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 Jovis, 13 Maii, 1641.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, That the Committee for the Judges, unto which the Consideration of the Knighting-money is referred, be revived; to sit on Saturday next at Two of Clock, in the Chequer-chamber: And that Committee is likewise to take into Consideration, what has been done in the Matter of Ship-money; and if they shall conceive, that any thing is fit to be done further therein, they shall consider of it, and present it to the House.
They are further to consider of some Course, how the Sheriff, Under-sheriff, and their Officers, may be made accountable to their several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs respectively, for all such Monies as they have received, and are now remaining in their hands.
Fullers Earth, &c.
Ordered, That the Patent concerning Fullers Earth; and the State and Condition of the Business concerning Fullers Earth, as now it stands; and the Circumstances as depend upon it, as touching Exportation and Importation, from Port to Port within the Kingdom; is referred to the Committee for Wool and Wool-fells: And they are to take some Course for the Relief of the Counties of Essex and Suffolke in that Behalf.
Leave of Absence.
Bishops Secular Affairs.
He went likewise with a Message, to desire, that the Bill, formerly sent from this House, concerning the restraining that Bishops, and others in Holy Orders, do not intermeddle with secular Affairs, be taken into Consideration, by the Lords, with Expedition.
Captives at Algiers.
Committee to meet, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for James Bill do meet on Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequerchamber: And Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Hotham, Sir Hugh Cholmley, and Lord Fairefax, are added to this Committee.
Meffage to attend the King.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sir Lewis Dive shall be revived, as concerning the Election of a Knight to serve for the County of Carnarvon, and the Petitions of Mr. Griffith, Mr. Thomas, and the Sheriff of Carnaroonshire: And they are to meet on Saturday next at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Requests.
Money for Army Services
WHEREAS there was an Order made, that Warrants should issue forth unto Sir Wm. Uvedale, to receive Fifty thousand Pounds, and the Earl of Warwicke Thirty thousand Pounds, proportionably, out of the Sixscore thousand Pounds, promised to be advanced and lent by the City, towards the Relief of the King's Army and Northern Parts, as formerly; the House doth declare, that the Garisons be comprehended within that Order: And, in further pursuance thereof, doth order, that so much of the Four thousand Three hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, as hath been advanced by any of the Lords, for the Relief of Berwicke, shall be repaid, by Sir Wm. Uvedale, unto the said Lords; and so much thereof, as hath been advanced by Mr. Payler, Paymaster of Berwicke, shall be repaid unto him by the said Sir Wm. Uvedale: And that the several respective Acquittances under the Hands of the said Lords and Mr. Payler, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Sir Wm. Uvedale, for the Payment thereof.
Portesmouth and Dover.
Mr. Whitehead, Sir Edw. Deeringe, Sir John Culpepper, Sir * Jervoyse, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Thomas Bowyer, are added to this Committee, as to these particular Businesses of Portesmouth and Dover only.
Resolved, upon Question, That such as shall be rated for the Raising the Four hundred thousand Pounds, shall be rated in the several Places, in every County, where his or their Estate lies, proportionably to his or their Estate in those Places.
Prisoner to be brought up.
Ordered, That Mr. John Smith, a Minister, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, be brought here to this House To-morrow Morning; to the end he may be turned over to the Prison of the Gate-house; and there to remain, till this House take further Order therein.