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 Sabbati, 6 Feb. 1640.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Sir Edw. Bainton shall have farther Time granted him, for producing his Witnesses before the Committee for Privileges, in the Cause of the Election of Chippenham in the County of Wilts; and that he shall be farther heard, upon the whole Body of that Matter.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Sir Jo. Jennings his Imprisonment, from the Council-board, upon the Complaint of Mr. Connisby, One of the Justices of the Peace of the County of Herts, be referred to the Committee for the Council-board: And that the Bonds that he entered into, upon his Release from that Imprisonment, be forthwith brought in to the said Committee.
Sir E. Cooke's Books.
Sir Tho. Roe is desired from this House, to remember his Majesty of his gracious Promise, concerning the Books of Sir Edw. Cooke; and to speak with the Lord Keeper, and the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, that some Course may be taken for the Discovery of them, where they are; and for the Restoring of them to the Executors of Sir Edw. Coke, according to former Promise.
Privilege- Prisoners discharged.
Ordered, That Sir David Watkins, and the Bailiffs, that, at his suit, arrested Mr. Hanchett, Usher of the Court of Wards, shall be discharged of any farther Restraint or Imprisonment: And that Sir David Watkins be remitted to his Course in Law, the pretended Privilege of the said Hanchett, as Usher of the said Court, notwithstanding; which Privilege is now, upon Debate, disallowed.
Members to be examined by Lords.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy and Mr. Arth. Jones have Leave to be examined before the Lords, in a Cause concerning Sir Piers Crosby.
The Amendments to the Bill of Subsidies, returned from the Lords, were twice read; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Selden, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Glinne, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Reignolds, Mr. Cage, Mr. Hide, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whistler: And they are to meet, in the Inner Court of Wards, at Two of Clock this Afternoon.
The Amendments to the Bill, for preventing Inconveniencies happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments, were Twice read; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee formerly appointed for that Bill: And are to meet at Three of Clock this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Privilege-Publication of Proceedings.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Selden, Mr. Grimston, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Reignolds, Mr. Glinne, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Perd, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Hide, Lord Falkland, Mr. Perpoint;
This Committee is to take some Course, that the Copies, that are abroad in Print, of that Speech or Declaration, which Mr. St. Johns, now the King's Solicitor, delivered at the Conference with the Lords, concerning the Ship-money, may be suppressed; and that he, that either printed, or caused them to be printed, thus imperfectly and falsely, and contrary to His Knowledge and Pleasure, may be inquired after, and sent for to this House, to answer this his Fact:
They are likewise to see how the Resolutions and the other Proceedings, concerning the Ship-money, are entered in the Lord's House; and how they are entered here; and that a true Copy of Mr. Solicitor's Declaration, aforesaid, may be brought in hither: And then to have a Conference with the Lords, to advise of some Course, that the whole Proceedings may be set forth in Print: And likewise, that, upon the extrajudicial Opinions of the Judges, and the Judgment delivered in Mr. Hampden's Case, concerning Ship-money, which are inrolled in all the Courts of Westminster, something may be indorsed, for the Vacating of them: And they are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Treaty with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by the Master of the Rolls and Serjeant Whittfield;
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give them a Meeting presently, by a Committee of the whole House, as is desired.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Reignolds, Lord Digby, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker send his Letter to the Lord Mayor of London, to acquaint him, that it is the Desire of this House, that the Monies, which are underwritten by the Citizens, may be speedily collected, and paid into the Chamber of London.
Charge against Justice Bartlett.
Mr. Hide reports from the Committee for the Judges, the State and Nature of the Charge against Justice Bartlett; and desires the Directions of the House, what Title to give to that Charge.
Mr. Treasurer reports the Conference with the Lords:
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Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Upon this Report, it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent unto the Continuance of the Cessation of Arms between the Two Kingdoms, for another Month, beginning from the Sixteenth of this Instant February, upon the same Terms as formerly agreed upon, if the Treaty shall so long continue.
Exception to Member's Words.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Strode, in speaking those Words, concerning the Sons of Zeruiah, has committed no Offence, nor spoke any Thing unbecoming a Member of this House.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode go up with a Message to the Lords, to desire a Conference with their Lordships, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Business propounded by the Lords, for a Cessation of Arms for another Month.
Mr. Pimme is to manage this Conference.
Mr. Strode brings Answer from the Lords, that they will give a present Meeting, by a Committee of their whole House, as is desired.
Mr. Pimme acquaints the House, that, according to the Command of this House, he had, at the Conference, delivered to the Lords the Resolution of this House, concerning a Cessation of Arms for another Month.
Ministers' Remonstrance, &c.
Ordered, That the Business appointed for this Day, concerning the Ministers Remonstrance and Petition, and the London Petition, be reassumed, to be first considered of, on Monday Morning next.
Charge against Judge Bartleye.
Ordered, That the House, next after that great Business of the Remonstrance, take into Consideration, what Title to give Judge Bartleye's Charge.