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, 9 Junii, 1641.
3a vice lecta est Billa, A N Act to prevent the Danger that may happen by Popish Recusants; upon Question, passed.
By Resolution, upon the Question, instead of these Words, "shall be tried" in One of the Provisoes, these Words, "shall depend" were inserted.
By Resolution, upon the Question, these Words "whereof One to be of the Quorum" were struck out of the Bill.
By Resolution, upon the Question, these Words, "the which Oaths the said Justices are authorized and enabled, by virtue of this Act, to administer to any such Person or Persons". . . .
Bills sent to Lords.
Mr. Hampden was appointed to carry up these Bills following, to the Lords:
An Act for regulating the Council-Table; and taking away the Court, commonly called the Star-chamber.
An Act to prevent the Dangers that may happen by Popish Recusants.
An Act to take away a Branch of a Statute made 1° Eliz. concerning Commissioners in Causes Ecclesiastical.
Member sent for.
Sir Wm. Widdrington was ordered to be sent for to come to the House presently.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Treasurer and Mr. Crew went up to the Lords, to acquaint them of the Resolution of this House, con-to acquaint them of the Resolution of this House, concerning the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms for yet a Fortnight longer, after the 14th of this present June, 1641.
Bringing in Candles without Leave.
There was this Morning Exceptions taken against Mr. Price and Sir Wm. Widdrington, for some Carriages of theirs last Night, concerning the taking away the Candles from the Serjeant violently; when there was no general Command in the House for the bringing of Candles in; but a great Sense of the House went for rising; it being so very late.
They, in their Places, made Explanation, with what Intentions they did it: And they were commanded to withdraw;
Which accordingly they did: And then the House fell into Debate of the Business:
Upon the Question, Whether Sir Wm. Widdrington and Mr. Herbert Price should be sent to the Tower for their Offence;
|The House was divided:|
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Noes:|
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy,|
|Sir Jo. Colpeper,||Tellers for the Yeas:|
|Sir Jo. Strangeways,|
|With the Yeas,||- - 189.|
|With the Noes,||- - 172.|
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Widdrington and Mr. Herbert Price shall, for their Offence to this House, be sent to the Tower; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Sir Wm. Widdrington and Mr. Herbert Price were called to the Bar; and there offered to kneel: But, because they did not kneel, they were caused to withdraw.
And after some Debate of the House, concerning their coming kneeling, they were again called to the Bar: And there, they kneeling all the while, Mr. Speaker pronounced the Sentence against them, of their being committed to the Tower.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Reeve and J. Foster;
The Lords have sent them with this Message;
The Lords have agreed to a Cessation of Arms for Fourteen Days longer, from the 14th of this Month, upon the same Terms as formerly, if the Treaty shall so long continue; and desire that this House would do the like.
Resolved, upon the Question, that this House agrees to the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms between the Two Kingdoms, for a Fortnight, for Fourteen Days longer, from the 14th of this instant Month, upon the same Terms as it was formerly agreed upon, in case the Treaty shall so long continue.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and does agree to the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms for Fourteen Days longer, after the 14th of this instant Month, upon the same Terms as formerly, if the Treaty shall so long continue.
Ld. Admiral and Earl of Essex thanked.
Mr. Hollis acquainted the House, that the Earl of Essex informed him, * * * *
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis and Mr. Hampden shall, from this House, return Thanks to the Lord Admiral, and the Earl of Essex, for their respects to this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Colonel Goring, in this Deposition of his, concerning this Discovery, has done nothing contrary to Justice and Honour; but has therein deserved very well of the Commonwealth, and of this House.
Archbp. of Canterbury.
That the Committee for the Archbishop of Canterbury do sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Committee concerning the Plot.
That the Committee of Seven, appointed to take the Examinations in this new Discovery, be revived; and shall have Power to take Examinations in that Business, as formerly they had.
Commissioners for Trade.
That Mr. George Clerke, Mr. Thomas Jennings, Mr. Barker, Mr. Tho. Burnell, be added to the Commissioners concerning Trade.
House to meet.
That the House meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker issue forth his Warrant, directed unto the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Election of another Burgess, to serve for the Town of Lewis, in the Stead of Mr. Rivers; formerly returned to serve for that Town, and since deceased.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Queen's Jointure take into Consideration the humble Petition of the Inhabitants and Tenants of the Soake of Somersham, in the County of Hunt', and other Places adjoining, this Day preferred to this House.
Supplying London with Water.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of Hertf', Middlesex, Westminster, and London, be added to the Committee for the Bill of the Aqueduct from Hodgsdon to London.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee to take into Consideration the Bill of Subsidies.