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 Jovis, 23 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Walker.
Comes Warwicke, Speaker this Day.
Comes (fn. 1) Stamford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The First and Second Papers of the Scotts were read.
Ordinance concerning the Excise.
The Ordinance concerning the Excise was reported from the Committee, with some Alterations; which being read, this House Agreed to the same, with the said Alterations; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Mr. Fathers' Ordinance.
The Order for amending of a Word in the Ordidinance concerning Mr. Fathers was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. about these Ordinances.
A Message was sent to the House [ (fn. 2) of Commons], by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
1. To let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Ordinance concerning Mr. Fathers.
2. To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning the Excise, with the Alteration, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
E. of Northumb. excused.
The Earl of Northumb. is excused for his Absence this Day, in regard of his ill Disposition of Health.
Message from the H. C. with an Order to send Persons into The Low Countries.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelyn Knight, &c.
That, some Months since, they brought up an Order for sending some Commissioners into The Lowe Countries; and considering how the State of Affairs stand there, it is requisite to send some Persons thither: Therefore they desire their Lordships to expedite the same.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will consider of the Order, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Next, this House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the said Ordinance.
The House was resumed.
And it is Ordered, That this Business shall be further considered of on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Scotts Papers shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Amendment in Mr. Fathers' Ordinance.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the 15th of this Instant April, Mr. John Fathers is appointed Rector and Parson of the Church and Parish of Stoake Damerell, in the County of Cornwall; in which Ordinance, the Name ["Stoake Damerell"] as to the Word ["Damerell"] is mistaken; the right Name of the said Church and Parish being ["Stoacke Clevesland"]: It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Ordinance, as to the said Word ["Damerell"], be amended and altered; and that the Word ["Clevesland"] be inserted into the said Ordinance instead of the said Word ["Damerell"]."
House adjourned till 10a cras.