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 Lunæ, 9 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
The Lord General signified to the House, "That the Messenger which he sent to Oxford is returned with an Answer;" which was read, as followeth:
Letter from the King's General, for a Pass for the Lords coming from the King.
"For the Earl of Essex, General.
"I am commanded by His Majesty to desire of your Lordship a safe Conduct for the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of South'ton, with their Attendants, Coaches, and Horses, and other Accommodations for their Journey, in their coming to London, during their Stay, and in their Return, when they shall think fit, from the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westminster, to bring to the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland now at London, an Answer to the Propositions presented to His Majesty for a safe and wellgrounded Peace. Resting
Oxon, 5 Decemb, 1644.
"Your Lordship's Servant,
Ordered, This Letter be presently communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons; by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Serjeant Fynch:
To desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, touching a Letter received from Oxon.
Ordinance for Relief of Soldiers Widows; &c.
Next, the Ordinance for paying Monies to the Widows and Wives of Soldiers, was reported from the Committee, as fit to pass as it is; which accordingly was read the Third Time, and approved of.
(Here enter it.)
Next, the Directory brought from the Assembly of Divines was read the First Time, and Ordered to be read again To-morrow Morning.
French Minister's Audience.
Ordered, That the French Agent have Audience in this House on Thursday next, after the same Manner as is Agreed upon by both Houses; and to send to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence for the same Day, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Ordinance for the Attainder of the Abp. of Cant.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Evidence against the Archbishop of Cant.
The House being resumed; it is Ordered to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.
Message to the H. C. about giving Audience to the French Minister.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To let them know, that the Lords have appointed Thursday next for the Reception of the French Resident; and to desire that they would appoint the same Day for his Reception, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
A Libel against the Peers.
A scandalous printed Libel against the Peerage of this Realm, was brought into the House, and read; and this House Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers shall attend this House at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, to know of them whether they do know the Print, and can discover the Author of it.
To sit P. M.
Ordered, That this House shall sit at Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
It was moved, "That in regard that it is now late, and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, &c. are not admitted yet into the House of Commons, that they may be re-called back, and have further Directions given them:" Which accordingly was done.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference then.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Serjeant Fynch:
To desire a Conference, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, concerning a Letter received from Oxford.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will give a Conference, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, as is desired.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this Message from the House of Commons:
That they agree, (fn. 1) and have appointed, to give the French Agent Reception on Thursday next.
Ordinance for Relief of Officers and Soldiers Widows.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-five Pounds shall be provided, and paid unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Treasurer at Wars, for the Relief of divers Officers and Soldiers, which are in great and extreme Want; and the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard is hereby authorized therewith to pay to the Persons hereafter named the several Sums of Money following, proportionably to each Person, according to such Sums of Money as from Time to Time shall come to his Hands for this Purpose by Ordinance of Parliament, or by Order of the House of Commons; that is to say,
"To Captain Greye's Widow, Sixty-one Pounds, Two Shillings; to Captain Bladwell, One Hundred Pounds; to Captain Ballard's Widow, Seventy-three Pounds, Four Pence; the Lady Crosby, Fifty Pounds; to Mrs. Meldrum, One Hundred Pounds; to Captain Hercules Huncks, One Hundred Pounds; to Lieutenant Smith, One Hundred Pounds; to Mrs. Cooper, Forty Pounds; to Mrs. Lumsden, Fifty-one Pounds; to Mrs. Blower, Forty Pounds; to Mrs. Herle, One Hundred Pounds; to Mrs. Turner, Nine Pounds, Fourteen Shillings; to Captain Willoughby, Forty Pounds; to Captain Hooke, Forty Pounds; to John Bold, Ten Pounds; to Robert Turner and John Wilson, Eight Pounds; to Mrs. Walker, Fifty-one Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, whereof to John White Ten Pounds, and to Elias Fox Five Pounds, Four Shillings, and the Rest to her Hands; to Henry Leech, Fourteen Pounds, Four Shillings; to Bridgett Harris, Twelve Pounds, Four Shillings; to John Harwood, Seventeen Pounds; to the Lady Pigott, Forty Pounds; to John Brookes, Fourteen Pounds; to Widow Playfarre, Twenty-six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings; to Widow Smith, Fortyone Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Eight Pence; to Widow Welling, Fifty-four Pounds, Four Shillings; to Thomas Munes, Twenty-four Pounds, Two Shillings, and Six Pence; to Captain Blunt, Thirty Pounds; to Captain Haslewood, Forty Pounds; to Daniell Lioll, Forty Pounds; to Widow Daniell, Twelve Pounds Four Shillings, and Six Pence; to John Watts and Robert Watts, Twenty-four Pounds, Fourteen Shillings; to Nicholas Coxe, Thirty Pounds; to Mathew Miller, Fifteen Pounds; to Lieutenant Colonel Achesen, Eighty Pounds; to Mrs. Fronie, Thirty Pounds; to Mrs. Hacker, Fifty Pounds; to Mrs. Lidcott, Fifty Pounds; to Elianor Knolls, Thirty Pounds; to Mrs. Melvin, Forty-five Pounds; to Mrs. Burrell, One Hundred Pounds; to Mrs. Walsh, Forty Pounds; to Mrs. Richardson, Ten Pounds; to Mrs. Wilkinson, Fiftyfour Pounds, Fifteen Shillings; to Captain Marr Cooper, Fifty Pounds; to Mrs. Lyons, Twenty-five Pounds; to Mrs. Harford, Twenty-five Pounds; to Mrs. Farrer, One Hundred Pounds; to Mrs. Primrose, Seventy Pounds; to Mrs. Wivell, Forty Pounds; to Major Hume, Eighty Pounds; to Mrs. Clarke, Fifty-eight Pounds; to John Stone, Thirteen Pounds; to Widow Vaux, Nine Pounds; to Widow Adames, Twenty Pounds; to William Billingsley, Thirty Pounds; to Mr. Struse, Eighty Pounds; to Mrs. Burges, Thirty-five Pounds."
Petitions that are sit to be referred to the Courts below.
Ordered, That it is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Trevor, Mr. Justice Reeves, and Mr. Justice Bacon, or any Two of them, to peruse all the Petitions depending in this House; and to see which are fit to be referred to take their Course in Law or Equity; and make their Report to this House.
House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Subject of the Conference about the Pass for the Lords coming from the King.
The Speaker was appointed, at this Conference, to deliver the Letter to them which came from Oxon, which their Lordships conceive is according to what the Houses desired, and think it fit it be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; and, if they approve of that which concerns the Kingdom of Scotland, their Lordships think it fit that a safe Conduct be sent, and desire that the Way of it may be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Printer of the Libel against the Peers.
The Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers desired some longer Time, and they will do their best Endeavours to find out the Printer that printed the scandalous Libel brought into this House this Day; and this House gave Two or Three Days longer.
Message from the H. C. about the Pass for the Lords coming from the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hungerford:
To let their Lordships know, that they do agree with their Lordships, for granting a safe Conduct; and also in referring the Manner of it to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
House adjourned till 9a cras.