Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturni, secundo Junii, 1604
Decree in Chancery.
L. 2. B. For Confirmation of a Decree made in Chancery, for the Payment of 505 l. 10s. 6d. and Resignation of a Lease, after Sixteen Years Suit: - Committed to Sir Roger Wilbraham, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Doyley, Sir John Trevor, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Wynch, Mr. Mutton, Mr. Serjeant Snig, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Francis Moore, Sir Francis Bacon, Mr. Wymark, Mr. Martin, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Cole of Winchester: - To meet on Tuesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Union with Scotland.
B. Authorizing certain Commissioners of England, &c. reported from the Committee by Sir Francis Bacon. Exception taken to the Marshalling of some Commissioners in the Bill, which the Committees commanded him to propose to the Consideration of the House.
Sir Geo. Moore moveth,that it might be well considered by the House, whether it were not the fittest, and best for the Subject, to give an annual Composition to his Majesty, and not to continue longer subject to Purveyance; and, thereupon offered a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Levying rateable Contributions towards Compositions for the King's House, so long as they hold.
This Motion was seconded : And it was said, that the Subject, to be freed of Purveyors, would be content to give Two Subsidies : And this pursued with sundry other Motions; viz. l. That the Contributions should be rated indifferently in the Countries by Commission. 2. That the Law might have a Passage, and then the Contribution be thought on. 3. That Cords bind Beasts, Words bind Men, Treaties bind Kings abroad, and Laws at home; yet in this Business more Moderation and Respect to be used; and that Thirty thousand Pound Composition might be offered and some Trial made of that. 4. To forbear to proceed any further touching the Contribution, until the next Session ; till when the Bill of Purveyors might sleep; and in the mean time the Knights and Burgesses, in their several Counties, to deal with their Country Neighbours, and finding their Disposition, to report it to the next Session.
Sir Rich. Swale and Mr. D. Hone bring from the Lords, An Act for the Explanation of the Statute made in the Fifth Year of the late Queen Elizabeth's, Reign, concerning Labourers (which passed from this House) with Amendments, and Addition of a Proviso.
The Dispute, touching Purveyors and Composition, continued by Mr. Hare, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Wm. Strowd, Mr. Fuller, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Wm. Burlacy, Sir Walter Cope, Mr. Hedley, Mr. Winch, Sir Rob. Wroth.
Union with Scotland.
Mr. Vice-chamberlain returneth, that the Lords received the Act of the Union with great Applause; and approved their Care and Proceeding, touching the Placing of some Gentlemen, Commissioners named in the Act.