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, 20 Jan. 1640.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Statute, made about Twenty-seven Years since, in the University of Cambridge, imposing, upon young Scholars, a Subscription, according to the Thirty-sixth Article of the Canons, made in the Year 1603, is against the Law, and Liberty of the Subject, and ought not to be pressed upon any Students, or Graduates whatsoever.
Message to Lords.
The Lord Digby went up to the Lords, with the Bill for the Relief of the King's Army, and the Bill for preventing Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments, accompanied with such Gentlemen as were pleased to go.
Carnarvon Election, &c.
The Petition of Mr. Brinker, High Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon, was read: and referred to Sir Lewis Dives' Committee; to the which Committee, the Petitions exhibited, concerning the Election of the Knight and Burgess for the Town and County of Carnarvon is referred: And it is to be considered of at the same time, when those Petitions are considered of: And the High Sheriff is to be bailed in the mean time.
Members concerned in Monopolies.
Army Pay, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a new Muster-roll be made, in the like Manner as it is now reported from the Committee; that is, That the Commissary-General do appoint Sixteen Deputy Commissaries; and that Sixteen Gentlemen of the Country be nominated by the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Yorke, to join with them; and, in one Day, to muster the Army: And, according to the Foot of that Muster-roll, the Army to be paid, from the Eighth of December to the Time of the Muster; and that this Muster be not made till the Money come down.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, for the Disciplining of the Army, it is fit that a Commission of Oyer and Terminer be directed to the Officers of the Field, and some Gentlemen of the Country, to be nominated by the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Yorke.