Martis, 21o Februarii
L. 1a. AN Act for Explanation of the Statute, made 3 Jac. intituled. An Act for the better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants.
Ordered, That the Knights, and Burgesses, of every Shire, City, and Borough, within this Realm, shall, upon Conference together, present the Names of all such, remaining in Commission, or Place of Government, or Command for the Service for the Wars, or Trust, contrary to the King's Answer, that either are convicted, or justly suspected, for Popery. Their Names, in Writing, to be presented to the Committee for Religion, by Monday next; and they to present it to the House. And the same Committee, at their next sitting, to take Notice also of such as ought to be confined, and yet resort to the Cities of London and Westmynster. The Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshyre and Northumberland to make Enquiry, and present the Names for the Bishoprick of Durham,and of Newcastle upon Tyne, which hath no Knights.
Much Question being made, whether the Presentment, to the Committee above-mentioned, should be under the Hands of the Knights and Burgesses: And at length Resolved, No; but only in Writing.
Mr. Mallett reporteth the Bill against secret Offices, with Amendments; which twice read. -
Upon Question, re-committed to the same Committee; with Addition of Mr. Brooke : - Friday next. Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Person to attend.
Nicholson to have Notice in Writing, by the Serjeant's Man, peremptorily to attend the Committee upon Thursday next. Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Concealments: - Upon Friday next. Two Clock, in the former Place.
Transportation of Wool: - To-morrow Afternoon. Two Clock, in the former Place.
A Petition, from Mr. Burlimachi, read; for the Payment of divers Sums of Money, remaining in the Treasurers Hands, for Money disbursed by him for the Four Regiments in the Low Countries.
Treasurers of Subsidies.
A Petition also read, from the Treasurers for the Three Subsidies, and Fifteens; to be freed from their Service.
Moved, Consideration may be had of the Monies owing to the Commanders, and others, in the Expedition with Count Mansfeild.
A Committee of the whole House, to consider of these several Petitions, of the Demands of the Country, and of such Monies as are claimed to be due for the
Expedition with Count Mansfeild; and of all Things concerning the Account of the Three Subsides, and Fifteens; with Power to make a Sub-committee, for auditing the Accounts, and preparing it for the grand Committee: - Saturday next, Two Clock, in the House; with Power to send for any, to inform or assist them.
Privilege - Election. Bribery.
Sir Lewys Dyve moveth, the House will take Consideration of the Petition exhibited by Sir Richard Strode against him, for giving a Reward to the Borough of . . to be chosen.
1. Upon Question, this Matter to be ended here, and not to be referred to the Committee for Privileges.
2. Upon Question, no further Witnesses to be heard, for Proof of the Matters objected against Sir L. Dyve.
3ly, Upon Question, Sir Lewis Dyve cleared from any undue Course taken by him about his Election.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Hutton hath Leave, for special Occasions, to go down into Yorkeshyre; promising, and being required, to return again to the House, within a Fortnight.