House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 09 January 1641

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 Sabbati, 9 Jan.


Privilege-Unauthorized Printing.

BY Order upon the Question, H. Overton the Stationer was called in; and interrogated by Mr. Speaker, Whether he printed an Order of the House concerning preaching Ministers, thus as it is now come forth, with these Additions:

He said he caused it to be printed.

He was commanded to withdraw: And then, after some Debate in the House, he was called in again; and, kneeling upon his Knees, Mr. Speaker told him, That his Offence was of a high Nature, to presume, upon his own Authority, to print any Order of this House; "and not only so, but to misprint it, and to make Additions to it of your own: And, however, the House does incline to extend Mercy to you, at this time; in letting you pass with this sharp Reprehension only: Yet they would have you call in and suppress so many of the Copies as you can; and to take care how you run into the like great Offence again."

Bills from Lords.

Serjeant Glanvile and Doctor Mason bring from the Lords Two Bills; One, for the Naturalizing of Simon Clarke, Son of Peter Clarke, Esquire, deceased, and Grandchild of Sir Simon Clerke, Baronet, deceased; the other for the Alteration of the Estate and Tenure of some Lands within the Parish of Fulham, in the County of Middlesex, held of the Lord Bishop of London, as of his Manor of Fulham.


The Amendments to the Bill of Subsidies were, Part of them, read.

Resolved, upon the Question, That such Towns and Corporations only shall have Commissioners, as formerly have had them.