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 Lunæ, 28 Junii, 1641.
THAT the Consideration of the Printing the Speech that goes under Sir John Holland's Name, be referred to the Committee for Printing, where Sir Edward Deering has the Chair.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same Order that was made for the County of Yorke, concerning the Perfecting of the Accounts for the Money due to the Inhabitants of Yorkshire, for the Billet of Soldiers, for the Counties of Nottingham and Lincolnshire.
That the Committee for the Bill of Rachdall do meet on Wednesday next at Two post meridiem, in the Duchy-court :And that the Knights and Burgesses of Lancashire be added to that Committee.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Mr. William Blachford; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for De Visher and Heren.
Bristoll Commrs of Subsidies.
Whereas, in the Act for granting the Two last Subsidies, Commissioners for the Town of Bristoll were omitted to be named; whereupon there is no Direction to the Clerk of the Petty Bag to issue forth a Commission, to Commissioners for the said Town, to assess the Payment of their proportionable Part of the said Two Subsidies: It is therefore this Day Ordered, That the Lord Keeper be desired, from the House, to issue forth a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, directed to John Taylor Mayor, Robert Goring, John Tomlinson, Andrew Charleton, Richard Holworthie, Wm. Jones, Ezekiel Wallyes, George Knight, and John Locke, Esquires.
The humble Petition of Sir William Savile Baronet was this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Savile, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, shall be brought hither to the Bar, to receive his Discharge from any further Imprisonment: And Mr. Speaker is ordered to award his Warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower to the same Purpose.
Ordered, That the Printing of a Report made by Mr. Fines, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for printing, where Sir Edward Deering has the Chair: And That Committee is required to use their best Diligence in inquiring, by what means this came to the Press; and who printed it: And they are likewise required to make a speedy Report of this Business.
Provision of Monies.
Mr. Hide reports the Bill for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, and settling the Peace between the two Kingdoms; with the Additions, Amendments, and Provisoes: The which Additions, &c. were all twice read, and reported by Mr. Speaker; and, upon the Question, the Bill was ordered to be ingrossed.
Conference with Lords.
A Message, by Serjeant Glanville and Dr. Bennett;
Conference with Lords.
The Lords have sent down to signify to this House, that, according to the Desire of this House, they have appointed a Committee of Twenty-four of their House, to meet with a proportionable Number of this House, to treat and confer about those Ten Propositions, brought up by Mr. Pym, a Member of this House: And they desire the Committees may meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House will give a Meeting, by a proportionable Number, as is desired.
Sir Hen. Vane, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Edm. Montfort, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Fines, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hampden, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Strode, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. White, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Hide, Lord Falkland, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Selden, Sir Guy Palmes, Lord Fairfax, * Edm. Fowell, * Edw. Roldney, Mr. Carew, Sir Ja. Strangewayes, Sir Thomas Barrington, Sir John * Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Crew, Mr. Martin, Mr. Morley, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Sir Hen. Mildmay, * Hatcher, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Bellassis, Sir Beauch. St. John, Sir James Thynne, Lord Graye, Mr. Greene, Sir Wm. Widdrington, Mr. Sutton;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of the Lords, at a Conference, this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; to confer about the Ten Propositions, delivered at a Conference on Thursday last by Mr. Pym.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Selden, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Hill, shall be added to the Committee of Seven; to consider of the Matter of Fact, as it lies proved, concerning the Conspiracy lately discovered; and to prepare Heads for several Charges against such Persons, as shall be found Delinquents in that Conspiracy; and to present them to this House to consider of.
Bishop of Canterbury.
Mr. Pym, according to an Order on Saturday last, went up with a Message to the Lords, concerning the Examination of Witnesses in the Business of the Charge against the Bishop of Canterbury.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Clause in the Bill for the speedy Provision of Monies, &c. concerning Noblemens eldest Sons, shall stand in the Bill, as now it is.
Resolved, &c. That the City of Carlisle shall be inserted into the Proviso, in which York and Hull are exempted:
That the several Rates, charged upon the several Officers in the Bill aforesaid, shall standas theyare nowcharged.
