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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Jurisdiction of Parliament - Punishing 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.