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, 23 April', 1641.
Brewen's, &c. Peittion.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance shall have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers and Records, as to the particular Petition preferred hither by Calvin Brewen, on the Behalf of himself and others; to examine the Misdemeanours expressed in that Petition: And Mr. Boswell, Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, Mr. Purfrey, Mr. Rowse, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Whittahers, are added to that Committee, as to this particular Petition only: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Mr. Polewheele, reports the Bill for Destroying of Turkish and Moorish Pirates: The Amendments and Additions whereunto were twice read; and, upon Question. the Bill, with the Amendments and Additions, ordered to be ingrossed.
Mr. Perd reports the Bill of Subsidies: The Amendments and Additions whereunto were all twice read; and, after some debate, was, upon the Question, committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Sir Tho. Widrington reports the Conference had Yesterday with the Lords concerning Berwicke.
Ordered, That the Four thousand Three hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence, advanced by the Lords for the Supply of the Garison of Berwicke, shall be paid unto Mr. Payler, the Paymaster of Berwicke; who is to bring in his Account and Discharge to this House: And the Lords, that shall advance this Money, are to be repaid out of the Sixscore thousand Pounds that is expected from the City; or else, if that shall fail, to be secured out of the Bill of Two Subsidies, now in passing.
This House does farther declare, that this Four thousand Three hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence, shall be reputed Part of that Money, that is allotted towards the Payment of the Army, and the Garisons.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, for the Bill of Subsidies, do meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock.
Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Martin, Mr. Hollis, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Lord Faulkland, are to retire into the Committee-chamber, to prepare a Protestation.
Persons to attend.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Grimston, are sent for to come to the House presently.
Bishops Secular Affairs.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Bill to restrain Bishops, and others in Holy Orders, not to intermeddle with Secular Affairs: The Amendments and Additions thereunto were twice read; and, upon Question, it was ordered to be ingrossed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words within this Proviso, viz. "other than the Executing of the Office of a Justice of Peace," shall not stand and continue as now it is.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Proviso concerning the Universities shall stand.
Protestation respecting a Paper lost.
Mr. Martin reports the Protestation in hæc Verba;
I do solemnly affirm and protest, in the Presence of God, and this Assembly, that I did not, directly nor indirectly, take, carry, or convey away the Paper in Question, supposed to be lost or taken away from the House where Mr. Pym lodged; nor know who did take, carry, or convey the same; nor have seen the same, since it was lost or taken away: And this Protestation I make sincerely and truly, without any mental Reservation or Equivocation.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir John Clotworthye, Lord Digbye, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Harbottle Grimstone, did all, in their Places, solemnly make this Protestation.
Exceptions to a Member's Speech.
Exceptions were taken, by divers Members of the House, to the Lord Digby, for many Passages, in a Speech of his, delivered at the Passing of the Bill of Attainder of the Earl of Straford.
The Lord Digby rose up, and, in his Place, explained himself touching those several Passages; and there was no more done thereupon at this time.