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, 27o Die Martii, 1607
MONDAY, the Counsel for the Leather-sellers, upon the Motion of Mr. Martin.
1. Reading: - B. Whereby Richard Sackvill, Esquire, is enabled to make a Surrender, unto the King's Majesty, of the Offices of chief Butler of England and Wales, notwithstanding his Minority of Years.
It was moved, in the Bill of Northlech free Granimar-school, by Sir Rob, Johnson, that the Counsel might be heard, and Westwood, the Party interested, be heard at the Bar.
Mr. Gerrard, for Queen's College :
Mr. Westwood himself pleaded, not to have the Right of Nomination taken from him.
Resolved, That it shall be re-committed: - To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Tillage in Herefordshire.
The Bill for Tillage in Herefordshire, reported by Mr. Pembridge: The Amendments twice read; and, upon the Question, to be ingrossed.
1. Reading . - B. Touching the drowned Marshes of Lesnes and Fannts in the County of Kent.
Inundations in Somerset,&c.
Sir Maurice Berkley reporteth the Committee, touching the great Inundations in Somersetshire, Wales, &c. -
1. Course: A Limitation of the Collection of the Hospitals, - 39 Eliz. - Not under 2d. one with another 6d. and no Parish above 12 d. - A Time limited, for Two Years.
2. Subsidy. No Man under 5 l. - 12 d. in the Pound.
3. Course: Voluntary Contribution : Most plausible. -
A Sum of Money to be agreed upon, and to be distributed ; Part voluntary, Part by Constraint. Justices of Peace to be authorized to demand the voluntary; if that would not serve, then such Power to levy it, as shall be fit. -
Mr. Martin, Mr. Hyde, Sir Fr. Popham, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Lawrence Hyde, Sir Edw. Sandys, Sir Nich. Saunders: - Monday Afternoon, Parliament House.
House to sit.
Sir Edw. Stanhope and Mr. D. Swale - a Message from the Lords : That they desire this House to sit, till they send, having a Purpose of a Message.
Answ. They will sit till Twelve.
3. Reading. - The Bill for the Sale of Lands of William Waller Esquire, for the Payment of 505 l. 10s. 6 d. for the Performance of a Decree in Chancery.
A Petition offered by Waller, for Delivery of the Bond of 1,000 l.
Mr. Bowyer: - Praecipitia judicia trahi possunt in exemplum.
Intemperans aeger crudelem facit medicum.
Much Objection against the Manner of Proceeding. -
For an extraordinary Sore an extraordinary Remedy.
The Bill to be overviewed in the Committee Chamber, by the Committee : Which was done accordingly.
Marshalsea; Watermen. - Monday in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber, and Court of Wards.
Counsel of Warren and Waller to be heard To-morrow.
A rare Precedent ; for it was after the third Reading of the Bill, and before the Question.
Copies of Records.
Sir John Parker, - touching Copies. - Sir Tho. Tasborough 60 l. for a Copy: Mr. Serjeant Heale 50 l. for a Copy : The Lord Lisle, in a Suit depending Two Years, paid for 6,000 Sheets of Paper,
Exceedeth the Purveyors, and all other Monopolies.
Union with Scotland.
Sir John Crook and Mr. D. Swale, bring a Message : -
Where their Lordships did send to confer with the Committee of this House, touching the Naturalization, as the same should divide it into ante-nati, or post-nati; with Power to treat freely; without Purpose to prejudice any of your Reasons, much less, that they should be concluded by any Opinion; which Conference, by reason of an unexpected Reservation, had not that Effect, which was desired ; their Lordships, out of their Zeal, and Desire, that the Business may have Proceeding with Freedom and Liberty, and that the Business may have a speedy Passage, - that they may have another Conference; that their Reasons may be heard to and fro, without insisting upon any thing, before their Bills be framed ; that the Houses may understand one another. - Before Easter.
Moved by Mr. Speaker, that the Committee might consider, what Answer to give.
Mr. Hyde - against the Debate in Committee : - For but rem actam agere. -
Conference, upon Cautions, begets infinite Questions. - Persuades a perfect Union. - The Cause of Difficulty in the Scottish Reservation. -
Persuades a Commission, enabled to make a perfect Union.
Answ. to the Mess. That they had considered of it, and that they will send by Messengers of their own, when the Matter is ripe for such a Message.
Mr. Brock delivereth in the Bill, touching Warren and Waller. - Quaere of Mr. Brock for the Amendments agreed on by the Committees.