Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 20o Die Martii
Mr. Speaker's Illness.
Prayers being said, Mr. Lawrence Hyde informed the House, that Mr. Speaker, having a Purpose to come this Day to the House, and striving a little to take the Air Yesterday, got a Cold, and had such Weakness and Looseness came upon him by it, as he was not able to attend the Service this Day, but it might be, he would be here To-morrow.
Mr. Brock seconded him ; and said, that he knew Mr. Speaker's Desire great to do this House Service, but he feared his Weakness to be such, as he should not be able to do this House Service To-morrow; and therefore propounded, that the House would give him Leave to use Means, for the Recovery of his Health, till Monday : To which the whole Assembly assented, and so ordered to be entered.