Die Sabbati, 30 Octobr. 1641.
Turkish, &c. Captives.
vice lecta est Billa,
AN Act for the Relief of the Captives
taken by Turkish, Moorish, and other
Pirates; and to prevent the Taking of others in time
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Corporation of the Town and Port of Dover; and also of
the Flanders Merchants and Factors, now residing and
dwelling at Dover, ordered to be referred to the Committee appointed to take a Review of the true State of
Ordered, That Dr. Burgesse be desired, from this
House to preach on the 5th of No. next, before the
Members of this House: Who are ordered all to meet
on the same Day, in St. Margarett's Church in Westminster, at Nine of the Clock: And Mr. Glyn, Sir Rob.
Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Bell, and the Justices of
the Peace for Westminster, are desired at that time to
preserve the Church free from Strangers.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Roberts shall
he forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending on this House, for abusing of Robert
Burrows, One of the Collectors of the Poll-money for
the City of Westminster, in the Execution of his Office.
Desiring Lords to sit.
Ordered, That Mr. Arth. Goodwyn do go up to the
Lords with this Message;
To acquaint their Lordships that this House intends
so sit this Afternoon; and desire their Lordships to be
pleased to sit likewise, they having Business of Importance to acquaint them withal.
Mr. King further reports the Case of the Soap Business: Whereupon it was
Resolved, upon the Question,
7. That all those who made the Decree in the Star-chamber are Delinquents.
8. That the Proclamation, dated 26° Jan. 1633, made
in pursuance of the Decree of Star-chamber of the 23th
of August 1633, for regulating the Trade of Soapers;
and Two other Proclamations, the One dated the 13th
of July 1634, and the other dated 25° Jan. 1634, concerning Soapers; are illegal; and tend to the Subversion
of the Laws of this Realm; and are against the Liberty
of the Subject.
9. That the Orders of the Council-board of the
29th of September 1634, of the 24th of November 1634,
29th of July 1635, concerning the Soapers; and of the
18th of December 1636, for a Commission to Sir John
Hales Knight, and John Howe Esquire; and the dormant Warrant of the 31th of December 1636, to such
as the Soapers of Westminster should nominate; were
illegal, and against the Liberty of the Subject.
10. That all those who signed the Warrants, were
11. That the Restraining of the Subjects Persons;
the Examination of them upon Oaths, against themselves; the Imposing of Fines upon them, and the
Sharing of those Fines; by Colour of the Order of
the Council-table, dated the 18th of December 1636;
and a pretended Commission directed unto Sir John
Hales Knight, and John Howe Esquire; are illegal, and
a Grievance to the Subject; and the same were put in
Execution by the said Sir John Hales, John Howe, and
Corporation of Soapers of Westminster, and their
Officers; and they, for the Doing thereof, are Delinquents, and ought to make Amends to the Parties
12. That the Matters agreed upon by the Indenture
of Covenants, dated 12 April 1636, made between the
King and Sir Henry Compton, and the rest of the
Soapers of Westminster, were illegal; and a great Grievance to the Subject; and of dangerous Consequence in
13. That these several Parties, viz. that were Covenantees with the King, by the Indenture of Covenants
dated the 12 of April 1636, are Delinquents, and ought
to make Amends to the Commonwealth; and to all
such as after those Covenants entered into, were restrained the Use of their Trades of making Soap, or susstained any Loss in their Vats, Pans, or otherwise, by
Occasion of the Corporation of Westminster.
14. That the Obligations entered into by the Soapers
of London to his Majesty, upon their Deliverance out
of Prison, upon the Sentence of Star-chamber, conditioned that they would not make any more Soap,
without the Licence of the Corporation of Westminster,
were illegal, and contrary to the Liberty of the Subject.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Soap Business
do meet on Tuesday Morning at Eight of the Clock, in
the Exchequer-chamber, and prepare a Charge against
those Parties voted Delinquents in the Soap Business to
be transmitted to the Lords; and also to take into Consideration the other Matters concerning the Soap Busisiness referred unto them: And to report the same to
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Hales,
Francis Plowden, Fitzwilliam Connisby, Edmund Windham, John Gifford, George Vaughan, Sir Edw. Stradlinge, shall be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending on this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Fitzwilliam
Cognnisby is a Monopolist within the Intention of the
Order of this House, made 9° No. last.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Warrant shall
issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, for a Writ for
the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the County of
Hereford, in the Stead of Mr. Fitzwilliam Connisby.
Safety of the Prince.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
to desire them to injoin the Marquis of Hertford, to
take the Prince into his Charge; and to give his personal
Attendance on the Prince; and not to absent himself
from his Person, till the Houses give further Order;
and that he suffer no Servants to be about the Prince,
but such as he will be answerable for.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Phillipps (commonly called Father
Phillipps) and Monsieur Mon Siccott, be summoned to
give their personal Appearance on Monday next at Ten
of the Clock: And the Serjeant at Arms, attending on
this House, is to send a Messenger of Purpose to give
them the said Summons.
Safeguard of the Prince.
Mr. Hotham is to go up to the Lords with this
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, as soon as it may stand with their Lordships
Conveniency, concerning the Safeguard of the Prince.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Dr. William Fuller, Vicar of Cripplegate London, be summoned to give his personal Attendance on this House on Wednesday next.
Mr. Hotham brings Answer from the Lords, that they
will give a Meeting presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Committee for Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for Money do meet on
Monday Morning at Eight.. Clock, in the Treasury-chamber: And Mr. Greene is added to that Committee.
Mr. Benson, a Member.
Ordered, That Mr. Reignolds do make his Report
concerning Mr. Benson, a Member of this House, on
Monday Morning next; who is required then to attend.
Ordered, That the Committee for scandalous Ministers
d meet on Tuesday Morning next at Eight of the Clock,
in the Star-chamber: And Mr. Corbett is ordered to
bring in a Report from that Committee, on Thursday
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Maintenance of the Ministry.
Safety of the Prince.
Mr. Pym, reports from the Committee of both Houses,
at the last Conference, that he had delivered to the
Lords.. he had in Charge from this House: Who desired them to stay a while; and returned this Answer;
That they did agree with us, to enjoin the Marquis of
Hertford forthwith to take the Prince into his Charge;
and to admit of no Person to be about the Prince, but
such as he will be answerable for to the King and Kingdom; and that he diligently attend the Person of the
Prince: And had put the Substance of this in Writing.
Which being read, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, that That should be sent
to the Marquis of Hartford, from both Houses.
He further reported, that the Lords had nominated a
noble Person, to go and acquaint the Queen with the
Desires of both Houses, lest Misconstructions should be