed and dispersed the Papers, and who were the Authors of them, that they may be brought to condign Punishment; and to let them know, that their Lordships have formerly made an Order to adjourn, if such a Concourse of People do resort hither.

Enquiry to be made, who stuck up the Papers inciting them to come.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House, or his Deputy, shall enquire who printed the Papers, and dispersed them; and who were the Authors and Abettors thereof, and give a speedy Account thereof to this House.

The Multitude ordered to disperse.

The Gentleman Usher was commanded by the House to let the People at Door know, "That it is their Lordships Pleasure, that they should disperse themselves, and go to their Houses."

Message to the H. C. for a Conference about, it and about Advice from the Lord General.

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

To desire a Conference, concerning some Letters and Advertisements from the Lord General; and likewise touching something concerning the Privileges of Parliament.

Aylet, Leave to travel.

Ordered, That Theophilus Aylett shall have a Pass, to travel into France.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C.

That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.

Mr. Ball, to be One of the Synod.

The House being informed, "That one Mr. Carter, one of the Assembly, is dead;" therefore it was moved, "That Mr. Ball, of North'ton, may be put into his Room;" which this House approved of, and sent a Message to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Doctor Aylett, to desire them to concur therein.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.


House adjourned till 10a cras.


  • 1. Origin. like.
  • 2. Origin. Service.