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, 6 Aprilis, 1641,
Bp. of Bath and Welles.
Marquis of Winton's Estates.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall have Power to receive all such Monies as shall be brought in by any of the Citizens of London; and that the Monies that shall be so brought in, by virtue of this Order, shall be secured out of the Remainder of the Four First Subsidies, after the Monies already ordered to be secured out of those Subsidies shall first be satisfied; forasmuch as that Security will extend to the rest to be secured out of the Two Subsidies now last granted: And that Acquittances, under the Chamberlain's Hand, to such as shall bring in any Monies . . . . .
Privilege- Publication of Proceedings.
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers be required to attend this House presently; and that forthwith they make Search and Inquiry after the Printer and Venter of a Speech they term Mr. Maynard's; the which Speech Mr. Maynard absolutely disavows; and that they use all Diligence in suppressing the said Speech.
Resolved, upon the Question, That 'tis the Opinion of this House, that, during this Session of Parliament, neither the King's Army, nor any of the Trained Bands of Yorkeshire, shall march or advance, without special Order of his Majesty, with the Advice and Consent of both Houses of Parliament; except in case the Scotish Army shall pass the Limits appointed by the Treaty; or except it be to resist any actual or sudden Invasion, which shall be made by any foreign Enemy, or to oppose such as shall presume to attempt any thing contrary to this Declaration: And in case any shall dare to assemble, in warlike Manner, contrary to this Declaration, the Opinion of this House is, that all Persons so offending shall be accounted and taken for Enemies to the King and State; saving, in case that the Scots do draw their Forces together, then the Drawing the King's Army into One or more Bodies shall be accounted no Breach of this Declaration.
Debate to be resumed.
House to sit.
Court of Yorke.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That no Man shall presume to take Tobaccoes, or other Goods, out of any Warehouse, seized or deposited for Customs or Depositions, without giving such Security as this House shall allow of, to stand to such Order therein as this House shall appoint: And for those that have already taken their Tobaccoes, or any other Goods, out of any Warehouse, so seized or deposited as aforesaid, it is referred to the Committee for the Customers, to consider of and examine the whole Business; and to report the State of it to the House.
Loan from the City.
The Lords sent them to signify unto this House, that the Lord Mayor and some of the Aldermen attend, concerning the Business of the Monies; and their Lordships desire, that the Committee of this House of Sixteen may meet the Committee of the Lords, in the Painted Chamber.-
Earl of Straford's Petition.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that the House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and have resolved, that the Committee of Sixteen shall meet the Committee of the Lords presently, as is desired.