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, 26 Nov. 1641.
Person to be summoned.
ORDERED, That Smyth, who has a Warrant from this House to apprehend Priests and Jesuits, be summoned to appear here To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen that are appointed for the Drawing the Certificate concerning the Poll-money, be added to the Committee for the Poll-money; and that they have the like Power joined, as they had apart; and that they meet and sit first upon that Certificate: And they are to meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Letter and Queries produced by Mr. Shugborough, and the Petition, and Queries, and other Papers, delivered in by Captain Beal, be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to examine Captain Beale: And they are further to examine Captain Beal concerning that Business.
Relief of Captives.
Mr. King reports the Bill for Relief of the Captives of Algiers, with the Amendments and Additions: And the Amendments and Additions were twice read; and upon Question, recommitted to the same Committee; with the Addition of Mr. Whistler: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the usual Place.
That the House shall be now resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill concerning Recusants:-And
Tonage and Poundage.
That, That being done, it shall consider of the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.-
Mr. Reynolds called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill, sent down from the Lords, concerning the Securing of some Persons popishly affected, with the Amendments and Additions: The which Amendments and Additions were twice read; and, upon Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That Sir Walth. Erle shall desire a Conference with the Lords, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Amendments to the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Securing of some Persons popishly affected &c.
Member committed to the Tower.
Mr. Palmer was called in to the Bar; and, kneeling there, Mr. Speaker delivered this Judgment against him; That he shall be forthwith committed to the Tower, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Littleton.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Guards that attend without, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Sir John Colepeper, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Barrington, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pym, reports, That, whereas heretofore some Guards had been set at the Desire of the Commons, in Regard of the Multitude of Soldiers, and other loose Persons, and was afterwards continued by both Houses; and the Lord Chamberlain, who had a Commission to be Lord General on this Side Trent, took a Care concerning the same; but now, upon his Majesty's Return, he hath surrendered his Commission; the Lords have received a Message from his Majesty, to be communicated to both Houses, "That the Guard, that have been set in his Absence, perhaps was done upon good Grounds; but now his Presence is a sufficient Guard to his People; and therefore it is his Pleasure they should be discharged; and, if need be to have a Guard hereafter, his Majesty will be as glad to have a Guard as any other."
Sir John Hotham is appointed to go to the Lords, To desire their Lordships to sit awhile, in regard this House supposes they may have Occasion to repair unto them.
Sir John Hotham brings Answer, that the Lords will sit, as was desired.
Colonel Goring is appointed to go to the Lords with a Message, to this Effect;
To desire that some of their Lordships may, in the Name of both Houses, with convenient Speed, repair to his Majesty, to desire that the Guards may be continued, in regard of some Informations of Danger; and that, within few Days, they will present his Majesty with such Reasons, as they doubt not but will give his Majesty Satisfaction for the farther Continuance of them.