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 Veneris, 16 Julii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
The humble Petition of divers of the Citizens of London was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Bill concerning Protections: And this Committee has Power to hear the Petition; and to receive their Reasons, and the Names of such as they complain of; and to consider of them; and to report them to the House, together with the Bill, with all convenient Speed: And that Committee is to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequerchamber: And Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Sir John Colpepper, Sir Symond D'Ewes, Sir John Hotham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, and Sir Arthur Ingram, are added to this Committee.
Disbanding the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to prepare Heads for Directions to the Lord General, for the better Disbanding the Army, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Repaying Loans from Members.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed by the Act for the Subsidies shall be hereby directed and authorized forthwith to pay unto those Members of the House, that lent and paid in any Monies before the Ninth of March, all such Monies, as they have lent: And those that first paid in the Monies, first to be satisfied, with the Damages, according to the Dates of their Acquittances, and, according to the Directions of the Act of Parliament.
Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Pym, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Greene, * Fanshawe, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Cage, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Robert Harley, * Brett, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, * Pary;
This Committee is to prepare an Order for taking the Accounts, of the Collectors and Sheriffs, of such Monies as shall be paid unto them by force of an Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, &c.; and that the Duplicate of Certificates shall be delivered to the Auditors, to take Accounts thereof: And Sir Thomas Fanshawe is to return a List of such Collectors as have brought in their Accounts, and Monies, due by the Act of the Four Subsidies; that it may appear who has brought in, and who not: And the Auditors are to certify, what particular Men have been discharged of Subsidies, upon both: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Customers - Garraway's Case.
Mr. Greene reports from the Committee for the Customers, the Case concerning Sir Hen. Garraway: - Fifteen thousand and odd hundred Pounds are found to be in his Hands, of his clear Gain: And, upon Question, re-committed.
Billet ndash; money.
Committee to attend the Queen.
The Lords sent us with this Message; That, according to his Majesty's Pleasure, signified to both Houses Yesterday, the Lords had made choice of Six of their House to meet with a proportionable Number of this House to attend her Majesty this Afternoon, at Three of Clock: And they do desire, that That proportionable Number may meet with their Committee presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, to confer of the Heads to be presented unto her Majesty.
That a new Order should be conceived, in the same Words, to the full Meaning of this Order of the Eighth of July, bearing the Date of this Day; and that this Order may extend well to Commissioners and Treasurers.
Ordered, That the Order of the Eighth of July shall be divided into Two Orders: And that That Part, which concerns the Lord Mayor of Yorke, shall be put into an Order by itself, and bear this Day's Date.
Leave of Absence.
Trees on Bishops, &c. Lands.
Ordered, That all the Bishops, Deans and Chapters, and Prebends, shall be hereby respectively prohibited to cut down any Timber Trees, growing upon any Lands belonging to any Bishop, Dean and Chapter, or Prebend, until this House shall take further Order therein: And that they shall be answerable for any Timber Trees they have cut down since the first Day of this Parliament.
Bills to be read.
Mr. Hollis made a Report from the select Committee appointed to meet the select Committee of the Lords, touching the Queen's Journey; and presented the same in Writing; Which was read; and Resolved, upon the Question, That it should be the Substance of that which is to be presented to the Queen's Majesty, this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Name of both Houses.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Patents granted to the Merchant Adventurers, touching the Transportation of Cloths, be authorized to receive, from Sir Robert Harley, all such Grants, Patents, Petitions, or other Books or Writings whatsoever, which are in his Custody, concerning that Business: And Sir Robert Harley is ordered by this House, to deliver the same accordingly.
Clerk to subscribe Orders.
Ordered, That the Citizens and Burgesses, that serve for the City of London, do inform themselves, what Monies are already paid into the Chamber of the City, by virtue of the Act of Parliament for the speedy Provision of Monies for Disbanding of the Armies; and to give Account to this House, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock; and so from Day to Day, at the same Hour, to inform this House, what Monies are daily paid in; and where the Obstruction is, that Monies are not paid, according to the said Act; and so likewise, that speedy Course may be taken against such as are backward therein.