Die Lunæ, 25 Jan. 1640.
Warner's Ship, &c.
ORDERED, That the Ship and Goods of Mr. Samuel Warner, Merchant, detained by the Farmers
Deputies at Portesmouth, be delivered unto him, upon his
giving good Security to stand to such Determination in
the Cause, as this House shall appoint.
Duncan's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Samuel Duncan, and Edward
Bedwall, referred, by Order of the House, to the Committee for the Bishop of Elye.
Proceedings in High Commission Courts.
Mr. Perd reports from the Committee for Courts of
Justice, the Case of the Parish Clerk of St. Bartholomew's: And upon his Report it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That all the Proceedings
in the High Commission Court, against Samuel Withered,
Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, and the several Fines
and Estreats thereof, and the Costs given against them,
are illegal and unjust, and ought not to bind.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Samuel Withered,
Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, ought to have Satisfaction
against these Four Commissioners, the Lord Archbishop
of Cant', the Bishop of Elye, Sir Jo. Lamb, and Dr.
Duck, for their Costs, Damages, and Losses sustained in
their Suit. And it is farther ordered, That, if any other
of the Commissioners shall hereafter appear to have given
their Votes to this Sentence, they shall likewise be liable
to make Reparations, as aforesaid, to the Parties grieved.
Ordered, That a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, directed to all the Officers of the High Commission, whom it may any way concern, requiring them to
bring hither all the Acts, and Proceedings, that concern
the Cause of the Parish Clerk of St. Bartholomew's.
Ordered, That all the Bonds, that Samuel Withered,
Jo. Hooke, and Henry Garrett, entered into for their Appearance at the High Commission Court, be redelivered
unto them again; and that the Patent for the Incorporation of the Parish Clerks, be brought into the Committee, to consider of it, and to report it to the House.
Liberty to prosecute Petition.
Ordered, That Mr. Saragold shall have safe Liberty,
in safe Custody with a Keeper, to prosecute his Petition
depending before the Grand Committee for Courts of
King's Speech read.
The King's Speech, delivered to both Houses, in the
Banqueting-house at Whitehall, 23th of January, was, by
the King's Command, read by Mr. Speaker in the open
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Bellassis go up with a Message to
the Lords, to desire a Conference by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, if it may stand with their Lordships Occasions, in the Painted Chamber, concerning a
Conference lately had with their Lordships, concerning
the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms.
Mr. Whittlock to manage this Conference.
Reprieve of Goodman, a Priest.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Ayloffe
and the Attorney General;
The Lords desire a Conference by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching
the Conference had on Saturday, concerning the Reprieval of Jo. Goodman the Priest.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
That this House has taken into their Consideration
their Lordships Message; and will give Meeting presently, as is desired, by a Committee of the whole
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr.
Glinne, Mr. Edw. Hide, Sir Jo. Culpepper, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Complaints against Gawler.
The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Chissleborough, and West Chinock, in the County of Somerset,
was ..; and three of the Inhabitants were called in; and
did avow the Petition: And the greatest Part of it was
likewise attested by a Member of this House.
Whereupon it was Ordered, That Tho. Gawler, Parson
of Chisleborough aforesaid, shall be forthwith sent for, as
a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House, to answer the Complaints, and great Misdemeanours, expressed in the said Petition.
Priests and Jesuits.
Mr. Hide reports from the Conference, now desired by
the Lords, in hæc Verba;
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Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House take
into Consideration the Subject of free Conference to
be desired with the Lords, concerning the Report made
by Mr. Hide, touching the Expulsing of the Priests and
Jesuits; and touching the Reprieval of Jo. Goodman,
Articles against Windebank.
Ordered, That the Committee for Mr. Secretary
Windebank, meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, to
prepare the Articles against the said Mr. Secretary.
Conference agreed to.
Mr. Bellasis brings Answer from the Lords, that their
Lordships will give a present Meeting by a Committee of
the whole House, as is desired.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Maynard and Mr. Perd have Leave to be of
Counsel with * * in the Lords House.
Petitions to be read.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Ministers, and
the Remonstrance delivered with it, be first read on
Monday Morning next; and afterwards, the Petitions
from the Counties, concerning Episcopacy.
Ordered, That it shall be debated on Friday Morning
next, what Penalty the Bishops, and the rest of the
Clergy, have incurred in making the last new Canons.