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 Sabbati, 3 April, 1641, post meridiem.
1avice lecta AN Act for the better Regulating of the est Billa, Profits of the Two Parts of Recusants Lands, liable to his Majesty's Seizure for their Recusancy:
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Suppressing and Destroying all Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates; upon Question, committed unto the Committee for Algiers; - on Monday next at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Sir David Wattkins be required to attend here on Monday next at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, to shew Cause, why he commanded an Injunction out of the Chancery to be served upon Mr. Garton, a Member of this House: And that Adams, his Servant, be likewise sent for, to answer the Serving the said Injunction: And that the Keeper of Newgate bring one John Bowesley, a menial Servant to Mr. Garton,; and shew Reason, why he detains him there a Prisoner: And that the Bailiffs, that arrested the said Bowesley, do likewise attend, to answer their Arresting of him.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Repeal of a Branch of a Statute made 1° Eliz. concerning Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical; upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Bill, that no Bishops, or Clergymen whatsoever, shall intermeddle with Secular Affairs: And are to meet on Monday at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And Mr. Pury is added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber do meet on Monday Morning at Seven of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Earl of Straford's Petition.
The Petition of Tho. Earl of Straford, was this Day read; and the like Order made upon it, as was made upon that of the 20th of March.
Loan from the City.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloff, and Sir Ro. Rich.
The Lords desire a Conference with the Committee of this House of Sixteen, concerning the Borrowing of Monies of the City, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House: The Committee of the Lords, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, are there already.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and have resolved, That the Committee shall meet presently, as is desired.
Trial of E. of Straford.
Ordered, That the House meet, as a Committee, on Monday Morning at Eight of Clock, in Westminster-hall, at the Trial of the Earl of Straford.