Die Jovis, 11 Feb. 1640.
Bailing Bowater, &c.
WHEREAS this House was informed, that there
was an Order in the Court of Wards, for the Committing of Nicholas and Tho. Bowater and Wm. Rumney,
for not obeying a Decree of that Court; by virtue of
which said Order, Nicholas stands already committed a
Prisoner to the Fleet; Now, in regard that there is a
Complaint depending here, exhibited on the Behalf of
Nich. and Tho. Bowater and Wm. Rumney, the House
does declare that their Opinion is, that the Master and
Attorney of the Court of Wards do take good Bail of
the said Parties; and, upon their giving good Security,
enlarge him or them from their Imprisonment, until this
House shall take farther Order in the Business.
Leave to withdraw Petition.
Ordered, That the Commoners of the Eight hundred
Fenn may have Liberty to take out a Petition, that they
formerly preferred to this House, to the end that they
may amend it; the which Petition now remains with
the Committee for the Salt Marshes, where Mr. Ellis
has the Chair.
A Member belonging to the Temple.
Ordered, That Mr. Taylor, a Member of this House,
shall be permitted, by the Benchers of the Middle Temple,
to take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance; and
that he shall be dispensed with for keeping his Vacations,
during the Privilege of Parliament; and that, after the
Parliament, he shall do his Exercise, and not lose his
St. Gregorie's Church.
Mr. Cage, Mr. Hide, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Prideaux, are added to the Committee for
St. Gregorie's by Paule's: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards, to
consider of, and prepare the Way of presenting that Business to the Lords, in the Manner of Impeachment of
Irish Army, &c.
Sir W. Erle, and Sir Jo. Clotworthy, report the Condition of the new-levied Irish Army: And
Mr. Reignolds reports from the Committee of the Earl
of Worcester, the Substance of that Business.
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And then it was Resolved, upon the Question, That
the Particulars reported by Sir W. Erle, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, and Mr. Reignolds, shall be the Heads of the Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Disbanding of the new-levied Irish Army, and Disarming of
the Popish Recusants here in England.
Whereas Sir W. Erle, and Sir Jo. Clotworthy, were
formerly appointed to manage this Conference; now Mr.
Reignolds is added unto [them].
Treaty with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the Rolls
and Mr. Baron Henden;
The Lords desire a present Conference with this House,
if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, in
the Painted Chamber, touching the Treaty between the
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration, and will give them a Meeting presently, as is
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Fr.
Seymour, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glyn, are appointed Reporters
of this Conference.
After Mr. Treasurer had made his Report of the Conference with the Lords, and that Three Papers delivered
at the Conference were read;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
doth assent unto the Agreement of the English Lords
Commissioners made with the Scotch Commissioners, concerning the Scotts Seventh Demand.
Impositions on Wines.
Mr. Pimme, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Guy Palmes, Alderman Soames, Mr. Cradock, Mr. Vassal, Mr. Mallory,
Mr. T. Coke, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Trelawny,
are added to the Committee last appointed for the King's
Army: And this Committee is to consider of the Business concerning the Monies paid and received upon the
new Impositions upon Wines; and to take the Examinations of such as have been the Receivers and Collectors of those Monies, or Farmers, or Lessees of those
Impositions, and to see how Matters are proved, de facto,
against them; and have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, that may have any Relation, or
may any Way conduce, to this Business: And they are to
represent the State of the whole Business to the House;
and are to meet in the Treasury-chamber, at Seven of
Clock To-morrow Morning.