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, 23 Nov. 1640.
Dungennesse. &c. Lights.
By Order of this House, this Clause is to be added to the Committee for Monopolists; "That the Referees of all Patents, and Grants of Monopolies; and such as have advised and counselled the King touching them, be enquired of by this Committee."
Member concerned in Monopolies.
Hide and Calve Skins Patents.
And it is Ordered, That those that have any Benefit by those Patents, or that licence any, by Authority of those Patents, to trade in the Commodities aforesaid, be required to attend the said Committee.
Petition, &c. against Grievances.
High Constable and Earl-marshal's Court.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Hide, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Ld. Falkland, Mr. Perpoint, Mr. H. Bellassis, Mr. Palmer, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Broxam, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Chadwell, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Dr. Eden, Dr. Parry, Mr. Capell, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Tho. Borrington, [Sir Fr.] Seymour, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Uvedall, Sir Ra. Hopton, Mr. St. John, Mr. Bagshaw, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Bisse, Mr. Whistler, Sir Chr. Wray;
This Committee is to receive all Petitions, that are or shall be delivered, concerning the High Constable, and Earl-marshal's Court; and to inquire after the Fees of the High Constable, and Earl-marshal's Court, and the Herald's Fees; and to consider of the Proceedings and Power of the High Constable, and Earl-marshal's Court; and to report the State of the whole Matter to the House; And has Power to send for Writings, Books, Records, Papers, Officers, Parties, and Witnesses; and to assign and hear Counsel: And are to meet on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Message from the King-Mr. Haywood.
Mr. Speaker delivered a Message from his Majesty, to this Effect; That his Majesty takes notice of a foul and horrible Fact, committed on Saturday last, in his own Palace, upon Mr. Haywood while he was employed in the Service of the House of Commons: And doth recommend it to the Parliament, to take Course for a speedy and exemplary Punishment of it.
This Committee is to inquire after the Fact of John . ., committed upon Mr. Haywood; and has Power to search his Trunk, Boxes, or any other Thing; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, or any other Thing, that may conduce to this Business.
The honourable Persons near the Chair are desired, in the Name of this House, to return humble Thanks to his Majesty, for his gracious Message, and the great Care therein expressed for the Safety and Preservation of this Assembly.
Persons sent for.
The Petitions from the City of London, concerning Recusants, and the Catalogue of Recusants Names, delivered in from Mr. Haywood, are referred to the Committee for Inquiry after [Papists, and] delivered unto them.
Earl of Straford.
The Committee for preparing the Bill for the Grant of One hundred thousand Pounds, now sinc die, is to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequerchamber; and no other Committee is to take up that Place: And all that are of That Committee, are to attend that Committee, and no other, at that time.
State of the Army, &c.
Ordered, That so many of the Committee, that is appointed to consider of the State of the King's Army, as the Committee shall think fit, shall have Power to treat with some of those Lords Commissioners, that are appointed to treat with the Scotish Commissioners, con-cerning the Contributions in the Northern Parts.