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 Sabbati, 23 Jan. 1640.
THE Petition of Tho. Bonell Clerk, Rector of More-munckton in the County of Yorke, referred to the Committee for Privileges.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for enabling of James Enyon to alter the Estates of some Lands, and to make Sale of other Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and Advancement of younger Children.
Privilege-Reflections on the House.
Ordered, That Tho. Jones, of Offweld, in the County of Devon, Clerk, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer an Information against him here, and attested by a Member of this House, of scandalous Words by him used, against the Parliament, in a Sermon, preached by him at Tiverton in the said County of Devon the last Day of July, 1640.
Ordered, That Dr. Chaffin be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for Words by him delivered, against the Parliament, in a Sermon, preached by him in the Cathedral of Salisbury the 22th of May, 1634; the which Words were here in the House witnessed by One Witness, and attested by the Subscriptions of several other Witnesses.
Ministers Petition and Remonstrance.
The Petition of the Ministers whose Names are subscribed, on Behalf of themselves, and many others their Brethren of the Church of England, was read:
There was likewise with this Petition, a Remonstrance delivered: And some Six or Seven of those, who subscribed the Petition, were called in; and did avow the Petition and Remonstrance.
Ordered, That the Petition this Day exhibited from divers of the Ministers of England, and the Remonstrance delivered with it, shall be first read on Monday Morning.
The humble Petition of many the Ministers of the Diocese, read.
Articles against E. of Straford.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Maynard, by Order, are added to the Committee, that are to draw up the Articles against the Earl of Straford.
Reprieve of Goodman, a Priest.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. St. Johns, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir W. Erle, Mr. Glinne, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Gilbert Gerard:
This Committee is presently to retire into the Committee-chamber, to prepare Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Reprieval of Tho. Goodman, Priest and Jesuit; and upon such other Matters, as they in their Judgments shall think fit.
Mr. Recorder of London was sent for; who, at the Bar, made a Narrative of the whole Passage of his Indicting, Condemning, and Reprieval.
Mr. Glinne reports the Heads of the Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Reprieval of Goodman, in hæc Verba:
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Sir Jo. Culpepper was sent up to the Lords, to desire a Conference by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with their Lordships Occasions, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Reprieving of Tho. Goodman, a Priest, lately condemned of High Treason.
Mr. Glinne is to manage this Conference.
Sir Jo. Culpepper brings Answer, that their Lordships have considered of the Message; and will presently give a Meeting, as is desired.
Superstition and Idolatry, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Secretary Windebank to prepare Heads for a Conference with the Lords, concerning the Scotch Ministers that are thrust out of Scotland, and have Preferments either here or in Ireland; and to prevent, that no more of them be preferred, either here or in Ireland; and to inquire who have been the Promoters of them to these Preferments; and concerning Commissions, to be sent into all Countries, for the Defacing, Demolishing, and quite taking away of all Images, Altars, or Tables turned Altarwise, Crucifixes, superstitious Pictures, Monuments, and Relicts of Idolatry, out of all Churches or Chapels.
Mr. Nath. Fines, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir A. Irby, Sir Ro. Pye, Lord Dungarvon, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Paulwheele, Mr. Jones, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Wheeler, are added to this Committee.
Liberty to prosecute Petition, &c.
Ordered, That Rich. Butler, and Arth. Kevenogh his Servant, who has a Petition depending before the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs, shall have Liberty to come and go freely to prosecute their Petition, without Molestation, Arrest, or Restraint: And that there be a Stay of committing any Waste, in the Felling of any Woods, or any other Waste whatsoever, upon the Lands mentioned in the Petition during the Dependency of the Business here.
Liberty to prosecute Petition, &c.
The like Order for Liberty of Prosecution, and for Stay to be made of any Waste to be committed upon the Lands mentioned in their Petition, was granted to Patrick Murphy, and John Jones.
It is likewise Ordered, That Sir Piers Crosby, who has a Business likewise depending before the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs, shall have free Liberty to go and come to prosecute his Petition here, without any Molestation or Restraint, during the Time of the Dependency of his Business here.