Die Veneris, 23 April', 1641.
Brewen's, &c. Peittion.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance shall have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers and Records, as to the particular Petition preferred hither by Calvin Brewen, on the
Behalf of himself and others; to examine the Misdemeanours expressed in that Petition: And Mr. Boswell,
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston, Mr. Purfrey, Mr. Rowse,
Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Whittahers,
are added to that Committee, as to this particular Petition only: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of
the Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Mr. Polewheele, reports the Bill for Destroying of Turkish and Moorish Pirates: The Amendments and Additions whereunto were twice read; and, upon Question.
the Bill, with the Amendments and Additions, ordered
to be ingrossed.
Mr. Perd reports the Bill of Subsidies: The Amendments and Additions whereunto were all twice read;
and, after some debate, was, upon the Question, committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Sir Tho. Widrington reports the Conference had Yesterday with the Lords concerning Berwicke.
Ordered, That the Four thousand Three hundred
Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence, advanced by the Lords for the Supply of the Garison of
Berwicke, shall be paid unto Mr. Payler, the Paymaster of Berwicke; who is to bring in his Account and Discharge to this House: And the Lords, that shall advance this Money, are to be repaid out of the Sixscore
thousand Pounds that is expected from the City; or
else, if that shall fail, to be secured out of the Bill of
Two Subsidies, now in passing.
This House does farther declare, that this Four thousand Three hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings
and Four Pence, shall be reputed Part of that Money,
that is allotted towards the Payment of the Army, and
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, for
the Bill of Subsidies, do meet this Afternoon, at Four of
Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Martin, Mr. Hollis, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Lord Faulkland, are
to retire into the Committee-chamber, to prepare a Protestation.
Persons to attend.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Grimston, are sent for to
come to the House presently.
Bishops Secular Affairs.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Bill to restrain Bishops, and
others in Holy Orders, not to intermeddle with Secular
Affairs: The Amendments and Additions thereunto were
twice read; and, upon Question, it was ordered to be
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words within
this Proviso, viz. "other than the Executing of the Office of a Justice of Peace," shall not stand and continue
as now it is.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Proviso concerning the Universities shall stand.
Protestation respecting a Paper lost.
Mr. Martin reports the Protestation in hæc Verba;
I do solemnly affirm and protest, in the Presence of
God, and this Assembly, that I did not, directly nor
indirectly, take, carry, or convey away the Paper in
Question, supposed to be lost or taken away from the
House where Mr. Pym lodged; nor know who did take,
carry, or convey the same; nor have seen the same,
since it was lost or taken away: And this Protestation I
make sincerely and truly, without any mental Reservation or Equivocation.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir John Clotworthye, Lord Digbye,
Mr. Pimme, Mr. Harbottle Grimstone, did all, in their
Places, solemnly make this Protestation.
Exceptions to a Member's Speech.
Exceptions were taken, by divers Members of the
House, to the Lord Digby, for many Passages, in a
Speech of his, delivered at the Passing of the Bill of Attainder of the Earl of Straford.
The Lord Digby rose up, and, in his Place, explained
himself touching those several Passages; and there was
no more done thereupon at this time.