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, 29 Oct. 1641.
Charge against Justice Berkeley.
Mr. Pierrepoint is appointed to go up to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House cannot be ready to maintain their Charge against Justice Berkeley by Tuesday next, in regard the Witnesses are out of Town: And that, so soon as they shall be ready, they will acquaint their Lordships.
Collection of Poll-money.
Ordered, That a Committee shall be appointed to take a Review of the Proceedings of the City, and of all the Counties of England and Wales, in the Collection of the Poll-money; and to begin with the City of London; and to examine the true State of the Money, and what this House is really indebted, that the House may take some Course for providing Monies for satisfying their just Debts; and likewise to take some Course to bring the Sheriffs, the Commissioners, and the Collectors to an Account for such Monies as have or shall come to their Hands:
Sir John Hotham, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. H. Bellassis, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Tho. Barrington, Lord Falkland, Sir Rich. Onslowe, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Heblethwayte, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Green, Mr. Sutton, Sir ThoBowyer, Mr. Waller, Sir Edw. Partridge, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Hide, Mr. Bond, and the Citizens of London;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber: And have Power to sit at such Time as they shall please; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
The Lords sent them to let you know, that the Lords have taken into Consideration, those Three Points that came from this House concerning the Soldiers; and do totally concur with this House in them: And, for the better and more speedy Divulging and Execution of them, they had taken Order for the Printing of them.
Persons sent for.
|Lord Falkland,||Tellers for the Noe, 68.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Tellers for the Yea, 85.|
|Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,|
Committee to meet, &c.
Salt Patents, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee this Day appointed for the Money, do consider of the Accounts of the Patentees for the Salt Business, with whom, it is informed, that there remain great Sums or Money; and likewise to examine the Accompts of the Vestries, where, it is informed, that there remain likewise great Sums of Money: And this Committee is likewise to examine the Exaction of Fees by Officers: And Mr. Pimme is added to this Committee.
Delinquents in Soap Business.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords; to desire their Lordships, that those Delinquents in the Soap Business, and the other Delinquents, that do not appear upon the Warrants of this House, may be brought in by Proclamation; and if they do not appear at a time appointed, that a Bill may be drawn against them for the Forfeiture of their Estates; and that those that have any Goods or Debts of these Delinquents in their Hands, or Accounts to make unto them, that they.. notice, by this Proclamation, to detain the same in their Hands.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to present the Names of those Persons that are voted Delinquents by this House; to the end the House may present such of their Names, as they think fit, to the Lords, whereby their Estates may be liable for their Offences: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the inner Star-chamber.
Petition concerning Bishops.
This Question was proposed, viz. That a Conference shall be had with the Lords, to desire them to join with this House, in a Petition to his Majesty, to stay the Making of these Five Bishops, until farther Consideration be had by both Houses.
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Are appointed Tellers for the Yea.|
|Sir Fred. Cornwallis,||Tellers for the Noe.|
|Sir Tho. Bowyer,|
|With the Yea, - 71.|
|With the Noe, - 53.|
Mr. Cromwell, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Holland, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, Sir Arth. Haselrig, Mr. Martin, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Pury, Mr. Hide, Dr. Eden, Mr. Hill;
This Committee is to prepare Heads for a Conference to be had with the Lords, to desire them to join with this House, in a Petition to his Majesty, to stay the Making of these Five Bishops, until farther Consideration be had by both Houses.