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 Sabbati, 25 Aprilis, 16 Regni Regis Car.
Members to take the Communion.
It is this Day ordered, That all the Members of this House shall receive the Communion, at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster, upon Sunday next come Sevennight, in the Forenoon, being the Third of May next; and whosoever shall not then and there receive the Communion, shall not, after that Day, come into the House, until he shall have received the Communion, in the Presence of some or One of the Persons hereafter appointed to that Purpose; and the same be certified, and the Certificate thereof be allowed by this House. And, for the better discerning, who shall then receive the Communion, and who not, it is farther Ordered, That Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Walther Erle, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Cage, Mr. Godfrey, and the Two Burgesses of Westminster, shall take especial Notice of all such as shall then and there receive the Communion; and that every Member of this House shall then bring with him a Note, in Writing, containing his Name, and the Shire whereof he is Knight, or the Borough whereof he is Burgess; which Note he shall, in the same Church, when the same shall be demanded of him, deliver unto the said Parties, before particularly mentioned, some or One of them; and the same Persons, so appointed, are likewise to take particular Notice of every Member of this House, at such time as he receiveth the Communion.
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Courts of Justice.
Mr. Peard reports from the Committee of the Courts of Justice,-several Petitions delivered;-they could not proceed in them, because they were Matters of high Nature, unless there were some Counsel.-Difficulty to get,-unless they were assigned; which they had not Power to do.- Moves they may have that Power- which was granted.
Bills of last Parliament, &c.
Report not ready.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Justice Jones, and Baron Trevor;-His Majesty was pleased to be there Yesterday: Upon some Occasions that have risen from thence, and some Debate thereupon since happened, their Lordships desire a speedy Conference, with a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber.
Conference with Lords.
The Serjeant attendant on this House was sent to the Committee that was appointed to report the Conference with the Lords, to desire that this House might be informed, by One of the said Committee, whether they be now ready to make the Report.