Die Mercurii, 21 Julii, 1641.
AN Act concerning Printing, Importing,
and Allowing of Books.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Wm. Lampton be referred to the Committee for Grievances, to be
considered of at the next Meeting after the next Recess;
and that the Patent complained of in the Petition be
brought in to the Custody of the Clerk : And that there
be no Execution made upon that Patent, till the House
shall take further Order therein.
The humble Petition of divers Seamen was read; but
nothing done upon it at this time.
Mr. Glyn reports the Case concerning the Vintners:
The whole Profit, that the King made of the Project
of Forty Shillings the Tun was, in Three Years, but
Nineteen thousand Six hundred and Six Pounds.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Merchants, and
those, that were Parties to the Quadrupartite Indenture,
and sealed and delivered the same, except Mr. James
Mason, Mr. Kent, Wm. Woodcocke, Edward Nurse, Wm.
Lloyde, John Carre, Matthew Foster, George Stanley,
Wm. Meade, Robert Quaterman, Wm. Bellamy, Thomas
Symes, Wm. Powell, Henry Goldstan, Thomas Haughton,
Richard Robinson, Mr. Davies, Mr. Oswick, Mr. Leechland, Mr. Perry, touching the Imposition of Forty Shillings per Ton upon Wines, are Delinquents.
Resolved, &c. That the Company of Vintners, by their
own Offer of Forty Shillings per Tun upon Wines to his
Majesty, and Demand of Liberty to raise One Peny the
Quart upon French Wines, and Two Pence per Quart
upon Spanish Wines, and prosecuting the Business, as appeareth by their own Orders, are Contrivers of the said
unlawful Imposition, and are Delinquents.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all those Vintners,
that were Parties to the Indentures, Sharers and Contrivers of the said Imposition of Forty Shillings per Tun,
and One Peny per Quart, are Delinquents, and ought to
give Satisfaction to the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Vintners, to take into Consideration, what Persons of the
said Company of Vintners have been imprisoned, threatened, or drawn on, to give their Assent to the unlawful
Imposition of Two Pence a Quart upon Spanish Wines,
and One Peny a Quart on French Wines; or to underwrite for any Share therein : And also to consider what
Persons of the said Company were not privy, or present
to any such Assent for the said Imposition: And to report the same to this House; together with the Sharers
and Underwriters thereof.
Moved, That the Bill prepared against Alderman
Abell, and Mr. Kilvert, be brought by the Chairman
into this House.
Ordered, That this last Vote, presented by Mr. Glyn,
be likewise referred to the Committee for the Vintners.
Message from the Queen.
Mr. Comptroller brings a Message from the Queen in
Writing: Which was first read by himself; and them by
the Clerk; in hæc verba ;
" When the Parliament did, the other Day express
their Affection to me, in taking into Consideration the
Journey which I had resolved on for the Recovery of my
Health; and represented a Desire of my Stay; with a
tender Care of removing all Occasions of my Indisposition ; I could not then give a positive Answer, such as I
desired, for their Satisfaction; because I knew not, it my
Health would give way unto it: But since that time, I
have resolved to venture my Health, and (for complying
with their Desires) not to go, since my Presence hero
will be acceptable unto them; and that they conceive it
will be for the Good of the Kingdom: For I desire
nothing more, than to let them see, that I shall in all
Things be ready to gratify them, and to serve the State,
tho' (as I then said) with the Hazard of Life."
Ordered, That the Bill for the Queen's Jointure shall
be reported this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the House sit this Afternoon, at Two
of Clock; to receive the Report for the Queen's Jointure.
Answer to the Queen.
Mr. Comptroller is to present to her Majesty, that this
House is very sensible of the Favour done by her
Majesty; and that they are thinking of some more solemn Way of representing * * * *
Appropriation of Money.
Whereas Fifty thousand Pounds was, by a former Order, appointed to be paid into the Hands of Sir Wm. Uvedale: It is now Ordered, That he shall have paid unto him
Forty-five thousand Pounds only: Out of which he is to
pay the Garisons a Month's Pay, and to send down the
Residue, with all convenient Speed, to the Army : And
that the Five thousand Pounds, Residue of the former
Fifty thousand Pounds, allotted, as aforesaid, to Sir Wm.
Uvedale; and that the Eighteen thousand Six hundred
and odd Pounds, appointed to be paid by the old Customers to Sir Wm. Uvedale; and the Five thousand
Pounds, appointed to be paid by the new Customers to
Sir Wm. Uvedale; shall all be paid to the Earl of Warwicke, for Relief of the Northern Counties.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Reeve * * *
Conference on Message from the Queen.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching a Message, that they
have this Morning received from the Queen, presently,
in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, by a
Committee of the whole House, as is desired.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Hollis, Lord Falkland, Sir Walter
Erle, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Morley, Sir John Colpepper,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports from the Committee,
the Bill of the Bishoprick of Durham, &c. to have
Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament, fit to pass
without any Amendments: And, upon Question, recommitted to the same Committee: And are to meet on
Monday next at Two post meridiem, in the Court of
Thanks on the Queen's Message.
