House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 25 June 1604 (2nd scribe)

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunae, 25 die Junii, 1604


THE Bill for the general Draining of many Thousand Acres of FennGrounds: - First Reading.


The Bill against unlawful Hunting and Taking of Deer: - First Reading.


Sir Fr. Evers bringeth in from the Committee, the Bill against Simony, with Amendments.

Mr. Speaker, and some of the Committees, to confer this Afternoon, and to be brought in To-morrow Morning.

A Bill.

Sir Jo. Savill bringeth in the Bill....

Sir H. Nevill.

Sir H. Nevill's Bill, this Afternoon, in the Temple Hall.

Mr. Tate.


Abuses of Accountants, - this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber. The Exchequer-men to attend.

Obedience of the Subject.

The Bill to retain the King's Majesty's Subjects in their due Obedience, being divided into Two Bills, and the Title altered. -


An Act for the due Execution of Statutes made against Recusants, brought from the Committee : The Title agreed unto. - Ingrossetur.

Mayors sitting in Parliament.

Mr. Fr. Moore moveth, for the Case of Mayors.

Sir Edw. Hobby: - No Indifference, that we should exempt some, and admit some. - In Brook's Abridgment, a Statute in H. VIII.

An Order hereafter, that no Mayor shall serve hereafter.

Sir Tho. Holcroft: - That if the Mayor chuse himself, then good Reason to exempt; but, if a Mayor of one be chosen Sheriff of a County, then he might serve.


The Bill for avoiding certain Abuses and Deceit in the Art or Mistery of Painting, brought in from the Committee, by Mr. Martin, with Amendments; and thirdly read. Much disputed.

Q. Whether Counsel: - Resolved, Not.

Q. Whether a Proviso for Seven Years: - Resolved, Not.

Q. Upon the Bill.

The House divided:

With the Yea, 145. With the Noe, 126.

Those, that were against the Bill, by the Order of the House, appointed to go out, and bring in the Bill. - Once in a Parliament, for preserving the Remembrance of the Order.


The Bill to avoid all Deceits in Clothing, and in dying and dressing the same : - Second Reading, and rejected, upon the Question.