Sabbati, 5 Feb. 1641.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Arrears
of Papists, shall have Power to examine, what
Indictments for Recusancy have been removed by Certiorari, since the Beginning of the Parliament, by what
Judges granted, and by whose Solicitation; also what
other Obstructions have hindered the Proceedings against
them: And they are to sit, Tuesdays and Fridays, in the
Star-chamber: And have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, and Writings.
Sir E. Deering's Books.
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers shall have Power to search the Houses,
where they shall be informed that Sir Edw. Deering's
Books are printing, or to be sold; and seize them, and
inform the House of the Names of the Printers.
Sir Jo. Fenwick, returned to serve as a Burgess for the
Town of Cockermouth in the County of Cumberland; and
One of the Knights, for the County of Northumberland;
chooseth to serve as Knight for the County of Northern
It is thereupon Ordered, That Mr. Speaker issue forth
his Warrant, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ, for electing of another Burgess to
serve in this present Parliament for the said Town of * *
Ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, now
ready in Cash, Part of the Ten thousand Pounds designed for the present Payment of the Soldiers at Dublyn,
shall be forthwith paid to Mr. Nico.Loftus, Deputy to
Sir Adam Loftus, Treasurer at Wars for Ireland; to the
end the same may be speedily transported, for the Use
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and
The Lords have commanded them to let you know,
that the Lord Newport, Yesterday in the Afternoon, the
Fourth of this Instant February, received this Answer
from his Majesty, and acquainted this House this Morning, That the King will speedily return an Answer to the
Petition, concerning the Lord Mandevile, and the Five
Members of the House of Commons; and so that other
Petition concerning the Militia of the Kingdom; both
vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Restitution of several
Sums of Money, undully taken and exacted from the Subject by divers Vintners of the City of London, and others,
on Wines retailed and vended within this Kingdom.
2da vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and, upon Question,
committed unto the Committee for Customers, where Mr.
Green has the Chair; and with the Addition of Mr. Mallory, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Gallion, Mr. Glyn, Sir Symonds
D'Ewes, Mr. Pym, Sir H.Vane, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Tho.
Hutchinson, Mr. White, Sir Edw.Patheriche, Sir Edm.
Montfort, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir H. Anderson, Sir
Tho. Soame, Sir Harvey Bagott, Sir Wm. Sacile, Sir Arth.
Haselrig, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Ro. Coke: And are to
meet on Monday Morning next, at Seven of Clock, in
the Star-chamber: And have Power to call before them
the Parties concerned in the Bill; and to hear what they
can say for themselves; and to report their Answers to
the House: And they have likewise Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Rich and
The Lords have received this Bill, intituled, An Act
for the Disenabling all Persons in Holy Orders to exercise any Temporal Jurisdiction or Authority, from this
House: They have given it Readings, according to the
Course of their House; and have agreed unto it, with
these Amendments following:
The Amendments were; In the Fourteenth Line, after
the Word "the," put out the Words following, till the
Word "in," in the next Line; and, instead thereof, put
in the Words "Fifteenth Day of February:' In the
Twenty-ninth Line, put out the Words "Tenth Day of
November;" and instead thereof, put in the Words
"Fifteenth Day of February:" In the Sixteenth Line,
after the Word "any," and before the Word "Suffrage"
in the next Line, put in the Words "Seat or Place."
The Amendments were thrice read: And
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Bill
should be thus amended.
Sir Ro. Harley is appointed to carry up this Bill to the
Lords, so soon as they are set; and to tell the Lords, that
this House is glad of the good Correspondence between
both Houses; especially in a Business that tends so much
to the Peace of the Kingdom: And to desire the Lords
to move his Majesty, to pass this Bill with as much Expedition as might be; it being a Business that will give
such great and general Satisfaction to his People.
Ordered, That the Committee for Monopolists, where
Mr. Peard has the Chair, be revived; to sit on Tuesday
next, at Eight of Clock, in the Star-chamber: And that
this Business, concerning Mr. Long and Mr. Hooke, be
referred to this Committee.
That the Lieutenant of the Tower be summoned to
appear here presently.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for the present
Disarming of Popish Recusants, with some Additions
and Amendments: The which Additions and Admendments were twice read; and upon the Question, recommitted to the same Committee: And they are to meet,
on Monday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, in the
Inner Court of Wards: And Mr. Maynard is added to
Sir Jo. Netersfield, * * *, Sir Geo. Hamilloun.
Ordered, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland be
moved, to discharge all such as have Command in the
Army of Ireland, That will not receive the Communion,
and take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, except
the Earl of Clanricard, and especially, that he remove
Sir Jo. Nettersfield and Sir Geo. Hamilton from their
Commands: And the Lord Folliate is recommended
unto his Lordship, in the Place of Sir Jo. Nettersfield.
Mr. Glyn, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Fines, Mr. Whittlock,
Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Maynard, Sir
Tho. Barrington, Mr. Prideaux;
This Committee is to take into Consideration, what
will be the fittest Way to prevent the extraordinary Convention of People: And are presently to withdraw, to
prepare something, to be offered to this House, in this
Sir G. Wentworth.
Ordered, That on Tuesday Morning next, the Consideration of Sir Geo. Wentworth's having a Command
in Ireland shall be resumed.
Ordered, That. . .Committee, concerning Alien Artificers, be revived; to sit on Monday Morning next, at
Eight of Clock, in the Inner Star-chamber.
That the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties
shall think of some Places, out of their County, for the
Persons of Popish * *
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee,
to take into Consideration the Bill for securing the Persons of Recusants.
Mr. Reynolds called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
That the Citizens, that serve for the City, shall use
their best Endeavours to prevent any Confluence of
People, or tumultuous Assemblies; And that they shall
acquaint such People * * * *.