Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 12o Maii
Buildings, Inmates, &c.
L. 1a. AN Act for the Ordering and Settling the Manner of Buildings, and for Restraint of Inmates, and Dividing of Tenements, in and near the Cities of London and Westminster.
Sir Tho. Row, Mr. Rolles, Knights and Burgesses of Suffolke, added to the Committee for Sea-marks and Mariners.
L. 1a. An Act for Confirmation of the Estate and Possession of Sir Edw. Fisher, Knight, of and in a certain Lease of certain Manors and Lands within the County of Norfolke, -
Sir Wm. Ay and divers others : - That, if the several Towns desire it, and will prefer their Bill, to further that; but not to give way to this Bill, 1. for all. Upon Question, rejected, una voce.
Restitution of Possession: - At Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Committee Chamber.
L. 2a. An Act for the better making of Perpetuanos :
- Committed to Sir Wm. Strowde, Sir W. Heale, Mr. Delbridge, Knights and Burgesses of Devon and Cornewayle, Mr. Prowse, Sir Jo. Ratcliffe, Citizens of London, Mr. Dr. Gooch, Mr. Griffynn, Sir Tho. Row, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Clench, Mr. Pope, Mr. Whitson, Sir Tho. Barrington: - Wednesday, Two of the Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Sir Edw. Sands moveth for the Bill of Monopolies.- - This to be read presently after Nine of the Clock.
Staplers. Bill, - Monday, Two of the Clock, former Place.
Tuesday next, - For Fletton, Two of the Clock.
Sir Wm. Fleetewood reporteth the Bill for Carriages, with the Amendments; which twice read. -
Mr. Treasurer : - That he attended the Committee : Answered the several Parts of the Bill. - To tie the King to higher Prices; and to have the Justices of Peace only to punish the Defaulters. - Thinketh, it had been a fairer Way, to have petitioned the King.
Sir Wm. Fleetewood: - That the Clause, concerning the Green-cloth, is now stricken but. - Engrossetur.
L. 3a. An Act concerning Monopolies, and Dispensations with penal Laws, and the Forfeitures thereof. -
Sir Edw. Coke : - This an excellent Bill. - Wisheth, some of the Eight Provisoes had been out;
Sir Edw. Sands: - To have the Words, " in Maintenance thereof," to be added to the Restraint of going to any other Examination, than to the Common Law.
Sir Edw.... contra. - And Resolved, To stand as before.
Sir Jo. Strangwayes moveth, the 14 Years, limited for new Manufactures, may be reduced to Ten. -
Upon Question, passed.
This Bill to be sent up alone, with a special Recommendation to the Lords.
Lord Mountagew, &c.
Sir Edw. Sackvyle: - Fit to be ordered, the Lord Mountagew shall repay, upon his Account, the 500l. - And it is declared by the House, that they think fit, Sir Francis Englefeild should, upon his Account, be allowed the 500l. levied. - Upon Question, passed.
Bills sent to Lords.
The Bill against Monopolies, and the Bill of Grace for Wales, sent up to the Lords.
Sir Edw. Cecill reporteth the Bill of Arms, with a Proviso to be added.
Mr. Alford moveth, a Re-commitment. - Re-committed, presently, into the Committee Chamber.
Jurisdiction of Parliament - Punishing Floyde.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the Sub-committee, for Conference about Floyde. -
That he divided his Message into Two Parts: 1. An Inducement: 2ly,The way of Accommodation. - l. Professed the constant Desire of the House to hold Correspondency with the Lords; the rather, because this had been spread over all the World ; and in respect of the great Fruits already of this Parliament. 2ly, That no Intention to incroach upon their Liberties. 3ly, That the House here had proceeded to the Punishment of Floyde with great Zeal. - Moved them to take Care of the Honour of this House, which represented all the Kingdom under the Lords of Parliament. - Said, he had Warrant to let them know, that we were contented, a Protestation in either House, that this Case should neither increase, nor abridge, the Power of either House. - That the Lords, retiring, brought back a Paper in Writing; whereof they would not deliver a Copy, but read it so distinctly, that the Words perfectly taken; viz. A Protestation, to be entered in the House of the Lords, by Consent of the House of Commons, to this Purpose: That the Proceeding, lately passed in that House against Edw. Floyde, be not, at any Time hereafter, drawn, or used, as a Precedent, to the Enlarging or Diminishing of the lawful Rights or Privileges of either House; but that the Rights and Privileges of both Houses shall remain in the selfsame State, and Plight, as before.
Master of the Wards : - That this Part approved of all: But another Part, viz. that Sir Edw. Coke prayed them (after the Protestation) to take the Cause into their Examination, Judgment, and Execution.
Upon Question, Resolved, to send, upon Monday, Morning, to the Lords, to know, whether their House have allowed that Protestation, which read to the Subcommittee, in Writing.