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, 27 Aug. 1641.
Custom on Tobaccoes.
Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to give a happy Close to the Treaty of Peace between the Two Nations of England and Scotland, by his wise Providence defeating the evil Hopes of the subtle Adversaries of both Kingdoms; for which great Mercy it was, by the King's most Excellent Majesty, the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament, enacted, that there should be publick Thanksgiving in all the Parish Churches of his Majesty's Dominions: It is now Ordained and Declared, by the Lords... Commons in Parliament, That the Time for the Celebration of that publick Thanks to Almighty God, for so great and publick a Blessing, shall be on Tuesday the Seventh of Sept. by Prayers, Reading, and Preaching the Word, in all Churches and Chapels of this Realm: Whereof we require a careful and due Observance, that we may join in giving Thanks, as we partake of the Blessing, with our Brethren in Scotland, who have designed the same Day for that Duty.
Sir Robert Harley went up to the Lords, to desire, that the select Committee of Five of their House might meet with the select Committee of this House, concerning an Ordinance to be framed for appointing a Day for the publick Celebrating of Thanksgiving, for the happy Conclusion of the Treaty.
"The Lords gave this Answer; that they like very well of the Time of Wednesday come Sevennight for the Day of Recess; but, for the Day of Return to be on the Twentieth of October, they incline rather it should be on the First of November; but leave it to the Consideration of this House."
Call of the House, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That no Leave shall be given to any Member of this House to depart, unless it be asked between Nine and Eleven: And that the House shall be called on Monday come Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Money, according to the Certificate delivered in by Sir Jo. Hotham, shall be paid to the Reformado Officers, out of Sir Ro. Pye's and Mr. Wheeler's Receipt of the Poll-money, so soon as Money shall come in there.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett shall be transmitted to the Lords: And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the same: And Sir F. Knollis the younger is to desire the Conference.
That their Lordships did totally assent to the Twentieth of October, for the Day of Return of the Parliament: They farther said, that their Intention was, that if there should any great Occasion intervene, that they were not bound up by this Vote; and they hope, that the Intention of this House was the like: And that some Consideration may be had concerning the Commissioners sent into Scotland. It was farther said, that the Lords had taken Order to keep their Members together till the Recess: And had ordered, That the House should be called on Monday come Sevennight.
Navy Supply &c.
Sir Jo. Colpeper farther reported, that he and Sir H. Vaine were with the Commissioners for the Treasury, concerning the Fifteen thousand Pounds a Month to be paid towards the Navy; and that there should be Assignments for Payment of the same accordingly: And that the Lords would give Order for Ships, from transporting the Ammunition from Barwicke.