Die Martis, 9 Feb. 1640.
THO. Fitts and Jo. Wheeler were brought into the
House, and testified against one Wm. Bond, that
he abused and threatened certain Witnesses of Sir Francis Popham, that were to come up to testify in the Cause
of Chippenham in Wiltess.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That Wm. Bond be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House, for abusing and threatening certain Witnesses,
brought hither on the Behalf of Sir Fr. Popham, Knight,
to testify in the Cause of the Election of Burgesses for the
Town of Chippenham in the County of Wiltess.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Breach of the
Privileges of some Members of this House do sit this
Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-chamber.
Ordered, That all Committees that should have sate
Yesterday, do sit this Afternoon, in their wonted Times
Ordered, That the Petition of the Gentry of Lancaster,
in the Names of themselves, and all the Inhabitants, and
likewise another Petition from the Inhabitants of the Hundred of Amonderness in that County, be referred to the
Committee for scandalous Ministers; and that Committee
has Power to receive all Petitions of the like Nature.
Hubert's, &c. Decree in Chancery.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reviving of a Decree in Chancery between * Lownes and others, and Sir
Prisoner to be brought up.
Ordered, That Mr. Nevill, now a Prisoner in the
Tower, by Sentence of this House, be brought hither Tomorrow Morning, to make his Submission and Acknowledgment of his Offence.
Ordered, That the Committee last appointed for the
King's Army, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Court of Wards; and that the Business concerning
the Condition of the Northern Parts, at this time, be referred to the Consideration of that Committee: And that
the House take into Consideration some Course, Tomorrow, to provide such other Monies, as will be necessary
for other Occasions, over and above those that are expected from the City: And that the House do then take
into Consideration the Matter of the King's Revenue,
and how it may be disposed in such a way, as that those
Things, that are of most necessary Importance may
first be provided for.
Calling Members to the Bar.
It was moved, That whosoever called any Member
to the Bar, upon an unjust Occasion, that a good Fine
might be set upon his Head.
Church Government.-Ministers Remonstrance.
Upon the Question, Whether Six should be added to
the Committee of Twenty-four, for the Consideration of
Part of the Ministers Remonstrance, &c.
The House was divided:
Sir Edward Deering, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Tellers for
Sir Wm. Carnaby. Mr. Martin, Tellers for the Yea:
With the Noe - - 145.
With the Yea - - 180.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Committee of
Twenty-four, with the Addition of these Six, viz. Sir
Tho. Roe, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Holbourne, Mr.
Fines, Sir H. Vane, do take into Consideration that Part
of the Ministers Remonstrance, that has been read;
and the Petition of the Inhabitants in and about the City
of London, and other Petitions of the like Nature, that
have been read; to prepare Heads out of them for the
Consideration of the House; the House reserving to itself
the main Point of Episcopacy, for to take it into their
Consideration in due time: And are to meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequerchamber.
Pamphlet fathered on Archbp. of Armagh.
Whereas Complaint hath been made unto this House,
by James Lord Archbishop of Armaghe, and Primate of
all Ireland, that a certain Pamphlet hath been lately most
injuriously fathered upon him, and spread abroad, under
the false Title of the Bishop of Armagh's Direction to
the House of Parliament, concerning the Liturgy and
It is this Day Ordered, in the Commons House of
Parliament, That the Master and Company of Stationers,
and all others, whom it may concern, shall take such
Course, for the Suppressing of the said Book, that they
shall not suffer it to be put in Print; or, if it be already
printed, not permit the same to be divulged; and, if any
Man shall presume to print or publish the Book above mentioned, that he or they shall be then liable to the
Censure of the said House.