House of Commons Journal Volume 2
04 December 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 04 December 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 332. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=5209 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 4 Decembris, 1641.

PRAYERS.

Leave of Absence.

MR. Rashley has Leave to go into the Country.

Army Account.

Mr. Wadland was called in: * * * *

Ordered, That Auditor Worfeild, and Auditor Bingley, the Auditors of the Impress, shall take the Account of the Paymaster of Carlile.

Proceedings against Chillingworth, &c.

Mr. Chillingworth was called in: * * * *

Mr. Wadling called in again: * * * *

The Serjeant was commanded to require Mr. Wadland, to set down in Writing the whole Relation he has made here, with all the Circumstances; and present it to the House.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr.William Chillingworth shall be sent to the Tower for Scandals and Contempts against this House; there to continue during the Pleasure of the House.

Mr. Chillingworth was called to the Bar: And, kneeling there, Mr. Speaker told him the Offence taken against him, for speaking of Sides in this House, at his declaring his Judgment in Offence, at his Instances of deposing Princes.

Upon a serious Consideration, the Speaker pronounced this Sentence against him; That he was to go to the Tower, there to remain a Prisoner during the Pleasure of the House.

Information concerning Venn.

Ordered, That on Wednesday next the House shall take into Consideration the Information that is given in to the House that concerns Mr. Venn, a Member of this House: And the Members are required to attend at that Time.

Proceedings concerning Piercy, &c.

Serjeant Wilde reports from the Committee that was appointed to state the Matter of Fact upon the Examinations taken that concern Mr. Piercy, Mr. Jermyn, &c.

He reports likewise the Design fixed upon Mr. Daniel Oneile:

The Examinations taken in Mr. Oneile's Business: And

Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Oneile, now a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, shall forthwith be sent for to the Bar, to be heard what he can say in the Business now in Agitation concerning him.

Mr. Oneile was accordingly brought to the Bar; and did desire, that he might see the Examinations taken against him, before he could answer any thing.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Candles shall be brought in.

Resolved, upon the Question, That it is sufficiently proved, That Mr. Daniel Oneile published false Rumours in the Army to the Chief Officers; that there were Dislikes between the King and the Parliament; and that Things were there done to the King's Disadvantage; and thereupon persuaded some of the principal Officers of the Army to take Part with the King.

Resolved, upon the Question, That it is sufficiently proved, That Mr. Daniel Oneile laboured to procure a Petition from the Army to the Parliament, containing in it divers scandalous and seditious Matters against the Parliament; and to get the Hands of some of the chief Officers thereunto.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Business concerning Mr. Oneile, shall be recommitted to the same Committee; to make a Result upon the Proof of the whole Matter: And they are to present it to the House on Monday Morning. And the House hath Ordered to take it into Debate the first Business that Day: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.