Die Sabbati, 1 Maii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
SIR Wm. Dalston has Leave to be absent for a Week,
Non-attendance of Members.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that
shall come to the House after Eight of Clock, shall pay
Twelve-pence, (except it shall appear unto the House, that
they are employed in the Service of the House) to
be disposed of, as this House shall think fit; and the Serjeant is to gather this Money: And, if any Member shall
forbear to come for the whole Day, he shall pay Five
Shillings, unless he have Licence from this House, or be
sick, or be in the Service of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Evelyn has Leave to be absent for Four or Five
1A vice lecta est Bill, An Act for the Continuance of
Bishops Secular Affairs.
3A vice lecta est Billa, An Act to restrain Bishops, and
others in Holy Orders, from intermeddling with Secular
Affairs; upon Question, passed.
Ordered, That Mr. Selden, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Glyn,
and Serjeant Wilde retire into the Committee-chamber,
to insert a Clause into the Bill of Subsidies, that neither
Passing of that Bill, nor any other, shall determine this
Session of Parliament.
An Act for the Suppressing and Destroying of all
Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates.
Bishops, &c. Secular Affairs.
An Act for to restrain Bishops, and others in Holy
Orders, to intermeddle with Secular Affairs.
Mr. Goodwin carried up these Two Bills to the Lords.
Ordered, That all those Committees, that should have
sat Yesterday, and are not adjourned, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in their usual Places.
Instructions for the Preservation of Timber-trees,
were read; and
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer shall have a Copy of the
Instructions, reported from the Committee for the Forest;
and present them to his Majesty; with a Desire from this
House, that Commissions may issue forth, according to
Ordered, That Sir Bayneham Throgmorton, and the
rest of the Prosecutors, shall be at the present Charge;
and shall be reimbursed their Charges, in such Manner as
the House shall think fit, after the Execution of the said
And it is further Ordered, That Sir John Winter, and
Sir Bayneham Throckmorton, and the rest of the Farmers,
their Agents, Servants, and Workmen, shall be inhibited
to fell any Trees, until the Cause shall receive a Determination: And that the Timber and Trees, which are
already cut, shall not be carried away, till they be viewed
by the Commissioners appointed by this House; that such,
as shall appear to be Timber, may be reserved.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Forest sit on
Monday next at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen, that serve for the City
of London, shall, from this House, repair to the Lord
Mayor, and let him know, that it is the Desire of this
House, that the One Hundred and Twenty-thousand
Pounds, promised to be lent by the Committee, may,
with all Speed, be paid into the Chamber of London, to
the end that, when the Bill of Subsidies shall be passed,
it may there be ready, to be employed as this House
shall think fit.
House to return.
Ordered, That the House shall return, so soon as they
shall have attended his Majesty in the House of Peers.
Message to attend the King.
The Gentlemen Usher of the Lords House came, and
acquainted the House that his Majesty's Pleasure is, that
the House of Commons presently attend his Majesty in
the House of Peers.
The House to sit on Monday Morning at Eight
of the Clock.