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, 25 Jan. 1640.
Warner's Ship, &c.
ORDERED, That the Ship and Goods of Mr. Samuel Warner, Merchant, detained by the Farmers Deputies at Portesmouth, be delivered unto him, upon his giving good Security to stand to such Determination in the Cause, as this House shall appoint.
Duncan's, &c. Petition.
Proceedings in High Commission Courts.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all the Proceedings in the High Commission Court, against Samuel Withered, Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, and the several Fines and Estreats thereof, and the Costs given against them, are illegal and unjust, and ought not to bind.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Samuel Withered, Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, ought to have Satisfaction against these Four Commissioners, the Lord Archbishop of Cant', the Bishop of Elye, Sir Jo. Lamb, and Dr. Duck, for their Costs, Damages, and Losses sustained in their Suit. And it is farther ordered, That, if any other of the Commissioners shall hereafter appear to have given their Votes to this Sentence, they shall likewise be liable to make Reparations, as aforesaid, to the Parties grieved.
Ordered, That a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to all the Officers of the High Commission, whom it may any way concern, requiring them to bring hither all the Acts, and Proceedings, that concern the Cause of the Parish Clerk of St. Bartholomew's.
Ordered, That all the Bonds, that Samuel Withered, Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, entered into for their Appearance at the High Commission Court, be redelivered unto them again; and that the Patent for the Incorporation of the Parish Clerks, be brought into the Committee, to consider of it, and to report it to the House.
Liberty to prosecute Petition.
King's Speech read.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Bellassis go up with a Message 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 a Conference lately had with their Lordships, concerning the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms.
Reprieve of Goodman, a Priest.
The Lords desire a Conference by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching the Conference had on Saturday, concerning the Reprieval of Jo. Goodman the Priest.
Complaints against Gawler.
The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Chissleborough, and West Chinock, in the County of Somerset, was ..; and three of the Inhabitants were called in; and did avow the Petition: And the greatest Part of it was likewise attested by a Member of this House.
Whereupon it was Ordered, That Tho. Gawler, Parson of Chisleborough aforesaid, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer the Complaints, and great Misdemeanours, expressed in the said Petition.
Priests and Jesuits.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House take into Consideration the Subject of free Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Report made by Mr. Hide, touching the Expulsing of the Priests and Jesuits; and touching the Reprieval of Jo. Goodman, Priest.