Die Veneris, 23 Julii, 1641.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
for the Bill for Fullers Earth, Wool, and Wool-fells,
to consider of some secure Way of Transporting of Fullers Earth, viz. of such a Quantity as they shall think
fit, into the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Patricius Curwin, Sir Ralph Sydenham, Mr.
Noble, have leave to go into the Country.
Lady Lake's Deed.
Ordered, That the Deed, which, upon a Suggestion
of the Lady Lake's that it was hers, was by this House
ordered to be delivered, by the Examiner of the Star-chamber, to the said Lady Lake; the House being this
Day informed, that it did not belong to her; neither was
the same Deed brought in by her to the said Court of
Star-chamber: For the contrary doth appear by an
Order in the Court of Requests:
Ordered, therefore, That the said Lady Lake shall
forthwith deliver the said Deed to the Clerk of this
House, to be safely kept.
Leave to be examined by Lords.
Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Strode, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Peter
Wroth, Sir Thomas Cheeke, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Carew,
Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir * Hippisley, Sir Robert Pye,
Mr. Cage, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Grimston, Serjeant Wilde,
Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Perd, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir
Christopher Yelverton, Sir Antho. Irby, * Browne, Mr.
Coningsby, Mr. Broxam, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Dutton, Sir John Hotham, Sir Sidney Mountague, Sir Richard Buller, Sir Wm. Pennyman, * Hatton, Sir Guy
Palmes, and Sir Tho. Hutchinson, have Leave to be examined in the Lords House as Witnesses, &c.
Motions concerning the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That if any Member of this House shall have
Occasion to make any Motion or Question to the House
concerning any thing that has had Dependence in the
Star-chamber, they shall first acquaint the Committee,
or any Eight of them, therewith, that they may consider of it, and report it to the House, if they shall think
it worthy: And they are to meet every Saturday in the
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye, Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Mr. Whitlocke, and Sir Hen. Anderson, and Mr. Reynolds, shall examine Mr. Godfrey, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, upon these Points, that Browne the Priest has informed against him; and offer him the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance: And, upon their Report, he shall
be released from Prison.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Creditors of
Sir Abraham Dawes be referred to the Committee for the
Customers; to take so far into their Considerations, that
they do not prejudice the King, the Commonwealth, nor
any others that have formerly petitioned against Sir Abraham Dawes, and the rest: And they are to report the
State of the Business to the House, with what convenient
Speed they can.
Commrs for Poll-money.
That Mr. Valentine, and Mr. Carew, shall inform
themselves of the Delivery of the Commissions for the
Bill of Poll-money; and report to the House where the
Stop has been.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington shall make Report of Mr. Christopher Burrell's Case, late Minister of
Great Wratting in Com' Suff', on Monday Morning next.
Obnoxious Publication, &c.
Ordered, That the Pamphlet, intituled, The Order and
Form for Church Government by Bishops and the Clergy
of this Kingdom, be referred to the Committee for Printing, where Sir Edward Deering has the Chair; and that
That Committee shall be revived, to this Business, and
other Businesses of the like nature: And Mr. Selden, Mr.
Grimston and Mr. Rowse, are added to this Committee:
And they are to inquire after the Author and Printer of
this Pamphlet, and of all others of the like nature; and
to report it to the House with all convenient Speed they
can: And they are likewise to send for one Mr. Hollingworth, that preached a Sermon on Sunday last at St.
Margarett's, Westminster; and for a Copy of that Sermon; and to consider of it; and to report it to the House:
And that a Copy of an Order, informed to be made in
the House of Peers concerning the Bishop of Lincolne's
appointing such as shall preach there, be brought to that
Committee; to be considered of by them, whether there
be any such Order; and to inform this House thereof:
And that the Information given to this House concerning
Two Orations made in the Two Universities of Oxon and
Cambridge, touching the Decay of Learning, by the
Vice-chancellors of the said several Universities; and
the Sermons preached by Mr. Burton, and one Mr.
Blackwell, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, be referred
to the Consideration of that Committee.
Sir John Wray, and Sir Sedney Mountague, are likewise added to this Committee: And they are to meet
To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards.
Remonstrance on State of the Kingdom, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Remonstrance and Petition, to draw up a Remonstrance
of the State of the Kingdom and the Church; in what
State this Parliament found it; and what their Proceedings have been in reference to the Church and State:
And they are to bring in this Remonstrance by Tuesday
next: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
Sir Edward Leech, and Dr. Bennett, bring from the
Lords a Bill for the Ascertaining the Metes of the Forests,
which they have passed, with some small Alterations.
Disbanding the Army.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Reeve and Serjeant
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, touching the Disbanding of the Armies, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House.-
Business to be resumed.
Ordered, That the Members of this House shall, after
the Conference ended, and that the House shall resume
the Business they are now in Agitation of * * * *
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Ordered, That the same Gentlemen, that were appointed Reporters and Managers of the Conference
Yesterday, shall be Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Committee for settling an Order
for Account for the Poll-money; and the Committee for
a Declaration to be made, concerning the Sheriffs giving
Entertainment to the Judges; be joined, and made One
Committee: And sit To-morrow post meridiem at Two
of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Chadwell and Mr. Holborne have Leave to be of
Counsel, on Monday Morning next, with Sir Peter Vanlore, before the Lords.
