Die Veneris, 4 Decembr. 1640.
Ly. Dimock's Petition.
ORDERED, That the Lady Dimock's Petition, and
all of the like Nature, be referred to the Committee
for Dr. Tomson's Petition.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Mr. Palmer, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir J. Curson, Mr.
Catalyn, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Napier, Sir Roger North,
Mr. Valentine, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr.
Spurstow, Sir Tho. Woodhowse, Ld. Fairefax, Mr. Moore,
Sir Dudly North, Ld. Wenman; by an Order, this Day
made, These are added to the Committee for St. Gregorie's
Order in the House.
Ordered, That whosoever does not take his Place, when
he comes into the House; or removes out of his Place,
to the Disturbance of the House; shall pay Twelve-pence,
to be divided between the Serjeant and the Poor. And
whosoever speaks so loud in the House, when any Bill, or
other Matter, is reading, as to disturb the House, shall
pay the like Forfeiture.
And it is farther Ordered, That, the Business then in
Agitation being ended, no new Motion of any new
Matter shall be made, without Leave of the House.
Moulton Common Marsh.
vice lecta, An Act concerning a certain Salt
Marsh, called Moulton Common Marsh, in the County
Windebank to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Windebanck be, by Order
of this House, required to come hither presently, and, if
he himself cannot be met with, then the Messenger, in the
Name of this House, is to require Mr. Robert Reade, his
Clerk, presently to attend this House: And the Messenger is to inquire, where Mr. Secretary now is, and when
he was last at home; and of all he is forthwith to give
an Account to this House.
Secrecy of Examinations.
Ordered, That those Members of this House, that be
appointed to be present at the preparatory Examinations
before the Lords, be required to declare, that by the
Duty they owe to this House, they are obliged to keep
all those Examinations secret.
Those Eight, appointed for that Service, did make all
of them Protestations to that Purpose.
Ordered, That those Eight, or any Four of them, may
be present at these preparatory Examinations before the
Mr. Selden, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Crew, Sir Peter Hayman,
Sir Harbottle Grimston, Sir H. Anderson, Sir Nevill
Poole. Sir Tho. Barrington, and all, that will come, have
Voices, at the Committee for Forests: And this Committee has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to the
Business; and are to meet on Monday in the Afternoon
at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Mr. Burton was called in; and did avow the Petition,
he delivered in to this House Yesterday.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by the Two Lord Chief
The Lords do desire a present Conference, in the
Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Convenience
of this House, by a Committee of both Houses, touching
the great Business between the Two Kingdoms.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers. That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give them a present Meeting, as is
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms shall forbear to
take Bail of Dr. Lafield, till the House shall take farther
Order in it.
And it is farther Ordered, That Dr. Lafield shall be
heard To-morrow in the Afternoon, at the Grand Committee for Religion.-
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Hollis, Sir Tho. Roe, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Palmer, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crew; these are appointed Reporters of this present Conference.
Sir Thomas Roc reports from the Conference, in hæc
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Resolved, upon the Question, That this House does
approve of the Continuance of a Cessation of Arms, between the Two Kingdoms, for a Month longer, from the
Sixteenth of this Instant Month of December, upon the
same Terms it was formerly agreed upon; in case the
Treaty shall hold so long.
Property of the Subject.
By Order, To-morrow Morning is appointed, peremptorily, for the Debate of the Subjects Property in their
Mr. Kirton, Mr. Ashburneham, Sir Edw. Hungerford,
Sir Edw. Bainton, and all the Knights for every County,
are added to the Committee for preparing the Bill of
Grant of One hundred thousand Pounds: [And] they
are to meet this Afternoon at Two of [Clock,] in [the