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 Lunæ, 17 Maii, 1641.
Committee to sit.
Printing Earl of Strafford's Verses
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Printing of Verses, that go under the Name of the Earl of Strafford, be referred back to the Committee, where Sir Edw. Deering has the Chair; to consider what Course is fit to be done with those People that are concerned in that Business; and report to the House To-morrow Morning.
Proceedings against Utie
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Emanuel Utie is a Man of very scandalous and vicious Life; corrupt in his Doctrine; superstitious in his Practice; an Incendiary; guilty of the Words spoken against the King's Supremacy; of Words tending to Blasphemy; of the Words spoken, that are very scandalous, against the Parliament.
Person to be taken in custody
Scandalous Ministers, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for scandalous Ministers do meet on Wednesday next at Two of Clock post meridiem, in the Court of Wards; to consider what is fit to be done with those many Causes that depend before them; and to consider and examine the Businesses concerning Jersey.
Printing Members Speeches.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Printing of the Speeches of the Members of this House, &c. be added to the Committee for Printing, where Sir Edw. Deering has the Chair; and to have the like Power joined, as either of them had, severed; and are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Persons going to Mass.
Ordered, That Information be given to the Judges of the King's Bench, of those Persons, who were Yesterday apprehended for going to Mass; to the end they may be there proceeded against according to Law.
Guarnsey and Jersey, &c.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and other Forts of the Kingdom, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Trenty with Scotland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Affection of their Brethren of Scotland, in their Desire of a Conformity, in Church Government, between the Two Nations; and doth give them Thanks for it: And as they have already taken into Consideration, the Reformation of Church Government, so they will proceed therein, in due time, as shall best conduce to the Glory of God, and the Peace of the Church.