Die Sabbati, 15 Maii, 1641.
High Constables of Durham
ORDERED, That the High Constables of the
County Palatine of Durham shall be dispensed with,
at this Time, from coming to Town, or giving any
Attendance, at this Time: in regard of their Employments there, in producing the Warrants charged, in the
Petition of George Lilborne,.. be produced to this
House, under the Hands of those Persons that issued
the same; and of the Receipts of the Monies received
by them by virtue of the said Warrants; and to whom
they paid the same.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Davenant, and Elias Wallen, be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House: And the Warrant, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Serjeant, shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the Officers, in whose Custody
they are, for their Delivery.
Ordered, That the Mayors, Bailiffs, Sheriffs, Constables, and other Officers, be assistant unto him that carrieth these Warrants.
Clerk of the Market.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of the
Clerk of the Market do sit on Monday next at Two post
meridiem, in the Exchequer-court.
Proceedings concerning Piercy.
Several Informations and Examinations, taken at
Chichester, concerning Mr. Piercy, were this Day read:
And thereupon SirThomas Barrington was appointed to
go up to the Lords with this Message;
To desire a free Conference with their Lordships,
concerning some Informations received touching Mr.
Mr. Hampden and Mr. Hide are to manage this Conference.
Persons to be sent for.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker issue his Warrant, directed to the Mayor of Chichester, requiring him to
send up to this House, in safe Custody, John Lambe
and Robert Meryweather; to be examined upon such
Matters as this House shall think fit.
Whereas the Committee for the Fens should have
sat this Afternoon; it is now Ordered, that it shall not
sit till Monday next post meridiem at Two of Clock, in
the usual Place: And that all People, who are any way
concerned, as to their Attendance upon that Committee,
are dispensed with, till that Time.
Ordered, That the Order, made in the Lords House,
dated 6° April', concerning the Earl of Lindsey, and his
Assigns, touching the Business of the Fens, be referred
to the Committee for Privileges; to consider of at their
Queen Mother, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Queen
Mother, and the Tumults, do sit this Afternoon, at Two
post meridiem, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That no new Business, nor new Petition,
whatsoever, shall be entertained, nor entered into, neither
by this House, nor any Committee, for a Month: And
that the several Gentlemen, that sit in the several Chairs,
shall, with all Expedition, prepare themselves to make
Report of such Businesses as are already before them.
SirWm. Lewis, and Mr. John Lisle are added to the
Committee of Seven, as to the Business of Portesmouth
Ordered, That the Transmission of the Votes upon the
New Canons be prepared by the Committee appointed
for that Purpose, and brought in by Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning
the Convocation do meet on Monday at Two of Clock, in
the Inner Star-chamber.
Bishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bishop of Canterbury do meet on Monday, post meridiem at Two of
Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Vintners sit on
Tuesday at Two post meridiem, in the Treasury-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Exportation of Gold
do meet on Wednesday, post meridiem, in the Treasurychamber.
And the Business concerning the Arrears of Papists is
referred to that Committee.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Four hundred
thousand Pounds shall be paid, by equal Portions, at
Two several Payments.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Two Days of
Payment shall be, the Tenth of May next, and the Tenth
of November come Twelve-months.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and Sir
The Lords desire a present free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House,
about an Answer to the Conference that last was; and
about other great and weighty Affairs of the Kingdom.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as
Mr. Treasurer, Mr.Hollis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hide,
Mr. Glynne, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Moved, that such Lords as are Popish Recusants, and
harbour such as are Recusants, and not their menial Servants, may be considered of.
That Wards that are under the Custody of Popish Recusants, and by Name, the young Lord Peters, under the
Custody of the Lord Herbert, might be considered of.
SirHenry Mildmay was desired to move these Things,
at the Committee for Recusants, he himself being of that
Mr. Hampden reports the Conference, this Day had
with the Lords, concerning Mr. Piercy; and concerning
the weighty Affairs of the Kingdom; reported by the Earl of Bathe.
Mr. Hollis reports the Second Part of the Conference;
reported by the Lord Duke of Lenox his Grace.
Mr. Treasurer reports the Third Part of the Conference; reported by the Earl of Holland.
The Certificates from the County of Middlesex are
referred to the Committee, made Yesterday, concerning
the Recusancy of Recusants convict.
Letter to Duke of Lenox.
Mr. Hollis had the Letter delivered him, written to
the Duke of Lenox.
Alderman Penington acquaints the House, that Money
comes in as fast as it can be told.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That the House meet on Monday at Seven of
Clock; and that it be immediately turned into a Committee, to consider of the Treaty of both Kingdoms; and
to being with that Article that concerns Uniformity in
Ordered, That it be referred to the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Northumberland, Cumberland,
Westmorland, Barwicke, and Newcastle, to consider of
the Accounts and Payments, how they stand between
the Scotts and the Northern Counties; and of some
Means to perfect them; and to present the State of
them, and of the Damages sustained by those Counties,
to the House.