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 avoid a Decree, procured indirectly and by Corruption, between the Lord and Lady Wharton, and Edward Willoughby Esquire, and others, and for avoiding certain Conveyances -
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.
L. 1. An Act for the farther Description of a Bankrupt.
L. 1. An Act to prevent Simony, and Abuse of Elections in Colleges and Halls. - Preferred by Sir Walter Earle.
Sir Edw. Coke reports the Bill of pleading Alienations in the Exchequer. - The Exchequer-men heard.
The Amendments twice read. -
Ordered, To be ingrossed.
Praemunire against a Member.
Sir Tho. Hoby, Sir Hen. Spiller, Mr. Fanshaw, have searched, whether Sir Tho. Gerrard a convict RecuSant.
- Do not find him so.
Sir Arthur Ingram .- - The Honour and Dignity of this House far engaged in this Business. - To make a short Bill of Praemunire. This, mayhap, will start him, and bring him in.
Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glandvyle, Mr. Selden, Sir A. Ingram, Attorney Wards, to draw this Bill.
Sir Will. Fleetwood reports the Bill of Carriages. - Sir Symon Harvey heard at the Committee.
The Amendments twice read. -
Mr. Solicitor: - This Bill takes away the King's Prerogative : Makes the Justices of Peace Judges between the King and the Country.
Sir Edw. Coke: - 25o Edw. III. there the Constables, and other good Men of the Town, are made Judges, to set down the Price. -
Ordered, To be ingrossed.
Concealments: - Tuesday Afternoon, Court of Wards.
L. 3. An Act concerning Monopolies, and Dispensations with penal Laws: - Upon Question, passed for a Law.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Attorney and Sir Edw. Salter: -
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.
Answer: This House return Thanks to their Lordships, for their Desire of Correspondence, and will be ready to attend at the Time.
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.
Mr. Glandvyle sent up to the Lords with the Bill of Monopolies, and a special Recommendation from the House.
Person to be examined.
Mr. Recorder, Sir Ar. Ingram, Mr. Fanshaw, Sir Hen. Spiller, Sir Pet. Hayman, to examine Sir Tho. Gerrard his Man, and, as Justices of Peace of Middlesex, to do what they think fit.
Duchy of Cornewall.
L. 3. An Act to enable the most excellent Prince Charles to make Leases of Lands, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy of Cornewall, or annexed to the same: - Upon Question, passed for a Law.
Mr. Treasurer sent up with this Bill alone.
L. 2. An Act for Confirmation of Sutton's Hospital. -
Sir Edw. Coke: - This the bravest Foundation that ever was in the Christian World. - 4000l. - 500 Pound a Year given at the first Foundation. Opus sine exemplo. -
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Lord Hubbart and Sir Ed. Salter : -
The Lords have sent a Bill -
The Eminency of the Prince his Highness considered, they have sent it alone.
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.
Mr. Mallory moves, to have a Sub-committee for Courts of Justice.
Message to the King.
Another Message from the Lords, by Attorney and Serjeant Crooke: -
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.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Sharpy and Alexander Heatly shall attend on Friday in Easter Week, and bring in their Patent with them,
The House also think fit, that they should, in the mean time, forbear the Execution of it.
Cotham also to attend at the same Time.
Sir Jo. Savyle: - This Patent referred to the King's Counsel. They certified, he might grant it. - To send for these Referees, to know, why they thus certified.
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, -
To the King: 1. That he was so sensible of the Insincerity of the Spaniard, and of the Indignity done to his Son and Daughter. -
In respect he desired Assistance from his People. -
The Lords sit till they return, for an Approbation of this.
Generally allowed: And the Committee sent up again unto the Lords.
The Speaker to be here after Dinner, to read the Bill of Continuances.
Sir Tho. Gerrard's Footman to be discharged.
Sir Edw. Sandys, from Committee for Trade : - To have the Merchant Adventurers bring in their Book of Accounts, and Court-Book; whereby it might appear -
Their Desire also, to have Nicholson sent for on Thursday next, and bring in his Patent.
Ordered, All -
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. 1. An Act for Securing of the Manor of Goteland.
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.