Die Jovis, 8 Julii, 1641.
Collins', &c. Petition.
THE humble Petition of Walter Collins, and John
Stanford One of his Majesty's Messengers in ordinary, was this Day read; and laid aside for this Time.
Ordered, That the Citizens and Burgesses that serve
for the City of London, be added to the Committee for
the Bill of Weavers.
That any Man, that is not a Member of this House,
that shall pay his Money, appointed him to pay, by the
Act intituled, An Act for the speedy Provision of Monies
for the Disbanding of the Armies, &c. into the Chamber
of London, shall receive an Acquittance for so much as he
shall pay : And an Acquittance under the Hands of the
Treasurers appointed to receive the said Monies, in such
manner as is expressed in the said Act, shall be a sufficient
Discharge for him, in the Country, for so much Monies,
as it shall appear by the Acquittance he hath paid.
Moved, That one of the Citizens that serve for the
City of London, shall repair to the Lord Mayor and the
rest of the Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies appointed by the said Act of Parliament, may sign Acquittances, and give Order for the People to be there all Day
long, for the Receiving of such Monies : But it was answered, by One of the said Citizens, that there needed
no Order for this Particular; for there was Care already
taken for it.
Appropriation of Money.
Ordered, That, out of the Monies that shall be paid in
here, in the South, by Directions of the Act of Parliament,
intituled, An Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for
disbanding the Armies, &c . Fifty thousand Pounds shall
be paid to Sir Wm. Uvedale, for the Disbanding of the
King's Army: And that the said Sir Wm. Uvedale shall
likewise receive the Monies, by the said Act appointed to
be paid at Yorke, for the said Service: And that, when
those Fifty thousand Pounds shall be paid to Sir Wm.
Uvedale, the Residue of the Monies appointed to be paid
here, in the South, by the said Act, shall be paid into the
Hands of the Ear! of Warwicke, for the Relief of the
Northern Parts, until he shall have received Sixscore
thousand Pounds: And that Acquittances, under the
Hands of Sir Wm. Uvedale and the Earl of Warwicke
respectively, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers appointed by the said Act, for such Monies as
the said Treasurers shall, by virtue of this Order, pay unto
the said Sir Wm. Uvedale and the Earl of Warwicke
respectively, for the Uses and Services aforesaid.
And it is further Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of those Counties, that are appointed to pay in their
Monies at Yorke, shall write down Letters to the several
Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, to move them for the
speedy Paying of these Monies, in the same Manner as is
appointed and directed in that Act: And the said Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, are likewise required, with all
Speed, to send down the printed Act, and the Proclamations issued forth for the Payment of the Monies.
Priests and Jesuits, &c.
This House doth Declare, That no foreign Ambassador
whatsoever ought to shelter or harbour any Popish Priests,
or Jesuits, that are Natives of the King's Dominions,
under Pretence of being their Servants, or otherwise:
And that the Committee of this House for the Ten Propositions shall present this Declaration to that Committee
of the Lords; to the end that their Lordships may join
with this House to petition his Majesty, that this may
accordingly be observed.
The other Proposition, concerning the transporting
of Irish Soldiers, under the Command of Popish
Commanders, was now laid aside; but ordered to be
considered of by the Committee of Forty-eight, and by
them presented to the Lords.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair:
And the whole Committee, concerning the Bishops Bill,
according to an Order made on Tuesday last, reported to
the Grand Committee the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the Rolls
and Justice Mallett;
The Lords desire, that the Committee for this House
appointed for the Cessation of Arms may meet with the
Committee of their House, presently, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
Answer returned, by the same Messengers;
This House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and is resolved, the Committee shall
meet as is desired.
Leave of Absence &c.
Captain Digby has Leave to go into the Country;
provided that he pay his Poll-money.
Committee of both Houses.
Mr. Strode is appointed to go to the Lords, with a
Message, to desire their Lordships to appoint a Time,
when the Committees of both Houses for the Ten Propositions may meet de die in diem, without Adjournment.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Sir John Colpepper reports from the Committee;
That the Earl of Bristoll acquainted the Committee,
that the Time for the Cessation of Arms expired on
That the Lords had assented unto a Cessation for Fourteen Days longer from that Day, upon the same Terms
as formerly, if the Treaty shall so long continue. -
Leave of Abfence.
