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.
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.
Moulton Common Marsh.
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.
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.
Conference with Lords.
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.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
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.
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.]