Sir John Colpepper reports the Conference:
That the English Lords Commissioners propounded to
the Scotish Commissioners the Resolutions of this House,
offered to them Yesterday at a Conference; and that the
Scotts had sent their Answer in Writing: Which was read.
Scotch Army Arrears.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
King's Army, to consider of the Arrears due to the Scotts
Army; to audit and perfect the Accounts; and present
the State of them to the House with all convenient Speed:
And they are, to this Purpose, to meet this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock: And that the Paper, this Day brought
from the Lords, be referred to the Consideration of that
And the Committee for the King's Army is likewise to
consider of some convenient Way to propound unto the
City, for the Borrowing again of such Monies as were
formerly lent and are now ready to be paid to the
Lenders: And they are likewise to consider of Means for
providing Monies, by Loan or otherwise; and how the
Monies shall be discharged.
Sir Gilbert Gerrard has formerly lent Five hundred
Pounds for the Publick Service, which is ready, in the
Chamber of London, to be paid him; which he is willing
to continue the Loan of, for a longer time, for the Service of the Commonwealth.
|Mr. Hampden and Mr. Goodwin will lend -
|Sir Tho. Barrington - - - -
|Mr. Rowse, from Mr. Packer, - - -
|Mr. Capell - - - - - -
|Sir John Francklyn will continue the Loan of
|Mr. Reynolds, - - - -
|Sir John Colpepper - - - -
|Sir Edward Hales, - - - -
|Sir Edw. Hungerford - - - -
|Sir Robert Pye - - - -
|Serjeant Wilde - - - -
|Mr.* - - - - - - -
|Sir Edward Masters - - - -
|Sir Wm. Portman - - - - -
|Mr. Potts continue - - - - -
Two thousand Pounds for the Town of Newcastle.
State of the Kingdom.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild and
The Lords resolve to sit this Afternoon, at Four of
Clock, about the important Businesses of the Kingdom;
and do desire this House would sit at the same time, if
it may stand with their Conveniency.
Ordered, That the House sit at Four of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and is resolved to sit this Afternoon, at
Four of Clock.
Report to be resumed.
Ordered, That the Business of the Report made Yesterday from the Committee of Seven, shall be resumed
To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock; and no other
Business to interrupt it.
This Day Mr. Wheeler made Report, and presented
the Names of such of the Members of this House, and
of the Societies of the Inns of Court, that have paid in
their Monies, payable by an Act of Parliament for the
speedy Provision of Monies, &c.
Trial by Battaille.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Richard Lilbourne Gentleman, this Day preferred to this House,
shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee
for the Bill for Abolishing of Trial by Battaile, to be
considered of when the Committee shall be revived.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Tho. Hunt
to sell Lands for the Payment of his Debts, &c.
The Question was first put, for the Committing; which
passed with the Negative: And then, upon the Question
of Rejection, it was rejected.
Amendments to the Bill for Forests, sent down from
the Lords, were read; and, upon the Question, the Bill
ordered presently to be amended accordingly: The which
was done; and the Amendments thrice read; and, upon
the Question assented unto.
The Amendments were these; viz.
In the Second Press, Line 24, between the Word "of,"
and the Word "the," these Words to be put in, "any
of the Peers of this Kingdom, or of."
Line 28, between the Word "said" and the Word
"Knights," the Word "Peers" to be put in.
Arrears due to Scotland, &c.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee for the
There will be due to the Scotts, in toto, upon the
Twelfth of August, Fifty-seven thousand Four hundred
Pounds: Ten thousand Pounds is expected from the voluntary Loan of the Members: So that there will be
requisite Forty-seven thousand Pounds.
Mr. Vassall is appointed to go to the Lord Mayor, to
require him forthwith to send to the Master and Wardens of the several Companies, to speed the Collecting of
the Monies directed to be levied by force of an Act of
Parliament for the speedy Provision of Monies, &c. and
to give an Account of it To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Serjeant give Notice to the old Customers, that the House doth expect, that they should pay
in the Eighteen thousand Six hundred and odd Pounds,
ordered to be paid to the Earl of Warwicke, for the Relief
of the Northern Parts, between this and Tuesday next.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Edm. Mountford has Leave to go into the Country.
Loan from the City.
Resolved, upon the Question. That a Conference
shall be desired with the Lords, this Night, concerning
the Borrowing Forty thousand Pounds of the City.
The Lord Dungarvon is to go to the Lords, with a
Message to that Purpose.
Brings Answer, The Lords will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Conference, that
their Lordships are very ready to join with this House,
concerning the Treating with the City, touching the Borrowing of Forty thousand Pounds; and will send for the
Lord Mayor, and some of the Aldermen, to be here To-morrow Morning, to propound it unto them.