Die Martis, 8 Junii, 1641.
Leave to transfer Petition to Lords.
SIR Gilbert Gerrard has Leave to prefer his Petition
to the House of the Lords, concerning a Bill depending in the Star-chamber, in a Suit depending between Sir
Gilbert Gerrard and Mr. George Pitt.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Custom-house shall
take an Entry of all such Goods in their Hands, as Mr.
Thomas Lenthall and Mr. Francis Lenthall have now to
transport; and take Bonds of them, to the King's Use,
to pay and satisfy, upon Demand, such Rates and Prices,
as shall be, by this House, settled and appointed to be
paid upon Merchandize.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Selden, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hide, Mr. Whitlocke, and Mr. Maynard, do forthwith draw and prepare a Bill for the Coining of Plate; and present the same to the House Tomorrow Morning at Eight of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare
Instructions, to be sent to the Commissioners for keeping
the Subsidies to a greater Proportion, do meet this
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Hide reports the Conference had Yesterday with
A Letter from Sir Thomas Glemon was read (to my
Lord General). And likewise
A Letter from Sir Jacob Ashley to Mr. Speaker.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
hold it fit, that the Cessation of Arms between the Two
Kingdoms should continue for a Fortnight longer, from
the 14th of this instant Month of June, upon the same
Terms it was formerly agreed upon, in case the Treaty
shall so long continue.
Moved, That Mr. Speaker might signify to Sir Jacob
Ashley, and other the Commanders of the Army, from
this House, of the good Opinion this House hath of
them, notwithstanding the Information given to this
House, in a Letter to Mr. Darley.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the select Committee of Fifty-two
shall have Power to treat with the Committee of the
Lords, concerning the Forty thousand Pounds, Part of
the Sixscore thousand Pounds, promised to be lent by the
City, as yet unpaid; and to acquaint them with the Resolution of this House, concerning the Continuance of a
Cessation of Arms for another Fortnight, from the Twenty-fourth of this instant Month of June, upon the same
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, appointed to treat concerning the Lending of Monies, to
consider to whom the Monies, now ready, shall be paid,
and in what manner; and to report it to the House:
And are to meet To-morrow Morning in the Starchamber.
Treaty with Scotland.
That the Committee of Fifty-two shall press, unto the
Committee of the Lords, the speedy Signing of the Articles: And to acquaint them, that so soon as the Articles
shall be signed, this House doubts not but the Monies
will be ready.
Upon Mr. Crewe's Report from the select Committee
of both Houses appointed to treat, concerning the Treaty,
the Answers to the * Article, in hæc Verba;
Resolved, upon the Question,
Trade.-That, to the first Part, which concerns a mutual Capacity to obtain, inherit, and possess, all Benefits and Privileges betwixt the Subjects of both Kingdoms, be left to the Laws of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, concerning Noblemen not having Voices in Parliament, unless they have
Five hundred Pounds per Annum in the Kingdom whereof they are Peers, be assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That the last Part of the Article, concerning Precedency, be left to Courtesy; as hath been accustomable, since King James his coming into England.
The Tenth Article is referred to the Consideration of
the Judges: and so is the latter Part of the Eleventh
Article: And as yet the Committee has received nothing
Resolved, upon the Question, That this shall be an
Answer to the latter Part of the Second Article of Peace;
" That if either Parliament make a War, there shall be
Three Months time before there be any hostile Act."
Resolved, &c. That, to the End of the Answer of this
House, concerning Uniformity of Church Government,
these Words shall be added to the latter End, viz. "and
of both Kingdoms."
Ordered, That the Committee of the Fifty-two shall,
with the Lords Committees, consider of the Commissioners Names, appointed to consider of the Trade of the
Kingdom; and of the Names of so many as shall have
Power to treat: And to prepare some Heads, Instructions upon which the Commissioners shall treat: And to
present them to this House.
This House doth declare, and hold it fit, that Mr. Burton shall be restored to his former Liberty of Preaching.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Regulating the
Council-table; and taking away the Court commonly
called the Star-Chamber; and, upon Question, passed.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Repeal of a Branch
of a Statute, in the First Year of Queen Eliz. concerning Commissioners in Causes Ecclesiastical; and, upon
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Mr. Fines reports from the close Committee of Seven;
1. Concerning the Business of the Tower;-the Examination of Billingsley,- Mr. Nut, - Bersey, - Bal
four Lieutenant of the Tower.
Concerning the Army; To engage and incite That
against the Parliament.
Concerning the French; - 1. Wood's * *; Actions
tending this way, by a Priest in Lancashire;
Actions tending this way;-The flight of those Gentlemen into France; whither Secretary Windebank fled
before, and whither the Earl of Strafford should have
fled, if he had not been prevented.
The Fortifying of Portsmouth; - the Confluence of
Papists, about that Part of Hampshire that lies near
The Desire of Mr. Jermyn to get Portesmouth into his
Hadns, as appeared by the Examination of Mr. Bland:
Together with the Drawing of the French Forces towards
Callies, Diep, and Granvile.
Exceptions to a Member's Words.
Exceptions were taken at the Words spoken by the
Lord Digby in Seconding of some Words first spoken by
Commissary Wilmott, concerning an Oath, which Colonel Goring, in his Examinations, confesseth to have
taken in the Presence of Commissary Wilmott, &c.; and
concerning some Words thereupon.
After some Debate of which Words; and after that
the Lord Digby had explained himself; the House was
not content with this Explanation: And therefore he
was commanded to withdraw.
Commissary Wilmott likewise withdrew, though not
by the general Command of the House.