Die Sabbati, 27 Nov. 1641.
Proceedings concerning Courtney.
ORDERED, That the Examination of Adam Courtney, and Papers (Pieces of Letters) that were taken
with him, be referred to the Committee for Mr. Beale;
and that Mr. Peard, and Mr. Wheeler, do go to the
Justices of the King's Bench, to desire that Adam Courtney, alias Smyth, now a Prisoner in Aylesbury Gaol, be
forthwith removed hither by Habeas Corpus.
Abuse of Wiseman.
Ordered, That the Abuse informed to be offered to
Mrs. Wiseman by one Smyth a Messenger employed by
this House for Apprehending of Priests, be referred to
the Consideration of the Committee, appointed to examine the Abuse of those Persons so employed.
Habeas Corpora for bringing up a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Serjeant's Man shall attend the
Court of King's Bench for Two Habeas Corpora, to bring
one Adam Courtney hither, now a Prisoner in Aylesbury
Gaol; One returnable on Monday next, the other returnable before the Lord Chief Justice out of Term, in case
the Messenger cannot come thither time enough for the
Execution of the first.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That James Best, at the Sign of the Death's
Head in the Old Bailey, be forthwith summoned to attend
the House presently.
Letters, &c. concerning the Plot.
Ordered, That the Letters and Examinations taken
upon the first Design, &c. be referred to the Committee
of Seven; to prepare in such a Manner, as may be fit
for the Carrying of them up to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning
trained Soldiers do meet this Afternoon, in the usual
place; and do bring in that Bill on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to frame a
Petition to be presented unto his Majesty, shall prepare
Reasons, and offer them to this House, to be presented
unto his Majesty for the Continuance of the Guards: And
shall have Power to receive from any of the Members of
this House, or any other, such Informations as shall be
offered, as may conduce to this Business.
Colonel Goring delivereth this Answer to the Message
sent to the Lords last Night;
That the Lords had taken into Consideration the Message of this House; and would join with this House in a
Request to the King to continue the Guards; and to that
Purpose had sent the Earl of Warwicke and Lord Digby
to his Majesty.
Tonage and Poundage.
The House was resolved into a Committee, and proceeded with the Bill of Tonage and Poundage: And
Mr. Lisle was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Lisle reported the Bill concerning Tonage and
Poundage, with the Additions and Amendments, and
Two Provisoes: The which Additions, Amendments, and
Provisoes, were twice read.
Resolved, upon...., That the Proviso concerning
the Herrings shall be struck*
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill of Tonage
and Poundage, thus reported, with the Amendments,
shall be ingrossed, and brought in on Monday.
Mr. Kinge reports the Bill for the Relief of the Captives of Algiers, with the Amendments: The which were
twice read; and then the Bill was, upon the Question,
recommitted to the same Committee: And are to meet
upon it on Monday Morning next at Eight of Clock, in
Petition to the King.
Mr. Pym reports the Petition to be presented unto his
Majesty, which was twice read.
Resolved, That these Words, "in a Parliamentary
way," shall be added to this Petition.
Resolved, That these Words, "by the Favour and
Blessing of God," shall be added to*
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Petition shall
be ingrossed, and presented unto his Majesty.
Ordered, That the Clerk shall cause Copies of the Declaration to be fair written, for his Majesty and the Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Copy of the Declaration shall be presented to his Majesty, together with
Resolved, upon the..., That another Copy of the Declaration shall be written for the Lords.
Parliament Guards, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Sir
The Lords do desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it,
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Message sent from his Majesty, in Answer to the
Message of both Houses for continuing the Guards: And
further, to acquaint this House, that on Monday next
the Lords intend to proceed in the Business concerning
Mr. Wm. Sheldon, and Mr. Edward Sheldon: As for
Mr. Edward Sheldon, he is not able to come up by
reason of his Age, as by Affidavit it will appear.
Mr. Pym, Sir John Colpeper, Sir Tho. Barrington,
Sir H. Vane, Sir Sam. Roll, are appointed Reporters of
Sir John Colpeper reports the Conference.
The Lord Keeper told them, 'That, according to the
Desires of this House, and the Resolution of their House,
they had sent Two of their Lords, the Earl of Warwick,
and the Lord Digby, to present unto his Majesty the
Desires of both Houses, for the Continuance of Guards
&c. To which his Majesty had returned this Answer:
Which was read, in hæc Verba;
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