Die Sabbati, 23 Oct. 1641.
THE humble Petition of the Gentlemen Troopers,
late under the Command of Sir John Conyers
Knight, Lieutenant General of his Majesty's Army, was
this Day read; and ordered to be referred to Mr. Pym,
in the same manner as the other Petitions of the like
nature are referred.
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of the Stationers be required, from this House,
forthwith to enquire out, who printed the scandalous
Pamphlet, intituled, Articles against Sir John Conyers
Knight, &c.; and inform this House of the Name of the
Clergy's Temporal Jurisdiction.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for disenabling all Persons in Holy Orders to exercise any Temporal Jurisdiction
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Clause, viz.
"or in any other Temporal Court whatsoever, by Virtue
or Colour of any Law, Statute, Commission, Charter, or
otherways, within the Kingdom of England, or Dominion
of Wales," shall be struck out of the Bill abovesaid.
And after, the Bill, upon Question, was passed; and
sent up to the Lords by Sir Gilbert Gerrard: And he was
appointed to desire the Lords, that it might be proceeded
in with Expedition.
Mr. Pym reports further concerning the Troops:
That the first thing that is general in their Case is, the
Deduction of Two Pence per Diem for their Arms, till
2° Feb. which was for Eight Months time: Which Sum
is stopped in the Treasurer's Hands, for the Restitution
of their Arms, and in lieu thereof: And for that strict
Account was not taken of their Arms, the Lord General
ordered, that they should have a Fortnight's Pay, for their
Conducts, in Recompence of the said Defalcation.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it
fit, that the Troopers should rest satisfied with the last
Order made by the Lord General, concerning the Deduction of Two-pence per Diem, for their Arms, till 2d°
Feb. 1640; with this Declaration, that if any Trooper
can make it appear, that more hath been deducted, or
withheld from him, than to the 2d of Feb. that he shall
have Satisfaction from those in whose Hands the same do
Proceedings against Judge Berkeley, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr.
The Lords have commanded them to let this House
know, that they intend, upon Tuesday come Sevennight,
to proceed against Judge Berkeley; and that, afterwards,
in convenient time, they intended to proceed against the
rest: And desire this House would take notice of it, that
they may be provided for those Businesses.
Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this
Disbanding the Army.
Mr. Strode is appointed to go up to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House is ready to give
their Lordships a Meeting, by a Committee of both
Houses, according to the Message sent from the Lords
Yesterday, concerning a Relation to be made by the
Lord General, touching the Disbanding of the late
Army in the North.
Passes to Soldiers.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House is of
Opinion, and holds it fit, that Orders should be sent to
the Officers of the several Ports, requiring them to permit
all such Soldiers of the late disbanded Army, as shall desire
it, to pass beyond the Seas; provided that they take such
Oaths, and perform such other Duties, as are usually
required, according to the Laws.
The House is further of Opinion, and holds it fit, that
such other Soldiers of the late disbanded Army as are
Strangers, and not Subjects, or Natives of this Kingdom,
shall have Liberty to pass out of the Kingdom; and to
receive Entertainment from any foreign Prince.
Disbanding the Army.
Mr. Strode brings Answer that the Lords are ready to
give a Meeting, according to their Message Yesterday,
touching the Relation to be made concerning the Disbanding of the late Army in the North.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Strode, Mr. John. Clotworthy, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Bridgeman, Serjeant Wilde, are
appointed Reporters of this Conference.