Mr. Trelawney has Leave to go into the Country, for
some convenient Time. -
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
- Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
assent unto a Cessation of Arms for fourteen Days longer,
from the End of this Cessation, upon the same Terms as
formerly, if the Treaty shall so long continue.
Sir John Colpepper is appointed to acquaint the Lords,
by a Message, with this Assent of the House to a further
White and King.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. White and Mr. King shall be
excused from the Second Week of their Reading, by
reason of their Service in this House.
Committees of both Houses.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, that the Lords have appointed this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, for the select
Committees of both Houses for the Ten Propositions to
meet: and so to meet de die in diem.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
And the Committee proceeded with the Bill concerning Episcopacy.
Ordered, That To-morrow at Eight of Clock the
House shall be resolved into a grand Committee, to resume the Debate concerning the Bill of Episcopacy:
And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this
Order; and to interrupt any other Business at that Time.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pym went up with this Message to the Lords;
To acquaint their Lordships, that this House intends
to sit this Afternoon; and do desire their Lordships to do
the like, if it shall stand with the Conveniency of their
House: And likewise, to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning his Majesty's Manifesto, sent from the Lords, touching the Palatinate.
Mr. Pym brings Answer, that the Lords will sit this
Afternoon, at Four of Clock; and will then likewise give
a Conference, by a Committee of the whole House.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Rigby has Leave to be of Counsel with Knipe and
others, before the Lords.
Votes concerning Whittaker.
That the Votes that concern Mr. Lawrence Whittaker,
a Member of this House, shall be respited, till the House
shall sit this Afternoon; and that he shall have Notice
to be here at that Time.
Bp. of Bath and Wells.
That the Report concerning the Bishop of Bath and
Wells shall be made on Monday Morning next.
House to sit.
That the House sit this Afternoon at Three of Clock.
Levying Men in Ireland.
The Committee of Forty-eight to propound unto the
select Committee of the Lords; that Care may be taken,
and Consideration had, concerning several Commissions
granted for the Levying of Men in Ireland, to the Number of Fourteen thousand Men, as is informed, and all of
them Papists; to the end, to be transported, as is conceived, to Princes not well affected to this Kingdom:
And that Popish Commanders may not have such Power
by Commission, as is of late granted unto them.
Proceedings concerning Lynall.
Referred to the Committee for Bishop Wren, to
consider of the Matter concerning the Depriving of
Edmund Lynall a Minister; and to report that Particular
to the House.
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Privilege- Prosecution of Members.
Resolved, upon the Question, 10. That Sir George
Crooke Knight, then One of the Judges of the King'sbench, is not guilty of this Delay.
11. That the Continuance of Mr. Hollis, and the rest
of the Members of Parliament, 3° Car. in Prison, by the
then Judges of the King's-bench, for not putting in Sureties of the good Behaviour, was without just or legal Cause.
12. That the Exhibiting of the Information against Mr.
Hollis, Sir John Elliott, and Mr. Valentine, in the King'sbench, being Members of the Parliament, for Matter done
in Parliament, was a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament.
13. That the Over-ruling of the Pleas, pleaded by Mr.
Hollis, Sir John Elliott, and Mr. Valentine, upon that
Information, to the Jurisdiction of the Court, was against
the Law and Privilege of Parliament.
14. That the Judgment given upon a Nihil dicit
against Mr. Hollis, Sir John Elliott, and Mr. Valentine,
and Fine thereupon imposed, and their several Imprisonments thereupon, was against the Law and the Privilege
15. That the several Proceedings against Mr. Hollis,
and the rest, by committing them, and prosecuting them
in the Star-chamber, and in the King's-bench, is a
16. That Mr. Hollis, Mr. Strode, Mr. Valentine, and
Mr. Long, and the Heirs and Executors of Sir John
Elliot, Sir Miles Hobard, and Sir Peter Hayman, respectively, ought to have Reparation for their respective
Damages and Sufferings, against the Lords and others
of the Council, by whose Warrants they were apprehended and committed; the Council that put their
Hands to the Information in the Star-chamber; and the
Judges of the King's-bench.
