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, 1 Maii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
Non-attendance of Members.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that shall come to the House after Eight of Clock, shall pay Twelve-pence, (except it shall appear unto the House, that they are employed in the Service of the House) to be disposed of, as this House shall think fit; and the Serjeant is to gather this Money: And, if any Member shall forbear to come for the whole Day, he shall pay Five Shillings, unless he have Licence from this House, or be sick, or be in the Service of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Bishops Secular Affairs.
Ordered, That Mr. Selden, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Glyn, and Serjeant Wilde retire into the Committee-chamber, to insert a Clause into the Bill of Subsidies, that neither Passing of that Bill, nor any other, shall determine this Session of Parliament.
Bishops, &c. Secular Affairs.
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer shall have a Copy of the Instructions, reported from the Committee for the Forest; and present them to his Majesty; with a Desire from this House, that Commissions may issue forth, according to these Instructions.
Ordered, That Sir Bayneham Throgmorton, and the rest of the Prosecutors, shall be at the present Charge; and shall be reimbursed their Charges, in such Manner as the House shall think fit, after the Execution of the said Commission.
And it is further Ordered, That Sir John Winter, and Sir Bayneham Throckmorton, and the rest of the Farmers, their Agents, Servants, and Workmen, shall be inhibited to fell any Trees, until the Cause shall receive a Determination: And that the Timber and Trees, which are already cut, shall not be carried away, till they be viewed by the Commissioners appointed by this House; that such, as shall appear to be Timber, may be reserved.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen, that serve for the City of London, shall, from this House, repair to the Lord Mayor, and let him know, that it is the Desire of this House, that the One Hundred and Twenty-thousand Pounds, promised to be lent by the Committee, may, with all Speed, be paid into the Chamber of London, to the end that, when the Bill of Subsidies shall be passed, it may there be ready, to be employed as this House shall think fit.