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 Mercurii, 28 April', 1641.
2da vice lecta AN Act for the Settling of the Rectory est Billa, Impropriate of Wolstanton, in the County of Stafford, upon Ralph Sneyde Esquire, and his Heirs, for ever, &c; upon Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Moore, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Grimston, Sir Christopher Wray, Mr. Purefrey, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. * Moore, Mr. Buller, Sir Edw. Boyse, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ash, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glynn, Sir Edm. Fowell, Sir Hen. Bellingham, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Peter Wrothe, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Cage, Sir Edw. Ascough, Mr. Law. Whittakers, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Sir Rob. Crane, Sir Edm. Mountford, Sir John Francklyn, Sir Edw. Hales, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Catlyn, Mr. Broxam, Mr. Ashton, Mr. Cary, Sir Samuel Rolle, the Knights and Burgesses of Staffordshire: And are to meet on Monday next at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Abuses in Elections.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Reformation of Disorders and Abuses in the Election of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, of Parliament; upon Question, committed unto the same Committee as the former Bill of Elections is committed: And all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet on Wednesday next at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
Impeachment of E. of Strafford.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor shall have power to send for such Records as he shall think to be needful for the Service committed unto him, for maintaining the Point of Law, in the Case of the Earl of Strafford.
Committee to keep the Doors.
Mr. Solicitor, &c.
Earl of Strafford.
To acquaint their Lordships, that the House hath received such Information, as hath moved some Fears in them, that the Earl of Strafford may have a Design to escape; that he hath Ships at Sea, at Command; and that the Guard about him is weak: Therefore, to desire their Lordships he may be close Prisoner, and the Guard strengthened.
Mr. Hide brings this Answer; that their Lordships had heretofore given Directions to the Lieutenant of the Tower, that he should be close Prisoner, and have a Care for a strong Guard; and will take it into Examination; and give Directions, as is desired.
State of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee, for the Remonstrance of the State of the Kingdom, and the Petition, shall meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Inner Court of Wards: And the Gentleman that has the Chair at that Committee, is required to bring in the said Remonstrance and Petition on Friday Morning next.