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 Mercurii, 6 Jan. 1640.
Information against Smyth.
AN Information was this Day deliver'd in, by a Member of this House, against one John Smyth Clerk, of Hive near Maidstone in Kent; attested by John Huckins and Robert Chipperfield, of the Parish of St. Giles', Cripplegate, Wire-drawers.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Valentine's Election, for One of the Burgesses of * in Cornewall, is good; and that he shall sit here, as a Member; and that his Election shall not be questioned during this Parliament.
Member not to sit.
Sitting of Members pending disputed Elections.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Chaworth, elected One of the Burgesses for Midhurst, and returned by the Bailiff, the publick Officer of the said Town, shall sit as a Member of this House till his Election be avoided.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That the whole Matter of St. Gregorie's by Paule's, as it has been this Day reported by Mr. Kirton, from that Committee, be referred to the same Committee; to prepare it, in such a Sort, as may be fit to be presented to the Lords, for the Relief of the Parishioners, and to offer it to the House: And they are to take into consideration the whole Debate, that has been this Day had, upon the Business: And Mr. Whistler and Mr. Martin are added to this Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the former appointed Place.
Serj. Wilde, &c.
The humble Petition of the Merchants, Owners, of Ships, Planters, and Adventurers to the several Plantations in the Parts of America, read; and the whole Petition, and every particular Clause of it, is referred to the Committee for the Adventurers and Planters of Virginia with the same Power, for this Petition, the Committee formerly had: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court: And Mr. St. Johns, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Glyn, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. N. Fines, Mr. Hollys, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Martin, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Jo. Harrison, Mr. Selden, Mr. Bodevile, Sir Edw. Bainton, are added to That Committee.
And it is likewise Ordered, That the Petition of the Traders to the Summer Islands, now with the Committee for Trade, be referred to the same Committee; with the like Power, for this also, it formerly had.
Proceedings concerning Lord Ely.
2. That the Assurances, made in pursuit of that Decree, were unduly procured, and ought to be vacated; and that the Lands ought to be reconveyed, and reassured, to the Lord Viscount Ely, free from all Incumbrances, from the Time of the Decree:
3. That the Lord Viscount Ely ought to be restored to the mesne Profits of his Lands; and to have Satisfaction thereof, from the Sequestrators, or such others as have received the Rents, by Colour of the Sequestration:
The House does likewise think it fit, that, when Reparations shall be demanded for the Lord Viscount Ely, the Particular concerning his Secretary shall be mentioned; and Reparations demanded for him likewise.
Proceedings on Impeachments.
Mr. Selden, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Grymston, Mr. Perd, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Serjeant Ewers, Mr. Lisle;
This Committee is to prepare some fit Way of representing to the Lords the Four Causes, reported by Mr. Pym; viz. That of the Lord Montnorris, the Lord Dillon, the Lord Viscount Ely, and the Earl of Kildare: And they are to consider of some Way for a Commission to be granted to the Earl of Kildare, for the Examining of his Witnesses, and perfecting his Testimonies: And the Committee appointed to prepare the Charge against the Earl of Straford, is to make use of so much of these Reports, as shall conduce to that Charge: And they are to meet on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.