Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 4 Decembris
Mr. Mallett, Sir Wm. Strowde, Sir J. Horsey, Sir Francis Glanvyle, Mr. Fetherston, Sir Nath. Carye, Sir J. Perrott, added to Sir Ch. Caesar's Committee.
Mr. Gifford, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Sir Francis Barrington, added to the Committee for Sir Ch. Caesar. - Tomorrow Morning, in the Committee Chamber.
Declaration and Petition to the King.
The Declaration and Petition, and the Heads of the former Petition, read over, and allowed by the House; as also the Names, and Order, for the Presenting thereof: And the same delivered, by Order of the House, to Sir Geor. Goring, to be by him delivered to Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Transporting Wool, &c.
L. 1a. An Act against Transportation of Wool, Wool-fells, Woollen Yarn, Fullers Earth, and Fullers Clay.
Note, That, upon the former Debate of the ingrossed Bill against Transportation of Wool, Wool-fells, and Fullers Earth, it was resolved, for avoiding some Doubts and Ambiguities moved thereupon, that a new Bill should be framed, and the old sleep; whereupon this Bill was brought in, and now read accordingly.
Sir Geor. Manners excuseth himself, through Want of Notice before now, and for Special Business: And the House accepted his Excuse.
Transporting Wool, &c.
L. 2a. An Act against Transportation of Wool, Wool-fells, Woollen Yarn, Fullers Earth, and Fullers Clay.
Letter from the King.
Mr. Secretary delivereth to Mr. Speaker a Letter, even now received from his Majesty, directed to Mr. Speaker; which Mr. Speaker desired Liberty first to read privately to himself: And was yielded unto. And then he read it publickly, dated 3o Dec. from Newmarkett. It was then 2dly read by Mr. Speaker.
Members sent with Petition, recalled.
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - To send again for those sent with the Petition; and to rise presently; and so to meditate against To-morrow; that then we may discharge our Duty to his Majesty, and as true Englishmen.
Upon Question, Two Messengers to be sent by Post, to recall those, which have been sent. This to be done by Mr. Secretary.
Mr. Glanvyle: - To enter an Order, that the Commons House of Parliament will be advised. - Not to rise upon Discontent; but to rise, to advise.
Mr. Alford, accordant. - For so done in the Matter propounded for the Union. The Letter thirdly read.
It being then upon the Point of Eleven of the Clock; Motion made, to rise the sooner, to consider of this great Business till To-morrow.
And thereupon, by general Direction to Mr. Speaker, he, and the House, arose.