Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 18o Die Martii, 1606
PRAYERS said by the Clerk, as well Mr. Speaker's, as his own.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Reinchin, of Leverpoole, moveth for Leave to be gone, to give Evidence at the Assises against a Seminary which, he feared, should not be hanged, without his being there.
By reason of the Absence of Mr. Speaker, the House, though they might give Leave, yet could not pronounce it, because they wanted their Mouth; yet, by a kind of Connivence, Leave was granted unto him, and the Clerk directed to enter it.
Mr Speaker's Illness.
Sir Fr. Hastings informed the House of Mr. Speaker's Infirmity; viz. a great Pain in his Neck and Head, so as he was no way able, without Danger, to attend; and prayed, that this Court might, with their Favour, be adjourned till Friday Morning.