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, 3 Feb. 1640.
ORDERED, That Sir David Wattkins, who caused Edward Anchett, a Servant to the Lord Gray, a Member of this House; and the Bailiffs that arrested the said Anchett, and have detained their Prisoner, notwithstanding that he shewed unto them the Protection of the said Lord Gray, be forthwith sent for, by a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer their said Contempt, and Breach of the Privilege of this House: And that the Marshall of the King's-bench be required to bring the said Edward Anchett hither Tomorrow Morning.
Whereas the House was this Day informed, that Geo. Lilbourne has long since preferred a Petition to the Grand Committee for Religion, against Dr. Bezier, and others; and to his great Expence and Charge, has brought up his Witnesses as far as from Newcastle, and has kept them long in Town;
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Lilbourne's Business be heard the First or Second Cause, at the said Grand Committee for Religion, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Committee for Salt Marshes shall have Power to assign and hear Counsel.
Sir Jo. Culpeper and Mr. Cary are added to the said Committee.
Exporting Wools, &c.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Exportation and Transportation of Wools, Woolfells, &c. upon Question, committed unto Sir Arth. Ingram, Sir H. Anderson, Lord Fairefax, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Ash, Sir Ro. Crane, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Cradock, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Mannaton, Sir Wm. Widrington, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Crue, Mr. Ra. Goodwyn, Mr. Potts, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Sir Nevill Poole, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Mallory, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Guy Palmes, Lord Compton, Mr. H. Bellassis, Mr. Strangewayes, Mr. Upton, Mr. Dutton, Sir Edw. Hales, Mr. Knatchbull, Sir Geo. Dallston, Mr. Millington, Mr. Hide, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whittlock, the Burgesses of all the Clothing Towns, the Burgesses of Barwick, the Knights and Burgesses of Northumberland: And all, that will come, are to have Voices at this Committee: And they are to meet on Thursday come Sevennight at Two of Clock in the Exchequer-court.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to take into Debate that Part of the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms, which concerns the Demands of the Scots, and was reported from the last Conference with the Lords concerning that Matter.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Perd was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.-
A Message from the Lords, by J. Reeve and Serjeant Whittfield;
King appoints to be attended.
The Lords sent them with this Message, to acquaint this House, that his Majesty hath appointed both Houses to attend him this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Banqueting . . at Whitehall, for answer of the Remonstrance, which, on Friday last, was made by both Houses to his Majesty.-
Relief to Scotland
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall leave the Chair; and that the House shall be again resolved into a Committee, to treat of the former Business.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Perd's Report from the Committee, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth conceive, that the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds is a fit Proportion for that friendly Assistance and Relief, formerly thought fit to be given towards Supply of the Losses and Necessities of our Brethren of Scotland; and that this House will, in due time, take into Consideration the Manner how, and the Time when, the same shall be raised.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee for Irish Affairs sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the wonted Place.