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, 4 Decembr. 1640.
Ly. Dimock's Petition.
ORDERED, That the Lady Dimock's Petition, and all of the like Nature, be referred to the Committee for Dr. Tomson's Petition.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Mr. Palmer, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir J. Curson, Mr. Catalyn, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Napier, Sir Roger North, Mr. Valentine, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Spurstow, Sir Tho. Woodhowse, Ld. Fairefax, Mr. Moore, Sir Dudly North, Ld. Wenman; by an Order, this Day made, These are added to the Committee for St. Gregorie's by Paule's.
Order in the House.
Ordered, That whosoever does not take his Place, when he comes into the House; or removes out of his Place, to the Disturbance of the House; shall pay Twelve-pence, to be divided between the Serjeant and the Poor. And whosoever speaks so loud in the House, when any Bill, or other Matter, is reading, as to disturb the House, shall pay the like Forfeiture.
And it is farther Ordered, That, the Business then in Agitation being ended, no new Motion of any new Matter shall be made, without Leave of the House.
Moulton Common Marsh.
1a vice lecta, An Act concerning a certain Salt Marsh, called Moulton Common Marsh, in the County of Lincoln.
Windebank to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Windebanck be, by Order of this House, required to come hither presently, and, if he himself cannot be met with, then the Messenger, in the Name of this House, is to require Mr. Robert Reade, his Clerk, presently to attend this House: And the Messenger is to inquire, where Mr. Secretary now is, and when he was last at home; and of all he is forthwith to give an Account to this House.
Secrecy of Examinations.
Ordered, That those Members of this House, that be appointed to be present at the preparatory Examinations before the Lords, be required to declare, that by the Duty they owe to this House, they are obliged to keep all those Examinations secret.
Those Eight, appointed for that Service, did make all of them Protestations to that Purpose.
Ordered, That those Eight, or any Four of them, may be present at these preparatory Examinations before the Lords.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Crew, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Sir H. Anderson, Sir Nevill Poole. Sir Tho. Barrington, and all, that will come, have Voices, at the Committee for Forests: And this Committee has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to the Business; and are to meet on Monday in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Mr. Burton was called in; and did avow the Petition, he delivered in to this House Yesterday.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by the Two Lord Chief Justices;
The Lords do desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Convenience of this House, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the great Business between the Two Kingdoms.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers. That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give them a present Meeting, as is desired.-
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms shall forbear to take Bail of Dr. Lafield, till the House shall take farther Order in it.
And it is farther Ordered, That Dr. Lafield shall be heard To-morrow in the Afternoon, at the Grand Committee for Religion.-
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Hollis, Sir Tho. Roe, Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crew; these are appointed Reporters of this present Conference.
Sir Thomas Roc reports from the Conference, in hæc verba, viz.
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Resolved, upon the Question, That this House does approve of the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms, between the Two Kingdoms, for a Month longer, from the Sixteenth of this Instant Month of December, upon the same Terms it was formerly agreed upon; in case the Treaty shall hold so long.
Property of the Subject.
By Order, To-morrow Morning is appointed, peremptorily, for the Debate of the Subjects Property in their Goods.
Mr. Kirton, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Edw. Bainton, and all the Knights for every County, are added to the Committee for preparing the Bill of Grant of One hundred thousand Pounds: [And] they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of [Clock,] in [the Exchequer-chamber.]