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, 20o Martii, 1606
MANY of the House were assembled, and the ordinary Prayers said by the Clerk, but not the Prayer wonted to be said by Mr. Speaker; being so directed by the Assembly.
Mr. Speaker's Illness.
Mr. Hyde and Mr. Brock informed the House, that Mr. Speaker's Weakness continued; that his Desire was great to do Service, but he feared he should not be able Tomorrow; and therefore propounded, that he might have Leave to use Means for the Recovery of his Strength till Monday.
To this the Assembly seemed to assent, and so departed.