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.
THE humble Petition of Robert Burrowes Linendraper, One of the Collectors for the Poll-money, was this Day read; and respited till the Party shall come to aver the Petition.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;
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.
Upon the Question, whether Sir John Coke Knight shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent;
The House was divided; and the Yeas went forth:
|Lord Falkland,||Tellers for the Noe, 68.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Tellers for the Yea, 85.|
|Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir John Coke Knight shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, That that Part of the Report of the Breach of Privilege of 3° Car. that concerns Mr. Long, shall be made on Monday Morning next.
Committee to meet, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Declaration do meet To-morrow post meridiem at Four of Clock, in the inner Star-chamber; and bring in that Declaration on Monday next.
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.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Bellassis, Mr. Pury, Mr. King, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Robert Harley;
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.
Ordered, The Serjeant do bring in the Names of all the Delinquents; and the Bail of such Delinquents as are bailed.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Onslow do bring into this House a Schedule of those Debts, due by Sir Rich. Weston, for the Payment whereof he hath sold certain Lands in the County of Surrey.
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.
Upon the Question, whether this Question abovesaid should be now put:
The House was divided: And the Yeas went forth:
|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.