Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 31 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H C. to expedite the Ordinance about Goldsmiths Hall;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.
To desire Expedition in the Ordinance formerly brought up, concerning Gouldsmithes Hall.
and with an Order.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Order to pay out of Haberdashers Hall Three Hundred Pounds unto Sir Peircy Smyth, upon Accompt. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for paying Three Hundred Pounds to Sir Percy Smyth: To the Ordinance for Gouldsmith Hall, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Larnar & al. to be examined about London's last Warning.
Ordered, That Larnar and the other Persons shall be brought, by the Gentleman Usher, before this House, To-morrow Morning, to be examined concerning the scandalous Pamphlet intituled, "The last Warning to London."
L. Lovelace to have his Liberty within the Lines.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lord Lovelace; shewing, "That he is much sorrowed for his Deviation; and having been come a Week since, and surrendered himself to this House, and hath been committed by their Lordships to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, a Place neither suitable with his Health nor present Fortune: Now, in regard he is entirely resolved to conform to the Parliament, desires this House would afford him such Liberty as their Lordships shall think fit, that it may be possible for him to make his Composition, and do what else is required."
It is Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace shall have Liberty to go within the Line of Communication, and in the Country Five Miles from the said Line of Communication of London; his Lordship giving his Word upon his Honour first to the Speaker of this House, not to go further.
Officers, &c. of Windsor Garrison, Petition, for Pay due to them.
Upon reading the Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of the Garrison of Windsor; shewing, "That they are in great Wants for their Pay, they being Ninety Weeks behind; and desire that the Proceed of the Brass Statue long since ordered to be sold, and a Settlement for their future Subsistence out of the Delinquent Dean and Canons Lands of Windsor Castle, and the Rents and Revenues belonging to the Castle, &c."
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons.
Ingle and Ford versus Cornwallis.
Ordered, That the Cause between Ingle and Cornwallis shall be further heard this Day Fortnight, at which Time both Parties are to attend.
Capt. Stent's Petition.
Upon the Petition of Captain John Stent: It is referred to Mr. Justice Reeves, to examine the Business, and certify to this House the true State of the Cause, and report the same to this House.
Message from the H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight:
To desire their Lordships would please to sit a while, for they have some Business to send up to their Lordships.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while, as is desired.
Message from thence. with a Vote about the King's coming to London.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelyn Knight:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons, taking into serious Consideration the Conjuncture of Affairs as they now stand, and fearing what Inconveniencies may arise, if the King should come to London contrary to the Advice of both Houses of Parliament; they have made a Vote, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Vote was read first as it came from the House of Commons; and afterwards again, with the adding of these Words ["from Danger"].
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree to this Vote with these Words added?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to this Message speedily.
Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee, the Ordinance concerning Martial Law, wherein the Committee have made some Alterations, which they offer to the Judgement of the House.
Ordered, That this Report be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning the First Business.
Message to the H. C. about the Vote concerning the King's coming to London.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Vote about the King's coming to London, with the adding of these Words ["from Danger"]; and to desire their Concurrence therein.
Order for 300£. to Sir Piercy Smith, for Service in Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do pay unto Sir Peirce Smith Three Hundred Pounds, upon Accompt, to be deducted and allowed upon his Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of Ireland."
House adjourned till 10a cras.