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 Veneris, 12 Feb. 1640.
Ordered, That Sir Fr. Popham's Cause, in regard it was the second Petition, that was preferred to the Committee for Courts of Justice, shall be the next Cause, that shall be heard, at the said Committee, after Clegatt's Cause.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Gentry, and divers of the Freeholders, of the County of Warwick, be referred to the same Committee as Mr. Combe's Petition, and the other Petition from the County of Warwick, are referred.
Bp. of Bath and Wells.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the City of Gloucester be referred to the Committee for the Bishop of Bath and Welles: And the Committee of Twenty-four may make use of so much of that Petition, as will conduce to the Preparing of the Remonstrance.
Leave to withdraw Petition.
Charge against Judge Berkeley.
Resolved, That Mr. Hampden should go up to the Lords with a Message, presently to desire a free Conference with their Lordships, by a particular Committee, of such a Number, as their Lordships shall think fit, concerning those Amendments, that were sent down from their Lordships to the Bill of Triennial Parliaments.
Impeachment of Judge Berkeley.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Robert Berkeley Knight, One of the Judges of the King's-bench, shall be accused by this House, in the Name of all the Commons of England, of High Treason, and other great Misdemeanours.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message be forthwith sent to the Lords, to accuse Sir Robert Berkeley Knight, One of the Judges of the King's-bench, of High Treason, and other great Misdemeanours, in the Name of this House, and of all the Commons of England; and to desire, that he may be forthwith committed; and that, within some convenient Time, this House will resort to their Lordships with particular Accusations and Articles against him.
Committee for the Judges.
Mr. Hampden brings Answer from the Lords, that their Lordships do agree to a free Conference, at Three of Clock this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, by a Committee of Twenty-two of their House, with a proportionable Number of this House.
Captives of Algiers.
Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Reignolds, Mr. Glinne, Mr. White, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Hide, are appointed to attend the Committee for the Lord of Cant', concerning the Transferring, and other Matters, touching the new Canons.
Relief of the Army, &c.
The Amendments to the Bill for the Relief of the King's Army, and the Northern Counties, returned from the Lords, (by Order, upon the Question, ingrossed) were now read the Third time; and, upon the Question, the Bill with the Amendments passed.
Impeachment of Judge Berkeley.
Sir Jo. Culpeper acquaints the House, that, according to the Commands of this House, he had accused Judge Berkeley of High Treason; and that, after he had a while withdrawn, he was called in again; and then the Lord Keeper told him, that they had sent for Judge Berkeley; and that, so soon as he came, they had committed him to safe Custody.