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 Lunæ, 25 Oct. 1641.
And it is Ordered, That Timothy Hutton, and one Mr. Fletcher, be summoned to appear here To-morrow at Nine of Clock, to shew their Reason, why they do not admit Mr. Sedgwick to be a Lecturer there, according to a former Order of this House, of the 8th of September.
Disbanding the Army.
A Letter from the Committees in Scotland, directed to Mr. Pym, of the Eighteenth of Oct. was this Day read: And likewise a Paper, that was by the Committees presented to the Parliament in Scotland, concerning the Disbanding their Army: And likewise a Proclamation of the Fourteenth of October.
Mr. Wheeler, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Bell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Hippisley, and Sir John Francklyn, are to consider what Monies are fit to be issued, for a convenient Place for the Guards of Mid. and Westminster to stand dry in, and for Powder and Bullet for them, and for the Furnishing them therewith.
Sir J. Barkeley.
Ordered, That the Constable of the Tower, or the Lieutenant, or Deputy Lieutenant, of the same, do bring in safe Custody Sir John Barkeley Knight, before the Committee, this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
Goodman, a Priest.
A Letter from Mr. John Goodman a Priest, now a Prisoner in Newgate, of the Two-and-twentieth of October, directed to Mr. Speaker; and a Petition from him, inclosed; was likewise read: And the House will first inform themselves, what his Majesty's Answer was, touching that Business, before they resolve any thing upon it.
Merchants, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of divers Merchants trading to Holland, Flanders, and other Places, whose Names are subscribed; and of Tho. White Master of the Packet-boat....: And Mr. Alderman Penington and Mr. Spurstow are desired to speak with Mr. Witherings the Postmaster about it; and to accommodate the Business with him, if they can; or otherwise, to report his Answer to the House.
Proceedings against Judge Berkeley.
To take notice of their Lordships Message, sent on Saturday last, touching their Lordships Intention to proceed against Judge Barkley on Tuesday come Seven-night; and to know of their Lordships, what Proceedings they have made in that Business, since the Charge went up, that this House may provide themselves accordingly.
Members Proceedings in Parliament.
Charge against Abp. of Canterbury.
This Committee is presently to take into Consideration such of the particular Complaints of the Troops as they shall think fit, concerning the Captains detaining the Conduct-money, pretended to be due unto the Soldiers; and to present the same, and such other Matter, to the House, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, concerning Letters lately received from the Committee in Scotland; and Letters lately sent unto them; and concerning some Complaints of the Troops.
Innovations in the Church.
Account of Poll-money.
Ordered, That the Citizens and Burgesses that serve for the City of London, do present unto this House, from the Treasurers and Commissioners for Poll-money, a true Account of the State of the Money in their Hands.
Time of Meeting, &c.
State of the Kingdom.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called on Friday come Sevennight: And that such Members as are then absent shall undergo such Fine, and further Displeasure of the House, as shall be imposed upon them for their Neglect.
Ordered, That the Justices of Peace for the Cities of London and Westminster, and County of Mid. be desired, from this House, to see the Ordinance, made by both Houses, touching Houses infected with the Plague, be strictly put in Execution.