Die Sabbati, 10 Julii, 1641.
MR. Millington and Mr. Allestree are added to the
Committee for the Bill for the Parish of Hoole.
Suit to be staid.
Whereas a Petition was preferred to this House,
against George *, for a scandalous Minister, the same
Minister pretending the Matters laid down, to be spoken
by Timothy Whiting, that set his Hand to the Petition,
sues him upon an Action of the Case: It is ordered, that
the Suit, the Petition depending here, shall be staid.
Leave of Absence.
Sir John Pawlett has Leave to go into the Country for
some convenient Time.
Lincolne Fens, &c.
By Resolution, upon the Question,
It is Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall direct his Letter
to the Sheriff, and Justices of the County of Lincolne,
near the Fen Grounds, between Bourne and Kyme, &c.
to preserve the Peace of both Sides; and to repress all
Tumults; and to preserve the Corn and Rape-seed
That it be referred to Smart's Committee his Petition,
to consider how far the Adventurers in the Level between Bourne and Kyme, &c. have trenched upon the
Privileges of this House, in entering upon the Parts of
the Commoners, by an Order from the Lords, during
that the Commoners had a Petition here depending.
Proceedings against Fountaine, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Judges of the
King's-bench, to proceed, according to Law, against
Monsieur de Fountaine, for Harbouring and Entertaining of a Priest in his House; as also against the Priest
himself, who was Yesterday apprehended at the House
of the said Mr. Fountaine, and now Prisoner in the
Gate-house; and to certify their Proceedings to this
House: And Mr. Whistler and Mr. Perd are to deliver
the Order and Directions unto the Judges.
That Mr. Palmer shall report the Bill concerning the
Forests on Monday Morning.
The Order, Yesterday made, for the House to be resolved into a Grand Committee, to proceed with the Bill
concerning Episcopacy, was read: And, accordingly,
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
And Mr. Hide was called to the Chair.
And Committee proceeded with the Bill as aforesaid.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Grand Committee;
it was, by the House,
Resolved, upon the Question, that a competent Maintenance shall be allotted out of the Lands and Possessions
of the Cathedral Churches, for the Support of a fit
Number of preaching Ministers, for the Service of
every such Church; and a proportionable Allowance
for the Reparation of the said Churches.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Ecclesiastical
Power, as shall be exercised for the Government of the
Church, shall be transferred by this Act into the Hands
of Commissioners, to be named in this Act.
That the House shall be resolved into a Committee,
on Monday, at Nine of Clock, to proceed with the Bill
Privilege- Person committed.
Resolved, upon the Question, that Gregory Dexter, a
Printer shall forthwith be committed a Prisoner to the
Gate-house, for his Contempt and Disobedience to this
House, in refusing to answer such Questions as were demanded of him by this House, and other Misdemeanours;
there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Mr. Nicholls, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr.
Bodevile, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr. Bamfeild, Mr. Younge,
Mr. Martin, shall be added to the Committee for Secretary
Windebanke: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Duchy-court:
Committees to sit.
And that the Committee for General Bills, and the
Committee for Leather, do sit on Monday Morning next
at Seven of Clock, in their usual Places.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Printing, where Sir Edward Deering hath the Chair, to
take into Consideration the Printing of the Book, intituled, A Protestation protested; and to examine the
Printer thereof; and to inform themselves of the Author
of that Book; and of the Scandal to this House, by any
Passages in that Book; and speedily to report the same
to this House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Tonage and Poundage.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Granting of a
Subsidy to the King of Tonage and Poundage; and other
Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes exported
and imported; and, upon Question, passed.
Mr. Solicitor is appointed to carry up the Act of
Tonage and Poundage to the Lords.
That it be referred to the Committee appointed to
consider of the Lords Message touching Mr. Smart's Business, to consider of the Judgment given in Baites' Case;
and think of some fit Way for the Reversing of it: And
to present their Opinions to this House.
Sir G. Ratcliffe.
Mr. Martin has Leave to go speak with Sir George
Mr. Solicitor is appointed to move the Judges to respite the Trial of Preston the Priest, till the House shall
advise further of it.
Committee to sit.
That the Committee of Forty-eight shall sit this
Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
That the Committee for Irish Affairs sit this Afternoon.
Whereas Information is given, that the Ship called
Nevill of London, is now at Customers Key, laden with a
great quantity of Calves Skins; it is Ordered, That the
said Ship and Goods shall be stayed and searched by
the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, taking to
his Assistance John Coltman, Wharfinger of the Customhouse Key, and John Mitchell One of the Farmers
Officers: And that the Serjeant shall put the Goods, so
seized, into safe Custody, till the House shall take further Order therein.
Provision of Money.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Sir Philip Stapleton, and
Mr. Hotham, do forthwith repair unto the Lord Keeper;
and to desire him from this House, forthwith to give
Directions for the speedy issuing out of Commissions,
for the speedy raising of Monies appointed to be paid
by this last Act that is now come forth, intituled, An
Act for the speedy Provision of Money, &c.