House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 2 September 1644

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, 2 die Septembris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Price.

Ds. Grey, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. North.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Mountague.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Wharton.

The Earl of Pembrooke reported, "That the Committee of both Houses waited on the Prince Elector, and acquainted him with that which was commanded them by the Houses; and he returned an Answer;" which was read, as followeth:

Prince Elector's Answer to the Paper from both Houses.

"That his Electoral Highness doth think himself much obliged to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for this and their former Favours.

"That his Highness did undertake this Journey to testify unto them, by such an Action, his constant and sincere Affection, formerly expressed in Letters, to the good Cause they do maintain; conceiving withall that his Highness being for a Time present with them in Person would hinder such Jealousies as either the Actions of some of his nearest Friends, or the ill Offices of his Enemies, might by his long Absence cast upon him.

"That his Highness wisheth them a constant good Success in the great Work they have undertaken, to the Good of the Protestant Cause; and that, for his Part, he will always continue the same as he formerly professed.

"Thus much his Highness expressed by Word of Mouth, and doth intend to satisfy both the Houses more at large with the Motives and Reasons of his coming; and thereafter will chearfully embrace the Advice that the Wisdom of both the Honourable Houses will be pleased to afford him."

Archbishop of Cant's Trial.

Next, this House heard the Archbishop of Canterbury make a Recapitulation of his whole Defence.

Which being ended, the Committee that managed the Evidence for the House of Commons desired, "That they might be heard, to sum up their Evidence, when their Lordships shall please to appoint."

And the Archbishop desired, "That his Counsel might be heard in Point of Law, according to the Order of this House."

Ordered, That Saturday Morning next is appointed to hear the Committee of the House of Commons sum up their Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Apartments at Whitehall to be furnished for the Prince Elector.

Ordered, That Clement Kynnersley, Officer of His Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, is hereby authorized and commanded to fetch from Richmond Wardrobe the Crimson Velvet Bed of the Prince's, with all Things belonging to it; and to set it up at Whitehall, for the Use of the Prince Elector. And the said Clement Kynnersley is hereby likewise required to be careful and see that his Highness Lodgings in Whitehall be handsomely and compleatly furnished with all Things necessary; and, to that Purpose, he is to fetch from any of His Majesty's Standing Wardrobes such Wardrobestuff for that Service as shall be needful (he giving a Note under his Hand for the Receipt thereof): For which, this Order shall be sufficient Warrant in that Behalf to all whom it may concern.


House adjourned till 9a cras.