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 Jovis, 19 Nov.
ORDERED, That these following shall be added to the Committee concerning Monopolists, viz. Sir James Thinne, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whistler, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Ed. Rodney, Sir Miles Fleetwood, Mr. Bellassis, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Wm. Allynson, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Edw. Deering, the Knights and Citizens of London:
This Committee is to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Marlo Magne Election
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for Marlo Magna in Com. Buck', is totally void; because there was no due Notice given to the Electors: And therefore it is ordered, that all those that are returned, upon That Election, shall not sit here, upon that Election: And it is also ordered, that a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Crown, for a new Writ for Election of Two Burgesses, to serve for Marlo Magna, instead of those that are now returned upon this Election, thus void.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That John Moore, for his Misdemeanours, committed in the Managing of this Election, shall be sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Marlo Magna Election.
Mr. Maynard's Report.-That a Precept was delivered to Mr. Moore, for the Election at Marlo Magna in Com. Buck', in due Time; that Moore being demanded, the Day before the Election, if he had the Precept or Warrant for Election, denied he had any Precept; and yet, the next Day, which was the Day of Election for Knights of the Shire of that County of Buck', a Quarter of an Hour before the Election, produces the Precept, in the Presence of Twenty or Thirty, and Proceeds to Election without any Warrant or Notice to any of the rest of the Town; whereupon Mr. Burlace and Mr. Ipsley were chosen Burgesses.-
Opinion of the Committee,-This is a void Election; because no timely Notice to the Electors: and That doth avoid the whole Election:-That Warrant for a new Writ ought to go forth; and that it was a Misdemeanour in Moore.
The Order of the Grand Committee, Yesterday made, that the Committee should be adjourned till To-morrow Eight of Clock, was read: And thereupon it was ordered, That Mr. Speaker should leave the Chair; and the House be resolved into a Committee.
Mr. Solicitor took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
The Report to be stayed, till the Message, Yesterday appointed to be sent to the Lords, were perfected.
Earl of Straford's Impeachment.
It is Ordered, That if Occasion shall be for the Examination of any Members of this House in the Business concerning the Earl of Straford, they shall be ready, upon Notice, to be examined upon Oath.
It is likewise Ordered, That, upon the Message to be sent from this House, the Lords be desired to make the like Order, for the Members and Assistants of their House; and to desire their Lordships, that if Occasion be, that any Privy Counsellors be produced as Witnesses, they will take such Course, as in their Judgments they shall think fit, that they may be examined:
This Message to be sent To-morrow Morning, by the Messenger formerly sent.
Records of Attainder.
Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Glinne, Mr. Seldon, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Maynard, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Whistler, Sir Thomas Widerington, Mr. Solicitor;
This select Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to search the Records of Attainder in the King'sbench, in such Manner, and at such Time, as they shall think fit, for the Furtherance of the Charge in hand against the Earl of Straford.
Leave to visit E. of Straford.
Ordered, That Geo. Wentworth, Brother to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall have Liberty, as often, and at such time, as he shall think fit, to resort unto the Lord Lieutenant.
Mr. Solicitor reported from the Grand Committee, appointed to take into Consideration some Course for Supply of the King's Army, and Relief of the Northern Parts, that it was by That Committee, upon Question, Resolved,
1. That the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds shall be distributed into certain Sums, upon the several Counties, except those Counties that are exempted:
2. That the particular Sums, to be charged upon every particular County, shall be set according to the Rates of the last Subsidy paid by each County.
These Resolutions, being put to the Question by Mr. Speaker, were likewise resolved upon by the whole House, and ordered accordingly.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Selden, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whistler, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hollys, Sir Ambrose Browne, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Robert Crane, Sir Tho. Midleton, Mr. Glinne, Sir Tho. Smyth, Sir Oliver Luke, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Francis Popham, Mr. Cage, Mr. Stapeley, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Robert Arundell, Mr. Upton, the Citizens and Burgesses of London;
This Committee is to prepare a Bill for the Grant of the hundred thousand Pounds; and are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Persons in Custody.
Sir H. Spiller and Mr. Kilvert to remain still in safe Custody; and to be here on Saturday Morning.
The Committee for the Communion is to meet this Afternoon at Five of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber:
And Mr. Glinne and Mr. Bell are added to this Committee.