Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 2 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Serj. Glanvile, a Pass.
Upon reading a Petition of Mr. Serjeant Glanvill, and a Certificate of Two Physicians:
(Here enter them.)
It is Ordered, That he shall have a Pass, for himself, Coach and Horses, and Servants, to go to The Baith.
Ordered, That Mr. Howard shall have a Pass, to go into Holland, with his Servants and Retinue.
Ordered, That Mr. Spencer shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Sir H. Calveley and Hughes and Anyon.
Upon Information this Day, "That one Thomas Calveley, being intrusted by Sir Hugh Calveley a Delinquent to pay in to the Commissioners at Gouldsmithes Hall the Money imposed upon (fn. 1) him for his Delinquency; upon the 22th of March last, one Ralph Hughes and one Suzan Anyon, pretending Debt due to them from the said Sir Hugh Calveley, have caused the said Monies appointed to be paid to the Commissioners to be attached into their Hands: Therefore the Desire of the Petitioner is, that the Attachment may be taken off, and the Monies agreed to be paid for the said Composition may be accordingly paid to the said Commissioners."
It is Ordered, That the Sheriffs, or in whose Hands the Money is, shall retain the said Monies attached in their Hands, and not pay it to any Person until the further Direction of this House be given for the same.
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax, was read, dated the 31th of March, 1647. (Here enter it.)
L. Loftus and Sir G. Wentworth.
Upon hearing of the Lord Viscount Ely; complaining, "That Sir George Wentworth refuses to perform what he is enjoined by a Decree of this House, 3 May 1642:" And likewise the Counsel of Sir George Wentworth were also heard, who alledged, "That he was never served with the Order of this House for Hearing, being then in Ireland, at his Charge, by Command of the House of Commons, he being then a Member thereof; and that he did receive Two Thousand Pounds of Sir Paul Davis, by a Letter of Attorney from Sir John Giffard, and a Letter from Sir Rob't Loftus, which was employed for redeeming Sir Rob't Loftus's Estate:"
It is Ordered, That Sir George Wentworth, on Wednesday next, shall produce his Witnesses, to prove the Letter, and Letter of Attorney, and the Particularities of the disposing of the Money.
Du Moulin to be Master of Hertf. Col.
Upon reading the Petition of Lewis Du Moulin: It is Ordered, That this House thinks it sit that he be made Master of Hearts Hall, in Oxford.
Fyson to be instituted to Woolpit.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Thomas Fyson Cler. Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Woolpit, in Com. Suffolke; he being presented thereunto by Gardner Webb Esquire, the Patron: And this with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the Covenant.
Message from H. C. about borrowing 200,000 l
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. A Vote for borrowing Two Hundred Thousands, for the Service of England and Ireland.
2. To desire that a Committee of Lords and Commons may be appointed to treat with the City of London, to borrow the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds.
with a Letter to the Agent in France;
3. A Letter to be sent Monsieur Augier, Agent for the Parliament at Paris, to treat concerning the Delivery of a Ship taken by a Jersey Ship, and carried into St. Malo's, laden (fn. 2) with Cloth, going for Ireland.
about the Committee to attend the P. Elector.
4. To desire that the Quorum of the Committee to attend the Prince Elector may be reduced to One Lord and Two Commoners.
Not Agreed to, as a Thing concerning the Privileges of this House.
and with an Order and Ordinances.
5. An Order to pay Three Hundred Pounds to Mr. Hartlib, out of Haberdashers Hall. (Here enter it.)
6. Divers Ordinances for taking off the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estate.
7. An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Doctor Williams late Archbishop of Yorke, which was read. (Here enter it.)
Resolved, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Ordinance, as it came up from the House of Commons.
Letter to the Agent in France, about a Jersey Ship taken.
Ordered, That the Letter to Monsieur Augier be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to state the Matter of Fact, and also to consider whether it be not fit to acquaint the French Ambassador here with the Substance of the said Letter; and to report their Opinions thereof to this House.
The Answer returned:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Vote for borrowing the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds; and to appointing a Committee to go into London, to borrow the same: And also they agree to Ordinance concerning Mr. Hartlib, and to the Ordinance concerning Doctor Williams: To all the rest of the Particulars, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee for borrowing 200,000 l.
Ordered, That this House nominates these Lords following, to join a Committee of the House of Commons, to go into London, to borrow the Two Hundred Thousands, for the Service of England and Ireland:
Any Four, to meet on Tuesday, at Three of the Clock post Meridiem; and to adjourn from Time to Time.
Ordinance for recruiting this House.
This Day being appointed to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Recruiting of this House, as it stood in Debate the 17th March last: It is now Ordered, That the same shall be taken into Consideration this Day Six Weeks peremptorily, without any Anticipation; and the House to be summoned the Week before.
Message to the H. C. about borrowing 200,000 l.
