House of Commons Journal Volume 2
23 June 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 23 June 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 183-184. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=2708 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Mercurii, 23 Junii, 1641.

Counsel in the Lords.

MR. Holborne and Mr. Bagshaw have Leave to be of Counsel before the Lords.

Dr. Layton.

Ordered, That the Warden of the Fleete shall enlarge the Person of Dr. Layton, and deliver him up his Bond; according to the Order of the Eleventh of June.

Committee to meet.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Mr. Haywood meet To-morrow post meridiem, in the Exchequer.

Abolishing Superstition.

That the Committee for abolishing Superstition meet To-morrow post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.

Scandalous Ministers.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Punishing of scandalous Ministers.

Provision of Monies.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hide called to the Chair:

And the Committee proceeded with the Bill for the speedy Provision of Money for Disbanding of the Armies, and Settling the Peace of the Kingdoms.

Sir K. Digby.

Mr. Hampden acquaints the House, that Sir Kenelme Digby * * * *

Disbanding the Army.

To desire a Conference with the Lords: And to declare unto them, the Reasons, that this House has to desire, that the Army (and first, the Five Regiments) should be disbanded: And to desire, that the Lord General, and Lord Newport, may go, on Friday next, towards the Army, to disband the same.

State of the Kingdom.

A Letter from Sir Jacob Astley; and another from Sir John Coniers, directed unto Mr. Speaker; was this Day read.

Instructions given by the Earl of Montrose, the Lord Neaper, the Lairds of Keer and Blackhall, were this Day read: And thereupon, these Heads following were proposed to be considered of by the House:

To be humble Suitors to his Majesty, that the Armies may be disbanded, before the King's going into the North:

That all Parts of the Kingdom may be put in an Estate of Defence, against all Opposition whatsoever.

That all Counties, especially the Northern should be well stored with Ammunition and Arms; and that the Train Bands be exercised:

That an especial Eye may be had over all Counties, where Papists are most residing:

That all publick Bills, for the People's Satisfaction, be expedited while the King is amongst us:

That some Course may be taken for the Taking off all Aspersions, that have been raised concerning the Parliament.

A general Pardon.

23°-24° Funii.

Some Care to be taken for her Majesty's Safety, and the Safety of the King's Children: And that some Person of Credit, Quality, and Trust, may be thought of, to be always near the Queen, in the Time of the King's Absence.

Ordered, That the Committee of Seven shall forthwith retire into the Court of Wards, to prepare Heads for a Conference, to be desired with the Lords, upon the several Heads proposed in the House this Day; and upon such other Grounds, as they shall think necessary for the Service committed unto them; and to present them to the House.

Provision of Monies.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hide was called to the Chair:

And the Committee proceeded with the Bill for the speedy Provision of Monies for the Disbanding of the Armies, and Settling the Peace of the Kingdoms.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

House to meet.

Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock.

Brigham's Rectory.

2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling and Confirming of the Rectory and Church of Elkesley, with the Appurtenances, unto Thomas Brigham Gentleman, and his Heirs, and to reverse a Decree, made in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, for the Right honourable John late Earl of Clare, concerning the same; upon Question, committed to the Committee appointed to consider of Lownes his Bill.

Abolishing Court of Requests.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Suppressing and Abolishing of the Court commonly called the Court of Requests.

Salt-petre Men.

Ordered, That the Salt-petre Men be called in To-morrow Morning.