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House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 03 May 1624

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunae, 3 Maii, 1624

Burneby's Estate.

Mr. Sherland reports Sir Rich. Burneby his Bill. The Amendments twice read. - Ordered, To be ingrossed.

Newsam.

Attorney Wards reports Newsam's Bill. Amendments twice-read. -

Ordered, To be ingrossed.

Calthrope's Estate.

L. 3. An Act to enable Martin Calthrope, Esquire, to make Sale of certain Lands, for Preferment of his younger Children, and Payment of his Debts: - Upon Question, passed.

Bankrupts.

L. 3. An Act for the further Description of a Bankrupt, and Relief of Creditors against such, as shall become Bankrupts; and for inflicting corporal Punishment upon the Bankrupts, in some special Cases : - Upon Question, passed.

Inns.

L. 3. An Act concerning the New-erecting and Ordering of Inns : - Upon Question, passed.

Hostlers &c.

An Act concerning Hostlers and Innholders : - Upon Question, passed.

Pretermitted Custom.

Mr. Lister : - To proceed to Judgment of the pretermitted Custom.

Resolved, upon Question, as the Opinion of the House, That the pretermitted Custom is against Law, and shall be presented to his Majesty, as a Grievance.

Michaelmas Term.

L. 3. An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term : - Upon Question, passed.

Dr. Cradocke, &c.

Sir Henry Anderson: - A Petition against Doctor Cradocke. - Read, and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice: And the Petition against Doctor Lambe.

Harvie's Books, &c.

Mr. Sawyer: - Have perused Sir Simon Harvie's Books. - To have Sir Will. Huet bring in his Book of Receipts, and Accounts; and Sir Simon Harvey to bring in all his Books : The Officers and Clerks of the Green Cloth to attend To-morrow, Two Clock, Court of Wards; and the Gentlemen of this House, of Wiltshire, to attend the Committee. - Ordered.

Secret Offices.

Secret Offices: - To-morrow Morning, Seven Clock, Committee Chamber.

Fees in Towns.

Fees in corporate Towns : - This Afternoon, Four Clock.

Fowles.

Committee for Fowles, on Friday, Two Clock, Court . . . And all to have Voice.

Actions.

L. 3. An Act to prevent the great Charge, Expence, and other Inconveniences, which divers of his Majesty's Subjects, dwelling in Counties remote from London and Westminster, are put unto, by prosecuting and bringing of Actions of Debt, Covenants, Attempts, faux Imprisonment, Trespasses of Assault and Batteries, and other personal Actions, against them, in London and Middlesex, and not in the proper Counties, where the Causes of such Actions did arise and grow : - Upon Question, not to pass.

Conference deferred.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Davies and Sir Cha. Caesar: - The Lords have sent this Message: That, whereas this Afternoon was appointed for the Bill of Monopolies, the Lord Treasurer hath sent in so many Witnesses, to be examined, that they cannot intend it Today, nor To-morrow; and desire it may be on Wednesday, Two Clock, former Place.

Answer: This House will give a Meeting at the Time and Place propounded.

Courts of Justice.

Sir Rob. Philips to make his Report from Courts of Justice, on Wednesday, Nine Clock.

Statutes.

Bill of Continuance of Statutes, to be read To- morrow, Eight Clock peremptorily.

American Fishing.

The Debate of the Bill for free Fishing in New England, begun. Mr. Bushrod tenders a Proviso to the Bill.

Mr. Guy, another.

Both Provisoes rejected.

The Bill, upon Question, passed.