Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Jovis, 14 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Gouge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ld. North excused.
The Lord North is excused for his Absence this Day, in regard of his ill Health.
Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Buttolph's for Mr. Harris to be their Minister.
Upon reading the Petition of the Sequestrators and the rest of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Buttolph's Bishopsgate; shewing, "That, by Removal of Mr. John Vincent, their late Minister, they are destitute of a Pastor to supply that Place; and Mr. Robert Harris, late of Hanwell, in the County of Oxon, a grave, learned, and orthodox Minister, and One of the Assembly of Divines, being, by reason of the present Troubles, driven from his Habitation, and not provided of any Place wherein to exercise the Gifts of his Ministry; the Petitioners (fn. 1) humbly desire that Mr. Harris may be their Minister during the Time of Sequestration: It is Ordered, by this House, That the said Mr. Robert Harris is hereby appointed to officiate the said Cure, during the Time of the Sequestration, and shall receive all the Tithes and Profits thereof."
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c.;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth Knight, and others; which consisted of these Particulars, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for issuing Five Thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for the Lord General's Army. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for opening the Trade at Newcastle. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be printed and published.
3. An Order for paying One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, to Captain Lieutenant Doyly, and Cornet Hall, in Part of their Arrears. (Here enter them.)
and about Ld. Maynard and Ld. Newburgh's Assessments.
4. To desire their Lordships would assess the Lord Maynard and the Lord Newburghe for the Twentieth Part, to be disposed of for the Relief of maimed Soldiers.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the assessing of the Lord Maynard and the Lord Newburgh. To the rest, their Lordships do (fn. 2) agree.
Petition of poor Officers.
Upon reading the Petition of divers poor Officers, desiring "to have some Maintenance to sustain them "from Want:" It is Ordered, by this House, That the said Petition be recommended to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it; and about Ld. Newburgh's Assessment.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver the Petition of the poor Officers to them; and desire them to take their Necessities into Consideration.
2. To let them know, that, the 18th of October last, a Message was brought from the House of Commons, signifying to this House, "That they did agree in the exempting of the Lord Newburgh, from assessing him for his Twentieth and Fifth Part."
E. of Denbigh to go with the Propositions, instead of Ld. Willoughby.
The Lord Willoughby of Parham made his humble Suit to this House, "That he might be excused from "going with the Propositions;" which he obtained: And the House nominated Basil Earl of Denbigh to go in his Place.
Money and Arms for the E. of Denbigh's Forces.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to desire that the Thousand Pounds, and the Six Hundred Pair of Pistols, may be paid to the Earl of Denbigh's Forces, according as was promised him by Letter from both Houses.
E. of Denbigh to go with the Propositions.
Ordered, That the Earl of Denbighe's Name be put in the Place of the Lord Willoughbie, in the Order that passed this House Yesterday, for giving Power, that the Committees of both Houses shall join with a Committee of the Scotts Commissioners, in presenting the Propositions for Peace to the King.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
1. To let them know, that their Lordships have nominated the Earl of Denbigh to go with the Propositions, in the Place of the Lord Willoughby.
about the Committees going with the Propositions;
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Order to give Power to the Committees of both Houses, to join with the Commissioners of Scotland, and go to the King, to present unto Him the Propositions for Peace.
and the Supplies for the E. of Denbigh's Forces.
3. To desire that the Thousand Pounds, and Six Hundred Pair of Pistols, may be paid the Earl of Denbigh's Regiment, according to the Letter sent him from the Speakers of both Houses.
Order for 5000 l. out of the Excise. for the Lord General's Army.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent, towards Payment of the Lord General the Earl of Essex's Army, the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise do pay the same unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Treasurer at Wars; and shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Five Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall occur when other Payments out of the Office of Excise shall not happen to fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall happen in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred or secluded from reimbursing themselves accordingly; and the Receipt of the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners for the said Five Thousand Pounds in that Behalf."
Ordinance for opening the Trade to Newcastle.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, by an Ordinance of the Fourteenth of January, 1642, did, for several Reasons in the said Ordinance mentioned, prohibit all Ships and other Vessels to carry Provision of Victuals, Arms, or Money, unto Newcastle, Sunderland, or Blyth, or make Return of any Coals or Salt from either of the said Places, under Pain of Seizure of the said Ships, Vessels, and their Lading; and whereas, by the good Providence and Blessing of Almighty God, and the Endeavours of our Brethren of Scotland, the Town and Port of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Castle of Tynmouth, are lately rescued out of the Hands of the Enemy, and reduced to the Obedience of the King and Parliament; the Inhabitants of which Places, by reason of the Rapine and Spoil of the Enemy, hath been brought to Extremity of Want: It is this Day Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Ordinance be repealed and annulled; and the said Lords and Commons do hereby repeal and annul the same."
Order for 100 l. to Capt. Doyly.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That One Hundred Pounds be paid, upon Accompt, to the Treasurer at Wars, out of the Monies that come in at Habberdashers Hall, next after the Assignments now assigned to issue there, to be by him paid, upon Accompt, to Captain Lieutenant Doyly, sore wounded in the Parliament's Service, towards the Satisfaction of his Arrears.
Order for 50 l. to Cornet Hall.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, &c. That Fifty Pounds be paid, upon Accompt, to the Treasurer at Wars, out of the Monies that come in at Habberdashers Hall, next after the Monies now assigned to issue thence, to be by him paid, upon Accompt, to Cornet Hall, towards the Satisfaction of his Arrears."
House adjourned till 9a cras.