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, 14 Decembr. 1640.
Fisher's, &c. Nat.
1a AN Act for the Naturalizing of John Fisher, and Peter Heeren, Merchants.
1a vice lecta. An Act to enable* Wells to make Sale of certain Lands in the County of Southampton, for Payment of Debts, and Provision of younger Children.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Reignolds has Licence, for very great Occasions, that concern a Ward, to be absent for Three Weeks.
Lord Lieutenants, &c.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Selden, Mr. Whistler, Mr. St. John, Sir T. Widrington, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Coke, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Pimme, Sir Peter Temple, Mr. Nath. Fines, Sir Gervase Clifton, Sir Nevill Poole, Mr. Noell, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Lord Ruthyn, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir W. Erle, Mr. Bagshawe, Sir Wm. Litton, Peter Hayman, Sir H. Anderson, Sir J. Strangewayes, Sir Oliver Luke, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Sutton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr. Capell, Mr. Cage, Mr. Hampden, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Alex. Denton. Sir Ambrose Browne, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Lord Digby, Mr. Kirton, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Sir Ch. Wray, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Jo. Wray, Sir H. Herbert; and all that will come are to have Voices at this Committee:
This Committee is to examine the Misdemeanours of the L. Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Leicester, and of all other L. Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants, and other inferior Officers, of all other Counties, and all others employed under them: And are to consider of the Assessing, Levying, Collecting, and Taking of Coat and Conduct Money, and all other Levies of Monies contrary to Law: And are to consider of the Misdemeanours of the Clerks of the Peace: And are to prepare a Bill for the Regulating of the Actions of L. Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants; and for the Rating, Levying, and Assessing of the Arms of the Kingdom: And has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to the Business; and to assign and hear Counsel.
The Petition of Francis Haselwood, Esquire, and Three other Petitions delivered with it, and the Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Norwich, are referred to this Committee: And they have Power to receive all Petitions of the like Nature; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-court.
Durham Deanery Tenants.
The Petition of the Tenants to the Dean and Chapter of Durham, to be read To-morrow Morning.
King's Revenue, &c.
Mr. Treasurer is intreated to acquaint his Majesty with the great Care and Affection of this House to advance and settle his Majesty's Revenue; and for that Purpose do humbly desire his Majesty, that he will give them Leave to enter into the Debate of his Majesty's Revenue and Expences.
The farther Debate of the new Canons is deferred till To-morrow Morning Nine of Clock peremptorily, for all that will speak unto them: And Mr. Speaker is then to put the House in mind of this Order.
Charge against the Ld. Keeper, &c.
Ordered, That the select Committee, appointed to prepare the Charge against the Lord Keeper, and the Judges, shall have Power to treat of, and examine, all Matters whatsoever, that shall come before them, concerning the Lord Keeper, and the Judges: They have Power likewise to send some of their Members to examine the Judges, or any others, concerning this Business.