Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 15o Die Maii, 1606
3. Reading: - THE Act of Confirmation of the Subsidies of the Clergy.
Sir Herbert Crofts moveth, touching the Bill of Wales; that, sithence his Majesty, in his Speech Yesterday, would be always ready to give Execution to any Law; desired, that the Bill might sleep, and he would rest upon his Majesty's Grace for Execution of the Law. - The House assented.
The Bill of Subsidy of the Temporalty, sent up by Mr. Secretary Herbert, with the whole House attending him, not One Man left, but Speaker, Clerk, Serjeant.
- Never seen before.
Sir John Crook and Sir Rich. Swale bring a Message, touching another Conference touching the Bill of Beer.
To-morrow, in the Afternoon, at the same Place.
King's Answer concerning Grievances.
Sir Fr. Bacon maketh Report of the King's Speech Yesterday. - Every Man's Spirit sinks towards the End of a Parliament. -
His own Speech first. -
Answ. by the King. -
Grievances he had not yet heard : - He would never deny. -
Two Parts: -
One, a prudent Challenge to some Circumstance of Proceeding :
A gracious Answer: -
Challenge Four Points : -
Remember unto us: - Matter of Joy and Gratulation, as well as Grievance -
From a Woman to a Man: -
From a Prince in Declination to a Prince in full Years.
From a barren : -
From a solitary :
From Religion erected ; -
From a State in Faction : -
From War in Ireland:
From Delays in Justice. -
Asked, whether these began not in the Queen's Time; yet a just, a glorious Queen. -
An O-yes made for Grievances: - He arraigned these Two Months. -
Remembered his Proceeding in Thanks for the Subsidy : - Of leaving Purveyance for Composition.
Promise : - That these Grievances should be read, and read again ; and put every Article to his proper Forge.
Matters of Law to Judges; other Matters to Men of that Profession. -
Admonishment: - That we would carry an even Mind. -
If a little Grievance to the Subject, and a little Profit to the Crown : - A little Profit to the Crown. -
Protestation: - That he would hear the meanest Subject in his Grievance.
Mr. Speaker offereth to make Report of the other Matter of his Message, touching Execution of Laws against Jesuits, and deprived Ministers; but, because he excused himself that he was not prepared, it was deferred till To-morrow,
1. Reading . - Bill for the Relief of John Holdich, Gentleman, disinherited, &c.
Delay of Executions : - This Afternoon.