Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 16o Martii, 1606
Mr. Speaker's Illness.
THIS Day the House was informed that Mr. Speaker was very sick, and desired to be spared, for his Attendance, till Wednesday.
Sundry Members of the House being assembled. Prayers were said by the Clerk : The Adjournment of some Committees published by the Committees themselves ; and so they departed the House.
This an Intermission of Necessity, no Adjournment.
A special Motion, for Counsel to be heard touching the Bill of Marshalsea; and Order conceived upon it, in this Manner:
Lunae, 16 Die Martii, 1606.
UPON a former Order of the Commons House of Parliament, made by special Motion, on Saturday last, the Counsel on both Parts, in the Bill touching the Abuses of the Marshalsea, were appointed to be heard this Day publickly at the Bar : But Mr. Speaker being absent, by reason of his Sickness, and the said Counsel being ready, and attendant (as they had been many Times before, to the great Charge of the Parties interessed) it was considered as fit, by sundry Members of the House there present, that the next sitting Day the House should be eftsoones moved, for the Hearing of the said Counsel the same Day, at Eight a Clock in the Morning; and the Clerk of the House directed to enter a Note of Remembrance in his Book, to that Purpose; so as the Counsel on both Parts might take Knowlege of the Desire and Pleasure of the House in that behalf, and give their Attendance accordingly.