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 Luno, 5 Julii, 1641.
Message from Lords.
Message to attend the King.
That all the Members of the House shall pay all such several Sums of Money, as, by the Act, intituled, An Act for the speedy Provision of Monies &c. they are appointed to pay, into the Hands of Sir Arthure Ingram, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Bell, or some or One of them, between this and Friday: And that they shall present the Names of such to the House, on Saturday Morning, as have not paid in their Monics by that time. They giving of Acquittances, in such manner as is expressed in the said Act, shall be a sufficient Discharge, for all such as shall pay in their Monies.
Ordered, That the Citizens and Burgesses, that serve for the City, shall repair to the Lord Mayor of London, from this House, to desire him to employ his best Endeavours for the speedy Raising and Paying in of the Monies appointed by the Act; and in the same Manner as is directed by the Act of Parliament: And that some of the Serjeants shall repair to their Societies, to move them, that the Monies assessed by this Act, may speedily, according to the Directions of the Act of Parliament * *: And that the Judges would take Order for the Officers of the several Courts: And that some Members of this House repair to the Benchers of the several Inns of Court, of which they are Members, to take some Course for the speedy Raising of the Monies, not only within their Societies, but also within the several Inns of Chancery belonging to their Societies.
That Mr. Treasurer and Mr. Solicitor move his Majesty, for his Proclamation speedily to issue forth, concerning the payment of the Monies appointed to be paid, by the Act for the speedy Provision of Monies &c. as in the said Act is expressed.
Grant to Queen Mother.
The Lords have sent a Copy of the Manifesto, examined by the Clerk; and do desire, that, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, that the Select Committee of this House may meet with the Select Committee of that House concerning the Army.
Lords to sit.
Priests and Jesuits.
ORDERED, That Rowland Callow Gentleman shall be authorised, by Warrant of this House, to apprehend such Popish Priests, and Jesuits; as he can any ways find out. And the same Power to be granted to him, as to others, in that Kind.
Impeachment of the Judges.
Prince Elector Palatine.
And Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Hampden, Lord Falkland, Mr. Strode, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pymm, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Cage, Mr. Pelham, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Martin, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Hen. Anderson, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Oliver Luke, Mr. Carew.
This Committee is required to look into the Journals of the House of 21° Jacobi and 10° Car.'; and to inform themselves, what they find there, concerning the Restoring of the Prince Elector Palatine to his Rights and Possessions; and also to consider, what Person or Persons, or Ministers of State, whatsoever, have been Instruments heretofore to the Hindrance thereof; And also to have Power to present to this House whatsoever they find worthy the Knowledge of this House, touching this Matter: and Mr. Wheeler is added to this Committee; and ordered to bring such Writings, or Letters, to this Committee, as may conduce to this Business: And are to meet To-morrow at Seven of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Bp. of Ely's Impeachment.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports from the Committee for the Bishop of Ely; and, upon the whole Matter, presents Twenty-five Articles of Impeachment against him, as the Resolution of the Committee; which were distinctly read; and voted, one by one; and ordered to be ingrossed; (the Reporter having first-delivered in some Names, to be inserted into the said Impeachment; and made perfect the Date, in Places omitted or mistaken.)
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Opinion of this House is, that Mathew Wren Bishop of Ely is unfit and unworthy to hold or continue any spiritual Promotion, or Office, in the Church, or Commonwealth.
Patents concerning Projects.
Ordered, That a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Rolls, or other Officers whatsoever, forthwith to return unto this House a Catalogue of all such Patents, concerning Projects, as have passed since primo Car. and are upon Record in their Offices; and the Dates of those Patents; and the Names of the Persons used in the said Patents; and what they concern.
Ordered, That the House do, on Thursday next, take into Consideration, what Punishment those of the Convocation-house have incurred, by Making of the last new Canons; and whether they are Persons fit longer to continue to bear any Office in the Church, or Commonwealth: And further, to consider, what Offence they have committed, by sending forth Writs, under Seal; and using Ecclesiastical Power and Jurisdiction, in their own Name; without Warrant by Law: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order; and to interrupt any other Business whatsover, at Nine of the Clock: And all the Lawyers of the House are required to prepare themselves to speak in this Matter, at that time.
Breach of Privilege.
Ordered, That, To-morrow at Eight of Clock, Report be made to the House, touching the Breach of Privilege 3° Car'. And the Four Members appointed to examine a Witness touching that Matter, have Leave to report the same to the Committee.