House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 03 July 1604 (2nd scribe)

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


THE Proviso to the Bill for the Relief of Persons infected to the Plague, for the Universities, and the Colleges of Winchester and Eaton, thrice read, and, upon the Question . . .

Tanners, &c.

The Bills touching Tanners, Curriers, Shoemakers, &c. thirdly read, and passed, with the Proviso offered by Mr. Hedley Yesterday.


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.

Sir Rich. Swale and Mr. D. Hone, - Two Bills (which formerly passed this House) with Additions, and Provisoes. -


In Message from the Lords, to pray a Conference touching the Continuance of Statutes, with the former Committees, in the Presence Chamber, in the Whytehall, this Afternoon.


The Bill against Swearing, thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed. -

The House divided:

105 Yea : With the Noe, 70. -

Much disputed, - Mr. Martin, Sir H. Beamount, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Tey, Mr. Dammett, Sir Edw. Lewknor.


The Bill, touching Alehouses: - The Proviso, from the Lords, thrice read; and passed.


The Proviso, from the Lords, to the Bill of Garbling, thrice read ; and passed, upon the Question.

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.