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 Martis, 7 Decembris, 1641.
THE humble Petition of Edw.. Griffiths Gentleman was read: And Edw. Griffith, that subscribed it, was called in; and did avow, that Mr. Arth. Price caused Mary Garbett's Name, by the Clerk of the Peace, to be rased out of the Presentment for Popish Recusants.
And it is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Judges of Assizes for the County of Mountgomery; to call the Parties concerned before them; and to examine the State of all the Particulars of the Business; and to certify the Truth thereof to this House, with what convenient Speed they can; that the House may proceed thereupon accordingly.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed to consider of Mr. Benson's Misdemeanors, to take into Consideration the Misdemeanors and Offences of William Dearlove, returned as a Burgess for the Town of Knaresbrough in the County of Yorke: And this House holds it fit, That the said Wm. Dearlove do forbear to sit as a Member in this House, till the said Committee have made their Report of their Opinion to this House: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Writings, or Records.
Ordered, That this Petition shall be taken into farther Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the Report from the Committee for the Poll-money shall be made: And the House will then consider how to pay them one Half in present, and the Residue with all convenient Speed.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill of Protections, returned from the Lords at a Conference with the Lords on Friday last, with the Amendments, Alterations, and Additions: The which were twice read; and, upon Question, recommitted to Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir John Holland, Mr. Strode, Lord Mounson, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Whittlock: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ld. General, &c. of Forces.
|Sir John Colpeper,||Tellers for the Yea, 125.|
|Sir Fred. Cornewallis,|
|Sir Wm. Armyn,||Tellers for the Noe, 158.|
Pressing Men for Ireland.
2 Sir John Clotworthy is appointed to go to the Lords; to represent unto them; that Men cannot be raised for the Defence of the Kingdom of Ireland, without the Bill for pressing Men do speedily pass: To move the Lords, that That Bill may pass with all convenient Expedition.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching a Message received from the Queen, concerning Ro. Philips the Priest; and likewise concerning the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers.
Mr. Pym reports that Part of the Conference that concerns the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers: And the Bill, with the Amendments, was, upon Question, committed to the Committee formerly appointed for that Bill: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Exceptions to Members Words.
Search for Gunpowder.
Whereas this House was this Day informed, that there is a Barrel of Gunpowder, conveyed into the County of Dorsett, to Mr.Francis Mathew, under Colour of a Barrel of Soap: It is this Day Ordered, That the Justices of Peace for the County of Dorsett, and for the Town of Dorchester, do make present Search, and seize the same; and certify their Proceedings therein speedily to this House.