- Proviso for charging the Bishops to as high a Rate as they were charged with, for the Payment of one intire Subsidy, upon the Grant of the last Subsidies.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Rate set upon these that pay the Poll shall stand as now it is set.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Wheeler, shall forthwith retire into the Committee-chamber, to draw a Proviso for charging the Bishops, in the Bill for speedy Provision of Monies &c. to pay Two Tenths.
Resolved, &c. That the Cinque Ports shall be charged in this Bill:
That they that can dispend Fifty Pounds per Annum, and so upwards to an Hundred, shall be raised to Forty Shillings; whereas now they are rated but Twenty Shillings.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Napier has Leave to go into the Country.
House to meet.
That the House meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock.
University Col. Oxon.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Establishing of the Fellows and Scholars of the Foundation of Sir Simon Bennett Baronet, in the Hall of Oxon, commonly called University College.
The House Declares, That so soon as the House sits, and that the Serjeant comes to any Committee, then sitting, to signify unto them, that the House is sitting, that the Chairman shall immediately come away.
Bp. of Bath and Wells.
That the Committee for the Bishop of Bath and Wells do sit To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-court.
Mr. Maynard is added to the Committee for Considering of the Message from the Lords, touching the Transmission of Mr. Smart's Business: And are to meet on Wednesday next at Two post Meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
The Petition of some of the Governors, Masters, and Fellows, of the University of Oxon:
Ordered, That the same Order that was made, concerning Subscription to Canons, for the University of Cambridge, shall be made for the University of Oxon: And the House doth further declare, that neither of the Universities shall be subject to the Injunction of doing Reverence to the Communion-table, either in the Church of St. Mary's, in either of the Universities, or in any Church or Chapel belonging to any College or Hall, within either of the Universities; by which they understand Bowing and Congeeing unto it, and Offering at it.
The humble Petition of the Protestant Reformed Officers of his Majesty's Army was this Day read; and referred unto the Committee for the King's Army, where Sir John Hotham has the Chair; to consider how the State of the Business stands; and to report it to the House.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Bill of Star-chamber, returned from the Lords at a Conference by a select Committee of both Houses.
Resolved, upon the Question, instead of the Word " henceforth," shall be inserted, " after the First Day of August," in all the Three Places.
The Amendments, and Additions, and Provisoes, were all twice read; and committed unto Mr. Selden, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Maynard, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hill, Mr. Perd, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rigby, Serjeant Wilde, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Bagshawe, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Pelham, Sir Robert Harley: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Six of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
High Commission Court.
Mr. Glyn reports the Bill concerning the High Commission Court, returned from the Lords at a Conference on Saturday last by a select Committee of both Houses, with the Additions and Proviso from the Lords: the which Additions and Proviso were twice read; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee above named, for the Additions, Provisoes, &c. as to the Bill for the Star-chamber.
Wales Court of Marches.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the exempting the four Shires of Hereford, &c. from the jurisdiction of the Court of the President and Council of the Marches of Wales.
Ordered, That the Committee of Forty-eight shall have Power to meet so often, and at all such Times as they shall think fit, without any Adjournment from time to time.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Judges shall be made To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Sir J. Thynne, &c.
That the Business concerning Sir James Thynne and Mr. Henry Frederick Thynne shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
That the Committee for the Bill for Abolishing of Superstition be revived; to sit on Friday next, in the Court of Wards.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Robert Howard has Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Moore, Sir Sam. Owfield, Mr. Dunch, Sir Geo. Dalston, Mr. Rolls, Sir Wm. Morley, Sir Robert Parker, Mr. Pury, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Mr. Hamon, Mr. Greene, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Nash, Mr. Mathews, Mr. Drake, Mr. Jo. Moore, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Cage, Mr. Heblethwaite, Mr. Browne, Sir Jo. Cooke, Sir Symon D'Ewes, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Blackston, Mr. Buller.
These are added to the Covent garden Church Committee.