Mercurii, 13 Jan. 1640.
Marlo Magna Election.
ORDERED, That the Business concerning the
Election for Marlo Magna, between Mr. Hobby,
and Mr. Borlacy, be recommitted, upon the whole
Matter, to the former Committee: And they are not to
sit, till they have Leave from the House.
Ordered, That the Report of the Case, concerning
the Election for the Town of Salisbary, be reported on
Advance from Customs.
Sir Jo. Hotham reports from the Committee appointed
to provide Money for the King's Army, that, according
to an Order Yesterday made, the Customers attended
that Committee; that they are willing to advance Sixty
thousand Pounds in this manner; Twenty thousand
Pounds within a Week; Twenty thousand Pounds more
Fifteen Days after; and Twenty thousand Pounds more
Fifteen Days after that.-Sir Paul Pindar (they know
not by what Chance) was not there:-Is here at the Door
now; and desired he might be called in, to know if he
did assent to the Offer made by the other Customers:-
Who being called in, said, he did assent, and was ready
to join with them, and so he would.
Mr. Whetlock, upon Mr. St. John's Request, was joined as an Assistant unto him for the transferring the Business of the Ship-money, and other Matters, concerning
the Property and Liberty of the Subject.
Farmers of Impositions.
The Committee last appointed for the King's Army,
has Leave to withdraw into the Court of Wards, to
examine the Farmers of the Impositions, according to an
Order made Yesterday.
Proceedings against Lord Finch.
Ordered, That there may be such Proceedings against
the late Lord Keeper, notwithstanding his Absence, as
in Cases of the like Nature are desired against other
The Petition of many the Inhabitants within his Majesty's County of Kent, read.
Ordered, That the Londoners Petition, and those other
Petitions that are already delivered in, or shall in the mean
time be delivered, concerning the Ecclesiastical Government, shall be read, and debated on Monday come Seven-night: And Mr. Speaker is ordered to put the House in
mind of this Order, at the same time.
Smart's Judgment against Easdale, &c.
Ordered, That Doctor Easdale, Phineas Hodson, Doctor in Divinity, and Roger Blanchard, shall shew Cause
unto this House, why they do not pay the Monies adjudged to be paid to Mr. Peter Smart, upon a Judgment
in the King's-bench, against the said Easdale, Hodson,
and Blanchard, at the Suit of the said P. Smart, about
Ten Years since.
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Articles against Lord Finch.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Articles, thus
read and ingrossed, shall be sent up to the Lords, in
Maintenance of the Commons Charge against Jo. Lord
Finch of Fordwich, late Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
Mr. A. Goodwyn is appointed to go up with a Message
to the Lords, to desire a Conference with their Lordships, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning Articles to be delivered, in Maintenance of the Commons
Accusation of Jo. Lord Finch of Fordwich, late Lord
Keeper of the Great Seal of England; and concerning the
Liberty and Property of the Subject.
Bps. of Elye and Norwich.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bishop of Elye
shall have Power to receive all Complaints of Pressures
and Enormities, committed by or under the present
Bishop of Norwich.
But they are to proceed first with the Matters concerning the Bishop of Elye.
Mr. Barry, Tho. Plenty, and Jo. Cater, who were
formerly, by Order from this House, sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attendant on this House,
to answer their Contempts in arresting, and causing to
be arrested, several of the Servants of Mr. Hollis, a
Member of this House, during the Time of Privilege of
Parliament, were severally called in to the Bar; and
kneeling there, and acknowledging their Offence, were,
by Order of the House, made known unto them by Mr.
Speaker, discharged from their Imprisonment, or any
Articles against Lord Finch.
At the Request of the Lord Falkland, Mr. Hide, is appointed to be Assistant unto him, for the Reading of the
Articles to be delivered against the late Lord Keeper.
Mr. Goodwyn brings Answer; that, according to the
Order of this House, he had delivered the Message to
their Lordships; and their Lordships will give a Meeting
To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock, by a Committee
of the whole House, as is desired.