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, 11 die Decembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Cawdrey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the Assembly with a Petition.
A Message was delivered from the Assembly of Divines, by Doctor Smyth and others;
To present a Petition to this House; which was read, as follows: (Here enter it.)
The Book was also presented to this House.
And after Debate;
This Question was put, "Whether this House shall grant the Desires of the Assembly of Divines in this Petition?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Answer to it.
Then Doctor Smyth and the rest were called in again; and the Speaker told them, "That this House agrees to their Desires in their Petition; and that they have Liberty to print and publish the Answer that they shall make."
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pury, &c.
1. To desire Concurrence in an Order to give Twenty Pounds to the Messenger that brought the Letter of the News of taking Latham House. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance to pay to Sir Hards Waller Fourteen Days Pay, as Captain of the Life-guard of Sir Wm. Waller. (Here enter it.)
3. Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have the Use of Sir Wm. Bronkard's House to sit in, and the Goods and Furniture left therein; reserving to the Earl of Essex such Rooms and Accommodations as he now makes Use of.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars of this Message.
Sir W. Russel & al. versus Lenthall & al.
Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Wm. Russell and others, against Mr. Lenthall and others, shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, on Tuesday Morning next, whereof the Parties whom it concerns are to have timely Notice hereof.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House [ (fn. 1) of Commons:]
That they agree to the Ordinance for making Mr. Bond Master of The Savoy: (Here enter it.) And concerning the Earl of Northumb. to have the Nomination of a Governor for Wressell Castle, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions for a Peace.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Propositions.
And the House being resumed;
It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning; and the Judges are in the mean (fn. 1) Time to peruse that Proposition which concerns the taking away of the Court of Wards, and see whether it be effectual enough.
Order for 20l. to Col. Booth's Messenger.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Twenty Pounds be bestowed upon the Messenger that brought the Letters from Colonel Booth; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Habberdashers Hall, do pay unto him the said Twenty Pounds accordingly."
Order for a Fortnight's Pay to Sir H. Waller.
"Upon the humble Petition of Sir Hardes Waller Knight and Colonel, and Governor of the City of Corke, in the Province of Munster: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Habberdashers Hall, do pay unto him Fourteen Days Pay, upon his Entertainment as Captain of the Life-guard of Sir William Waller."
Committee of the Army to have Sir W. Bronkard's House.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of the Army shall have the Use of Sir William Brunkard's House to sit in, and the Goods and Furniture left therein; reserving to the Earl of Essex such Rooms and Accommodations as he now makes Use of."
Petition of the Assembly, for Leave to publish an Answer to a printed Remonstrance of their Dissenting Brethren.
To the Right Honourable the House of Peers assembled in Parliament.
The humble Petition of the Assembly of Divines;
That your Petitioners, for the clearing of themselves from some Aspersions cast upon them in the Preface of a Book, intituled, The Way of the Church of Christ, were inforced, April 4th, 1645, to make an Order, That the Dissenting Brethren should be a Committee, to bring in a Model of Church Government according to their Judgements; in Reference whereunto, the Brethren did, Octob. 22, bring into this Assembly a Paper, containing some Pretence of Reasons why they would not bring in such a Model at this Time; which Paper is since published in Print, under the Title of A Copy of a Remonstrance; and spread both in City and Country, to the very great Prejudice of this Assembly, and Scandal of their Proceedings.
Your Petitioners, therefore, most humbly pray, that it may please this Honourable House, to give the Assembly Leave to publish an Answer and Defence of themselves in Print; there being no other Way to vindicate their Proceedings from those Misapprehensions which this printed Paper hath begotten in the Minds of many.
And your Petitioners, as in Duty bound, shall ever pray, &c.
Cornelius Burgesse, Prolocutor pro Tempore.
Henry Robrough, Scriba.
"Adoniram Byfeild, Scriba."
House adjourned till 10a cras.