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 Veneris, 15 Jan. 1640.
ORDERED, That the Business between Sir Fr. Popham, and Sir Edw. Bainton, concerning the Election for the Town of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, now depending before the Committee for Privileges, and by them ordered to be heard on Thursday next, be put off till Thursday come Fortnight; in regard the Witnesses, that are to be produced in the said Cause, live far off.
Boeve's, &c. Nat.
2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of James Boeve, Merchant, and others.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act Declaring the ancient and common Law of the Land, concerning Salt Marshes, inned Grounds, &c.
The Business concerning the Election for Bossinny, to stand as it does till after Thursday next; at which time, the Committee for Privileges is to enter into the Consideration of it.
Impeachment of Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to draw up the Charge against the Earl of Straford, shall desire to have the Depositions (that yet are sealed up) delivered unto them; that they may consider of them, and may add and insert such particular Instances, and other Circumstances, as they in their Discretions shall think fit, to the several Articles delivered in Charge against the said Earl of Straford; according to the Saving in the Conclusion of those Articles: And that they present the whole Matter to the House on Monday Morning.
Loans from Members.
Ordered, That the Business, concerning the Raising of Monies by the voluntary Offers of the Member of this House, be resumed in the first Place To-morrow Morning.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That a Letter, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, be directed to the Lord Mayor of London; to desire him to call a Common Hall; and to propound unto the Citizens the great occasions there are for the Raising of Sixty thousand Pounds, for the Service and Safety of the Commonwealth; and to desire their Assistance in this great Work; and to intimate unto them, that there shall be Provision in the Bill of Subsidies (which is now ready to pass) for the Security of their Money and Interest; in the like manner, as it is provided for others, that have advanced Monies in the same kind.
This Letter is to be perused by Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Pimme, before it be sent to the Lord Mayor.
Committee for Army.
Ordered, That the Committee, last appointed for the King's Army, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards; to consider of some Heads to be presented to the House To-morrow Morning, concerning the Businesses formerly committed unto them.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Bill of Subsidies shall be read upon Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer make Report of the last Conference To-morrow Morning.
Abp. of Canterbury.
The Committee for the Lord of Cant' to be put off till Monday next, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-chamber.