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.
The humble Petition of Samuel Duncan, and Edward Bedwall, referred, by Order of the House, to the Committee for the Bishop of Elye.
Proceedings in High Commission Courts.
Mr. Perd reports from the Committee for Courts of Justice, the Case of the Parish Clerk of St. Bartholomew's: And upon his Report it was
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Saragold shall have safe Liberty, in safe Custody with a Keeper, to prosecute his Petition depending before the Grand Committee for Courts of Justice.
King's Speech read.
The King's Speech, delivered to both Houses, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, 23th of January, was, by the King's Command, read by Mr. Speaker in the open House.
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.
Mr. Whittlock to manage this Conference.
Reprieve of Goodman, a Priest.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Ayloffe and the Attorney General;
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.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
That this House has taken into their Consideration their Lordships Message; and will give Meeting presently, as is desired, by a Committee of the whole House.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Glinne, Mr. Edw. Hide, Sir Jo. Culpepper, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
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.
Mr. Hide reports from the Conference, now desired by the Lords, in hæc Verba;
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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.
Articles against Windebank.
Ordered, That the Committee for Mr. Secretary Windebank, meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, to prepare the Articles against the said Mr. Secretary.
Conference agreed to.
Mr. Bellasis brings Answer from the Lords, that their Lordships will give a present Meeting by a Committee of the whole House, as is desired.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Maynard and Mr. Perd have Leave to be of Counsel with * * in the Lords House.
Petitions to be read.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Ministers, and the Remonstrance delivered with it, be first read on Monday Morning next; and afterwards, the Petitions from the Counties, concerning Episcopacy.
Ordered, That it shall be debated on Friday Morning next, what Penalty the Bishops, and the rest of the Clergy, have incurred in making the last new Canons.