Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 13 Martii
Lord Wharton's, &c. Decree.
L. 1. An Act to enable James Ward, alias Farmer, to sell and dispose a Messuage, and certain Lands in Ibstock, in the County of Leicester, for and towards Payment of his Debts, and Provision of his younger Children.
Praemunire against a Member.
King appoints to be attended.
The Lords to continue the good Correspondence, do signify, that the Prince hath made Declaration to them, that the King is well pleased, that the Committees of both Houses should attend him To-morrow at Whitehall.
Message to Lords.
Sir Rob. Philips: - Fit now, by Message, to certify the Lords : 1. To acknowlege our Thanks for our good Correspondence Yesterday: 2. By Addition to have the Lord Canterbury humbly desire his Majesty to dissolve both Treaties instantly; and to let him know, that the Language of our Hearts far greater than our Tongues ; and further, that, if his Majesty shall be dehorted from this, that he will be pleased to esteem such as dangerous Enemies to the State.
Person to be examined.
Duchy of Cornewall.
Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Alford, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Wal. Pye, Mr. Recorder, Sir Hen. Poole, Mr. Glandvyle, Sir Bab. Hicks, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Solicitor, Sir James Perrot, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Mohun, Sir Tho. Midleton, Sir Nicolas Tufton: - Tuesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Ly. Dudley's Estate.
L. 1. An Act to enable Dame Alice Dudley, Wife of Sir Robert Dudley, to assure her Estate in the Manor of Killingworth, and other Lands in the County of Warwicke, for valuable Consideration, to the Prince his Highness.
Courts of Justice.
Message to the King.
The Lords signify to this House, that, whereas Lord Canterbury To-morrow to deliver a Message from both Houses to the King, fit to have some short Introduction and Preamble; and will do nothing without the Privity of this House; desire to have our Committee Yesterday, to meet with their Committee presently, to hear the Effect of that, which shall be used.
Answer: This House return Thanks to their Lordships, for their Correspondence: Will give a present Meeting, as is desired, at the Place appointed. Our Committee sent away to the Lords. Mr. Solicitor to make the Report; and the House to sit, till they come again.
Sir Edw. Coke reports from the Committee of Grievances, a Patent granted to Sharpy and Heatly. - A new Office erected, for Surveying of Coals. - 4d. upon every great Chaldron of Coals: - Amounts to 3200 l. per Annum. - Referred to learned Counsel: They certified, this might be done. - The Opinion of the whole Committee, that no Imposition could be laid upon any Commodity, to be spent within the Realm. The Opinion of the Committee, to send for the Patentees, to be here on Friday in Easter Week; and thought fit, they should not put their Patent in Execution in the mean time.
Message to the King.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Lords. - The Preamble not conceived in Writing, - First began with an Introduction of Respect to this House. - Conceived the Substance, called the Ceremony of it. - 1. He did purpose to give Thanks to God, from both Houses, that had given us such a King, that would thus speak, and be spoken unto by his People, -
Sabbati, 13 Martii - Post Meridiem
L. 1. AN Act for the Establishing some Manors, and other Lands, in the several Counties of Cornewall, Devon, and Dorsett, upon John Mohun Esquire, Son and Heir apparent of Sir Reinold Mohun, Knight and Baronet, according to the true Intent and Meaning -
L. 2. An Act for the Continuance of divers Statutes,and Repeal of divers others. Committed to Attorney Wards, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Carvill, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Shervyle, Sir Dud. Digs, Mr. Selden, Doctor Googe, Sir Peter Mutton, Mr. John Drake, Mr. Morley, Mr. Syms, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Tho. Holland, Sir Jo. Stradling, Mr. Mallory, Serjeant Digs, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Wild, Sir Will. Fleetwood, Sir Geo. Manners, Mr. Neale, Mr. Pym, Sir Oliver Cromwell, Sir Erasmus Dreyden, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Geo. Chidleigh, Mr. Shooter, Mr. Horsland, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Rob. Philips, Sir Arthur Mannering: All, that will come, to have Voice : - Monday, Star-chamber, Two a Clock.