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 Martis, 27 April,1641.
2da vice lecta, AN Act for Reformation of divers Abuses est Billa, in Ecclesiastical Courts; upon Question, committed unto Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Cage, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Edm. Mounteford, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Sam. Rolles, Sir Rich. Buller, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Stroud, Mr. Moore, Mr. Peard, Mr. Blackston, Sir Edw. Ascough, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. L. Whitaker, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Mr. Ashe, Sir Nich. Slainey, Sir Ed. Boyes, Mr. Tate, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Gui Palmes, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. White, Mr. Spurstow, Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr. Martin, Sir Edm. Fowell, Mr. Barker, Mr. Bond, Sir Tho. Barrington: And they are to meet on Friday next at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer.
Punishment of James.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Forfeiture of the Lands and Hereditaments of John James; and for the further Punishment of the said Jo. James.
2da vice lecta est Billa, prædicta; upon Question, committed unto Sir Arth. Ingram, Mr. Law. Wittaker, Sir Tho. Widrington, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Strode, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Cage, Mr. Glyn, Sir Geo. Dalston, Mr. Martin, Sir Jo. Colpeper, Sir Sam. Owfield, Sir Arth. Haselrigge, Mr. Patridge, Sir Hen. Anderson, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Bell, Sir Edm. Mountford, Sir Jervaise Clifton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Prideaux: And are to meet on Thursday, post meridiem, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Dr. Tompson, and the Fens, do meet on Thursday come Fortnight, in the usual Place.
Disbanding he Army, &c.
Ordered, That the House shall be forthwith resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Disbanding of the Armies, the Providing of Monies, and the rest of that Report concerning the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms; and that the Doors be locked till Twelve of Clock, and the Key brought up, upon this Occasion; notwithstanding the ordinary Course to the contrary.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House shall be called on Friday next: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and J. Heath;
The Lords have sent us with this Message; that their Lordships will be ready to meet, at a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, at Nine of the Clock upon Thursday Morning, in Westminster-hall; and there to hear this House, according to their own Offer, when they brought up the Bill of Attainder against the Earl of Strafford.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and is resolved to give a Meeting, at the Time and Place, as is appointed.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Treasurer acquaints this House, from his Majesty, that, To-morrow at Two of the Clock, his Majesty doth expect both Houses to attend him, at the Banqueting-house, in Westminster-hall, concerning his Answer to be given to the Desires of both Houses, for the Disbanding the Irish Army, Disarming of Recusants, and Removing Papists from Court.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, to resume the Debate concerning the Disbanding of the Armies, the Providing of Monies, and the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms.
2da vice lecta AN Act for the better Suppressing of est Billa, Ale-houses and Tipling-houses, and for Avoiding of Drunkenness, &c
The Question being put, of Committing; and Ingrossing; and both passing with the Negative; it was rejected.
Punishing Members of Convocation.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Punishing and Fining of the Members of the late Convocation of the Provinces of Canterburie and Yorke.
2a vice lecta est Billa prædicta; upon Question, committed unto Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. Jennour, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Perd, Mr. Cary, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Strode, Sir Arth. Haselrigge, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Hoyle, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Edm. Mountford, Mr. Martin, Mr. Waricke, Mr. Glynn, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Crue, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Hide, Mr. Northcott, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Rolles, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Hen. Vane, Sir John Culpepper, Sir Rich. Anslowe, Mr. Holborne, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Hampden, Sir Edm. Varney, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Palmer, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir H. Wallopp, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Edm. Vowell, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. White, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Moore, Sir Beauchamp St. John: And are to meet on Friday at Two post meridiem, in the Starchamber.
Farmers of Customs.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Farmers and Customers do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the usual Place.
Wales Court of Marches.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Marches of Wales do meet on Monday in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-court.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber do meet To-morrow at Four of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And all, that will come, are to have Voices.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Ordered, That the Order for resuming the Debate To-morrow at Eight of Clock, concerning the Disbanding of the Armies, &c. shall stand.
Ordered, That the Committee for Pluralities do meet To-morrow post meridiem at Four of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Clerk of the Market.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Clerk of the Market do meet on Saturday next post meridiem at Two, in the Duchy-court.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Ordered, That the Debate concerning the Disbanding of the Armies, Providing of Monies, and the Treaty between the Kingdoms, be resumed To-morrow at Eight of Clock: And Mr. Speaker is to interrupt any Business that then shall be in Hand; and to put the House in mind of this Order.