House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 07 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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Saturni, 7o Die Julii, 1604

House meets.

THIS Day the Commons House, according to an ancient Form and Usage, assembled about Eleven a Clock ; and there expected the King coming to the Upper House, where it is usual, as well upon a Prorogation, as Dissolution, in the Beginning, to receive a Premonition, and Direction, and in the End, Thanks, Exhortation to the Members, going into the Country, from the Prince, from some longer, from some shorter; and for the Speaker to utter some Speech of Excuse, Congratulation, and Offer with Petitions, as in the Beginning.

The King.

About Two a Clock Notice was given, that the King was come ; but........