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 Martis, 9 Feb. 1640.
THO. Fitts and Jo. Wheeler were brought into the House, and testified against one Wm. Bond, that he abused and threatened certain Witnesses of Sir Francis Popham, that were to come up to testify in the Cause of Chippenham in Wiltess.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That Wm. Bond be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for abusing and threatening certain Witnesses, brought hither on the Behalf of Sir Fr. Popham, Knight, to testify in the Cause of the Election of Burgesses for the Town of Chippenham in the County of Wiltess.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Breach of the Privileges of some Members of this House do sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-chamber.
Ordered, That all Committees that should have sate Yesterday, do sit this Afternoon, in their wonted Times and Places.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Gentry of Lancaster, in the Names of themselves, and all the Inhabitants, and likewise another Petition from the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Amonderness in that County, be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers; and that Committee has Power to receive all Petitions of the like Nature.
Hubert's, &c. Decree in Chancery.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reviving of a Decree in Chancery between * Lownes and others, and Sir Arnold Herbert.
Prisoner to be brought up.
Ordered, That Mr. Nevill, now a Prisoner in the Tower, by Sentence of this House, be brought hither Tomorrow Morning, to make his Submission and Acknowledgment of his Offence.
Ordered, That the Committee last appointed for the King's Army, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and that the Business concerning the Condition of the Northern Parts, at this time, be referred to the Consideration of that Committee: And that the House take into Consideration some Course, Tomorrow, to provide such other Monies, as will be necessary for other Occasions, over and above those that are expected from the City: And that the House do then take into Consideration the Matter of the King's Revenue, and how it may be disposed in such a way, as that those Things, that are of most necessary Importance may first be provided for.
Calling Members to the Bar.
It was moved, That whosoever called any Member to the Bar, upon an unjust Occasion, that a good Fine might be set upon his Head.
Church Government.-Ministers Remonstrance.
Upon the Question, Whether Six should be added to the Committee of Twenty-four, for the Consideration of Part of the Ministers Remonstrance, &c.
The House was divided:
Sir Edward Deering, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Tellers for the Noe:
Sir Wm. Carnaby. Mr. Martin, Tellers for the Yea:
With the Noe - - 145.
With the Yea - - 180.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Committee of Twenty-four, with the Addition of these Six, viz. Sir Tho. Roe, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Holbourne, Mr. Fines, Sir H. Vane, do take into Consideration that Part of the Ministers Remonstrance, that has been read; and the Petition of the Inhabitants in and about the City of London, and other Petitions of the like Nature, that have been read; to prepare Heads out of them for the Consideration of the House; the House reserving to itself the main Point of Episcopacy, for to take it into their Consideration in due time: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequerchamber.
Pamphlet fathered on Archbp. of Armagh.
Whereas Complaint hath been made unto this House, by James Lord Archbishop of Armaghe, and Primate of all Ireland, that a certain Pamphlet hath been lately most injuriously fathered upon him, and spread abroad, under the false Title of the Bishop of Armagh's Direction to the House of Parliament, concerning the Liturgy and Episcopal Government;
It is this Day Ordered, in the Commons House of Parliament, That the Master and Company of Stationers, and all others, whom it may concern, shall take such Course, for the Suppressing of the said Book, that they shall not suffer it to be put in Print; or, if it be already printed, not permit the same to be divulged; and, if any Man shall presume to print or publish the Book above mentioned, that he or they shall be then liable to the Censure of the said House.