Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 3 Martii
Member refusing to take Oath.
Negotiations with Spaine.
1. A Supplement: 2. Upon the whole Matter, to signify the Lords Opinion. - Fittest to begin with the Supplement. - Divided into Three Parts: 1. Concerning the Marriage: 2. Palatinate: 3. An heroical Act and Resolution of the Prince; which they thought fit to communicate to us, and we to the whole Kingdom. For the first; observable, the first Motion proceeded from that State, the Duke of Lerma, 3 January, 1614, signified by my Lord of Bristo. For the Palatinate; said, that the King of Spaine promised to use Arms, if Mediation did not prevail: This also signified by my Lord of Bristo. Concerning the Honour of the Prince; in July last, Prince said, in August, a Rumour in Spaine, that the Prince and Duke would steal away: Hearing of this, addressed a Message to the Committee, that, although he had stolen to come thither for Love, yet would not steal away for Fear. -
Grimes then coming for England, told him, that, if he should hear he was stayed, bade him go to his Father, and bid him think no more of him (for he lost) but desire him to reflect his Royal Thoughts on his Sister, and her Children. - Sic omnes unus amores vicit amor patriot.
- Said, the Lords, upon mature Consideration of this, were all resolved, the King should not rely upon this Treaty any longer. - Four Causes: 1. Did not stand with Conveniency of Religion:.. Honour of the King: 3. Safety of himself: 4. Nor the Safety of his Grandchildren. This was the Conclusion. Now my Lords desired to know our Resolution in this great Negotiation and Business, they having but generally touched Things. - Did signify our Resolutions. Told them, we had duly considered, and de-
Then my Lord of Canterbury gave a threefold Thanks : 1. To God, that had laid the Matter so plain before the King : 2. To the King, that he had asked our Advice : 3. To the House of Commons, for concurring with them in their Desires, in iisdem verbis. -
" You and we Two Eyes and Hands, to see, and act, what good for the Kingdom." - For the Motion; said, we had prevented them. - The Lords have appointed a Committee of 24, to meet with us, to confer together; to the end that, if his Majesty shall think fit, we may set down our Reasons, to satisfy his Majesty, the Kingdom, and the whole World. -
Answered, we should see them at a Committee. - Told them, that our Number too little, to meet them at this Time: Must resort therefore to the House. The Prince desired, it might be this Morning, in the Painted Chamber.
Sir J. Wake, Lord Candish, Lord Percy, Lord Wrethsley, Sir Jo. Elliot, Sir Rob. Hatton, Mr. Beecher, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Secretary Calvert, Mr. Secretary Conway, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Will. Herbert, Sir Rob. Hicham, Sir Geo. Goring, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Fra. Cottington, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Mallory, Sir Rob. Killegrue, Sir Tho. Lucy, Sir Fra. Fane, Mr. Pym, Sir Will. Strode: These 48 are presently to go up into the Painted Chamber, and there to confer with the Lords, about setting down of our Advice to the King.
Exporting Wools, &c.
Duchy of Cornwall.
Mr. Glandvyle offers a Report from the Committee of Privileges, concerning Blechingley, and Winchelsey. - Two Petitions from Blechingley: One Lovell pretended to be duly chosen; a cross Petition, that Mr. Lovell had miscarried himself. Sir Miles Fleetwood, double-returned, waved Blechingley: - To have him report to the House. - That the Going forth of the Warrant for Blechingley, till the Business be ended at the Committee -
Winchelsey also questioned. Sir Alexander Temple complained. No Opinion given at Committee; but proved by Three Witnesses, that Paul Weyman notably misdemeaned himself in this Business. - Fit, to have him sent for. -
Proved there, that never any Assembly to be there, under 24 Hours Warning: here Warning but over-night, against next Morning. - Kept them from Seven a Clock till Twelve, and would not read his Commission : After threatened them, and bade them be gone : Charged Sir Alexander Temple to be Popish, and allied to the Arch-recusants of England. Then, after this, they certified for Mr. Finch. Mayor got Sir Alex. Temple's Letters, broke them up, and concealed them. - The Committee thought fit, this Mayor should be sent for.
Secret Offices, &c.
Dr. Bargrave's Answer to Thanks.
Sir Arthur Ingram: - He, and another Member commanded by this House to give Thanks to D. Bargrave; and to desire him to put his Sermon - He returns humble Thanks to this House, for making choice of him: and will presently put his Sermon forth.
Assize of Bread.
Mr. Denny, Mr. Glandvyle, Mr. Weare, Mr. Whistler, Attorney Wards, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Banks, Mr. Whatman, Mr. Carvyle: These, or any Four of them, to bring in a Bill for the Assise of Bread of all Sorts.
Ingrossed Bills, &c.
Abuse of Habeas Corpus.
Sir Eubele Theloall : - To have some appointed to draw a Bill against those - Sir Eubele Theloall, Attorney Wards, Mr. Banks, Mr. Bartlet, Mr. Denny, Mr. Whitakers, Serjeant Towse : Any Six of them, or any other Lawyers of the House, to draw a Bill against the Abuse of Habeas Corpus.