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, 25 Maii, 1641.
Publick Bills, &c.
ORDERED, That all, that will come, shall have voices at all publick Bills; and at Mr. James his Bill; and the Bill for Fining the Convocation.
1da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to restrain the Multiplicity of Parliament Protections.
2da vice lecta est Billa prodicta; and upon Question, committed unto Mr. Reignolds, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Wm. Allinson, Sir Fra. Popham, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Mathews, Mr. Northcott, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Selden, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Alderman Soames: And all, that will come, are to have Voices; and are to meet Tomorrow post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Pennington's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Isaac Pennington, Alderman of the City of London, and One of the Members of this House, and of Lewis Younge, of London, Brewer, this Day preferred to the House of Commons, be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of Sir John Brooke's Petition; in the same Manner, and with the like Power, for this Petition; as it has for that.
Mr. Grimston is added to this Committee.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Erecting of the Parifh of St. Paule in the Covent Garden.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Making of the Church and Inhabitants of Covent-garden parochial; upon Question, committed unto Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Gourdon, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Hampden, Sir Wm. Massam, Alderman Pennington, Alderman Soames, Mr. Hide, Sir Edm. Mountford, Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Holland, Sir Martin Lomley, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Nathan. Barnardeston, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Sir Francis Barneham, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Ashton, Mr. Martin, Mr. Morley, Sir Roger North, Sir John Francklyn: And are to meet this Day Sevennight at Two post meridiem, in the Duchy-court.
The Order for resuming the Consideration of the Votes presented from the Committee, concerning the Customers, was read:
And thereupon, a Proposition was made from the Customers; who, that they might have an Act of Oblivion pass, for what is past, they would give an Hundred thousand Pounds, for a Fine.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all Collections of any Sums of Money, by Colour or Pretence of Subsidies, Imposts, or Aids, upon any Merchandizes whatsoever, not granted by Consent in Parliament, are against the Law, the Liberty and Propriety of the Subject.
Resolved, &c. That all such Persons, as have collected, or taken, any Sums of Money, by Colour or Pretence of Subsidies, Imposts, or Aids, upon any Merchandize whatsoever, not granted by Consent in Parliament, are Delinquents.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Customers sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Duchy-chamber.
Ordered, That the Votes concerning the Customers shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee of Fifty-two do meet this Afternoon, in the House, at Three of Clock; and consider of the Treaty; and peruse the Votes of the House concerning it; and put them in a Way for Expedition: And that the Clerk attend them.
Ordered, That the Explanation upon the Eleventh Article, ... recommitted to the said Committee; to meet, in the Inner Court of Wards, at Two of Clock this Afternoon.