Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 3o die Julii, 1604
Mr. Serjeant Shirley reporteth that Part of the last Conference with the Lords, which concerneth the Bill against Seminaries, Recusants, &c. and bringeth in the Amendments : Which were deferred to be put to the Question till To-morrow.
Bills from Lords.
Feast at Merchant Taylors Hall.
This Day a solemn Feast was made at Merchant-taylors Hall ; which was first moved by Sir Edw. Hobby, and undertaken by Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Fuller, and others, to be performed. The Collection was made, 10s. a Gentleman, of 100; but at the Feast was Six Score and Twelve, or thereabouts. There were present, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, and Mr. Secretary Herbert, with sundry other, of the best Note and Calling of the House; whereof Sir Tho. Ridgeway hath the Names. The Clerk, the Serjeant, and every Gentleman, had a Man allowed him. The King intended Two Bucks, but One came only, and One Hogshead of Wine. The Clerk presented the Feast with a March-pane, in Form of the Lower House of Parliament sitting.