Die Veneris, 27 Nov. 1640.
SIR Nich. Slaninge, a Member of this House, delivered in a Petition, concerning the Draining of Fens
of the Right honourable the Earl of Lindsey; but, because
the House was then very thin, he was required to move
the House in it, when it was full.
vice lecta, An Act for the Naturalizing of James
Clitherowe, &c. Manors.
vice lecta, An Act concerning his Majesty's Tenants
of divers his Manors of Clitherowe, Ichtenhill, #38;c.
This Bill to be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Mr. Glinne reports from the Grand Committee for Grievances, that Quarterman, and Two others, on the Behalf of
several other Vintners, did exhibit a Petition to this House
against Alderman Abell; who, having Notice thereof,
called a Hall; and summoned Quarterman, &c.; who appeared there:-The Alderman told them, it was a saucy
Part in them, to prefer a Petition to the Parliament House,
without acquainting the Company first; and thereupon
caused an Oath to be read unto them; whereby they
were enjoined not to complain elsewhere, till they had first
complained in their own Hall.-Rowland Wilson did say
the same, though not so fully.-They did likewise accuse one Wm. Conrades; He did not only chide them, but
told James Masters, he was a saucy Knave for his Pains.
The Opinion of the Committee is, that it is a very ill
Example, and deserveth a high Punishment; and leaveth
it to the House, what they think fit to be done.
Upon this Report, it was Ordered, That Alderman
Abell, Rowland Wilson, and Wm. Conradus, be sent for
hither forthwith, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House; to answer such Matters as shall
be objected against them.
It is likewise Ordered, That the Vintners, who prosecute the Business against Aldermen Abell, shall have
Copies of such Orders, and other Papers, as they shall
think fit, which are now locked up in Alderman Abell's
Trunk, which he hath brought hither, and of which he hath
the Key, the better to perfect their Charge against him.
It is likewise Ordered, That Robert Quarterman, James
Mason, Wm. Bellamy, and Roger Kilvert, be summoned
to attend this House, as Witnesses, to give their Testimony, when the House shall require, in the Case concerning Alderman Abell, &c.
Proceedings against James.
Sir Arth. Ingram's Report from the Committee that
was appointed to examine the Fact of John James, committed upon Mr. Hayward:
That in his Lodgings they found a Trunk, and Cabinet,
and several Conveyances and Leases unto him; also Bonds
and Bills, of no great Value; a Purse, with Gold in it
(Five Pounds); also Seventeen Pounds in a Stocking,
several Letters of no Note, save One, subscribed by Toby
Mathew; which was, to counsel him from committing
such Outrages as it seems he had then done.-"The
Man of the House shewed us a Sword and Dagger of his,
which stuck up in the Chamber; saying, there was, That
Day he did the Fact, another Dagger, which, it seems,
he took to do that Mischief he did: That Day he did it,
he was not in any Distemper, but of good Condition:
The Party, upon whom he committed the Fact, was one
employed by the House, then in Service of the House,
coming with a Book in his Hand to the Committee, of
the Papists Names about Westminster."
Therefore the Committee thinks fit, that a Bill be prepared against him in this House, that this Fact of his
may be made Felony.
After some Debate, that rose from this Report, the
House having appointed an important Business for this
Day, this whole Matter, with all the Circumstances, were
referred to the former Committee; and they were likewise to take into Consideration his Lunacy: And there
were added to That Committee, Mr. Maynard, Mr.
Hampden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Bagshaw, Sir Ben. Rudyard,
Mr. Strode, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Whitehead: And they are
to meet on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, Samuel Warner to have his Petition again.
Ordered, Mr. Chambers' Petition to be read on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, The Committee for the Bill of granting One
hundred thousand Pounds, to meet this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber: And Those
that are of the Committee, are especially enjoined to
attend that Committee.
St. Gregory's Church.
Ordered, The Committee for the Church of St. Gregorie's by Paule's, to meet this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Receiver of Supply.
Sir Wm. Uvedall is appointed to receive both the Money
for the King's Army, and the Money for the Relief of the
Northern Counties; and He, and whom he shall appoint,
are to go forthwith in hand with the Telling of the
Money; and to seal it up, till the Committee has agreed
the Conditions of the Bonds.
Property of the Subject.
Mr. Palmer, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Selden, Mr. Glinne,
Mr. Perd, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Hampden,
Sir Walther Erle, Mr. White, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr.
Rolles, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr. Corbett, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Grimston,
Sir Jo. Evelyn;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the
several Commissions, and the several Judgments and
Decrees in the Exchequer-chamber, concerning either
illegal Taxes, or the Property of the Goods of the Subjects, and the Proceedings thereon; and also, the Judgments, Resolutions, and Proceedings in Parliament upon
them; and to present the State of them to this House,
that they may proceed upon them in such a Way, as shall
be fit to present them to the Lords: And they are likewise
to consider the Proceedings in Parliament upon the Petition of Right, and the Additions unto it: And they are
to consider those Proceedings that were in the Exchequer,
since the Death of King James, upon the Statute of
Tonage and Poundage, granted unto him for Life; and
the Proceedings upon Replevyings, brought by those that
had their Goods detained by Colour of that Statute; and
to consider the Proceedings in Parliament concerning
Dr. Manwaring; and have Power to send for any Papers,
Records, Parties, Witnesses, or any thing that they shall
think may conduce to this Business; and are to meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the
Impeachment of Earl of Straford.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Littleton, and J.
The Lords desire a Conference (by a Committee of
Thirty of their House, with a proportionable Number of
this House) concerning the Message that was brought
unto them by Mr. Pimme, touching the Examination of
their Members, in the Accusation of the Earl of Straford;
and desire a free Conference, touching the last point of
that Message, "that some of the Members of this House
should be present at the Examination:" and they desire
it this Morning, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this
House has taken into Consideration their Lordships
Message; and will, in convenient Time, return Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Petition against George.
Mr. George, a Member of this House, has Time granted
him till To-morrow Morning, to make answer to the
Particulars of the Petition exhibited against him by
Tho. Rich, Esquire.
Committee for Precedents.
Mr. St. John, Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Pimme,
Sir. Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Grimston, Sir Simonds D'Ewes;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed
to view those Precedents cited by Mr. St. Johns, or any
other, that may conduce to that Business; and to present
the State of them to the House To-morrow Morning;
and are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in