Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 26 Nov. 1640.
THAT neither Book nor Glove may give any Man Title or Interest to any Place, if they themselves be not here at Prayers.
The Petition from the County of Somerset referred to the Committee of Twenty-four.
Catalogue of Bills.
A Catalogue of the Bills to be brought; and a Day to be appointed for the Reading of it.
Clerk of the Market.
1a vica lecta, An Act concerning the Office of the Clerk of the Market.
Abergenny, &c. Petition.
The Petition from the Inhabitants of the several Towns of Abergenny, Uske and Newport, read and referred to the Committee for Privileges.
The Committee for Monopolists, now sine Die, to sit in the Afternoon on Saturday at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And it was moved, that some Merchants might be added to that Committee.
Hunington and Asperton Boroughs.
Mr. Maynard reports from the Committee for Privileges;-
It did appear to the Committee, that 21 E. 1. the Town of Hunington did send Two Burgesses to Parliament; for it appears, by a Writ at that Time, that they should send those to the Parliament, that served the Parliament before. 26 E. 1. Asperton sent Burgesses to Parliament. It further appeared, as concurrent Proof, that these Towns, being still Boroughs, did pay the Charge of Borough Towns, Tenths and not Fifteenths, as Marlo Magna did.-Opinion of the Committee, that these Towns ought to be restored.
Upon Mr. Maynard's Report, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Two Towns of Hunnington and Asperton, in the County of Devon, should be restored to their ancient Rights and Privileges of sending Burgesses to Parliament; and that a Warrant issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown for new Writs accordingly.
It was informed by a Member of this House, that John Lilbourne, who had formerly petitioned this House, and whose Petition was referred to the Committee for Dr. Leighton's Petition, had since enlarged his Petition; and it was desired, that it might be referred to the same Committee, that formerly it was:
And it was ordered accordingly.
The Election of the Town of Tewxborough was likewise reported from the Committee for Privileges; but, by reason of some difficulties, that were not as yet sufficiently cleared to the House, it was, by Resolution upon the Question, recommitted to the Committee for Privileges.
Members Security for Supply.
Ordered, That Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Harrison, and Fifty of those Gentlemen, whose Names were now read, that voluntarily offered their Securities for One thousand Pounds apiece, till the Act of Parliament for the Grant of One hundred thousand Pounds be passed, should be added to the Committee that is to consider of the State of the King's Army: And the Preparing of those Bonds, that are to be entered into by those Gentlemen, is referred to the same Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Ordered, That on Saturday Morning at Nine of Clock, the House take into Consideration the State of the King's Army.
The House began the Debate concerning the new Canons, and the Grant of the Benevolence; but, the Day being far spent, and the Debate likely to continue long, it was ordered, that it should be deferred [till] Monday Morning, Nine of Clock: And the Committee formerly appointed [for that] Purpose, are required to procure, for the Service of this House, the Licences precedent and subsequent, and such other Commissions and Warrants, as they shall think necessary for the clear debating of this Business.
Members to take the Communion.
Ordered, Sunday next is appointed for the Members of this House to receive the Communion, at St. Margaret's Westminster; in the same Manner as was ordered by the Committee formerly appointed for that Purpose.