Die Sabbati, 25 Aprilis, 16 Regni Regis Car.
vice lecta est Billa. AN Act for the Naturalizing of James
Boene, Merchant, &c.
Members to take the Communion.
The Order for the Communion the last Parliament was
read; and a Transcript of it read also; and ordered to
be entered as the Order for this Communion.
It is this Day ordered, That all the Members of this
House shall receive the Communion, at St. Margaret's
Church in Westminster, upon Sunday next come Sevennight,
in the Forenoon, being the Third of May next; and whosoever shall not then and there receive the Communion,
shall not, after that Day, come into the House, until he
shall have received the Communion, in the Presence of
some or One of the Persons hereafter appointed to that
Purpose; and the same be certified, and the Certificate
thereof be allowed by this House. And, for the better
discerning, who shall then receive the Communion, and
who not, it is farther Ordered, That Sir Arthur Ingram,
Sir Walther Erle, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr.
Rowse, Mr. Cage, Mr. Godfrey, and the Two Burgesses of
Westminster, shall take especial Notice of all such as shall
then and there receive the Communion; and that every
Member of this House shall then bring with him a Note,
in Writing, containing his Name, and the Shire whereof
he is Knight, or the Borough whereof he is Burgess;
which Note he shall, in the same Church, when the same
shall be demanded of him, deliver unto the said Parties,
before particularly mentioned, some or One of them; and
the same Persons, so appointed, are likewise to take particular Notice of every Member of this House, at such
time as he receiveth the Communion.
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Dr Farmory, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr.
Rowse, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Sir. Wm. Bruerton;
This Committee is to peruse forthwith the Notes, that
have been taken by the Clerk of such as have taken the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and to report to the
House, how they find them.
Courts of Justice.
Mr. Peard reports from the Committee of the Courts
of Justice,-several Petitions delivered;-they could
not proceed in them, because they were Matters of high
Nature, unless there were some Counsel.-Difficulty to
get,-unless they were assigned; which they had not
Power to do.- Moves they may have that Power-
which was granted.
Ordered, the Committee for Courts of Justice to have
Power to assign such Counsel as the Petitioners shall
Bills of last Parliament, &c.
Motion,-That those Members that have any Bills
of the last Parliament, or other former Parliaments, to
deliver them in to the Clerk.
The Bill of Woolfells, to be read on Tuesday next, in
Report not ready.
Sir W. Erle said,-he was not yet ready for a
Report;-they intend to meet this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, and to make themselves ready as soon as they can.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Justice Jones, and Baron Trevor;-His Majesty was pleased to be there
Yesterday: Upon some Occasions that have risen from
thence, and some Debate thereupon since happened,
their Lordships desire a speedy Conference, with a
Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers,-That this
House will give their Lordships a present Meeting, in the
Painted Chamber, with a Committee of the whole House.
Mr. Pimme, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Jones, Mr. Hampden;
These are appointed Reporters of this Conference
with the Lords.
Sir Wm. Masham informs the House, That the Committee appointed to report this Conference, cannot be
ready till Monday next.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jo. Rushworth shall be admitted as a Clerk Assistant in this House,
at the Request of the Clerk himself. And it is further
Ordered, That Mr. Rushworth shall not take any Notes
here, without the precedent Directions and Command of
this House, but only of the Orders and Reports made in
Conference with Lords.
The Serjeant attendant on this House was sent to the
Committee that was appointed to report the Conference
with the Lords, to desire that this House might be informed, by One of the said Committee, whether they be
now ready to make the Report.
Mr. Solicitor came from the Committee, and said, that
their Care could not permit them to be ready for this
Report till Monday next.
Monday Morning, to expect the Report.