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 Veneris, 11 Junii, 1641.
Persons to attend.
THAT Mr. Palmer shall have Power to issue out his Warrants, for Parties, and Witnesses, and others, concerning the Cause of * *, to attend the Committee for the Queen's Jointure, on Wednesday come Fortnight.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Charles Baldwin has Leave to go into the Country.
Restoring Laiton, &c.
Ordered, That the Bonds given by Doctor Laiton, and other his Sureties, for his true Imprisonment, shall be delivered up unto him: And he to be restored to the Practice of Physick, as formerly. And further
Ordered, That Dr. Bastwicke shall be restored to the College of Physicians, and to his Practice, as formerly.
Ordered, That Mr. Maynard make Report of such Elections, as are voted and determined by the Committee for Privileges, on Monday come Sevennight.
Lessening Committees, &c.
That the Committee for lessening Committees shall sit To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock: And that the several Chairmen bring in to that Committee such Reports as are ready in their Hands; that the Committee may consider of them, and present to the House such as they think fit to be made.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Dividing the Parish Church of Newport, in the Isle of Wight, do meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Col. Goring, &c.
Ordered, That it be signified unto Colonel Goringe, that it is the Pleasure of the House, that he forthwith attend the House.
And it is likewise Ordered, That Colonel Goringe shall neither confer with, nor send to, Commissary Wilmott, Captain Ashburnham, and Captain Pollard; nor they with him; till they have further Order from this House.
And they are likewise required to make a Protestation, that they will, in all Points, conform themselves to this Order.
Mr. Whittaker reports from the Committee for Recusants convict, the Business concerning the Lady Shelly.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill concerning Episcopacy.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
Mr. Hide reports from the Grand Committee, to which the Bill concerning Episcopacy was referred, the Preamble to that Bill: The which Preamble was, in the House, put to the Question: And, by the House, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Preamble, viz. " Whereas the Government of the Church of England, by Archbishops, Bishops, their Chancellors and Commissaries, Deans, Archdeacons, and other Ecclesiastical Officers, hath been found, by long Experience, to be a great Impediment to the perfect Reformation and Growth of Religion, and very prejudicial to the Civil State and Government of this Kingdom" ....
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to consider and proceed with the Bill concerning Episcopacy.