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, 29o Junii, 1604
THE Bill for the Naturalizing of Adam Newton, Esquire, thrice read; and passed, upon the Question.
The Bill to reform the Abuse of Mariners that take Impress-money of Captains, Merchants, Owners, or Masters, in Voyages to Sea, either by way of Merchandizing, Fishing, or otherwise : - The second Reading, and committed to Sir Rob. Wroth, Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Geo. Somers, Burgesses of Port Towns, Sir Rob. Mansfield, Sir John Trevor, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Serjeant Snig, Barons of Cinque Ports, Mr. Noy, Serjeant Shirley, Sir Fr. Vane, Sir Tho. Waller: - This Afternoon, at Temple Hall.
Cancelling a feigned Case.
The Bill for Cancelling, and Defacing, and Making void, of the Records of a feigned Case, under the Name of Corbett's Case, devised of Purpose to overthrow the Conveyance of Sir Walter Mildmay, Knight: - The second Reading. -
Mr. Noy, contra; Mr. Wentworth, pro; Sir Rob. Wingfield, contra. -
Upon the Question of Commitment, rejected.
The Bill for the Relief of Thomas Lovell, Esquire: - First Reading.
The Apology of the Proceedings of the House, moved, by Sir Wm. Strowd, to be re-committed: Which was done accordingly; and referred to the former Committees, adding some Names; - To meet on Monday, in the Court of Wards.
The Bill against Brokers, brought in, from the Committee, by Mr. Johnson, with Amendments. - Ingrossetur.
Committee, for Conference with the Lords To-morrow, named: The former Committees for Continuance; and some added. Their Authority to be set down. - Set down upon the Bill of Committee [a].
Mr. Hyde moveth, that, since the Order of the House is, that the Bill of Purveyors should sleep till the next Session, that an Order might be conceived, that Justices of Peace should put the Laws in Execution, already made; containing the Reason why this Bill slept.
The Bill to enable Sir Christofer Hatton, Knight, to dispose of certain Lands, notwithstanding a Clause of Perpetuity annexed, &c. - Second Reading, and committed to Mr. Vice-chamberlain, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Jo. Scott, Mr. R. Cecyll, Sir Jo. Hubbard, Mr. Fanshawe, Mr. Jones, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Oliver Cromwell, the Queen's Attorney, Sir H. Poole, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Fr. Moore, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Martin, Mr. Crewe, Sir Edw. Denny, Sir Rol. Litton, Sir Rob. Drury, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Tate, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Allen Percy, Sir John Smyth. Sir Michael Stanhope, Sir Jo. Hungerford: - Monday, Chequer Chamber.
Benevolence of last Parliament.
Sir Rob. Wroth bringeth in his Account of the Benevolence the last Parliament; and remembereth a Scoff used by Mr. Martin, upon the Speech the last Day.
Mr. Martin answereth bitterly; and remembereth the Jest of Sir John Hungerford.
Sir John Hungerford: - That Mr. Martin, for a good Jester, should be recorded; as he, for a Man of good Religion.
Sir Fr. Hastings, - touching Speeches of Collusion, taxed by Mr. Carleton.
Sir Edwyn Sandys: - That a Help may be made, in the Bill of Apparel, repealed. - We can move for no Alteration. The Lords may not do it in the Conference.
Norwich, &c. Ministers.
The Bill for relieving the Preachers and Ministers in Norwich and Gloucester:- Second Reading, and committed; but no Committees named; but the Bill to sleep till the next Parliament:
The Account of Sir Ro. Wroth to be entered, and allowed.
Sir Tho. Holcroft moveth, touching the Benevolence, with his Gratuity in his Hand, 10s. - Seconded by Mr. Martin.
Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir H. Billingsley, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Treasurers for the Benevolence.
Those that be absent, to pay at the Beginning of the next Session, at their first coming, double the Proportion of that which others pay.
Sir H. Nevill.
The Bill for Explanation of a Statute, in 43o, touching Sir H. Nevill, brought in by Mr. Serjeant Snig, with Amendments, and Two Provisoes.
Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Henry Poole, Mr. Tate, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Fr. Vane -
The Bill, and Mr. Sydleye's Proviso, to be ingrossed : The other Proviso, touching the Lady Vane, rejected.
The Printers to be heard To-morrow; or else to determine to read the Bill, without calling them.