Die Veneris, 27 Aug. 1641.
Custom on Tobaccoes.
2da vice lecta est Billa,
AN Act for the Payment of a Subsidy
or Custom upon Tobaccoes of English
And the Questions being put for the Commitment;
They both passed with the Negative.
And thereupon the Bill was rejected.
By Resolution upon the Question, the House doth
assent unto this Ordinance following:
An Ordinance of Parliament, for a Day of publick
Thanksgiving for the Peace concluded between
England and Scotland.
Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to give a happy
Close to the Treaty of Peace between the Two Nations of
England and Scotland, by his wise Providence defeating
the evil Hopes of the subtle Adversaries of both Kingdoms; for which great Mercy it was, by the King's most
Excellent Majesty, the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament, enacted, that there should be publick
Thanksgiving in all the Parish Churches of his Majesty's
Dominions: It is now Ordained and Declared, by the
Lords... Commons in Parliament, That the Time for the
Celebration of that publick Thanks to Almighty God,
for so great and publick a Blessing, shall be on Tuesday
the Seventh of Sept. by Prayers, Reading, and Preaching
the Word, in all Churches and Chapels of this Realm:
Whereof we require a careful and due Observance, that
we may join in giving Thanks, as we partake of the
Blessing, with our Brethren in Scotland, who have designed the same Day for that Duty.
Sir Robert Harley went up to the Lords, to desire, that
the select Committee of Five of their House might meet
with the select Committee of this House, concerning an
Ordinance to be framed for appointing a Day for the
publick Celebrating of Thanksgiving, for the happy
Conclusion of the Treaty.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, that the select
Committee of that House will presently meet with the
Committee of this House, in the Painted Chamber.
An Ordinance and Instructions for Disarming of
Recusants was read.-
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich, and
The Lords are now ready for the Meeting at a Conference, concerning the Recess, if it stand with the
Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting.-
Ordered, That, after the Return from this Conference,
the House shall resume the Consideration of the Ordinance and Instructions for the Disarming of Recusants.-
Sir Jo. Colepeper, Mr. Grimston, * Solicitor, * Pym,
* Barrington, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Sir Jo. Colepeper reports the Conference with the Lords:
"The Lords gave this Answer; that they like very
well of the Time of Wednesday come Sevennight for the
Day of Recess; but, for the Day of Return to be on the
Twentieth of October, they incline rather it should be on
the First of November; but leave it to the Consideration
of this House."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall
insist upon the former Day of the Return to be on the
Twentieth of October.
Call of the House, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That no Leave shall be
given to any Member of this House to depart, unless it
be asked between Nine and Eleven: And that the House
shall be called on Monday come Sevennight.
Capt. Charles Price is appointed to go up to the Lords,
to desire a free Conference concerning the Matter of the
Ordered, That the Money, according to the Certificate
delivered in by Sir Jo. Hotham, shall be paid to the Reformado Officers, out of Sir Ro. Pye's and Mr. Wheeler's
Receipt of the Poll-money, so soon as Money shall come
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett shall be transmitted to the Lords:
And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the same: And
Sir F. Knollis the younger is to desire the Conference.
Mr. Charles Price brings Answer, that the Lords will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The House, according to a former Order, resumed
the Consideration of the Ordinance and Instructions,
concerning the Disarming of Recusants.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Ordinance,
together with the Instructions, shall be assented unto.
Sir Jo. Colpeper reports the Substance of the Conference:
That their Lordships did totally assent to the Twentieth of October, for the Day of Return of the Parliament:
They farther said, that their Intention was, that if there
should any great Occasion intervene, that they were not
bound up by this Vote; and they hope, that the Intention of this House was the like: And that some Consideration may be had concerning the Commissioners sent into
Scotland. It was farther said, that the Lords had taken
Order to keep their Members together till the Recess:
And had ordered, That the House should be called on
Monday come Sevennight.
Navy Supply &c.
Sir Jo. Colpeper farther reported, that he and Sir
H. Vaine were with the Commissioners for the Treasury,
concerning the Fifteen thousand Pounds a Month to be
paid towards the Navy; and that there should be Assignments for Payment of the same accordingly: And that
the Lords would give Order for Ships, from transporting
the Ammunition from Barwicke.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
Declare, That they are not so bound up by the Order for
the Recess, but that, if any emergent Occasion shall
arise, they may recede from it.
Ordered, That the Names of the Commissioners for
disarming Recusants shall be presented to the House
Levies for King of Spaine.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Levies in
Ireland, for the King of Spaine's Service, shall be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.