House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 21 January 1606

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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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Die Martis, 21 Januarii, 1605. Upon Prorogation.

Penal Statutes.

1. Reading: - THE Bill for the better Execution of penal Statutes.

Gunpowder Plot.

Sir Geo. Moore maketh a Motion, out of a Sense of the late Conspiracy, the like whereof never came upon the Stage of the World. -

No Hour too soon for such a Motion. -

Encouragement to Papists, Impunity and Delay.

Homines, qui ex fraude, fallacia, mendaciis, consistere videbantur. -

Tantumne Religio potuit movisse malorum? -

To enter into Consideration, what Course may be fittest, to settle the Safety of the King, and prevent the Danger of papistical Practices.

Sir Francis Hastings: - Three Duties: - To God, to the King, to God and ourselves. -

Offered to Consideration Four : -

The Plot, the Carriage of the Plot, the Discovery, and the Deliverance. -

Plot, popish, dangerous, and desperate.

Mr. Solicitor: - A Word in Time like Apples of Gold, furnished with Pictures of Silver. -

New Divinity of State Monks : - Lawful to equivocate, to lye, to dissemble before a Magistrate, to kill an Heretick.

Jesuits, &c.

A Committee to consider of [a] *** Mr. Secretary Herbert, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Henry Mountague, Sir Dan. Dun, Sir Fr. Bacon, Sir H. Hubbard, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Roger Aston, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Edw. Hext, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Martin, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir Fr. Euers, Sir Maurice Barkley, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir Francis Popham, Sir Rob. Wroth, Sir Tho. Challoner, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Chro. Perkins, Sir Tho. Smyth, Mr. Alford, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Rob. Wingfeld, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Geo. St. Pole, Sir Jo. Heigham, Mr. Wyseman, Mr. Tate, Sir Fr. Barrington, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Walter Cope, Mr. Fuller, Sir Rob. Hitcham, Sir John Scott, Sir Tho. Lake, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Francis Vane, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Wm. Liggon, Sir John Leveson: - At Two a Clock, in the Parliament-house. The Authority is, to consider of some Course for the timely and severe proceeding against Jesuits, Seminaries, and all other Popish Agents and Practisers; and for the Preventing and Suppressing their Plots and Practices.

Lady Cave's Jointure.

1. Reading: - The Bill for the Assurance of the Jointure of Dame Elionor Cave, Wife of Sir Thomas Cave, of Stanford, Knight.

Trelawny's Estate.

1. Reading : - The Bill for the Sale of certain Lands of Sir Jonathan Trelawny Knight, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts.