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 Jovis, 22 Julii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
SIR Wm. Allanson and Mr. Millington have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Cage has Leave to go, some Eight Days hence, into the Country.
Ordered, That, presently after Nine of Clock, Mr. Speaker shall move the House, concerning a Time certain to be prefixed for a Recess.
Soap and Leather.
That the Committee for Soap and Leather be revived as to the Business of Soap and Leather only, and not to any new Petitions: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of several Tanners whose Names are subscribed to the said Petition, be referred to the Committee for the Customers; to which Committee the Business of transporting Calves-skins is referred.
Countess of Bedford's, &c. Estates.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Settling of certain Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, on Katherine Countess Dowager of Bedford, William now Earl of Bedford, John Russell, and Edward Russell Esquires, Sons of Francis late Earl of Bedford, desceasd; and, upon Question, passed.
Sir Arthur Ingram is appointed to carry up the Earl of Bedford's Bill to the Lords, so soon as their House shall be set.
A Message to be sent to the Lords.
Mr. Peirepoint to go up to the Lords with this Message ; to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning an Adjournment, so soon as shall stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
Mr. Treasurer, Lord Falkland, Sir Walter Erle, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Arth. Goodwin, Sir Hugh Cholmley, Mr. Cage, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Peirpoint, are to manage this Conference.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, at Eight of Clock, the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration his Majesty's Revenue: And that Mr. Speaker shall put the House in mind of this Order ; and interrupt any other Business at that time.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee appointed for the King's Army * * * *
Ordered, That those particular Reformado Officers, that have petitioned this House, shall bring in their Commission to the Committee; that the Committee may report to the House, who are fit to be considered of.
Earl of Carnarvon, * Rich. Greenvile, Captain Wm. Vaughan, Captain Rich. Herbert, Captain Ratcliffe, Sir Tho. Lucas, Sir Charles Lucas, Mr. Hen. Percy.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House holds it fit, that those Eight fore-named Troops shall be disbanded forthwith.
That a Conference be desired with the Lords; and to desire their Lordships, that the English Lords Commissioners might move the Seotch Commissioners, that they would appoint a Day for disbanding their Armies, in such Manner, and upon such Terms, as has been reported from the Committee:
To desire, that they will forbear the Forty thousand Pounds of the Brotherly Assistance for Five or Six Weeks; upon personal, or such other Security, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Army shall consider what Monies will be requisite for the total Disbanding of the Armies, and what Monies they have in Readiness for that Purpose; and to report it to the House : And Mr. Schowen is especially required to attend this Committee.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and J. Mallett;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House; concerning the late Conference; and concerning the Disbanding of the Armies; and a Cessation of Arms.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and it is resolved to give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The same Gentlemen, that managed the last Conference, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Peirpoint reports from the Conference:
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
"Earl of Bristoll said, that, concerning the Conference lately had, they did assent unto it; and would do nothing in that Business of Adjourning, without a Conference."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree to a Cessation of Arms between the Two Kingdoms, for Fifteen Days longer, to begin from the last Cessation, upon the same Terms as formerly agreed upon, if the Treaty shall so long continue.
Ordered, That this House shall not adjourn, before a Conference first had with the Lords to that Purpose.
Disbanding the Armies.
Sir Dudley North went up to the Lords with this Message; to desire a Conference with their Lordships, (concerning the Disbanding the Armies) by a Committee of both Houses.
Report to be made.
Ordered, That, so soon as this Conference shall be ended the Report from the Committee of Seven shall be made.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Sir Dudley North brings Answer; that their Lordships will give a present Meeting, by a Committee of the whole House, as is desired.
Sir John Hotham, and Sir John Colpepper, are appointed to manage this Conference; and to deliver to the Lords the Votes of this House, concerning the Disbanding of Eight Troops of Horse; and concerning the Scotts being moved to appoint a Day for disbanding theirs, and to forbear, upon Security, for Five or Six Week, the Eighty thousand Pound, Part of the Brotherly Assistance.
Leave of Absence.
Sir John Curson, and Mr. Pyne, have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Glyn reports from the Committee of Seven...
Ordered, That this Report, now made from the Committee of Seven, shall be resumed To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock.
The Clerk is further enjoined to give out no Copy of the Articles, now brought in from the Committee of Seven; nor to shew it to any Man whatsoever.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee on Saturday Morning next at Eight of Clock, to consider of the King's Revenue: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Publication of Proceedings.
Ordered, That all the Members of the House are enjoined to deliver out no Copy or Notes of any thing that is brought into the House, propounded, or agitated in the House.
Ordered, That all Stationers, Printers, and others, shall take the Names of all such Persons, which shall bring any thing to them to be printed, sold, or uttered; and of the Authors of such Things so brought to be printed, sold, or uttered.
Ordered, That they may be ready to give Account from time to time to this House, of the Names of all such Persons, and of the Authors of such Things so brought to be printed, sold, or uttered, as aforesaid; or otherwise, that they shall be subject to the same Penalty, that the Authors should be, if the Things so brought to be printed, sold, or uttered, as aforesaid, be faulty, and not fit to be published.
This Order is appointed to be forthwith sent to the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers: Who are hereby required to take an especial Care for the Publishing of it; to the end that all Persons concerned in it may take notice thereof.