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, 19 Jan. 1640.
ORDERED, That, upon Friday next, the House do debate and consider, what Penalty the Bishops, and the rest of the Clergy, have incurred in making the last new Canons, so illegal and pernicious to the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants, in and about the City of Gloucester, be referred to the Bishop of Elye's Committee; with the like Power, in respect of this Petition, as it has in respect of any other Petition.
Transporting Wools, &c.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Transportation of Wools, Woolfells, Fullers Clay, and Earth, &c.
Prisoners in Serjeant's Custody.
Upon Mr. Perd's Report from the Committee, appointed to consider of the Bail of those that are in the Serjeant's Custody, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Coesens should be bailed, upon his entering into Two thousand Pounds Bond, and his Sureties into a Thousand Pounds Bond apiece, to the Serjeant, for his Appearance, when the House shall appoint:
That Dr. Utye shall likewise be bailed; himself entering into Two thousand Pounds Bonds, and his Two Sureties into One thousand Pounds apiece:
That Jo. Gawen be bailed, upon ordinary Bail:
That Ralph Ewer be bailed, upon ordinary Bail:
That Dr. Lafield be bailed; himself entering into One thousand Pounds Bond, and his Sureties into Five hundred Pounds apiece:
That Alderman Abell be not bailed:
That Rowland Willson and William Conradus be bailed, upon the entering into Bonds of One thousand Pounds apiece, and their Sureties into Bonds of Five hundred Pounds apiece:
That Tho. Horth be bailed; himself entering into Five thousand Pounds Bonds, and his Sureties into Two thousand Pounds apiece:
That Rich. Kilvert be not bailed:
That Mr. Fulham be bailed; himself entering into Two hundred Pounds Bonds, and his Sureties into Bonds of One hundred Pounds apiece:
Mr. Anthyll to be bailed, upon One thousand Pounds Bond for himself, and Five hundred Pounds apiece for his Sureties.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider of the Bail, &c. do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards.
Charge against the Judges.
Ordered, That the Chairmen, that have any thing come before them, that may conduce to the Charge against the Judges, do present it, this Afternoon, to the Committee, appointed to draw up the Charge against the Judges.
Mr. Prideaux brings, from the Committee, the Bill for preventing Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments, with several Amendments and Additions unto it; the which several Amendments and Additions were Twice read: And then it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill shall be recommitted to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be forthwith resolved into a Grand Committee, to consider of this Bill. Hereupon
Mr. Speaker left the Chair. And
Mr. Prideaux was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Mr. Prideaux reports from the Committee, some Amendments to the Bill aforesaid: And then it was put to the Question, for the Ingrossing; and it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill, intituled, An Act for the Preventing of Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments, with these Alterations and Additions, shall be ingrossed.
Ordered, That this Bill shall be ingrossed against To-morrow Morning.
Those Committees, that should have set this Afternoon, may sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at their wonted Time and Places.