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, 29 Apr. 16 Car. Regis.
Suits against a Member.
AN Order to stay all Suits and Prosecutions at Law, brought against Sir Peter Temple, a Member of this House, by the Lord Baltinglass.
Treasurers of Subsidies.
Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Edw. Bashe, Sir Tho. Hatton, Sir Jo. Wolstenholme, Sir Ro. Parkehurst, Mr. Cradock, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Cage;
These are added to the Committee, appointed for receiving the Accounts of the Treasurers of the Three Subsidies, and Three Fifteens, granted 21° Jac. The whole Committee, or any Four or more of them, are to meet, from time to time, at such times as they themselves shall think fit, till they have expedited the Business; and are to report to the House, in what State they find these Accounts.
Ordered, Mr. Vassall to attend presently the Committee, appointed to prepare and direct the Managing of the Conference to be desired with the Lords, and now sitting in the Committee Chamber, with the Note of these Popish Books here now read; and they to make what Use of them they can, in their Report to the House. Sir Gilb. *Gerrard also is to attend the same Committee, who informed the House concerning one Newton, a Messenger, who had apprehended divers Jesuits, and had afterwards let them go again.
1a vice lecta, An Act concerning hearing the Word of God preached.
Commutation of Penance.
1a vice lecta, An Act concerning the Disposing of Money received for Commutation of Penance.
1a vice lecta, An Act concerning the Granting of Administrations.
1a vice lecta, An Act concerning the Disposing of Goods unadministered.
Abuses in Elections.
1a vice lecta, An Act for Reformation of Abuses in the Election of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses.
Ordered, That both the Bills here read, concerning the Reformation of Abuses in the Elections of Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, shall be referred to the Committee for Privileges; and they are required to make a Sub Committee, that, upon the Matter of these Bills, and all other such former Passages and Precedents, shall frame some fit Bill to this Purpose, and prefer it to the House.
Wales Court of Marches.
The Bill for the Exemption of the Four Shires, to be looked out against To-morrow Morning.
Sir W. Erle reported from the Committee, appointed to prepare and give Directions for the Managing of the Conference to be desired with the Lords, that, as there were Three Heads of Inducements for that Conference, viz. Innovations in Matter of Religion; Propriety of Goods; Liberties and Privilege of Parliament; so the Committee had thought fit, to assign Three Men to the Charge of these Three Heads, viz. Mr. Pimme for the First, and to make the Introduction into the whole Business; Mr. St. Johns for the Second; who desired, that in regard of the large Extent of this Head, that another might be joined with him, to undertake this Charge; Mr. Holborne for the Third.
Upon his Report made, these following Particulars were, by Question, resolved upon:
1. Resolved, upon the Question, That in this Conference with the Lords, there shall be a Protestation and Saving made, to preserve, and keep entire, the Right of the Commons, not to be bound by any Canons, that are or shall be made, upon any Commission, granted, or to be granted, to the Convocation, without their Consent in Parliament.
2. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference with the Lords, One Head shall be, touching the Removing of the Communion Tables, in Parish Churches, and Chapels in the Universities, and placing them Altarwise, at the East End of the same Churches and Chapels, close to the Wall.
3. Resolved, upon the Question, That another Head of this Conference shall be, the Setting up of Crosses, Images, and Crucifixes, in Cathedral and Parochial Churches, and Chapels, both in the Universities, and divers other Places of this Kingdom.
4. Resolved, upon the Question, That another Head of this Conference shall be, the refusing to administer the Sacrament to such as will not come up to the Rail before the Communion Table set Altar-wise, and excommunicating some for not doing it.
5. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference, another Head shall be, the Making and Enjoining of Articles at Visitations, without any other Authority than that of the Bishops of the Diocese.
6. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference, another Head shall be, touching the Molesting, Suspending, or Depriving, of many godly and conformable Ministers, for not yielding to Matters enjoined without Warrant of Law; instancing in such as have been deprived for not reading the Book for Recreations on Sundays.
7. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference, One Head shall be, touching the Printing, Preaching, and Determining, of and for Popish Tenets, contrary to the Doctrine of the Church of England.
8. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference, One Head shall be, touching the Enjoining and Preaching of bowing to the Altar, and the Inquiry for the Doing, or not Doing of it.
9. Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference, another Head shall be, concerning the Restraining of conformable Ministers from preaching in their own Charges.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this Conference with the Lords, there shall be a Reservation to the Parties, appointed to carry up this Conference, of further Liberty to add more Particulars, as there shall be Occasion.
Ordered, The Committee appointed for perusing the Records, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber, to prepare the Business conscerning the Ship-money, for the Proceedings of this House.
Debate to be resumed.
And this House is to go on To-morrow Morning, with the Debate upon the Report, where now we left.