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 Sabbati, 24 Julii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Aldermen and Bailiffs of the Town of Denbigh, this Day offered to the House, be referred to the Committee for the Council of the Marches, to be considered of when that Committee shall be revived.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Printing, Importing and Allowing of Books; and, upon Question, committed unto Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Law. Whitaker, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rowse, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Bagshawe, Sir Robert Harley, * Mountford, Mr. White, Mr. Selden, Sir Thomas Barrington, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Potts, Mr. Heblethwaite, * Darley, Sir John Holland, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Peirpoint, * Hippesley, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Glyn, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Bodevile, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Hill: And are to meet on Tuesday next at Two post meridiem. in the Star-chamber
Trained Bands, &c.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, * Mountfort, Mr. Potts, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Mathewes, Sir Sidney Mountague, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Perd, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Selden, Sir Wm. Litton, * Hippesley, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rogers, Sir Philip Stapleton, Lord Fairefax, Sir Tho. Widdringion, Mr. Capell, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Carew, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Dudley North, Sir Jo. Corbett, * Lewis, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Fra. Popham, * Rodney, Mr. Hollis, Sir John Jennings, Mr. Kirton, * *, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Strode, Lord Cramborne : All, that will come, are to have Voices: And are to meet on Monday at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-court.
Bills sent to Lords.
An Act for the Settling of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, upon the Countess Dowager of Bedford, Wm. Earl of Bedford, and upon John Russell, and Edward Russell, Sons of Francis Earl of Bedford, deceased.
Articles against Peircy, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hen. Percy, in the Months of March and April last, in the Parish of St. Martin's, in the County of Midd', did compass, plot, and conspire, with others, to draw the said Army together; and to employ the same against the Parliament; and, by Force and Dread thereof, to compel the said Parliament to agree to certain Propositions, by them contrived; and to hinder, and to interrupt, the Proceedings of the said Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That in pursuance of the said Design, the said Henry Peircy, by the Plot and Combination aforesaid, did endeavour to persuade divers Members of the House of Commons of the said Parliament, and others, being Officers of the said Army; that is to say, Hen. Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham Esquire, Sir John Barkley, Hugh Pollard, and Daniel Oneale, Esquires; that they were disobliged by the Parliament; thereby to incense and disaffect them against the Parliament; and did hold divers Consultations with the said Persons, to effect the said wicked and dangerous Design; and, for that Purpose, did set down in Writing certain Propositions, to the Effect following; that is to say, the Preserving of Bishops Functions, and Votes; the not Disbanding of the Irish Army, until the Scotts were disbanded too; and the Endeavouring to settle the King's Revenue, to the Proportion it was formerly.
House to sit.
Articles against Peircy, &c.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler shall pay unto Mr. Blackston Ten Pounds, which he has paid in, by virtue of an Act of Parliament for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, &c.; whereas, by a provisional Clause in that Act, the said Mr. Blackston, being a Northumberland Man, and not having Lands above the Value of Twenty Pounds per annum in any other County, ought not to pay any Proportion of Money, by virtue of that Act.
Reversing Egerton's, &c. Decrees.
Duke of Lorayne's Agent.
Sir Henry Mildmay acquaints the House, that some Papers were seized by one Waddesworth a Messenger, that is authorized from this House to apprehend Priests: Which Papers were supposed to be the Papers of a suspected Priest, but were indeed belonging to the Duke of Lorayne's Agent; as appeared by his Commission, found amongst those Papers:
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for settling the Manor of Belgrave, and other Lands, in Com' Leicester, upon Wm. Byerley Esquire, and his Heirs, to and for Payment of the Debts of William Davenport Esquire, deceased; upon Question, passed.
Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Dangers by Popish Recusants, returned from the Lords at a Conference: The which Amendments were twice read; and committed to the former Committee: And they are to meet on Monday at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-court.
Loan from the City.
The Lords desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Forty thousand Pounds to be borrowed of the City, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
That the Earl of Warwicke said, that their Lordships had sent for the Lord Mayor, &c.; and had proposed unto them the Loan of Forty thousand Pounds, Part of the Sixscore thousand Pounds:- There was but Fifteen thousand Pounds paid:- They had given the Names of them to this House that refused to bring in the Residue for the Loan of Forty thousand Pounds:- The chrefest
Subsidies by Clergy.
Moved, That, if there were not speedily a better Account given of the Lord Mayor and his Officers Diligence and Care, in collecting the Monies payable by the Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, that the Lord Mayor might be sent for to this House, to answer his Neglect herein.