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 Mercurii, 20 Jan. 1640.
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Richmond in the County of Yorke, be referred to the Committee, last appointed, for the King's Army.
Upon Mr. White's Report from the Grand Committee for Religion; it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Statute, made about Twenty-seven Years since, in the University of Cambridge, imposing, upon young Scholars, a Subscription, according to the Thirty-sixth Article of the Canons, made in the Year 1603, is against the Law, and Liberty of the Subject, and ought not to be pressed upon any Students, or Graduates whatsoever.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the preventing Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments; and, upon the Question, passed.
Message to Lords.
The Lord Digby went up to the Lords, with the Bill for the Relief of the King's Army, and the Bill for preventing Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments, accompanied with such Gentlemen as were pleased to go.
Carnarvon Election, &c.
The Petition of Mr. Brinker, High Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon, was read: and referred to Sir Lewis Dives' Committee; to the which Committee, the Petitions exhibited, concerning the Election of the Knight and Burgess for the Town and County of Carnarvon is referred: And it is to be considered of at the same time, when those Petitions are considered of: And the High Sheriff is to be bailed in the mean time.
The Bill for the Queen's Jointure is appointed to be read on Wednesday next.
Members concerned in Monopolies.
Mr. Perd to make Report To-morrow, concerning those Members of this House, that forbear to sit, in regard of the Order against Monopolists.
Army Pay, &c.
Upon Sir Jo. Hotham's Report from the Committee, last appointed, to consider of the King's Army, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the King's Army shall be paid from the Tenth of November to the Eighth of December, according to the Foot of the Muster-roll, made the Twenty-eight of November.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a new Muster-roll be made, in the like Manner as it is now reported from the Committee; that is, That the Commissary-General do appoint Sixteen Deputy Commissaries; and that Sixteen Gentlemen of the Country be nominated by the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Yorke, to join with them; and, in one Day, to muster the Army: And, according to the Foot of that Muster-roll, the Army to be paid, from the Eighth of December to the Time of the Muster; and that this Muster be not made till the Money come down.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, for the Disciplining of the Army, it is fit that a Commission of Oyer and Terminer be directed to the Officers of the Field, and some Gentlemen of the Country, to be nominated by the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Yorke.
Mr. Treasurer is intreated to move his Majesty, that such a Commission may be sent.
Ordered, That the Commission of Oyer and Terminer shall extend only to the King's Army in Pay.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That, if the City bring in the Threescore thousand Pounds, that they shall be paid next after Sir Jo. Harrison has received his Monies.