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, 9 Decembr. 1640.
Proceedings concerning Hampden.
UPON a Motion that was made, Sir Tho. Fanshawe had the Copy of the Judgment, and other Proceedings in Mr. Hampden's Case, to examine it carefully and perfectly, that it might be entered here, according to former Order.
Persons to be brought up.
Proceedings against Ratcliffe.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Ratcliffe, Knt. now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Gate-house, to be kept in sure and safe Custody, during the Pleasure of this House; there being here an Information of High Treason against him.
Ecclesiastioal Canons, &c.
This Committee, or any Three or Two of them, are required to procure, for the Service of this House, the Licences precedent and subsequent to the last Convocation, and such other Commissions and Warrants, as they shall think necessary for the clear Debating of the new Canons, and the Benevolence granted by the Clergy: They have likewise Power to examine the Clerks of the Signet-office, or any other Officer, whom it may concern, how the Commission that enables the Clergy to give and take the new Oath, is withdrawn, and by whom: They are likewise to consider of the Convocation Writs, whether they are the same with the Writs of former Times: And they are to consider the Nature of the Proxies, and to inquire after the Opinions that the Judges give in this Business: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to this Business; and are to present the State of the whole Matter unto the House on Monday next; and are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.