House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 6 April 1644

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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 Sabbati, 6 die Aprilis.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Rayner.

Lords present this Day:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

L. General.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Kent,
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Stamford.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Hunsdon.

E. of Clare's Estate not to be sequestered.

The Lord General acquainted this House, "That the Earl of Clare sent to him, to let him know, he hath sent for the Paper of the Earl of Manchester's, to make it appear that he rendered himself within the Time of the Declaration of both Kingdoms; but, lest he should suffer in the mean Time by the Sequestering of his Estate, he sent his Lordship a Letter which he received from the Earl of Manchester:" Which was read.

"My Lord,

I have received your Lordship's Letter, and have, according to your Lordship's Desire, sent you a Warrant for the Receipt of your Rents in Lyncolneshire; and shall be glad in any other Way to express myself

Camb. 10 March.

Your Lordship's

Most humble Servant,

E. Manchester."

Hereupon the House Ordered, That the Earl of Clare's Letter to the Lord General, and this Letter, shall be sent to the House of Commons.

Deputy Lieutenants for Cambridge.

Next, the Names of Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, brought up from the House of Commons, were read; videlicet,

Sir Jo. Maynard.
Edward Clenche.
Michaell Dalton Junior.
James Thompson.
Dudley Pope.

Ordered, This House agrees to the Nomination of the abovesaid Persons.

Committees for Sequestrations in Sussex.

Also the Names of Gentlemen which are nominated by the House of Commons to be added to the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of Sussex, were read; videlicet,

Wm. Freeman,
Wm. Cooke,
Edw. Manninge,
Nich. Shepard,
Ric'd Yates,
Tho. White,
Arthur Collingham,

Agreed to.

Letter to the Prince Elector.

Then a Letter to be written to the Prince Elector was read, which is to be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses.

And this House agreed to the said Letter.

(Here enter it.)

Ordinance for a strict Observation of the Sabbath.

The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Lords-day, "That the Committee have made some Alterations and Provisos, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration.

The Alterations and Proviso (fn. 1) were read; and this House agreed to the Ordinance with the said Alterations, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons.

Message to the H. C. with it; and to desire the E. of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration;

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

To deliver to them the Earl of Clare's Letter to the Lord General, and the Earl of Manchester's Letter to the Earl of Clare; and to desire their Concurrence, that the Earl of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration of both Kingdoms.

Also to desire their Concurrence in the Alterations in the Ordinance concerning the Lords-day.

with the Letter to the Prince Elector; and about the E. of Not's Petition.

And to let them know, that this House agrees in the Letter to be sent to the Prince Elector.

And to desire them to give Expedition to the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham.

LadvSpencer's Petition, for Protection for her Goods in Lord Craven's House.

Upon reading the Petition of Dame Penelope Spencer; (fn. 2) shewing, "That, about Two Years since, the Lord Craven was pleased to lend her his House in Drury Lane, where she hath since lived for the most Part, and hath laid in her Provisions; but the Lord Craven's Goods and Household Stuff being seized on, for Notpayment of his Twentieth Part, she is in Danger to be turned out of Doors, inasmuch as her Beer, Fuel, and other her Provisions, are laid there, and cannot well be removed without Spoil, and much Inconvenience to her; therefore she humbly prays their Lordships will be pleased to order that she may still continue in the House."

Ordered, That this Petition is referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.

Letter from both Houses to the Prince Elector.

May it please your Highness,

We are commanded, by the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, to acquaint you, that they have with much Contentment received your Letters; finding in them not only a singular Affection expressed to themselves (for which we are to return you their hearty Thanks), but a real Resentment also of their seasonable and necessary joining with their Brethren and Neighbours of the Kingdom of Scotland, in a Solemn League and Covenant, for the Preservation and Maintenance of the true Protestant Religion; in which your Highness doth tread in the same Steps, and follow the Example, of your Princely Ancestors, most pious Maintainers and Supporters of the Truth: And as it was the earnest Desire of the Parliament of England, according to the Declaration they published in the End of July, in the Year 1641, upon the happy Pacification concluded with the Kingdom of Scotland, to have joined with them for the re-investing of your Highness in your ancient and hereditary Patrimony; but they were prevented and obstructed in the further Pursuit of that Resolution, by the secret Machinations of the Enemies of true Religion, of His Majesty's Honour and Happiness, and of your Princely Family; who, within a few Weeks after that blessed Pacification, raised such a bloody and cruel Rebellion in Ireland, as not only involved that Kingdom into extreme Desolation, but, upon the same Design, hath also drawn upon this Kingdom all those Miseries and Calamities under which it still groaneth; so they have commanded us to let your Highness know their sincere Intentions are the same towards yourself as formerly; and that they shall not be wanting therein, as soon as an higher Providence shall enable them for the Accomplishment of the same. We are

Westm. April 6 / 16, 1644.

Your Highness's humble Servants."


House adjourned till 9 a , Monday.


  • 1. Origin. was.
  • 2. Origin. sheweth.