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, 20o Martii
Committed to Secretary Calvert, Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Will. Cope, Sir Hen. Poole, Knights, Burgesses Oxford and Barkeshire, Sir Rich. Harrison, Mr. Dunce, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Isa. Wake, Burgesses of University Oxford, and Oxford Town, Sir Geo. Manners, Sir Hugh Middleton, Sir Clem. Throckmorton, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir John Walter: - Monday, Two a Clock, Star-chamber.
Prisoner brought up and discharged.
1. Measure, the Work to be performed, - Five: Whereof Three well delivered. - 1. To consider, what to do : What the Work of this Year. This may be divided into his Parts: Fortifying this Kingdom, Defence of Ireland and the Low Countries, and setting forth a Royal Navy. - 2. What Charge will do this. - A little too much loses somewhat.: A little too little loses all. - To think of other Means than Subsidies, and Fifteens. A Fourth Proposition, arising from his Majesty's gracious Declaration. Fifth Point, which must be the first in Execution, though last in Debate: - Primum executione, ultimum intentione.
Bills sent to Lords.
The Prince's Exchange.
Committee to attend the King.
Mr. Secretary reports from the Lords.- - Lord Keeper told him, the Prince had moved his Majesty, for Committees of both Houses to attend him, for Clearing of my Lord of Buckingham, To-morrow. - My Lord Keeper to be the Mouth of both Houses. - Agreed.
Subsidies. Mr. Speaker went into the Chair.
That, after his Majesty shall have been pleased to declare himself for the utter Dissolution and Discharge of the Two Treaties for the Marriage, and the Palatinate, the House, in Pursuit of their Advice given to his Majesty, and towards Support of the War, which is likely to ensue, and more particularly for those Four Points proposed by his Majesty; namely, the Defence of this Realm, the Securing of Ireland, the Assistance of our Neighbours, the States of the United Provinces, and other his Majesty's Friends and Allies, and the Setting out of his Majesty's Royal Navy; will grant, for the present, Three Subsidies, and Three Fifteens, to be levied in such Time, and Manner, as they shall be pleased afterwards to appoint; and to be paid unto the Hands, and expended by the Direction, of such Committees, or Commissioners, as shall hereafter be agreed on in this present Session of Parliamet.
The former Sub-committee of Thirteen; and Mr. Treasurer, Secretary Conway, Sir Jo. Savyle, Mr. Alford, Sir Isaac Wake, Mr. Cooke: These are, this Afternoon, Court of Wards, to agree upon an Answer to be made unto his Majesty, touching his Demand of Six Subsidies, and Twelve Fifteens.