Die Martis, 5 Aprilis, 1642.
vice lecta est Billa,
AN Act to prevent Extortion of Fees
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Erecting of the
Parish of Christ-church in Tothillfields, and for endowing
the Rectory aforesaid, &c.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hunt shall
have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Coventry has Leave to go into the Country:
That those Witnesses that are employed in the Business
of the Petition framed at Maidston, shall give their Attendance upon the Committee; and not depart till the
House give further Order.
That the Committee for the Kentish Petition shall
have Power to make as many Sub-committees as they
shall think fit, for the more speedy Expedition of that
Ordered, That all the Members of that Committee
do attend That Committee this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock; and more especially and particularly the Lawyers
of that Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Edw. Boyse has Leave to go into the Country.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Mayny, Sir H. Palmer the
younger, and Mr. Anth. Hammon, be forthwith summoned to attend this House; and that they be injoined
to bring such Petitions with them as they have solicited
to get Hands unto.
Ordered, That the Serjeant give Notice to Captain
Legg's Bail, that the House doth expect that he forthwith attend.
Sir E. Dering &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr.
Whittacre, and Mr. Wheeler, do withdraw, to prepare
and write out Interrogatories to be propounded to Sir
Edw, Dering, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
Trial of Benion.
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they have appointed to hear the Cause against Benion
To-morrow, at Nine of Clock, upon the Impeachment
against him, brought up by this House, if this House
shall be then ready.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Whittlock, Mr. Strode, Mr. Walth. Long, are to prepare
and manage the Evidence at the Trial of Mr. Benion, To-morrow Morning, before the Lords, at Nine of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and is resolved to proceed, as is desired.
Merchants of Intercourse.
Ordered, That the Collectors for the Subsidy shall
forbear to levy the Subsidies upon the Merchants of Intercourse, until this House shall take farther Order.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business complained of in Mr. Whitledges of Tewxbury his Petition, be
referred to the Committee for Informations; and that the
Certificate from the Judge of that Circuit, upon an Order
of this House, for referring that Business unto him, be
likewise considered of by that Committee.
Publishing King's Declarations, &c.
Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Holles, Mr. Martin, Sir H. Vane, Sir Simonds D'Ewes,
Mr. Crue, Mr. Fienis, are presently to withdraw into the
Court of Wards, to consider of the Commands sent from
his Majesty to the several Sheriffs, for the dispersing
through the several Counties Messages from his Majesty,
and Declarations, and other Passages of Parliament; and
to consider of some Order to be made herein: And the
Order conceived to that Purpose, and now offered to the
House, is referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
That Mr. Fienis send up for the Witnesses that can
make good the Information that this Day he gave to the
House, concerning the Publishing, by Proclamation, Declarations from his Majesty, and other Passages of Parliament, by the Under Sheriff of Worcestershire: And
likewise; concerning Words spoken by a Churchwarden,
touching Orders of Parliament, how far they were to be
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That John Warner, John
Towse, Tho. Andrews, Aldermen, and Law. Halsted
Esquire, appointed by the Act of Parliament, lately
enacted, for Adventurers for raising of Forces for the
War of Ireland, shall pay and deliver unto Nicholas
Loftus Esquire, Deputy to the Treasurer at Wars for
Ireland, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds of the Monies
in their Hands, to be employed for the Service of Ireland: For which this shall be their sufficient Warrant:
And the Adventurers shall have the publick Faith of the
Parliament, for Repayment of the same.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be thus
ordered; and the Lords be moved therein.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Holland brings Answer, That the Lords will
take Consideration of a Commission; and send it to this
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Ro. Goodwyn
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Mr. Randolph
Crew Merchant, concerning the laying out of great Sums
of Money, for the setting forth of this Summer's Fleet,
be referred to the Committee for the Navy, where Mr.
Green has the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Playters, Son to Sir Wm. Playters,
shall have Liberty to transport into France Four Horses
for his own Use, he going to travel into France for his
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane shall have Liberty to transport Eight Horses into Holland, to Two Sons of his
that have Command there.
Bailing & Prisoner.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye and Mr.
Whittacre, to take into Consideration the Commitment
of Macally and Gourdon, Two Scotchmen, to the end
they may be bailed, if they be bailable by Law.
Powder for Gloucefter.
Ordered, That Mr. Cordwell do deliver Ten Barrels of
Powder, for the Use of the City of Gloucester; he being
paid for the same, according to the Rates agreed upon.
Witnesses to attend.
Ordered, That the Witnesses touching Sir Jo. Delavale's Petition be summoned to attend this House; and
to bring such Letters, or other Informations, as they
have, concerning the same.
Ordered, That the Committee for scandalous Ministers
do sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Court
St. Dunstan's in the East Lecturer.
Ordered, That both the Petitions concerning a `Lecturer for the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the East, exhibited
by the Parishioners, be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee for scandalous Ministers.
Ordered, That the Bill for scandalous Ministers
shall be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Soldiers shall be
read To-morrow Morning.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords have
appointed Fifteen to receive such Informations as shall be
given by the King's Counsel, concerning Tumults and
seditious Pamphlets; and have appointed to meet To-morrow, at Eight Clock.
Mr. Strode, Sir Hen. Vane jun. Mr. Charles Pym, Sir
Jo. Northcott, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Wm.
Strictland, Sir Arthur Hazelrigge, Mr. Ar. Goodwyn,
Sir Jo. Bamfeild, Mr. Fettiplace, Sir Jo. Potts, Sir Tho.
Cheeke, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Mr. Cage, Sir Sam.
Rolls, Sir Jo. Fenwicke, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Pury,
Mr. Bosevile, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Purefrey, Sir Jo. Harrison, Sir Tho. Soames, Lord Ruthen, Mr. Shutleworth,
Mr. Bodvile, Sir Sam. Luke, Sir Hen. Ludlow;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, concerning such
Information as shall be given by the King's Counsel,
touching the seditious Pamphlets and Tumults: And
are to meet To-morrow, at Eight Clock, in the Painted
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Delinquents, in
the Soap Business, be brought in To-morrow.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tho. Erle shall.... Leave to
go into the Country.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings further Answer, That the Lords
do agree to have the Commissioners of Ireland to meet
every Afternoon; and have appointed to meet this Afternoon, at Five Clock, in the Court of Star-chamber.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Walter Erle brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order for the Ten thousand Pounds for
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane shall, To-morrow Morning
make Report of the Business concerning One per Cent.;
and touching the Turkey Company.