Die Lunæ, 16 Nov. 1640.
Southampton Petitions referred to the Committee of Twenty-four.
* Snelling's Petition referred to the Committee for
A Member reprimanded.
Mr. Watkins, a Member of the House, disobeying the
House, (being several times commanded to withdraw)
was therefore called to the Bar; upon his Knees, submitted himself to the Censure of the House.
Mr. Watkins commanded to forbear the House, till
his Business has received a further Examination.
There was a Paper offered, by a Member of this House,
concerning Fortifications and Ordnance mounted in the
Tower; which was read: But it being declared, by One
of the Privy Council, that my Lord Cottington had delivered up his Patent, and that the King had cancelled it;
and that this Day the Soldiers were dismissed; the
House proceeded no further in that Business: Only there
was a Motion made, that the honourable Personages of
the Privy Council, about the Chair, might move the King,
that all things in the Tower might be settled in the same
Condition and State, as they were before the King's going
to the North; and that the Men of the Hamlets, which
formerly did attend the Service of the Canons, might
now again do it.
Members concerned in Monopolies.
Mr. Perd, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Neville Poole, Sir Jo.
Evelyn, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Perpoint, Mr. Prideaux, Sir
Edmund Mountfort, Mr. Kirton, Sir Ralfe Hopton, Mr.
St. Johns, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Ashborneham,
Mr. Cradock, Mr. Glinne, Sir Fr. Barnham, Sir Guy
Palmes, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Kinge, Mr. White, Mr.
This Committee is to examine the Delinquency of Mr.
Wattkins, in point of Monopoly or Project; and to inquire, whose Names are used in any Monopoly or Project,
or receive any Benefit from any Monopoly or Project;
and have Power to send for any Persons, Records, or
Papers, that may conduce to this Business: They are also
to make Inquiry, who they be that have sat here, since
the Order against Monopolists or Projectors was made,
in Breach of that Order: And for this Service they are
to meet on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Hostmen of Newcastle.
A Paper, concerning the Hostmen of Newcastle, was
read, and referred to the former Committee.
East Green stead Election.
Mr. Maynard reported from the Committee for Privileges,
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Upon his Report, it was Resolved, upon the Question,
That the Lord Buckhurst was well elected, and well
returned, to serve as a Burgess for East Greenstead, in
the County of Sussex, and ought to be admitted to sit
here. And accordingly he was called in.
Member not to sit.
Ordered, Sir Wm. Culpepper and Mr. Goodwyn to for-bear to sit, till their Election be determined.
Ordered, The House to be resolved into a Committee;
and Mr. Solicitor to take the Chair.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Solicitor's Report from the Committee, it
was, by the House, Resolved, upon the Question,
1. That those Aldermen, and other Citizens, that shall
give Security to the particular Lenders of the Money,
shall be the Persons that shall have Power to receive and
retain, in their Hands, the Money raised by this Act of
Parliament, for their Security.
2. That the Counties of Northumberland, the Bishop-rick of Durham, and the Town of Newcastle, shall be
exempted from paying towards these Monies:
3. That the Town of Berwick shall not be exempted
from this Payment.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen that serve for the
City of London, and Mr. Spurstow, shall let the City
know the Course that is taken for the Security of those
that shall give Security to the particular Lenders of
Proceedings concerning Spiller.
Ordered, That Sir H. Spiller shall attend the Committee for drawing up the Charge against the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, this Afternoon, with my Lord Lieutenant's Letter, mentioned in this House on Saturday last;
and which he confessed to Mr. Pimme, a Member of this
House, that he had: And he is to remain still in safe
Custody, till he understand the farther Pleasure of the
Ordered, The Committee concerning the Communion,
now sine Die, to sit on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at
Two of Clock.
Members to meet at Church.
All the Members of this House are to meet To-morrow, at Nine of Clock, at St. Margaret's Church, West-minster.
Ordered, The House to be adjourned till Wednesday
Morning, Eight of Clock; with a Reservation for all
Committees to sit this Afternoon notwithstanding.