Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, Tricesimo Martii, 1641, post meridiem.
1a vice lecta, AN Act for the more free Passage of the est Billa, Gospel.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Reformation of some Disorders in the Election of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, of Parliament; upon Question, committed unto Mr. Garton, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Jane, Sir T. Widrington, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Rennolds, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Mr. Potts, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir H.Bellingham, Mr. Ellis, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Jo. Colpeper, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. Sutton, Sir Ra. Hopton, Mr. Knatchbull, Sir Christ. Hatton, Mr. Stevens, Mr. White, Sir Edm. Varney, Sir Ph. Musgrave, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Strangewayes, Sir Guy Palmes, Ld. Gray, Mr. Stanhope, Mr. Northcott, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Ld. Wenman, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Alderman Soames, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Bodevile, Mr. Law. Whittaker, Mr. Rigby, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Fred. Cornewallis, Mr. Moore, Sir Jo. Jennings: They are to meet on Tuesday come Sevennight at Two of Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-chamber.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reforming of the unlawful Acts and Proceedings of the Privy-council, and Court called the Star-chamber.
Bishops Secular Affairs.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to restrain Bishops and others in Holy Orders, to intermeddle with Secular Affairs.
Bills to be read.
Ordered, That, at the next Meeting of the House, the Bill concerning the Reformation of the Acts and Proceedings of the Privy Council, and Court of Star-chamber; and the Bill to restrain Bishops, and others in Holy Orders, for intermeddling with Secular Affairs; shall be read.
Loan from the City.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Ayloffe and Dr. Bennett;
The Lords desire, that the Committee appointed by this House to treat with the City, concerning the Lending of Monies, do meet the Committee of the Lords appointed to that Purpose, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, to receive the Answer of the City.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, that the Committee will meet presently, as is desired.
Leave of Absence to Witnesses.
Ordered, That those Four Gentlemen of Dover, that were sent for up as Witnesses, to testify in the Business of Transportation of Gold, shall have Liberty to go down into the Country, upon their Occasions; giving Bond to appear at Five Days Warning, after Notice left at some Place appointed by themselves here in London.
Loan from the City.
Lord Digby reports from the Conference, That Mr. Recorder had made a long Speech; the Effect of it, in brief, was, that the Lord Mayor, &c. had called a Common-council; that they proposed the Loan of One hundred and Twenty thousand Pounds; they set forth the Security, upon which it was desired; expressed the Desires of the Parliament, and Necessities of the Kingdom: But, in fine, no Money would be promised. That the Lord Mayor, and Court of Aldermen, and himself, were very willing to yield their best Endeavours to the Furtherance of the Service; but they were no constitutive Body, nor able to make Laws for the Lending of Monies; and therefore could but persuade, and not compel.
Ordered, That the same Committee, formerly appointed to treat with the City, shall repair to the Committee of the Lords, to confer with them, and to make Tender of personal Security, to be joined with the Lord Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen, for the Advancement of ready Monies.
Ordered, That the Committee, last appointed, for the King's Army, shall have Power to receive all such Propositions as shall be offered unto them for the Raising and Advancing of Monies, and for the Lessening of the great Expences of the Kingdom; and are to digest them into Heads, and present them to the House.
Sir Edw. Deering, and Mr. Vassall are added to this Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Simon Clerke Esquire, Son of Peter Clerke, Grandchild of Sir Simon Clerke of Salford, in the Country of War/?/ick.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Elias Brooke alias Becke.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Richard Bogan, & al.
Ordered, That the Subsidy shall be read To-morrow.
Deuns and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Deans and Chapters shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday next; and that those Gentlemen, that petitioned this House to be heard on Behalf of the said Deans and Chapters, shall be then heard, if they come here in the House, at the Bar.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall not be resolved into a Committee, at the Hearing of those Divines, that petitioned to be heard on the Behalf of Deans and Chapters.
To meet at Westminster hall.
Ordered, That the House meet, as a Committee, To-morrow, at Westminster-hall, at Eight of Clock.