Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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25 March 1641
Die Jovis, 25 Martii,1641, post meridiem
Writ to be issued.
ORDERED, that a Warrant issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ for Electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, in the Room and Stead of Mr. Hussy, formerly returned to serve for that Place, and since deceased.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Fra. Buller has Leave to be absent for some Time, being made an Executor to Mr. Wise, late a Member of this House, and now deceased.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Repeal of a Branch of a Statute, made 1 Eliz. concerning Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to manage the Evidence at the Trial of the Earl of Straford, shall have Liberty to proceed upon such Articles, as they shall think most important for the speediest Expediting of the Trial; and to contract and proceed in such manner as they shall think most expedient.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Earl of Straford presently withdraw into the Court of Wards, to prepare Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Preventing of all Delays, and the speedier expediting the Trial of the Earl of Straford.
Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Cage, Mr. Hide, are added to this Committee, as to this Business.
Royal Assent to a Bill.
The Gentleman Usher of the Lords House-; That his Majesty was there; and did expect Mr. Speaker, and the House of Commons, to attend him presently, concerning his Majesty's giving his Royal Assent to the Bill for amending some Mistakes in the last Bill of Subsidies.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for Doctor Tomson, and the Fens, shall meet on the Thursday after Easter Week, and not before.
Affairs of the Kingdom.
Mr. Bellassis, according to an Order Yesterday made, went up to the Lords to desire a free Conference, touching the Matter of the last free Conference, concerning the Affairs of the Kingdom.
Mr. Bellassis brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a Meeting for a free Conference, presently, as is desired.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Sir Jo. Culpeper reports from the Committee, that was appointed to draw up Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Preventing of all Delays in the Trial of the Earl of Straford; to this Purpose:
To represent to the Lords the Necessity of expediting the Earl of Straford's Trial, in respect of the pressing Occasions of both Houses; and of the Estate of the whole Kingdom; which will be much interrupted and prejudiced by the Protraction of this Trial: In this Consideration, the House of Commons desire their Lordships, that they would be pleased to prevent all unnecessary Delays, which may be occasioned by the Earl of Straford his Excursions, and impertinent Exceptions; which, as they will take up much Time in Debate, so they may occasion frequent Adjournments; the which we desire their Lordships to take into Consideration, that they may be avoided.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this shall be the Subject of the Conference.
Sir Jo. Evelyn went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Trial of the Earl of Straford.
Sir Jo. Culpeper is to manage this Conference.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Pierrepoint reports the free Conference had with the Lords, concerning the Affairs of the Kingdom;
That the Lords did propose, that Six of their House, with a proportionable Number of this House, might repair to the City, for the Obtaining of One Hundred and Twenty thousand Pounds: Saturday is the Time prefixed for going: And they will take Order the Lord Mayor and Aldermen shall have Notice: And that the Subsidies already granted and voted should be the Security to be proposed.
King appoints to be attended, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Barom Henden and Judge Reeve;
The Lords sent them to acquaint this House, that the King expects both Houses to attend him on Saturday next at Two of Clock, in the Afternoon, touching the Disbanding of the Irish Army, Disarming of Recusants, and Removing of Papists from Court; and, after that is ended, there will be Eight of the Lords ready to go with Sixteen of this House to the City, about Borrowing of Monies.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, that this House will wait upon his Majesty at Whitehall, at the Time; and will appoint Sixteen of their Members, to go with Eight of the Lords to the City.
Committee to the City.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir W. Erle, Mr. Nath. Fines, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Hampden, Ld. Digby, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Gervase Clifton, Mr. Hide, Mr. Hollis, Sir Edw. Hales, Ld. Falkland, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Crue, Sir Gilbert Gerard:
These Sixteen are appointed to go with Eight of the Lords to the City, about the Advancing of Sixscore thousand Pounds, upon the Security of the Subsidies already granted and voted.
Trial of E. of Straford.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a Meeting presently, for a free Conference, by a Committee of the whole House, concerning the Trial of the Earl of Straford.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Privileges, of the Case of the Election of Two Burgesses for the Town of Derby, (the which Election was adjudged void, in respect the Poll was denied, being legally demanded) it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Warrant shall issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ, for a new Election of Two Burgesses to serve for the said Town of Derby, in the Stead of Mr. Allastree and Mr. Hallowes, formerly returned to serve for that Town: And the said Mr. Allestree and Mr. Hallowes are not to sit as Members in this House, upon that Return.
Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Part of the Report from the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, which concerns Deans and Chapters, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
To meet at Westminster Hall.
Ordered, That the House meet, as a Committee, Tomorrow at Eight of Clock, at Westminster-hall.