Die Martis, 4 Maii, 1641.
Letter to the Army.
... THAT the Committee, that was appointed to
draw a Letter to be sent to the Army, that
they should have met Yesterday, do meet this Afternoon, in the usual Place.
Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Edw. Hungerford,
These Four to view the Names of those that made
the Protestation 3° Maii, 1641; and to compare them
with the Book of the Names of the Knights and Burgesses of the House; and to report to the House who
have made that Protestation, and who not: to the end
that it may be tendered to those that have not yet
Mr. Rich. Roger, Mr. Tho. Soames, Sir Hen. Vane,
made the Protestation Yesterday.
Punishment of James.
Ordered, That the Committee for James his Bill do
meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber
meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Court
Ordered, That the Committees for all publick Bills
do meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in their
Mr. Rowse reports the Case of Lilborne.
Star-chamber Proceedings- Lilborne's Case.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Sentence of
the Star-chamber, given against John Lilborne, is illegal, and against the Liberty of the Subject; and also,
bloody, wicked, cruel, barbarous, and tyrannical.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Reparation ought
to be given to Mr. Lilbourne, for his Imprisonment, Sufferings, and Losses sustained by that illegal Sentence.
Ordered, That the Committee shall prepare this Case
of Mr. Lilborne, to be transmitted to the Lords, with
those other of Dr. Bastwicke and Dr. Leighton.
Mr. Maynard, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir John Colpeper, Mr. Grimston,
Mr. Hide, Mr. Martin, Mr. Glynn, Sir Simon D'Ewes,
Mr. Hill, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Widrington;
This Committee is to view the Precedents of the
Star-chamber, concerning the enormous Sentences of
that Court; and are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Inner Star-chamber.
Answer to Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerrard went up with the Answer to the
Lords Message Yesterday.
Letters to Coniers, &c.
Sir John Hotham brings a Letter from the Committee
appointed Yesterday; which was read; and ordered,
that Two Copies be made of it, to be directed, from this
House, to Sir John Coniers and Sir Jacob Ashly.
Letter to the Army.
Commissary Wilmott is required, from this House, to
report to the Lord General of the King's Army, with the
Letter of this House to the Army; and to desire, that it
may be sent away with Expedition.
Examining Suckling, &c.
Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Edw. Deeringe, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Philip
Stapleton, Mr. Cage, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pimme;
This Committee is to send for Sir John Suckling, Mr.
Waddsworth, and such other Persons as they shall think
fit; and to examine them upon such Questions, as they
please to interrogate them; and are to report it to the
House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the
Clock, in the Court of Wards.
They have likewise Power to examine Captain Billingsley.
Sir Gilbert Gerrard brings Answer, that the Lords are
ready, by a Committee of both Houses, to meet at a
Conference, in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Glyn, Lord
Falkland, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Barrington, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Priests and Jesuits.
This referred to the Consideration of the Committee
for Mr. Secretary Windebanke; to send for Grey the
Messenger, or any other, whom they think fitting, to
inform them concerning the Report of Priests and
Jesuits to the * *; and their remaining here, notwithstanding the Proclamation, and other Orders, for their
Message to Lords.
Lord Russell went up with the Message, according to
the Order of Yesterday.
Mr. Harbottle Grimston, Mr. John Cravon, Mr.
Robert Crooke, Mr. Edw. Phillips, made the Protestation.
The Petition of divers the Inhabitants of the Borough of Marleborough was this Day received; and is
ordered to be referred to the same Committee, as the
other Petition, concerning this Election, is referred,
where Sir Guy Palmes has the Chair.
Conference agreed to.
Lord Russell brings . . . ., that the Lords are ready to
give a present Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
State of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Remonstrance
of the State of the Kingdom and Petitions, be received;
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards: And the Lord Falkland is added to
Mr. Treasurer reported the Conference with the Lords,
had this Morning.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That Captain Billingsley be forthwith sent
for to this House, to give Account of such Things, as he
shall be inquired of by them, or by the Committee for
Sir Jo. Suckling.
Ordered, That Mr. Maynard do prepare a Bill, and
bring it into the House, concerning the Making of the
Protestation, that was Yesterday made by the Members
of this House, by all his Majesty's Subjects through the
The Petition of divers, both Clergy and Citizens of
London, was this Day read: And some of them were
called in; and Mr. Speaker delivered unto them this
The House has taken into Consideration your Petition; and does much approve of your good Affections
expressed in the Petition; and gives you Thanks for it:
And as to that Part of the Protestation, wherein you
desire Directions from this House, for the Taking of this
Protestation; as they cannot but justify it in themselves,
so they must approve it in those that take it: And they
have directed, that a Copy, both of the Preamble and
Protestation, should be given you, authentically testified
under the Clerk's Hand.
Ordered, That the Motions this Day made, concerning
Papists and Recusants; and concerning the Declaring of
Them Enemies to the State, that shall negotiate the
Bringing of any foreign Force in the Kingdom; shall be
considered of at Nine of Clock.
Priests and Jesuits.
That Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Franklyn, Mr.
Lawrence Whitakers, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Glynn, do
repair to the Justices of Peace for Middlesex, and require
them, that they do forthwith make Inquiry what Papists,
Priests, and Jesuits are now about Town; and to present
the Names * * * * of them to this House; and to
give Account, why the Proclamation, and upon what
Ground the Proceedings, have been stopped against
Recusants, Priests, and Jesuits, and not been duly put