Die Martis, ultimo Aug. 1641.
vice lecta est Billa,
AN Act for assuring to Wm. Smyth
est Billa, Esquire, and his Heirs, certain Lands
and Tenement in the Parish of Stepney, in the County of
Midd. lately purchased by him of the Earl of Cleveland,
and the Lord Wentworth his Son.
Assault on Collector of Poll-money.
The Certificate of Mr. Wolley Leigh and Mr. Matthew
Carleton, Commissioners for the Poll-money, concerning
one Ralph Badger a Collector, who was beaten by one
Robert Plukenett, a Yeoman of the Guard, for Distraining of his Horse, for refusing to pay Forty Shillings,
which he was assessed, having Fifty Pounds per Annum,
was read; And because there was no Man to avow it,
it was laid aside for that time; it being said, that the
Man that was abused and beaten, would be here To-morrow Morning.
Ministers at Garnesey.
The humble Petition of John de la Marche, Minister
of God's Word in the Island of Garnesey, as well in his
own proper Name, as in the Name of some other
Committed unto the Committee for Scandalous Ministers; to consider of the Grievances and Oppressions
complained of in the said Petition; and to consider of some
way for the Preventing of them in future time: And the
House holds it fit, that they should be governed by their
ancient Discipline, according to their former Privileges.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett alone;
The Lords do concur with the Ordinance and Instructions concerning the Disarming of Recusants; and have
sent them down; and desire them to be ingrossed.
Irregularity of Message.
Exceptions were taken, that the Lords sent but One
Messenger: And it was declared, that it was the ancient
Right of this House, to have Two Messengers sent from
the Lords to this House upon all Occassions. Howsoever,
at this time the House was willing to pass it over.
The ingrossed Copy of the Ordinance and Instructions
were read, and passed.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Hollis went up to the Lords with the Ordinance
and Instructions; and was likewise appointed to take
Notice, that their Lordships sent a Message to this
House by One Messenger only; and to desire, that, by
Order of both Houses, * * * *
The humble Petition of John Smyth Clerk was read;
and Ordered, upon the Question, that he should be
forthwith discharged from any further Imprisonment.
Ministers at Epsom, &c.
The humble Petition of several Citizens of London,
concerning Ministers named to preach at Epsom and
Ewell was read; and thereupon
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
holds it fit, to give Allowance to the several Ministers
named to preach at Epsom and Ewell, as is desired in
Answer from Lords.
* * * * That the Speaker of their House should
sign both the Ordinance and Instructions; and that they
should be sent down to be signed; and that they would
take Order to have it printed: And, as concerning sending by One Messenger only; the Business required Haste,
and they sent as many as they had.
Ordinance, &c. from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich, Mr. Page,
and Dr. Bennett;
The Lords have caused this Ordinance, and these Instructions, to be signed by their Speaker; and, thus signed,
have sent them hither to be signed.
And they were signed here by the Speaker; and then
ordered to be sent to be forthwith printed.
Mr. Strode is appointed to go up to the Lords with
To acquaint them, that this House doth assent to appoint a Committee to receive such Propositions as shall
be propounded by the Committee of the Lords, concerning the Preservation of the Mines of Salt-petre.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
it fit, that the Churchwardens of every Parish Church or
Chapel, do forthwith remove the Communion-table from
the East End of the Church, Chapel, or Chancel, where
they stand Altar-wise, and place them in some convenient
Place of the Church or Chancel; and take away the
Rails, and level the Chancels, as heretofore they were
before the late Innovations.
Ordinance for Thanks ndash; giving.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Wheeler, out of the
Receipt of the Poll-money, shall pay unto the Messengers
of the Exchequer Thirty Pounds, for their Charges in
dispersing the Ordinance for celebrating the Day of Publick Thanksgiving: And they are enjoined forthwith to
go away with these Ordinances, and to use their best
Diligence in the speediest Dispersing of them.
American Trade, &c.
The humble Proposition, made to the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons, was read; and referred
to the Committee for the Petition for Erecting of a new
Company for America: And that That Committee shall
sit on Thursday next, notwithstanding any Adjournment: And the Patent for Guyney and Burney; and
the Matter of the Exchange and Keeping of Money in
the Kingdom; and the Business of Fishing; is referred
to this Committee.
Mr. Solicitor is added to this Committee.
Prisoner discharged, &c.
Ordered, That Anne Hussey, who accused O'Connor
the Priest of High Treason, and is now under Restraint
with One of the Sheriffs of London, be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint: And it is farther
Ordered, that Sir Ro. Pye shall, for the present, pay
unto the said Woman Thirty Pounds.
List of Serjeant's Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Serjeant shall bring a List of the
Names of such Prisoners, as are under his Custody, To-morrow Morning; that such as are bailable may be bailed.
Kemp's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Rich. Kemp and Christopher
Wormeley was read; and nothing done in it at this time;
but a Resolution taken to consider of it between this and
Monday, or on Monday next.
Full House on Monday.
It was earnestly moved, that the House would take
the best Care they could, that a full House might be
here on Monday next.
Leave of Absence.
Lord Ruthyn, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Hollis, Sir Ben.
Rudyard, have Leave to go into the Country.
Communion ndash; tables, &c.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Selden, Serjeant Wilde, Lord, Falkland, Sir Jo.
Colepeper, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Crue, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Mr. Martin, Sir H. Mildmay;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to meet
this Afternoon at Two, in the Inner Court of Wards, to
take into Consideration the Removing the Communiontables in the Universities, and the Inns of Court: and the
Book of Sports; and all other Matters of Innovation that
have happened in Debate this Forenoon; and to frame
an Order upon them; and present. . . to the House.