Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Secunda Sessio Parliamenti, 5o Novembris, 1605.
Die Martis, 5o Novembris, 1605
1. Reading -
AN Act for the better Execution of Statutes.
Absence of a Member by Sickness.
Sir Geo. Somers, One of the Burgesses for Lyme Regis, bringeth in Certificate of the Sickness of the Gout of one John Hassard, the other Burgess, and desireth to have him discharged.
Writs during Prorogation.
A Committee to consider of that, and of the Granting of Writs by the Lord Chancellor, during the Time of Prorogation.
Committee of Privileges.
Privileges and Returns: - Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Fuller, Sir Fr. Hustings, Sir Jo. Heigham, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir Rob. Knolles, Mr. Tate. Sir Geo. Somers, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Rob. Worth, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Solicitor: - Tomorrow, in the Temple Hall.
Sir Geo. Somers moveth, touching an Incorporation of Merchants, since the last Parliament, granted by Letters Patents from his Majesty: - Mr. Secretary Herbert, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Geo. Somers, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Jo. Heigham, Mr. James, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. James of Newport, Sir Christofer Perkins, Mr. Tolderby, Mr. Martin, Mr. Edw. Manne, Mr. Chapman, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Jo. Williams, Sir Henry Billingsley, Sir Rob. Johnson, Mr. Gore, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Dan. Dun, Sir Rob. Maunsell, Sir John Trevor, Sir Carye Rawley, Sir Tho. Waller, Knights of Maritime Counties, Mr. Adrian Staughton, Sir Rich. Spencer, Sir Geo. Smyth, Mr. Prowse, Mr. Fuller: - To consider of the Incorporation of the Spanish Company: - Tuesday 4 Februarii, Temple Hall.
Burgesses Members for Lynne.
The Burgesses of Lynne: - To-morrow, in the Temple
This last Night the Upper House of Parliament was searched by Sir Tho. Knevett; and one Johnson, Servant to Mr. Thomas Percye, was there apprehended; who had placed Thirty-six Barrels of Gunpowder in the Vault under the House, with a Purpose to blow King, and the whole Company, when they should there assemble.
Afterwards divers other Gentlemen were discovered to be of the Plot.