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, 24 April', 1641.
Ly. Exeter's Estate.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Lady of Exeter's Bill do sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Star-chamber.
The humble Petition of the Burgesses, and other Inhabitants, of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are underwritten, was read; and some of the Articles likewise fixed to the Petition against Alvey and Wisheard were read, and avowed by Tho. Milbourne, and Mr. Blakiston, a Member of this House; but nothing done in it at this time; it being said, there were many of Newcastle in Town, that could perfectly affirm it.
Court of York.
Mr. Hide reports the Case of the Court at Yorke.
1. Resolved, upon the Question, That the Commission and Instructions, whereby the President and Council in the North exercise a Jurisdiction, is illegal, both in the Creation and Execution.
2. Resolved, upon the Question, That the Court of the President and Council in the North is unprofitable to his Majesty.
3. Resolved, upon the Question, That the Court of the President and Council in the North is inconvenient, and grievous to his Majesty's Subjects in those Parts.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Tho. Roe acquaints this House, that his Majesty has commanded him to undertake a Service at the Diet in Germanye, invited to it by the King of Denmarke, and other Protestant Princes-: Has Leave from this House to be absent; and to continue a Member of this House, notwithstanding his Employment as his Majesty's Ambassador in Germanie:
Left a Petition: and a Book concerning the Unity of Religion.
Petitions from London.
Two Petitions from divers Citizens of London were this Day again read.
1. To the House of Commons:
2. To the Honourable Assembly of the Lords and Commons.
Lord Russel is to go up to the Lords with this Message;
Conference with Lords.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning a Petition from the Citizens of London, directed to both Houses of Parliament.
Mr. Glyn is to manage this Conference, and Mr. Hill to assist him: And to deliver the Petition from the Citizens of London, at this Conference; and thence to take Occasion of representing the Desires of this House likewise, for the Expediting of the Bill of Attainder of the Earl of Strafford.
Proceedings against Brooke.
Mr. Serjeant gives Account, That, according to the Commands of this House, he has made the best Inquiry that he can for the Bringing in of Sir Bassill Brooke.
Ordered, That whereas Sir Bassill Brooke hath been required to attend this House, and hath withdrawn himself, and not appeared; it is now ordered by the House, that if he come not in before the Tenth Day of May next, that then Course shall be taken that his Majesty be moved, that a Proclamation may issue forth for the Apprehending of him: And a Copy of this Order is to be left at his Lodging.
Whereas a Copy of an Inquisition, concerning the Lands of the Lord Brabizon, hath been demanded of one Mr. Walley, an Officer in the Rolls in Ireland, acaccording to an Order of this House; who, notwithstanding, refused to deliver a Copy thereof: It is therefore Ordered, that the said Walleys be sent for, as a Delinquent, for his Contempt therein: And that he bring a Copy of the said Inquisition with him.
Richard Welch avowed here, that he had served the said Walleys with the Order.
Liberty to prosecute Petition.
Ordered, That John Parker, who has a Suit depending before the Committee of Trade, and is arrested upon a new Process, during the Depending of that Petition, be forthwith freed from the said Arrest; and have the Liberty of this House to go and come freely, without any Molestation, to prosecute his Petition here.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
Disbanding Irish Army, &c.
According to an Order of Thursday last, Mr. Pimme made Report again of the last Part of that Report then made.
Ordered, That at the Conference with the Lords, concerning the London Petition, One Head shall be, to move their Lordships, that they will be pleased to think of some short Time for desiring Audience of his Majesty, concerning the Disbanding of the Irish Army, Disarming of Recusants, and Removing Papists from Court: And that this House will be ready to conform themselves to such a Time as their Lordships shall agree on.
Mr. Pimme is appointed One of the Managers of that Conference.
Treaty with Scoland.
Ordered, That on Thursday next, That Part of the Report of the Conference had with the Lords, touching the Treaties between the Two Kingdoms, which concerns the Officers of the Army, shall be taken into Consideration: And at the same time, the Case of the common Soldiers likewise is to be considered of: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Business to be done.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock peremptorily, that Part of the Report, which concerns the Disbanding of the Armies, the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms, and some Course for Providing of Monies, shall be taken into Consideration; and that Mr. Speaker shall interrupt whatsoever Business is in hand at that time; and put the House in mind of this Order.
Persons sent for.
ORDERED, That Yeldered Alney, and Wm. Wisheard, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, to answer a Petition and Articles exhibited here against them; which have been avowed, some of them, by a Member of this House.
Ordered, That Acquittances under Mr. Pailer's Hands, the Paymaster of Berwick, shall be a sufficient Discharge for such Lords, as shall pay in any Monies towards the Sum of Four thousand Three hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence, advanced by the Lords for the Relief and Supply of the Garison of Berwicke.
.... Eight of Clock Monday Morning.