Die Mercurii, 9 Junii, 1641.
vice lecta est Billa, A N Act to prevent the Danger that may
happen by Popish Recusants; upon
By Resolution, upon the Question, instead of these
Words, "shall be tried" in One of the Provisoes, these
Words, "shall depend" were inserted.
By Resolution, upon the Question, these Words
"whereof One to be of the Quorum" were struck out
of the Bill.
By Resolution, upon the Question, these Words,
"the which Oaths the said Justices are authorized and
enabled, by virtue of this Act, to administer to any such
Person or Persons". . . .
Bills sent to Lords.
Mr. Hampden was appointed to carry up these Bills
following, to the Lords:
An Act for regulating the Council-Table; and taking
away the Court, commonly called the Star-chamber.
An Act to prevent the Dangers that may happen by
An Act to take away a Branch of a Statute made 1°
Eliz. concerning Commissioners in Causes Ecclesiastical.
Member sent for.
Sir Wm. Widdrington was ordered to be sent for to
come to the House presently.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Treasurer and Mr. Crew went up to the Lords, to acquaint them of the Resolution of this House, con-to acquaint them of the Resolution of this House, concerning the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms for yet
a Fortnight longer, after the 14th of this present June,
Bringing in Candles without Leave.
There was this Morning Exceptions taken against Mr.
Price and Sir Wm. Widdrington, for some Carriages of
theirs last Night, concerning the taking away the Candles from the Serjeant violently; when there was no general Command in the House for the bringing of Candles in; but a great Sense of the House went for rising;
it being so very late.
They, in their Places, made Explanation, with what
Intentions they did it: And they were commanded to
Which accordingly they did: And then the House
fell into Debate of the Business:
Upon the Question, Whether Sir Wm. Widdrington
and Mr. Herbert Price should be sent to the Tower for
|The House was divided:
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy,
|Sir Jo. Colpeper,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Jo. Strangeways,
|With the Yeas,
||- - 189.
|With the Noes,
||- - 172.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Widdrington and Mr. Herbert Price shall, for their Offence to this
House, be sent to the Tower; there to remain during
the Pleasure of the House.
Sir Wm. Widdrington and Mr. Herbert Price were
called to the Bar; and there offered to kneel: But, because
they did not kneel, they were caused to withdraw.
And after some Debate of the House, concerning
their coming kneeling, they were again called to the
Bar: And there, they kneeling all the while, Mr.
Speaker pronounced the Sentence against them, of their
being committed to the Tower.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Reeve and J. Foster;
The Lords have sent them with this Message;
The Lords have agreed to a Cessation of Arms for
Fourteen Days longer, from the 14th of this Month,
upon the same Terms as formerly, if the Treaty shall so
long continue; and desire that this House would do the
Resolved, upon the Question, that this House agrees
to the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms between the
Two Kingdoms, for a Fortnight, for Fourteen Days
longer, from the 14th of this instant Month, upon the
same Terms as it was formerly agreed upon, in case the
Treaty shall so long continue.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and does agree to the Continuance of a Cessation
of Arms for Fourteen Days longer, after the 14th of
this instant Month, upon the same Terms as formerly,
if the Treaty shall so long continue.
Ld. Admiral and Earl of Essex thanked.
Mr. Hollis acquainted the House, that the Earl of
Essex informed him, * * * *
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis and Mr. Hampden shall,
from this House, return Thanks to the Lord Admiral,
and the Earl of Essex, for their respects to this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Colonel Goring,
in this Deposition of his, concerning this Discovery, has
done nothing contrary to Justice and Honour; but has
therein deserved very well of the Commonwealth, and
of this House.
Archbp. of Canterbury.
That the Committee for the Archbishop of Canterbury do sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the
Committee concerning the Plot.
That the Committee of Seven, appointed to take the
Examinations in this new Discovery, be revived; and
shall have Power to take Examinations in that Business,
as formerly they had.
Commissioners for Trade.
That Mr. George Clerke, Mr. Thomas Jennings, Mr.
Barker, Mr. Tho. Burnell, be added to the Commissioners concerning Trade.
House to meet.
That the House meet this Afternoon, at Three of the
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker issue forth his
Warrant, directed unto the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Election of another Burgess, to serve for
the Town of Lewis, in the Stead of Mr. Rivers; formerly returned to serve for that Town, and since
Ordered, That the Committee for the Queen's Jointure take into Consideration the humble Petition of the
Inhabitants and Tenants of the Soake of Somersham, in
the County of Hunt', and other Places adjoining, this
Day preferred to this House.
Supplying London with Water.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of Hertf',
Middlesex, Westminster, and London, be added to the
Committee for the Bill of the Aqueduct from Hodgsdon
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee to take into Consideration the Bill of Subsidies.