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 Jovis, 2 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Clarke.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Trumball, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Trumball and his Wife, with Three Children, Four Men and Maid Servants, shall have a Pass, to come from Easthamsted in Berkshire, to London, with a Coach and Four Horses, and Four other Horses, with some Necessaries and Household Stuff; the Coach and Horses to come and return again without any Interruption.
Mrs. Frith, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mrs. Fortune Frith shall have a Pass, to go into France, to her Husband, with her Two Daughters, Catherin and Elizabeth Frith, and One Maid Servant.
Message to the H. C. for the Covenant to be tendered to the Female Servants about the King's Children;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To desire their Concurrence to these Particulars following, which their Lordships have passed;
1. To the Covenant to be tendered to the Women Servants which are about the King's Children at St. James.
and for the Messengers of the Great Seal to have a Patent.
2. To the Ordinance concerning the Messengers which are to attend the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
Lord Willoughby and Colonel King.
Next, this House heard the Cause between the Lord Willoughby and Colonel Kinge.
The Charge of the Lord Willoughby against him was read, as followeth. (Here enter it.)
Then Colonel Kinge desired Time to make his Answer to it; and that he may have Counsel to plead for him, and that he might have a Copy of this Charge.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Colonel Kinge shall have a Copy of his Charge; and that the said Cause shall be heard, upon the whole Matter, on this Day Fortnight, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, by Counsel on both Sides; and then this House will hear Witnesses viva voce.
Propositions for a Peace.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate and take into Consideration the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, which were brought into this House from the Committees of both Kingdoms.
The House was resumed.
And it is Ordered, That the Propositions shall be further debated To-morrow.
Ball and Taylor, Petition to be released.
Upon reading the Petitions of Wm. Ball and Silvanus Taylor; shewing, "That whereas they stand committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher, which is to their great Charge, and thereby they are disabled to make Provision for their Families, a great Part of their Estates being engaged for the Service of the Parliament; they humbly beseech their Lordships to admit of Bail for their Appearance whensoever they shall be thereunto required."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That they shall be discharged from their Restraint, giving Security, such as this House shall approve of, to be bound for them in a Bond of Five Hundred Pounds apiece, that they shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, or the Committee appointed to examine the Business concerning the Honour of both Houses, and the Honour of a Peer of this House, at such Times as they shall be required.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning the Four Messengers that are to attend the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England. (Here enter it.)
As to the Ordinance for the Women Servants that attend the King's Children at St. James to take the Covenant, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Lord Willoughby's Charge against Colonel King.
"That he was a principal Author and Contriver of that scandalous Remonstrance dispersed in the County of Lincolne, and an earnest Propagator of the same, as appears by the Words of One of his Officers, who, being commanded to publish the said false Remonstrance, expressed that all such as would not subscribe it should be branded for Knaves.
"2. That he hath divers Times seduced and inveigled, by Money and Promises of better Preferments, several of my Officers and Soldiers, to serve under his Command, contrary to his Excellency's printed Orders.
"3. That he hath taken Wool, Horses, and other Goods, out of the Possession of my Officers, being secured by them for the Use of the State, and committed to their Charge; and hath lately, by his own private Warrant, seized on a Parcel of Wool which was bought with Money by my Commanders.
"4. That he hath divers Times broken open my Letters, posting them whither he pleased; and disposed of my Servants, Horses, and other Necessaries, at his Fancy, and imprisoned their Persons.
"5. That he did openly affirm, that the County of Lincolne was lost by meand my Officers.
"6. That, being often sent unto (when my Forces lay before Bullingbrooke Castle, and other Places of the County nigh the Enemy), for some Part of that Magazine of Powder, Bullet, and Match, which by me was provided for the Use of my Soldiers when the Country was solely in my Command, he flatly refused; and, after Order from the Earl of Manchester, did refuse the Delivery thereof.
House adjourned till 9a cras.