House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 06 July 1604

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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, 6 Julii, 1604

Collection from Members.

THIS Morning some few Committees named, to consider of the Distribution of the Money collected from the Benevolence of the House [b].

Crown Lands.

Mr. Francis Moore reporteth the Conference, touching the Bill of Annexation. -

Much Joy and Liking in the Bill, but many Doubts, &c. - A Matter of great Consequence, and meet to be debated, and carefully considered. -

Moved, that the Lands might be first assigned.

He delivereth in the Bill; and saith, that there was Promise made, to give Answer touching some Amendments in the Bill moved at the Conference. -

The King's Counsel of this House, and some other of that House, to meet and amend, &c.

Much Dispute followed this Report, by Mr. Johnson, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Mr. Secretary Herbert, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Holt, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Brook, Mr. Hitcham, Sir Wm. Morrice, Sir Edw. Stafford, Mr. Speaker.

A Bill acceptable in respect of the Strength of the Crown. -

A Saving of all Mens Rights, &c. will help; - ideo.

No Non obstante can enable either Subject or Alien, &c.-

The Saving comes short for the Queen,

The Bill to rest in Committee. -

No Injury to defer it. -

The Lords not well instructed in the Surveys.

A Message agreed on, and presently sent by Sir Francis Bacon; That, in respect of many Doubts cast, some by the Queen's Counsel, some by the Prince's, some by the Officers of the Duchy, they could not now resolve to give Passage to the Bill of Annexation, &c. but thought fit, it should sleep until the next Session.

Free Trade.

Sir Francis Bacon returneth from the Lords, and reporteth that Part of the Conference concerning the Bill of free Trade.

Moved, and in part agreed, that, being a Matter of great Importance to the State, some Commissioners might be named, to consider of the Frame of a Bill of that Subject against the next Session.

Bills to be delivered to Clerk.

Moved by Mr. Speaker, that every Man, having any Bills in his Hand, should deliver them in to the Clerk,

Many were delivered in, &c.