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.
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
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.
Col. Goring, &c.
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.
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" ....