Die Veneris, ult. Aprilis, 1641.
ORDERED, That a Warrant issue forth, under
Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the
Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ, for Electing of a
Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Town of Agmondesham in Com' Buck', in the Stead of William Cheyney, formerly returned to serve for that Place, and since
1A vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of
Anne Regaurd, born beyond Seas.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That Sir Basil Brooke and Sir Tobit Matthew be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House; to answer their
Contempts, in not appearing upon the Summons of this
House; and to answer such other Matters, as shall be
objected against them here.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Wm. Waller, preferred to this House, concerning the Election of a Burgess for the Town of Andevor, and the whole Matter of
that Election, be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee for Sir Lewis Dive.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing
of John Kirke, James Kirke, and Mary Kirke now the
wife of Wm. West, and Children of Jervase Kirke of
London Merchant, deceased; upon Question, committed unto the Committee for De Vischer, & Hern, & al.
Ordered, That those English Reformado Officers, that
have petitioned this House, shall have a Month's Pay
paid unto them, upon the first Monies that Sir Wm.
Uvedale shall receive.
State of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Remonstrance of the State of the
Kingdom, and the Petition, be reported To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Votes upon the Canons be carried
up to the Lords, at a Conference, by a Committee of
Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bagshawe, Mr. Prideaux, and
Mr. Hill, are to go up with them, and to manage the
Conference; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards, at Two of Clock,
to prepare them against Monday, if they can.
Ordered, That the Committee, for the more free
Passage of the Gospel, do meet To-morrow at Two of
Clock post meridiem.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill of Subsidies.
Mr. Perd was called to the Chair.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill, as to
the Matter of Certificate, shall stand as it doth.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
The Bill of Subsidies was reported; and, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Jane, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Sir Edm. Fowell,
Mr. Edgcomb, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir
Phil. Stapleton, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Crewe, Serjeant
Wilde, Sir Hen. Ludlowe, Mr. Purefey, Lord Compton,
Mr. Arth. Goodwin, Lord Ruthen, Sir H. Wallopp, Mr.
Ja. Fines, Mr. Peard, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Hen. Bellingham, Mr. Greene, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Arth. Hasselrigge, Sir Tho. Widrington, Sir Edw. Boys, Sir Wm.
Ermyn, Sir Tho. Hele, Mr. Polewheele, Sir Tho. Bowyer,
Mr. Glanvile, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Strickland,
Sir Geo. Dalston, Mr. Salloway, Mr. Catlyn;
This Committee is to prepare and draw Instructions, to
be directed unto the Commissioners for the Upholding of
the Subsidies to a higher Proportion than now it is; and
for the just Assessing of them; and to present them to the
House for Allowance: And are to meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Records, or any thing else, that shall be necessary for this
Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Deans and Chapters shall be debated on Friday next at Nine in the Morning: And that, if those Divines, that have petitioned to
be heard on their Behalf, shall come, they shall be heard;
otherwise they are concluded for any further Time: And
that, at the same time, such of those Ministers, that have
preferred a Petition and Remonstrance to this House, if
they will, shall be present.
Speeches on Trial of E. of Straford.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor be required from this
House to bring in a perfect Copy of his Argument Yesterday in Westminster-hall: And likewise, that Mr. Pymm
bring in a Copy of his Speeches, spoken by him in Westminster-hall, both at the Beginning and latter End of the
Trial of the Earl of Straford.
King's Speech reported.
Mr. Speaker reports the King's Speech, in Whitehall,
on Wednesday last at Two post meridiem:
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
Having considered your Three Desires, I give you
this short and clear Answer:
1. Concerning Removal of Papists from Court; I am
confident, you know very well what legal Trust the
Crown hath in this Particular: Therefore I shall only need
to-assure you, that I shall govern it so, that there shall
be no just Cause of Scandal.
2. I am contented, that the Papists be disarmed, according to Law.
3. For the Irish Army; you must understand, that I
am already upon Disbanding of them; but find many
Difficulties in the Way of doing it: Therefore it is not
only requisite to wish it, but to shew the Way how it
shall be done: And therefore, in this, I shall not be unwilling to have your Advice and Assistance.
But this is not all that I desire; for I do wish; that the
same Peace and Tranquillity be restored in my Dominions,
which my Father, of happy Memory, left me: And, to
that End, I desire you, according to that Duty which
you owe to God and the Country, that you concur with
me, for the speedy Disbanding of the Two other Armies,
that are in England: To which End, there are Two
things requisite; Money, and the Conclusion of the Scotts
I am sure you are Masters of the One; and with me,
you are Judges of the other; this being a fitting Time,
for me to put you in mind of it, because you have now
all the Treaty before you: Assuring you, that none of you
shall shew more Industry and Willingness, for the Settling
of all things, in a peaceable Way, than myself.