Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 16 Aprilis, 1640.
IT is ordered, these Petitions now offered, according to their Figuring, should have Precedency in the Committee, viz. 1. Bewdley. 2. Bedwin. 3. Estington. 4. Mynhead. 5. East Greensteed. 6. Sudbury. 7. Michell. 8. Edmond Hoskins, of the Inner Temple, Esquire.
Members make Elections.
Writs to be issued.
Controverted Elections, &c.
Ordered also, That all such which will question any Elections returned, shall do the same by Petition within Ten Days. And it was motioned, That all doubly-returned, shall make choice for what Place they will serve within the same Time.
Ordered, That if any sit here, that are returned by more Indentures than usual, that they shall withdraw themselves from sitting in the House, till the Committee for Privileges have further ordered it. And the Committee to be desired to expedite this Business, and that touching Mr. Bisse in particular.
Scotch Covenanters Letter to French King.
Mr. Secretary Windebanke delivered a Message from his Majesty, That he is commanded to give an Account of the Letter written by the Covenanters in Scotland to the French King- Produced the original Letter.-
Further informed, -Sir Fr. Cottington, himself, and Mr. Attorney, were sent to the Tower, to examine Ld. Lowdun. -With difficulty he acknowledges the same.- Excuses, that he understood not the French, and so misunderstood the Meaning of it.
King's Speech, &c. reported.
Committees for Religion, Grievances &c.
Lord Keeper's Speech, &c.
Sir Fr. Seymour, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Secretary Windebank, Sir Wm. Howard, Lord Wentworth, Mr. Crew, Lord Russell, Mr. Charles Price, Sir Ro. Harley, Ld. Cranburne, Mr. Pimme, Sir Ro. Cooke, Mr. James Fines, Ld. Digby, Lord Dungarvon.
Committee of Privileges.
Mr Treasurer, Sir Francis Seymour, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Wm. Sangle, Sir Christopher Hatton, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Miles Fleetewood, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Edw. Bash, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Tho. Aston, Sir Jo. Stranguage, Sir Rich. Onslowe, Sir Jo. Danvers, Mr. Pimme, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Secretary Windebank, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Charles Jones, Sir Oliver Luke, Mr. Ed. Hide, Sir Rich. Winne, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Holborne, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Capel Bedles, Mr. St. John, Sir Roger Twisden, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Chadwell, Lord Digby, Sir Richard Buller, Mr. Moreton, Sir Henry Herbert, Mr. Ball Queen's Attorney, L. Dungarvon, Sir Wm. Penyman, Sir H. Wallop, Mr. Wandsford, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Thomas Hatton, Mr. Pellham, Mr. Kirton, Sir Ben Rudyard, Mr. Tho. Coke, Sir Ro.Coke, Sir Tho. Peniston, Mr. Ro. Hide, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Norton Knatchbull, Sir Hugh Cholmley, Mr. Ro. Long, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Anthony Ereby, Mr. Baber, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Wise, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Francis Godolphin, Mr. Corbett, Ld. Cramborne, Mr. Bellassis, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Purefrey, Sir Wm. Bower, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Pye, Mr. Peard, Mr. Whitehead, Serjeant Godbold, Mr. Lukenor, Serjeant Finch, Mr. Perpoint, Dr. Eden, Sir Ro. Harley, L. Russell, Sir Jo. Ramsden, Mr. Winne, Sir Ed. Stradling, Sir Dudley North, Ld. Andevor, Mr. Jo. Bellassis, Sir Ralph Hopton;
This Committee is appointed to examine and consider of all Questions to grow and arise this Parliament about Elections, Returns, or other Privileges of the House; and to report their Opinions, and Proceedings therein, to the House; and have Power to send for Records and Witnesses, and to hear Counsel; and are for this Service to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Star Chamber, and afterwards, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, during this Session of Parliament, at the same Hour and Place.