Die Lunæ, 22 Feb. 1640.
Contempt in not attending Committee.
UPON the Information of Tho. Greene, that he had
served Wm. Edwards, Alderman of Chester, with
an Order from the Committee of Grievances, to attend
the said Committee, upon Wednesday last;
It is this Day Ordered, That, if he shall not appear at
the said Committee, upon Wednesday next, that then,
for his Contempt, he shall be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Newcastle be commanded
to attend the House To-morrow Morning; to amend the
Indenture of Return for One of the Burgesses of Newcastle: And, if he shall not then appear, upon Notice
being given, that then, for his Contempt, a Serjeant at
Arms shall go for him.
Bishops Lands at Fulham.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Alteration of the
Estate and Tenure of some Lands in Fulham, held of
the Bishop of London, &c.
Contempt of Summons.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Lamb, and Dr. Roane be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House, for their Contempts, in not
obeying the Summons of this House; being served with
Two several Orders for their appearing here, and not
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That the Committee for St. Gregorie's by
Paule's do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Court of Wards; to consider farther of
the Manner of Transmitting of that Business to the
Lords: And the Lawyers, that are of that Committee,
are desired to attend it.
It is likewise Ordered, That the Transmission of the
Business touching Mr. Smart, as for Matter of Form, be
referred to the same Committee: And the Committee
for Mr. Smart is to be joined to the Committee for St.
Gregorie's by Paule's.
Mr. Corbett, and Mr. Rowse are desired to view and
consider of the Precedents in the Lords House, concerning the Transmitting of the Charges against Sir Jo.
Bennett, the Lord Treasurer Middlesex, and the Lord
Keeper Bacon, &c.
Mr. Rigby reports from the Committee for the High
Commission Court and Star-chamber, the Case of Dr.
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Upon this Report, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Precept, made
by the Archbishop of Cant', and other High Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical within the Realm of
England, for the Apprehending of the Body of Dr. Bastwick; and for searching for, and seizing of, his Books;
and the Making and Issuing thereof; and likewise, the
Messengers Acts, in searching Dr. Bastwick's House
and Study; and Seizing and Taking away of his Books,
and Papers, by that Precept; are against Law, and the
Liberty of the Subject.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Sentence given
against Dr. Bastwick by the High Commissioners, and
the Proceedings whereupon that Sentence is grounded,
and the Execution of that Sentence, are against Law;
and that That Sentence is void; and that he ought to
be restored to the Exercise and Practice of Physick;
and that he ought to be discharged of his Fine of One
thousand Pounds, and Imprisonment; and to have Reparation and Recompence for his Damage and Loss,
sustained by the foresaid Proceeding, Sentence, and
Resolved, upon the Question, That all those several
Commissioners of the High Commission Court, which
voted against Dr. Bastwick, in that Sentence pronounced
against him, ought to give Satisfaction to Dr. Bastwick.
Proceedings against Earl of Straford.
Mr. Glinne reports from the Committee appointed to
take into Consideration the Matter of the free Conference, concerning the Proceedings in the Lords House
against the Earl of Straford, &c.
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Upon this Report, the Lord Russell was appointed to
go up to the Lords, with this Message; to desire a Conference with their Lordships, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Matter of the last free Conference touching the Proceedings in the Lords House
against the Earl of Straford, at such Time as will stand
with their Lordships Occasions.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Matter of the last free Conference with the Lords,
touching the Proceedings in the Lord's House against
the Earl of Straford, do manage this Conference.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Report now
made by Mr. Glinne shall be the Heads of the free Conference now desired with the Lords, concerning the
Matter [of the] last free Conference, touching the Proceedings in the Lords House [against] the Earl of
Lord Russell brings Answer from the Lords, that their
Lordships will give a Meeting presently, for a free Conference, by a Committee of the whole House, as is
Archbp. of Canterbury.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Lord of Cant'
do meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the usual
Great Complaints were made, by the several Chairmen of the Grand Committees, that those Committees
were very slenderly attended.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Palmer and Mr. Holborne, have Leave to be of
Counsel in the Lords House.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Report concerning the Articles against the Lord of Cant' be first
made, if it be ready; and that then the House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Providing
of Monies, for the present great Occasions of the Kingdom, according to a former Order.
Message concerning Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Judge Foster and
The Lords have taken into Consideration the Matter
of the free Conference, had this Day: They find it to
be a Matter of great Weight; and therefore, by Messengers of their own, they will return Answer, for a
farther free Conference.