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 Mercurii, 24 Nov. 1641.
WHEREAS, by a former Order, of the Eighth of September 1641, it was ordered, That the Merchants and Owners of such Calves Skins, as they had, before that Day, prepared to be transported, should be at Liberty to transport the same, notwithstanding a former Order of Restraint, provided that the said Calves Skins do not exceed Thirty-six Pounds Weight Per Dozen, upon the humble Petition of the Collectors of the great Customs for the Port of London: It is this Day Ordered and Declared to be the Intent and Meaning of this House, that the said Merchants pay unto the said Collectors, for his Majesty's Use, all such Duties for Custom and Licence-money, as have been heretofore usually paid, in case they have not formerly satisfied the same; for which they shall give Account. And it is Ordered, and hereby provided, that the said Calves Skins be shipped between this and Christmas:
That the Citizens, that serve for the City of Bristoll, shall be enjoined, from this House, to bring in the Patent for the Transporting of Calves Skins, granted to the City of Bristoll.
Sherborne, a Prisoner.
Resolved, upon the Question, That John Sherborne, now a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, by Order of this House, shall not be removed thence to the New Prison.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Serjeant Glanvile;
The Lords have sent us with this Bill, which is passed the Lords House, viz. An Act for putting some Persons, popishly affected, into safe Custody.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for putting some Persons, popishly affected, into safe Custody.
2da vice lecta est Billa pradicta: Upon Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And they are to meet presently upon it.
-That there may be an Addition to the Declaration formerly prepared concerning the French Ambassador, of those Particulars that reflect upon him, and the State of France, printed since the last Declaration was prepared:
That the Printers of these Pamphlets be forthwith sent for:
That the Committee for Printing inquire after the Printing of the Pamphlet that reflects upon the French Ambassador:
That the Committee inquire after the Printing of the Examinations of Browne the Priest, taken by a Committee of this House; and that they likewise inquire after the Printing of the Pamphlet, intituled, A Duel between Sir Kenelme Digby and a French Baron; and all other Pamphlets that are scandalous, either to any foreign State, or publick Minister, or to this State or Parliament.
The same Committee is likewise to consider of some Course for the Preventing of the inordinate Printing for the future; and for Making of some severe Examples of some of those Printers: And that they give a speedy Account of what they have done.
They are likewise to consider of the Printing the Prayer, set forth for the Use of the Diocese of Lincolne and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof: And are to meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And Sir H. Mildmay is added to this Committee.
Charge against Palmer.
The Question being propounded, whether Mr. Palmer should be required to answer the Charge made against him.
It was propounded further, that these Words should be added to that Question, "for Words by him spoken on Monday Night last."
Upon the Putting of the Question of the latter Words;
The House was divided:
|Sir Frederick Cornwallis,||Tellers for the Yea, 146.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Tellers for the Noe, 192.|
|Sir Martyn Lumley,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, viz. "for Words by him spoken on Monday Night last," shall not be added to the Question formerly propounded.
The Questien being propounded, whether Mr. Palmer shall be required to answer the Charge made against him.
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Fred. Cornwallis,||Tellers for the Noe, 142.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Tellers for the Yea, 190.|
|Sir Martin Lumley,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Palmer shall be required to answer the Charge made against him.
Mr. Speaker delivered unto Mr. Palmer the Resolution of the House; that he should make Answer to the Charge upon him.
He then in his Place did make his Answer: And then withdrew.
Mr. Pym, Sir Wm. Armyn, Lord Dungarvon, Sir John Colpeper, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hide, Sir Walth. Erle, * Mildmay, * Clotworthy, Sir Nevill Poole, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Perd;
This Committee is to examine the Irish, lately taken up on Suspicion, by Order of this House.