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, 15 Maii, 1641.
High Constables of Durham
ORDERED, That the High Constables of the County Palatine of Durham shall be dispensed with, at this Time, from coming to Town, or giving any Attendance, at this Time: in regard of their Employments there, in producing the Warrants charged, in the Petition of George Lilborne,.. be produced to this House, under the Hands of those Persons that issued the same; and of the Receipts of the Monies received by them by virtue of the said Warrants; and to whom they paid the same.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Davenant, and Elias Wallen, be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House: And the Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Serjeant, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Officers, in whose Custody they are, for their Delivery.
Clerk of the Market.
Proceedings concerning Piercy.
Persons to be sent for.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker issue his Warrant, directed to the Mayor of Chichester, requiring him to send up to this House, in safe Custody, John Lambe and Robert Meryweather; to be examined upon such Matters as this House shall think fit.
Whereas the Committee for the Fens should have sat this Afternoon; it is now Ordered, that it shall not sit till Monday next post meridiem at Two of Clock, in the usual Place: And that all People, who are any way concerned, as to their Attendance upon that Committee, are dispensed with, till that Time.
Ordered, That the Order, made in the Lords House, dated 6° April', concerning the Earl of Lindsey, and his Assigns, touching the Business of the Fens, be referred to the Committee for Privileges; to consider of at their first Sitting.
Queen Mother, &c.
Ordered, That no new Business, nor new Petition, whatsoever, shall be entertained, nor entered into, neither by this House, nor any Committee, for a Month: And that the several Gentlemen, that sit in the several Chairs, shall, with all Expedition, prepare themselves to make Report of such Businesses as are already before them.
Bishop of Canterbury.
The Lords desire a present free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, about an Answer to the Conference that last was; and about other great and weighty Affairs of the Kingdom.
Letter to Duke of Lenox.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That the House meet on Monday at Seven of Clock; and that it be immediately turned into a Committee, to consider of the Treaty of both Kingdoms; and to being with that Article that concerns Uniformity in Church Government.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Barwicke, and Newcastle, to consider of the Accounts and Payments, how they stand between the Scotts and the Northern Counties; and of some Means to perfect them; and to present the State of them, and of the Damages sustained by those Counties, to the House.