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.
Mr. Rashley has Leave to go into the Country.
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.-
(Mr. Alderman Gourney, and other Citizens, were called in; and did avow their Petition:)
-And are to meet To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock, in the Court of Requests.
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;
Mr. Selden, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Waller, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Lisle, Sir John Culpepper, Mr. Hollis.
Committee to sit.
The Committee for the Instructions to sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the usual Place.
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;
These are added to this Committee.
House to meet.
The House to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock: And first, to proceed with the Bill of Tonage and Poundage; and next, with the Bill of Subsidies.
1vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling of certain Lands, late Parcel of the Possessions of Sir Geo. Rodney, Knight, deceased, upon Wm. Cox, and Margaret his Wife.
Members Proceedings in Parliament.
1vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better enabling the Members of Parliament to discharge their Consciences, in the Proceedings of Parliament.
Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Lisle reports the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, from the Committee, upon a Recommitment; with some Amendments: The which Amendments were twice read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Grant of the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage shall be granted to certain Commissioners, to the Use of our Sovereign Lord the King.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Crew, Sir John Culpepper, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Rap. Hopton, Mr. Greene, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Upton, Mr. Whistler;
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. Heblethwaite reports the Bill concerning the Clerk of the Market: Which, upon the Question, was ordered to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Bill of Subsidies be proceeded in, at a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock.
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.