Die Lunæ, 1 Feb. 1640.
ORDERED, That Mr. Combe's Petition be referred
to the same Committee that the Warwickshire Petition
is referred unto, and in the same Manner as that Petition
is referred; and that the Book of the Freeholders Names,
now in Mr. Rich. Chamberleyne's Hands, be brought unto
the Committee, at such time as they shall sit.
Waddsden Organ Tax.
Ordered, That Sir Nath. Brent, Sir Jo. Lamb, and
Dr. Roane, be forthwith summoned, by a Warrant under
Mr. Speaker's Hand, to appear here, to shew Reason why
they laid the Tax upon the Town of Waddsden in the
County of Bucks, contrary to Law, for the Maintaining
of a Pair of Organs and an Organist in the said Town of
Ordered, That Jo. Bartlett's Petition be referred to the
Committee for the rigorous Levying of Ship-money.
Memorandum. This Petition was delivered to Mr.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Solicitor and Mr. Maynard have Leave to be of
Counsel with the Lady Chaworth, at a Committee before
Ordered, That Cornelius de Neue, who served Mr.
Wheeler, a Member of this House, with a Subpæna, be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House, to answer his Contempt,
and Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee for scandalous Ministers
shall begin to meet To-morrow Sevennight; and are to
sit at Two of Clock that Day, in the Court of Wards:
And the Petition against Dr. Utie of Chigwell, and the
Petition from the Inhabitants of the Town of Patiswick in
the County of Essex, and all Petitions of the like Nature,
are referred to the same Committee. The Petition of
Chigwell is to be first considered of by that Committee.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election of Mr.
Erle, for One of the Burgesses for the Town of Warham
in the County of Dorsett, is a good Election; and that he
ought to sit as a Member in this House; and that the
Officer, that was the Officer when the Return was made,
or his Deputy, or the Electors, shall mend the Return.
Proceedings against Lord Finch.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to
desire their Lordships, that there may be an Examination
of the Judges, and other Witnesses, concerning the Charge
against the Lord Finch, in the Presence of some Members
of the House of Commons: And that their Lordships will
take such Course for the Appearance, and speedy Proceedings against the Lord Finch, as they in their Wisdoms
shall think fit.
Sir Ro. Pye is to go up with this Message.
That Part of the Remonstrance, preferred by divers
Ministers, which concerns the Matter of Government in
the Church, was read.
Proceedings against Ld. Finch.
Sir Ro. Pye brings Answer of the Message; That he
had acquainted their Lordships with the Message from
this House; who return this Answer, that, according to
the Desires of this House, they will be ready to examine
the Judges, and others, in the Presence of some Members
of this House, in the Cause concerning the Lord Finch.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That those Sixteen Ministers, who, as this
House was informed, were deputed to follow the Petition
and Remonstrance exhibited to this House, subscribed by
divers Ministers, have Notice, and be summoned, to be
here To-morrow Morning, to attend the Pleasure of the
House, concerning the said Petition and Remonstrance.