Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 25 Martii
L. 2. An Act for the Preservation of Salmon, Trouts, and Peals : - Committed to Chancellor Duchy, Serjeant Hicham, Sir Rob. Jackson, Sir John Stradling, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Currington, Sir Edw. Warder, Mr. Glanvill, Sir Ar. Ingram, Knights, Burgesses Wales, Gloster, Chester, Mr. Fetherstone, Sir Jo. Savyle: All, that will come, to have Voice : - Friday fortnight, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
L. 2. An Act, that the County Palatine of Durham may send Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, to Parliament: - Committed to Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir Hen. Fane, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Fra. Seymour, Mr. Ravenscrofte, Mr. Pepper, Mr. Wainsford, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Kirton, Sir Clem. Throckmorton, Mr. Louther, Sir Jo. Danvers, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Tho. Bellosis, Knights, Burgesses Yorheshire, Northumberland, Mr. Lively, Sir Anth. Forrest, Mr. Fetherstone, Knights, Burgesses Devon
Decree in Chancery.
Duke of Buckingham.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Lords. - Will first relate what passed Sunday last. - Lord Keeper, in the Name of both Houses, declared to the King, to this Effect: That Lords, and we, being informed, that the Duke of Buckingham had let fall some Words -
Dissolution of Treaties with Spain.
Second Part. - When Committee of both Houses attended the King on Tuesday, the Bishop of Canterbury did it, and presented the Remonstrance to him, in Writing. When that was read, the King returned a full, and, as he hopes, a satisfactory Answer. This hath been presented to the King. - In Reading of it, said, the best Speech taken of any before. Lord President told him, the best received of any before. -
Sir Edw. Sandys: - Some small Gleanings committed to his Care. - Yesterday Duke delivered somewhat, by Way of Addition, by Command from the King. - Was determined, with all Expedition, to send into Spaine, and to give Notice to him, that, at the Petition and Advice of his Subjects in Parliament, he was resolved to break off both the Treaties, and declare so much here to the Ambassadors. - King had observed a good Moderation in sparing the poorer Sort; but withal, considering the Charge of the Business, there would be a Recompence made in the Subsidy Act. - Somewhat of himself. - Had observed so much Alacrity in the House -
Duke told King, that he doubted not, but this House would, in due Time, consider his particular Estate, and give him Satisfaction. Lord Canterbury signified, that the Duke had made a Proposition above, upon this Occasion.
Declaration, by Bells, and Bonfires, said, he did not think it fit. - Triumphus ante victoriam. - Yet this hindered not, but Fires in the Strand. The Ambassadors came to their Windows to see: There, by uncivil People, Indignity offered them : Firebrands and Staves cast at them. This counted an Act of great Incivility. - Desires to have this House take it into Consideration : To have Search made for the Delinquents, and Satisfaction to be made to the Ambassadors, by the Justices of Peace. -
Duke said, King had now declared, that the Treaties were now dissolved. The King considered, somewhat more yet to be done, to make it more publick. - To have some chosen out of both Houses (Two out of each House) to join with the Two Secretaries, to view the whole Proceedings of this Business, to make a Declaration. Lords had chosen Two above. -
Sir Rob. Philips: - The Work of the present Time, to consider what now fit to be done. Four Considerations : 1. His Majesty's Speech : Which now will not cause any Debate; because reasonable clear in itself, and more by the Addition. -
3. The Matter of Declaration. Although he hath declared to both Houses, and intends to do so to Spaine; yet most needful for the King himself, that there should be a publick Manifestation of it to the Princes of Christendom, - Excellently disposed of by his Majesty.
4. Recess. - Dissents from it. - Though the Time short, may be assented to; if longer, Men will borrow more Time. 2ly, The Limitation to be used. - To have an Order, that no Bill, or Business, shall be debated, till Tuesday or Wednesday following.
Sir Jo. Walter, Serjeant Hicham, Mr. Recorder, Attorney Wards, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Noy, Mr. Banks, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Glanvill, Sir Tho. Trevor, Mr. Selden, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Deane, Sir Pet. Mutton, Mr. Louther, are required by the House to attend this Committee : and are to meet on Saturday, Eight Clock, Temple Hall.