A Message was sent down to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett, &c.
1. To let them know, that this House hath nominated a Committee of Ten Lords, to join with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to go into London, to borrow Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Service of England and Ireland; and to go on Tuesday next; and to adjourn from Time to Time.
and about the Committee to go to the Prince Elector.
2. To let them know, that this House hath reduced the Quorum (fn. 3) of the Committee to go to the Prince Elector to Two Lords.
3. To deliver to them the Petition of the poor Widows.
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, acknowledging the Receipt of the Declaration about the Army, and professing his Obedience to the Parliament.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester.
"I received your Lordship's Letter, with the Declaration of both Houses of Parliament; and shall take Care for sending Copies thereof unto the several Regiments of the Army, for the speedy Suppressing of the Petition, notwithstanding I had before the Recall thereof given Orders for the stopping of any further Proceed in the same; assuring your Lordships, by the good Assistance of God, neither that Petition, nor any other Thing, should have come through my Hands to the Parliament, which should have had the least Countenance of Disobedience, or appear in such a Dress as might not befit the Justice and Honour of that eminent Judicature to look upon. But not to trouble your Lordship any longer, I take Leave to rest
Walden, March 31, 1647.
Most humble Servant,
Ordinance to clear Williams Abp. of York of his Delinquency
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That John Williams Doctor of Divinity, late Archbishop of Yorke, be freed and discharged, and hereby is freed and discharged, of and from all and all Manner of Delinquency; and that the Seizure and Sequestration of the Estate of the said John Williams, as well Real as Personal, be, and is hereby, freely, fully, and absolutely, taken off and discharged; and that Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General do prepare a Pardon to the said John Williams, for all Treasons and Offences committed by him in relation to the War, together with a Grant and Restitution of his Estate Real and Personal (except such Personal Goods, and the Allotment of Forty Pounds per Annum out of the Impropriation of Hartford, in the County of Hunt. already disposed of by Orders of Parliament), and all Mean Profits, incurred or forfeited by reason of the Offences aforesaid, with an Exception of his Right of Patronage to all Advowsons; and that he be not enabled to hold any Office in Church or Commonwealth whereof he is disabled by any Ordinance of Parliament, or by the Propositions of both Kingdoms for a safe and wellgrounded Peace lately presented to His Majesty at Newcastle; which Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England are hereby required and authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: For all which, this Ordinance, or a Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant."
Order for 300 l. to Mr. Hartlib.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee for Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs Hall do forthwith pay unto Mr. Hartlib the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds, in Consideration of his good Deserts and great Services to the Parliament: And the Lords and Commons, considering the present great Necessities of the said Mr. Hartlib and his Family, do hereby earnestly recommend it to the said Committee, that speedy Payment may be made of the said Three Hundred Pounds; and the more particular Care of this Business is especially referred to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Bond."
Votes for borrowing 200,000 l.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That Two Hundred Thousand Pounds be forthwith borrowed, for the Service of England and Ireland.
"That a Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to treat with the City of London, for the borrowing of this Two Hundred Thousand Pounds."
Serj. Glanvile's Petition, for Leave to go into the Country.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Serjeant Glanvill;
"That, being an Assistant of your Lordships House, he was absent a while from his Attendance by your Lordships Leave, and for a longer Time by accidental Surprizal and powerful Constraint, to his great Discomfort.
"That, upon the first meet Opportunity, he voluntarily rendered himself, the 14th of June, 1644, about a Year and Half before the Day to that Purpose limited by the Propositions sent to His Majesty to Newcastle.
"That, having endured Two Years and Nine Months Imprisonment in The Tower of London, from which he is now enlarged upon Bail; so it is, that, during his said Imprisonment, he laboured under a dangerous Disease, of such Nature as (being neglected) might prove incurable; for Prevention whereof, it is expedient that he enjoy the free Air, and at the Season of the Year do use The Bath, as by the Certificate annexed of Two Doctors his Physicians may appear; and, according to your Lordships Direction, he hath taken the National Covenant.
"The Premises considered, his humble Suit is, that your Lordships would be pleased to give him Leave to go into the Country, for such Time, and in such Sort, and to grant such a Pass, for him, his Servants, Horses, and Conveniencies, to warrant their Going and Returning, as your Lordships shall think meet.
"And he shall pray, &c.
Physicians Certificate of his ill Health.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
"We, whose Names are subscribed, Physicians to Serjeant Glanvill, do humbly certify concerning him, That he hath laboured (and still doth labour) un der a great and dangerous Disease, during his Imprisonment; the Nature of which Disease is such, as, being neglected, may soon increase, and prove incurable; for Prevention thereof, it were most expedient he enjoy the free Air, and other Means for his Recovery, and at the Season of the Year to use The Bath: All which is humbly submitted to your Honours great Wisdom.
12 Feb. 1646.
House adjourned till 10a Tuesday next.