Mr. Hollis reports the Conference this Day had with
the Lords; and presents a Message sent from her Majesty to their Lordships: Which was here read.
That the said Committee, that formerly, with a Committee of the Lords, attended her Majesty, to desire a
Stay of her Journey, shall, with the same Committee,
represent, from this House, Thanks to her Majesty for
her gracious Message.
Mr. Hollis is appointed to go to the Lords with this
To acquaint their Lordships, that this House has resolved, that the same Committee shall meet with the
Committee of the Lords, to present Thanks unto her
Majesty, at such Time as their Lordships shall think fit.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a
Committee To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to
consider of his Majesty's Revenue; and that Mr. Speaker
put the House in Mind of this Order.
Bill to be reported.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for the Manor
of * in the County of Lancaster, shall be reported this
Afternoon, after the Bill of the Queen's Jointure.
House to sit, &c.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock; and that all Committees do cease this
Afternoon, except the Sub-committee for the Bishops
Bill, which is ordered to sit at Two of Clock, in the
Court of Wards, this Afternoon.
vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for Settling of Lands
and Tenements in Avenbury upon Rowland Farley; and
reversing a Decree made in Chancery, &c.
Mr. Palmer reports from the Committee the Bill for
the Queen's Jointure, sent from the Lords to this House
with the Additions, Amendments and Proviso: The
which Additions, Amendments and Proviso, were twice
read ; and, upon the Question, recommitted: And are to
meet To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock, in the
Queen's Court: And Mr. Whistler, Mr. Cage, Sir Sam.
Rolle, and Mr. Morley, are added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Bill for Disarming of Recusants,
returned from the Lords with some Amendments, be
reported To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the free bringing in
of Gunpowder from foreign Parts, and for the Making
of it within the Realm; and, upon Question, committed
unto Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Cage, Mr. Perd, Mr. Carew,
Sir Dudley North, Sir Petr. Carwyn, Mr. Partridge, Sir
Edw. Aiscough, Sir John Jennings, Sir Sam. Rolle, * Wm.
Lewis, Mr. Stephens, Alderman Pennington, Sir Walter
Erle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Mr. Fines, Mr.
Bodevile, Mr. Law. Whittaker, Mr. Fane, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Wheeler, Sir Hen. Billingham, Sir John Hotham, Sir
Guy Palmes, * *, Mr. Dutton, * Jones, Sir Christopher
Yelverton, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Morley, Mr. Whistler, Mr.
Schowin, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Selden, Mr. Reynolds, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr.
Mathews: And are to meet on Friday next in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Itchington, &c. Manors.
Mr. Hill reports the Bill for settling the Copyhold
Estates of his Majesty's Tenants of the Manors of *
Itchington, &c. in the County Palatine of Lanc', with
the Additions and Amendments : The which Additions
and Amendments were twice read; and the Bill, with the
Additions and Amendments, was, upon the Question,
ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. Whitlocke reports the Bill to enable Sir Alexander
Denton to sell certain Lands, for Payment of his Debts,
ane preferment of his younger Children, with the Additions and Amendments: The which Additions and
Amendments were twice read: And the Bill, with the
Additions and Amendments, upon the Question, was
ordered to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Matter, this Day informed of by
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, concerning an Order of this House,
in the Case of Sir John Vaughan, for the Sequestring
of the Rents and Profits of certain Lands in Lifford in
the Kingdom of Ireland, be referred to the Consideration
of the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs; who are to
report their Opinions therein to this House, that such
further Order may be made in this Case, for the confirming or Vacating of the said Order, as to Justice
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do sit
every Thursday and Tuesday in the Afternoon; to take
into consideration (after the Business of Londonderry be
finished) such other Petitions as are depending before
them, and Parties ready attending, with their Witnesses,
to make good the same.
Ordered, That the Report of the Conference with the
Lords touching Honours, be made on Saturday next.
Answer to the Queen's Message.
Mr. Hollis reports the Delivery of his Message to the
Lords; that this House did assent to [join] with their
Lordships, in returning Thanks to [her Majesty;] and
presented to the House, in Writing, that which is to be
returned to her Majesty by the select Committees, in the
Names of both Houses: Which followed in hæc Verba;
The Answer to the Queen's Message;
" Both Houses of Parliament have, with very much
Comfort and Thankfulness, received that gracious Message, whereby Your Majesty hath been pleased to declare
Your Resolution of staying Your intended Journey, at
their Humble Desire: Which, they hope, will be no
Prejudice to the Recovery of Your Health, but rather
an Advancement of it, by that Contentment, which You
will receive from the continual Expression of their Affection and Zeal to do You Service: And they have commanded me, in their Names, to declare, that both their
Prayers and Endeavours shall concur in all Things tending to Your Majesty's Welfare and Prosperity; which
they shall esteem as a very great Blessing, both of the
Kingdom, and to themselves."