Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 5 Junii, 1604
Devon, &c. Fishing.
L. 2. B. FOR the Preservation of Fishing in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall;- Committed to the Knights and Burgesses for Devon and Cornwall, Mr. Tate, Mr. Hedley, Mr. D. Mountloe, Mr Jones, Mr. Yelverton: - To meet To-morrow, in the Exchequer Chamber.
B. Touching the draining of surrounded Grounds, reported by Mr. Hedley, with Alterations, Amendments, and Provisoes added ; the Bill and Provisoes delivered in; and, upon Motion, Counsel appointed to be heard on Thursday next in the Morning, upon the Reading.
Tonage and Poundage.
B. Touching a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, reported by Mr. Moore, with Amendments; which were twice read; and, after many Doubts cast, and Arguments pro et contra, the Bill, with the Amendments, re-committed to the same Committee: - To meet again To-morrow Morning, in the Committee Chamber: - Sir Wm. Strowd, Mr. Manne, of Poole, added.
L. 2. B. For Continuance, Reviving, Repealing, &c. - Secondly read ; argued; Provisoes, Exceptions, and Alterations offered by Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Serjeant Snig, Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Serjeant Shirley, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Mr. Hackwill, Mr. Brook, Mr. Fuller, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Crewe, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Martin, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Rich. Leveson, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Cole, Sir Chro. Hilyard; and the Bill, with divers Provisoes now tendered, committed to the Committees named for the Framing of the Bill; with more added; viz. All the Privy Council of the House, Sir Vincent Skynner, Sir Roger Aston, Mr. Gore, Sir Herbert Crofts, the Burgesses of all Port Towns, Sir Henry Bromley, Sir John Scott, Sir Tho. Waller, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Edw. Bromley, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Serjeant Hobart, Sir John Thynne, Sir Henry Beamount, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Wm. Harvye, Sir Tho. Holcroft, Sir Rich. Molineux, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Rich. Leveson, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Mr. Barker, Sir John Leveson, Sir Rob. Maunsell, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Edwyn Sandys: - To meet on Thursday next, in the Parliament-house.
Message from the King.
When he looked into the Gravity and Judgment of this House, and of the long Continuance of the Parliament; so few Matters of Weight passed, and that Matter of Privilege had taken much Time (which, notwithstanding, he was as careful to preserve, as we ourselves) he was moved with Jealousy, that there was not such Proceeding, as, in Love, he expected. This the Cause of Unkindness.
That we should not think this Declaration to us was any Condemnation of our Ingratitude, or Forgetfulness of him; but by way of Commemoration and Admonition, as a Father to his Children ; neither did he tax us; but only remember us of Expedition, omitted and desired.
3. He observeth the Difference of our Proceeding, sithence his Speech unto us, with greater Expedition in those Things desired to be effected by him, than before : He giveth us Thanks, and wisheth we would not trouble ourselves with giving him Satisfaction.
L. 3. An Act to restrain the Haunting of Alehouses, &c. Inns, &c. - Thirdly read; and argued by Sir Tho. Holcroft, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Hyde, Sir John Hollis, Sir Timothy Whyttingham, Mr. D. Styward, Mr. D. Mountloes, Sir John Heigham, Mr. Hext, Sir Rob. Wingfield.
Mr. Seymour and Earl of Hertford.
B. Inhibiting all Persons, above the Age of Sixteen Years, from Restitution, &c. their Ancestors Recusants, &c. reported from the Committee by Sir Rob. Wroth, with Amendments ; the Amendments twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Trinity College Cambridge.
L. 2. B. For Reformation of Abuses in bringing into this Land, printing, &c. Popish Books, &c. - Much disputed, and pressed, pro et contra, by [b] Mr. Winch, Mr. Tey, Mr. Alford, Sir Edw. Grevill, Mr. Serjeant Dodridge, Sir Edward Mountague, Sir John Hollis, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir Henry Beamount, Mr. Solicitor. - Either this to be committed, or some other framed. Upon the Question of Commitment, the House divided:
Committed to all the Privy Council of the House, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Winch, Mr. Serjeant Dodridge, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Robert Wroth, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir John Hollis, Sir Henry Beamount, Sir Wm. Strowd, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Chro. Perkins, Sir Daniel Dun, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Mr. Martin, Mr. Serjeant Hobart, Mr. Hicham, Mr. Brock, Sir John Savill, Sir Roger Wilbraham, Sir Roger Aston, Sir John Scott, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Henry Mountague, Mr. Tey, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Edw. Tyrrell, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Barnard Whytston, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Antho. Cope, Mr. Alford, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir John Thynne, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Edw. Jones:- - To meet this Afternoon in the Exchequer Court.
Tonage and Poundage.
B. Touching a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, Yesterday recommitted, reported by Mr. Francis Moore, with Amendments and a Proviso; which were twice read; and the Bill, with the Proviso, ordered to be ingrossed.
The Argument touching the Bill of free Trade, continued by [c] Sir Rob. Maunsell, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Mr. Carleton, Mr. Tey, Sir William Morrice, Sir Henry Beamount, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Wm. Strode, Mr. Serjeant Snig, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Hyde.