Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 4 Maii, 16 Car. Regis, 1640.
Answer to the King.
MR. Treasurer gives a Report, of what he was intreated by this House; "We acquainted his Majesty, that you had spent from Ten a Clock till six at Night, in Debating of the great Business of Supply, and taking the Message into Consideration; and upon the Opening thereof, presently resolved themselves into a Committee; and acquainted him with no more Particulars, but that the Weight of the Business was such, that the House having spent the whole day, resolved upon this Order now read; and that you had commanded us to deliver thus much from the House to his Majesty."
His Majesty's Answer to the Message, sent from this House by Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Secretary Windebank-
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Messages to be considered.
Ordered, The House to resolve into a Committee, to take his Majesty's Message on Saturday, and this To-day, into Consideration.
The Serjeant sent to the several Bars, to require the Lawyers, that are Members of this House, to come to the Service of the House.
King's Message considered.
Mr. Lentall to have the Chair at this Committee.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Mr. Lentall reported, That the Committee had spent the whole Day in the Debate of preparing an Answer to his Majesty's Message, but could not effect it; therefore they do desire it may have an Adjournment till To- morrow Morning at Eight of Clock.
Ordered, This Grand Committee, having spent all this Day in preparing an Answer to his Majesty's Message, and could not effect it, therefore this Debate should be deferred, to begin To-morrow Morning Eight of Clock.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Secretary Winde bank to be intreated to acquaint his Majesty with this Order.