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, 2 Junii,1641.
Earl of Lindsey's Fens.
12 vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for settling of the Possession of Fourteen thousand Acres of Fengrounds, already drained, on the Right honourable Robert Earl of Lindsey, his Adventurers, Participants, and Assigns; lying between the River of Glann, and Kyme, in the County of Lincolne, &c.
Leave of Absence.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Erecting of a Freeschool near Alton, in the County of Southampton, by John Edgar, of Mountgomeries, his Heirs and Executors; upon Question, committed unto Mr. Jepson, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Cage, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Arth. Heselrigge, Lord Wenman, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Reignolds, the Knights and Burgesses of Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight: And are to meet on this Day Sevennight at Two post meridiem, in the Treasury-chamber.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Sir Alexander Denton Knight to sell the Manor of Great Barward, alias Barford St. Michael, in the County of Oxon, and the Lands in this present Act mentioned, for Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his younger Children; upon Question committed unto Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Stanhope, Sir Edm. Verney, Mr. Conningsby, Mr. Whitlocke, Lord Wenman, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Robert Crane, Sir John Hipesley, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Edm. Mountford, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Catlyn, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Tomkins, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Glyn, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Hide, Mr. White, the Knights and Burgesses of Oxon and Bucks: And are to meet on this Day Three Weeks at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill concerning Protections; with the Alterations, Amendments, and Additions: The which were all twice read: And upon Question, the Bill was re-committed to the same Committee: And the Petitions for the City of London, and of Richard and John Hobbs, are referred to the Consideration of the same Committee.-
Ordered, That Mr. Wallis, who was formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, out of Ireland, for not Delivering of Copy of a Record, being required by Order from this House, this House being informed of the Truth of this Business ... That he should be freed and dismissed from any further Restraint.
Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Lisle, reports the Bill of Tonage and Poundage; with the Amendments, Additions, and Alterations: The which were all twice read: The Bill was re-committed to this Committee following; to consider of some Amendments and Additions to the temporary Bill of Tonage and Poundage;
Committee to sit.
Bringing in Plate, &c.
It is referred to the Committee appointed to treat with such Persons as they shall think fit, for the Lending of Monies, to consider of some Way for the Bringing in of the Plate of the Kingdom; and for the speedy Melting and Coining of it; and all other Circumstances concerning this Business, that occurred upon this Day's Debate; and
2°-3° Funii. to prepare a Bill upon the whole Matter; and to present it to the House: And they are likewise to consider of some Way for preserving of Coin in the Kingdom: And have Power to send for the Masters and Officers of the Mint, and such other Persons as they shall think fit: And all, that will come, are to have Voices at this Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning at Six of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Peard, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hide, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Robert Harleigh, Mr. Capell, Mr. Strode, Mr. Knatchbull, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Younge;
House to meet.
Members Proceedings in Parliament.
Tonage and Poundage.
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to treat with any Persons, and to hear what Propositions they will make, for being Commissioners of this present Grant of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: And are to report their Propositions to the House on Friday Morning: And are to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock, in the Duchy-chamber.
Clerk of the Market.
Mr. Rigby reports the Bill concerning Disarming of Recusants; with the Amendments, Alterations and Additions: The which Amendments, Alterations, and Additions, were all twice read; and, upon Question, recommitted to the same Committee; to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock, in the usual Place.