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, 8o Martii
L. 2. AN Act concerning Women convicted of small Felonies. - Ordered, To be ingrossed,
L. 2. An Act concerning the Purveyance - : Mr. Comptroller: - To have it committed. - Knows not, how far it may retrench upon the King's Prerogative. -
Committed . . Mr. Comptroller, Sir Gilbert Jerrard, Sir Will. Fleetwood, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Alford, Sir Fran. Seymour: And all, that will come, to have Voice: - Court of Wards, Wednesday, Two a Clock.
All, that will come, to have Voice, in the Bill of Alienations, pleading in the Exchequer : - This Afternoon, at Four a Clock, Inner Temple Hall.
Sir Fra. Barrington reports the Bill of Drunkenness, without any Amendment. - Ordered, To be ingrossed.
L. 2. An Act for the further Reformation of Jeofayles - Ordered, To be ingrossed.
Sir Guy Palmes.
Abuses in Exchequer.
All, that will come, to have Voice in the Committee for examining the Abuses of the Exchequer: Those, that are Officers in the Exchequer, to be excluded.
Clerks of the Market.
Mr. Mallory: - To have the Committee of Grievances take into Consideration the Abuses of the Clerks of the Market. - Ordered.
Member to take Oaths, &c.
A Petition from Sir Tho. Gerrard, read.
Mr. Brooke: - To appoint him a peremptory Day, to come to the House, to offer him the Oaths ; which if he will not take, to discard him, and so make it exemplary. - Can be no Warrant granted, unless it be certified, he be incurably sick.
Sir Rob. Philips, accordant.
Ordered, upon Question, That Sir Tho. Gerrard shall be sent for, to attend this House To-morrow, at Nine a Clock, to take the Oaths, and after to receive the Communion.
L. 2. An Act for Passing of Sheriffs Accounts : - Committed to the former Committee for the Exchequer:
- This Afternoon.
Doctor Chamber's Patent to be brought in this Afternoon.
L. 2. An Act against secret Offices : - Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Attorney Wards, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Glanvyle. Mr. Lentall, Mr. Bowier, Mr. Drake, Mr. Cage, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Weare, Mr. Sherfeild, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Whitfeild, Mr. Carvill, Serjeant Diggs, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Ducke, Sir Eubele Theloall, Sir Peter Mutton, Mr. Rainscroft: - Court of Wards, Wednesday, Two a Clock.
King's Answer to Address.
Mr. Recorder reports from the King, his Answer to our Advice. - They attended the King on Friday last, at Theobalds, Afternoon; where they had ready Access to his Majesty. The Archbishop, according to his known Gravity, in Name of both Houses, according to his Direction in Paper, present our humble Advice to him. that both Treaties may not any longer be continued. Those other Reasons of ours, with an Addition to the fifth Reason, were neither pressed, nor pursued. - Asked no further Enlargement of our Reasons, but made a present Answer; which now the Subcommittees of both Houses have agreed upon, and set down in Writing. - Our King a Prerogative appropriated to him above all Kings in the World ; Excellency of Wisdom and Speech. Mr. Recorder read the Answer : After, read again. Sir Jo. Elliot: - Since our Return from Theobalds, many strange Reports concerning their Reception. - To have some Time, to take Copies; and then to deliberate, and advise.
Ordered, That every Member of this House may have Copies of this Answer.
Mr. Chancellor Exchequer: - Commanded by the King to deliver, in this House, the Account of the Lord Treasurer. Wednesday appointed for it.
L. 2. An Act for the true Making of Woollen Cloths :
- Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir Arthur Ingram, Knights and Burgesses of all Clothing Counties : - Wednesday next. Two a Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2. An Act against Usury: - Committed to Mr. Comptroller, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Hen. Poole, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Alford, Sir Jervase Clifton, Sir Tho. Jermyn, Mr. Currington, Sir Geo. Manners, Sir Tho. Savyle: All, that will come, to have Voice : - Friday next, Star Chamber, Two a Clock.