Die Mercurii, 17 Martii, 1640.
Strode's, &c. Nat.
MR. Strode, and those others mentioned in the Bill
of their Naturalization, this Day took the Oaths
of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Lands in Fulham.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Alteration of
the Estate and Tenure of some Lands within the Parish of
Fulham in the County of Middlesex, &c.; upon Question
committed unto the Committee for the Marquis of
Court of York.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Jurisdiction of the
Court of Yorke do meet on Friday next, notwithstanding
an Order made by that Committee, for the Granting of
Earl of Straford's Trial.
Ordered, That Mr. Pimme shall make Report of Three
especial Cases, that concern the Earl of Straford's
Business on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the House be presently resolved into a
Grand Committee, to treat of providing present Monies,
for setting forth so many Ships as shall be necessary for
the Guard of the Seas and Defence of the Kingdom.
Disbanding Irish Army, &c.
Mr. Nath. Fines went up to the Lords, according to
Yesterday's Order, to desire a free Conference, concerning
the Matter of the last free Conference, touching the Disbanding of the Irish Army, &c.
He brings Answer, that the Lords will give a present
Meeting, as is desired.
According to the former Order,
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Mr. Prideaux was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumes the Chair.
Marquis of Winton's Estate.
Mr. Capell reports the Bill for enabling the Marquis of
Winton to make Leases for Twenty-one Years, of Lands
in the County of Southampton, &c. fit to pass, as it came
from the Lords, without any Alterations or Amendments.
Affairs of both Kingdoms.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloffe and
Sir Robert Riche;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Affairs of both
Ordered, That the Business of the Navy be resumed,
after the Conference is ended.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
That this House has considered of their Lordships
Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Treasurer, Ld. Digby, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr.
Nath. Fines, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Sir Walth. Erle, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That James Bowden, Waldron Lodovick,
Abraham De Vellons, John Biles, Peter Nephew, John
Nephew, John Perrott, and Edw. Ranger, be forthwith
sent for, by a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to
answer such Matters as shall be objected, and to give their
Testimony in such Matters as they shall be required.
Lord Digby presents, from the Conference with the
Lords, a Paper of great Consequence; which was read.
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Ordered, That this Paper, and this Report now made,
be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at
Eight of Clock, if the Business of the Navy shall be then