Die Mercurii, 9 Decembr. 1640.
Proceedings concerning Hampden.
UPON a Motion that was made, Sir Tho. Fanshawe
had the Copy of the Judgment, and other Proceedings in Mr. Hampden's Case, to examine it carefully
and perfectly, that it might be entered here, according
to former Order.
Persons to be brought up.
Mr. Warner, and Mr. Halford, are to be brought
hither To-morrow Morning, to make their Submissions
here at the Bar, as by their Sentence they were ordered.
Mr. Bastwick has Time till Tuesday next, to bring in
his Petition, such as himself will subscribe with his own
Proceedings against Ratcliffe.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Ratcliffe, Knt. now in the
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House,
be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Gate-house, to
be kept in sure and safe Custody, during the Pleasure
of this House; there being here an Information of High
Treason against him.
Mr. Speaker is likewise to intimate to the Keeper of
the Prison, that he suffer no Man to speak with Sir Geo.
Ratcliffe, but in his Presence and Hearing.
Ecclesiastioal Canons, &c.
Mr. Selden, Sir Thomas Widrington, Mr. Whisler,
Mr. St. John, Mr. Bagshawe, Mr. Holborne, Mr. Bodevill, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Peard, Mr. Coke, Mr.
This Committee, or any Three or Two of them, are
required to procure, for the Service of this House, the
Licences precedent and subsequent to the last Convocation, and such other Commissions and Warrants, as
they shall think necessary for the clear Debating of the
new Canons, and the Benevolence granted by the Clergy:
They have likewise Power to examine the Clerks of the
Signet-office, or any other Officer, whom it may concern,
how the Commission that enables the Clergy to give and
take the new Oath, is withdrawn, and by whom: They
are likewise to consider of the Convocation Writs, whether
they are the same with the Writs of former Times: And
they are to consider the Nature of the Proxies, and to
inquire after the Opinions that the Judges give in this
Business: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to this Business; and are to present the State of
the whole Matter unto the House on Monday next; and
are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the
Monday Morning next is appointed for the farther
Debate of the Canons, and the Benevolence granted by
Ways and Means.
To-morrow Morning is appointed to consider of some
Way for the Raising of the One hundred thousand