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 Martis, 22 Junii, 1641.
St. Margaret's, Westminister, Poor.
Countess of Exeter's Estates.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act, and a Proviso, for settling upon the Countess of Exon, her Heirs and Assigns, for ever, the Site of the Hospital of St. Leonard's, near Newarke upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, &c.; and for the settling of certain Lands upon the said Hospital, in Lieu thereof: And, upon Question, passed, with the Proviso.
Mr. Whittaker reports from the Committee for Recusants convict, the Case of Seventeen Recusants, in Wardship, committed to the Custody of Recusants; and, by Name, the Lord Wm. Petre, first committed to the Earl of Northampton, and afterwards to the Lord Edward Herbert; and one * *, committed to the Charge of Sir Wm. Beaumont.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords: And, at the Conference, the Lords be moved to join with this House, to petition his Majesty, for the Removing of all Infant Wards from the Custody of Recusants; and putting them into the Hands and Custody of Protestants, to be educated according to Law.
Resolved, &c. That, at that Conference with the Lords, it shall be moved, that the Lords would join with this House to move his Majesty, that the Lord Wm. Petre, now in Wardship, may be re-put into the Hands and Custody of the Earl of Warwicke.
Mr. Whittaker reported likewise, the Case of Adrian Hendricke a Merchant, born in Antwerp in Flanders, under the Allegiance of the King of Spain; but has lived these Thirty-five Years here in England; and has driven the Trade of a Merchant: Who, being urged by the Committee to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, refused them both; in regard that he was a Subject of the King of Spain: And, by the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms, the Subjects of either King are not to be molested for Matter of Religion.
Sir K. Digby.
Treaty with Scotland.
"Although the Delay of Payment be no small Prejudice of the Country; which calleth and expecteth for present Relief of their Burdens: Knowing the Kindness and Care of Parliament, in using all Means for our Satisfaction; and being fully assured of Payment at the Days assigned; we do willingly and thankfully agree to the Terms appointed."
Resolved, upon the Question, Earl of Warwick, Lord Mandeville, Earl of Bedford, E. of Essex, E. of Holland, Lord Stanford, Lord Wharton, Lord Brooke, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Capell, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Bellassis, Sir Walter Earle, Sir William Litton, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir John Strangewayes, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Mr. Hampden, Alderman Pennington, Alderman Soames, That the said Earls, Lords, and Commoners, shall be the Persons, to whom the Scotts shall address themselves for the Receiving of the Sums, at the Days appointed by the Parliament:
Ordered, That the Committee of Fifty-two, or such of them as were present with the Lords Commissioners, when that some of the Scotch Commissioners made a Narration of several Passages in Scotland, concerning that Kingdom, do forthwith repair to the Lords Commissioners of England, and inform themselves of the truth of those Passages; and to move their Lordships, that the Papers themselves may be delivered, which were then produced by the Scotch Commissioners, concerning That Narration, then made: And report the same To-morrow Morning to this House.
House to sit.
The Lords have passed their Assent to the Bill of Tonage and Poundage; and have desired his Majesty, that he would be pleased to give his Royal Assent to that Bill. And that his Majesty would be pleased to come this After-noon noon between Two and Three of Clock: And therefore they desire this House would sit this Afternoon.
Provision of Monies.
Countess of Exon.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
"The House of Commons, finding every Day new Discoveries of secret Counsels and Meetings of Jesuits and others, and of several Plots and Designs, to disturb the Peace of this Kingdom, and of the Kingdom of Scotland; and, that this House is persuaded, this is fomented by our Enemies abroad, who have Correspondency with those who are here amongst us, Jesuits, Priests, and others, ill-affected Persons: Therefore desire your Lordships to take such Course as your Lordships shall think fit, that all those suspected Persons may be stayed and examined; and all Letters of this Week, inward and outward, may be seized upon, and brought unto your Lordships to be perused."
Provision of Monies.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, and settling the Peace of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland; and, upon Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House, to meet upon it presently.
Answer from Lords.
Provision of Monies.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall meet at Two of Clock; and resolve into a Committee, to proceed with the Bill concerning the speedy Provision of Monies for Disbanding of the Armies, and Settling the Peace of the Kingdoms.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Certainty of the Meres, Metes, Limits, and Bounds of the Forests; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for Forests: And Two several Petitions, from divers of the Inhabitants of the County of Oxon, are referred to the special Consideration of the same Committee: And are to meet on Friday next at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-chamber: And all that will come are to have Voices at this Committee.