DIE Martis, videlicet, 30 die Novembris.
Allowance to the Sheriff for bringing him up.
The Sheriffs of Chester this Day brought the Body of
Arthur Proger, who was sent for to appear before this
House by Order of the 15th of this Instant November;
and the Information and Examination concerning this
Business being read, it is Ordered, That the said
Arthur Proger shall forthwith be committed to the Prison
of The Gatehouse, there to remain until the further
Pleasure of this House be known; and for the Charges
of his bringing up from Chester, the said Proger is to
satisfy the Sheriff (fn. *) for the same, if he be able; but, if
he be not able, then the Sheriff of Chester is to pay himself out of those Monies which he receives for the
King by virtue of his Place, and is to be allowed the
same upon his Account.
Order for a Hundred Thousand Pounds to be secured to London.
Next, the Ordinance of Parliament for securing the
Two Fifty Thousand Pounds to the City of London was
read; and the House thought fit the Word ["Ordinance"] should be changed, and made ["An Order of
both Houses"]. To this Purpose,
The Lord Privy Seal,
Earl of South'ton,
Earl of Bristoll, and
The Lord Roberts,
Were appointed presently to withdraw, and make
such Alterations therein, as they conceived was
according to the Sense of the House; and so
prepare it for a Conference with the House of
Ld. Loftus's Cause.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Loftus shall have
a Copy of so much of the Letter, which came lately
from Ireland, as concerns his Business.
Bill for securing Recusants.
Then the Amendments and Alterations in the Bill
concerning the securing of Popish Recusants were read;
and, for the better Debate thereof, the House was put
into a Committee; and it was taken into Consideration,
whether the First Clause should stand, which was,
["That the Persons of Recusants should be restrained
as the Lords in Parliament should think fit"]; or whether it should be altered according as the House of
Commons desired, which was, ["That the Lords
should have Power to dispose of the Persons of
Lords, and the House of Commons of Commoners"].
And, after a long Debate, the House was resumed;
and a Conference was agreed upon with the House of
Commons; and the Lord Keeper was to let the House
of Commons know, "That, for the Alterations of the
Names of the Persons in the Bills, and the Places of
Dwellings, and the Alteration of Time, this House
agrees and consents to; for the rest, this House
adheres to the former Clause in the Bill."
Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Solicitor; who brought a Bill, which
had passed the House of Commons, intituled, "A
Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage, and other Monies, payable upon Merchandizes
imported and exported;" and further said, The
House of Commons prayed their Lordships would
be pleased to pass the Bill for securing the Persons of
Recusants with as much convenient Speed (fn. *) as they
Hodie 1a, 2a, et 3a
vice lecta est Billa, A Subsidy
granted to the King, of Tonnage, Poundage, and other
Monies, payable upon Merchandize imported and exported.
And, upon the Question, it was Resolved to pass
as a Law, nemine contradicente.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Order for securing
the Hundred Thousand Pounds to the City of London,
with the few Amendments, which was read, in hæc
Order for securing the Money to London.
"The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, having a due Regard to the good
Affections of the City of London, expressed upon
sundry Occasions, by the advancing and lending of
great Sums of Money, for the Service of this Commonwealth, and particularly the Sum of Fifty Thousand Pounds for Supply of the present Affairs in Ireland; all which the said Lords and Commons do take
in very good Part; and being resolved to make a full
and just Satisfaction for the same, do hereby Declare,
That the said Sum of Fifty Thousand Pounds lent for
the Irish Affairs, and the Sum of Fifty Thousand
Pounds more lent by the said City unto the Peers attending His Majesty in the Northern Parts, before
the Beginning of this present Parliament, and such
other Sums of Money lent by the said City unto this
Parliament, which are not yet paid, or otherwise secured, shall be fully satisfied and re-paid unto the said
City of London, with Interest, after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Centum, for a Year, out of such
Monies as are, or shall be, raised by Authority
of Parliament; and, for that Purpose, will exhibit a Bill, and become Suitors to His Majesty,
that the same may be passed with all Expedition;
provided always that this present Declaration shall
not be in any wise prejudicial to any Members of
the said House of Commons who have formerly
lent any Sums of Money to this Parliament, nor to
the Northern Counties, nor to any Persons whatsoever; to whom both Houses of Parliament, or the
House of Commons, have formerly Ordered the Payment of any Sums of Money, nor to any Security given
to them before the making of this Declaration."
Ordered, That this House agrees to this Declaration.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Finch and Mr. Serjeant Glanvile:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning this and the Bill for securing Recusants.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, touching the Security to be given to the City
of London, for the Two Fifty Thousand Pounds borrowed of them; and also touching the Bill for securing
the Persons of the Papists.
Message to the King, for the Royal Assent to the Tonnage and Poundage Bill.
The Lord Keeper was appointed by the House, to
send to the King at Hampton Court, to let Him know that
the Bill for Tonnage and Poundage expires To-morrow; and that a new Bill hath passed both Houses;
and to know when His Majesty will be pleased to come
to this House, and give His Royal Assent to this Bill.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the C. H.
That they will give a present Meeting, as is desired,
in the Painted Chamber.
Conference about the Bill for securing Recusants, and the Order for securing Money to the City, reported.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference, which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Keeper reported,
"That, at this Conference, he had delivered to the
House of Commons the Bill concerning the securing
of the Papists, with the Amendments; and likewise
the Declaration of both Houses, for securing the
Hundred Thousand Pounds to the City of London."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
videlicet, 1m diem Decembris 1641, hora 12a, Dominis sic