17. That Mr. Lawrence Whittaker, being a Member
of the Parliament, 3° Car. and entering into the Chamber
of Sir John Elliott, being likewise a Member of that
Parliament; searching of his Trunks and Papers, and
sealing of them; is guilty of the Breach of Privilege of
Parliament; this being done before the Dissolution of
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Lawrence
Whittaker, being guilty of the Breach of the Privileges,
as aforesaid, shall be sent forthwith to the Tower; there
to remain a Prisoner during the Pleasure of the House.
Mr. Whittaker was called down; and kneeling, at the
Bar, Mr. Speaker pronounced this Sentence against him.
THE Committee of Forty-eight, according to the
Order of the Forenoon, went up to meet with the Committee of the Lords, concerning the Ten Propositions.
Privilege- Prosecution of Member.
The Order concerning the Votes of the Committee
for the Breach of Privileges, of tertio Car. that touched
upon Mr. Lawrence Whittaker, was read; and then the
Votes of the Committee were read; and he was heard
to speak for himself.
Mr. Whittaker does not deny, but that he did search,
and seal up the Chamber, and Trunks, and Study of Sir
John Elliott; but did endeavour to attenuate it by the
Confusion of the Times, at that time; the Length of the
Time since the Crime was committed, being Thirteen
Years; the Command that lay upon him, being commanded by the King, and three-and-twenty Privy
Earl of Leicester's Letters.
A Message from the Lords by J. Heath and Sir Edw.
The Lords desire a free Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning a Message they formerly received, touching the Earl of Leicester's Letters, presently,
if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, in
the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, by a
Committee of the whole House, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Hen. Mildmay, are appointed Reporters, and
Managers, of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference had with the Lords,
concerning a Message formerly sent from this House,
touching the Earl of Leicester's Letters:
"That the Lord Wharton begun, saying, He did not
know, how the Knowledge of my Lord of Leicester
Opening of his own Letters, and detaining others in his
Packet, came to this House, being done in the Presence
of Members of their House; but he would not question
That, at this time: He said further, that my Lord
Leicester had made a Relation touching the same to the
Lords, which had given them Satisfaction; and he
would leave it to my Lord Leicester to make the same
to this House; which he hoped would give us also
"Whereupon my Lord Leicester said, he was sorry
it was his Misfortune to be accounted guilty of Neglect
unto this House: He ever had an honourable Opinion
of this House: He said, he heard the Lords Committees
were opening of Letters that came by the foreign Post;
and that they did forbear to open his Packet till he came;
where he did open the Packet, and found Five Pieces in
it, that is, Five Parcels; One to Mr. Wakerin, Mr. Treasurer's Secretary, Two to Mr. Withrins the Post-master,
and One to Mr. Treasurer."
Proceedings concerning Wilmott, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Commissary Wilmott, and Colonel Ashburnham, shall be bailed, in the
same manner as Captain Pollard was heretofore bailed.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant shall issue under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, to the Lieutenant of the Tower, requiring him to deliver into the Hands of the Serjeant,
Commissary Wilmott, now a Prisoner under his Custody,
by order of this House:
It is further Ordered, That the said Mr. Wilmott, and
Mr. Ashburnham, shall be bailed, upon the Security
mentioned in the Petition; and upon the like Sums as
Mr. Pollard was formerly bailed.
Colonel Goringe, Commissary Wilmott, and Colonel
Ashburnham, are injoined, from this House, not to offer
any Act of Violence one upon another, upon any Resentment of any thing that has passed here, in the Discovery of this great Design, under which the said Mr.
Wilmott, and Mr. Ashburnham lie accused.
Colonel Goring, being now in the House, rose up;
and, in his Place, did protest punctually to observe this
Order and Injunction of the House.
Commissary Wilmott, and Colonel Ashburnham, are
likewise required to satisfy this House, under their
Hands, that they will observe this Order of the House.
Upon Reading of the Petition of Mr. Wm. Davenant,
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. William
Davenant shall be bailed, upon such Bail as this House
shall allow of.