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 Jovis, 19 Maii, 1642.
Charge against Boteler.
Assembly of Divines.
A Proviso was offered to be added: The which was twice read, viz. "As in their Judgements and Consciences they shall be persuaded to be most agreeable to the Word of God;" and, by Vote upon the Question, ordered to be inserted.
To desire a Conference concerning the Charge against Mr. Recorder; concerning the Attorney; concerning Depositions to be printed with the Declarations: And to desire a Committee to be appointed, to consider of the Putting the Militia in Execution; and to desire them to expedite the last Declaration sent up to their Lordships.
Leave of Absence.
Counsel to Members.
This Question was propounded, That such Members of the House as shall absent themselves from the Service of the House, contrary to the fundamental Laws of the Land, without the Leave of the House, shall be sent for by the Serjeant's Man.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords are upon the Declaration; and will dispatch it, before they go to any other Business: And as for the other Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Members not to go out.
Message from Lords.
Declarations to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Declaration in Answer to the Council of Scotland, and the Declaration at large, now sent from the Lords, be both fair written, to be sent to the Scotts: And that the Commissioners of this House, appointed to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, shall deliver Copies of these Declarations to the Scotts Commissioners, to be sent to the Council of Scotland: And that the Lords shall be desired to join in this Order.
House to sit.
The Charge against Mr. Recorder, and the Depositions to be printed with the Declaration, were carried up at this Conference: And likewise the Lords were to be desired to join with this House in assigning Council, Attornies, and Solicitors, to the Members accused by Mr. Attorney, for their particular Reparations against Mr. Attorney.
Ordered, That the Committee of Twenty-four formerly appointed to meet with a Committee of the Lords, to consider of the Messages concerning Hull, shall be the Committee that shall meet with the Committee of the Lords, appointed to consider of the Execution of the Militia; to take an Account what is done in the several Counties upon that Ordinance; and to give Order, from time to time, for the due Execution of it.
Declarations to Scotland.
MR. Hampden brings Answer, That the Lords had agreed to the Order sent from this House, concerning the Commissioners of both Houses delivering the Declarations to the Scotts Commissioners, to be sent to the Council of Scotland.
Speaking against Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard shall write to the Justices of Peace of the County of Devon, near Barnstable, to inquire after the Business of H. Davy; and, if they shall find Cause, then to bind him over to the next Assizes, to be proceeded with according to Law.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wm. Umfrevile, who was formerly committed to the Gatehouse, by Order of this House, for framing false Letters, and venting them as if they came from Holland, the which Letters reflect upon the States, be forthwith released from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Resolved, upon * *, That upon Mr. Pym's earnest Request, Dr. Shawberry, who was formerly committed to the Gatehouse for very scandalous Words spoken against Mr. Pym, shall be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Breach of Privilege of Parliament.
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a high Breach of Privilege of Parliament, which has lately been.
Declaration concerning Passing Bills.
Resolved, That this Clause concerning the King's being bound by his Oath to pass such Bills as shall be presented unto him by both Houses of Parliament for the Good of the Kingdom; beginning with the Words "in Conscience;" and ending with the Words "by the Statute of 25° Ed. III." shall stand as a Clause in the Declaration;
|The House was divided.|
|The Yeas went forth.|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea.|
|Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,||Tellers for the Noe.|
|With the Yea, 103.|
|With the Noe, 61.|