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 Martis, 21 Aprilis, 16 Car. Regis.
Person to attend.
MR. George undertakes to the House, that Sir H. Tracye shall appear before the Committee this Afternoon; and thereupon, the Warrant that was ordered to issue under Mr. Speaker's Hand, for bringing him, by the Serjeant at Arms, was respited.
Production of Records.
Ordered, That, without waving the Privilege of this House, the House is content, at this time, that there shall be Search made in the King's Bench, and Copies of such Records taken and brought hither, as the House shall appoint.
Person sent for.
Matters before Committee.
King appoints to be attended.
2da. vice lecta, An Act concerning Apparel.-Upon Question, committed to Sir Ro. North, Lord Andever, Mr. Harrison, Sir Fra. Seymour, Mr. Solicitor, Sir P. Hayman, Sir R. Buller, Lord Digby, Sir B. Rudyar, Sir Jo. Cutts, [Mr. Secretary Windebank,] Mr. Holborne, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Piercy, Mr. Glin, Mr. Wise, Ld. Wentworth, Mr. Baskervile, Sir Edmund Varney, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Ri. Win, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Frederick Cornewallis, Mr. Noell, Mr. Cecill; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
2da. vice lecta, An Act to avoid the Abuse of common Recoveries to be suffered by Infants; upon Question, committed to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Tomkins, Sir Jo. Danvers, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir M. Fleetwood, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Owen, Sir Peter Heyman, and to all the Lawyers of the House; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Star Chamber.
Mr. Hayward being demanded by Mr. Speaker, for the Inrollment of the Judges Resolutions concerning Ship Money, saith, the Six Clerks brought in the Rolls but the other Day, and that they are not calendered, that he cannot readily find them.
Treasurers of Subsidies.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Secretary Windebank reported the Message he delivered from this House to the Lords.-They are very willing to join with this House, in that that is proposed. -For the Time, they will know his Majesty's Pleasure, and signify it unto this House.
Commission to Convocation.
Mr. Holborne, Mr. E. Hide, Mr. St. John, Sir Ro. Harley, Dr. Jones, Dr. Eden, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr. Crew, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Grimston;
There was a Petition offered, by a Member of the House, to be read, from one Peter Smart, Prisoner in the King's Bench; but it was returned, because it was not subscribed. Afterward it was subscribed, and offered again; but the House being in the Midst of another Business, it was deferred till another Time.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Tho. Witherington Mr. St. John, Mr. Charles Jones, Mr. Holborne, Sir Walther Erle, Mr. Edw. Hide, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Harrison, Sir John Cutts, Mr. Lentall, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Fr. Seymour, Sir Wm. Pennyman;
This Committee is to peruse the Records that were produced here this Day, and by perusing them, and such Records also as concern Mr. Baites his Case, and those that concern Mr. Vassalls's, or by taking Copies of them, to prepare the Business in such a Way, as may fit it for the Proceedings of the House; and are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And this Committee hath Power to send to some of the Sheriffs of the next adjacent counties, to bring to them all such Letters and Instructions as they have at any time received from the Lords of the Privy Council, concerning Ship Money: And such Members of this House as now are or lately have been Sheriffs, and have received any such Letters or Instructions, are to bring the same to the said Committee.
Mr. Jo. Arthur, Deputy Clerk of the Star Chamber, brought into the House the Informations against Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Strode, &c. the Pleas, Demurrers, and Orders thereupon; the Inrollment of the King's Letter; the Case; and, the Judges Resolutions.
Mr. Boothby, of the Exchequer, and Mr. Hayward, of the Petty Bag Office, delivered in, to the Clerk, Particulars of such Records as they brought: Which Particulars, together with the Order, were after delivered to the Committee appointed to peruse the Records, &c.