House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 12 February 1624

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Originals of the Session of Parliament, holden at Westminster, 19o Februarii, 21o Jacobi.

Jovis, 12o Februarii

Members sworn.

IT was generally known the Day before, that his Majesty, in respect as was conceived, of the better Dispatch of the Term-businesses (whereof this was the last Day) had resolved to adjourn this Parliament until Monday after; and that a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, was made and sealed to that Purpose : Yet this Day, being Thursday, the 12th of February, the Duke of Lennox, Lord High Steward of his Majesty's most honourable Houshould, accompanied with Mr. Treasurer of the Houshold, and others of his Majesty's Privy Council, came into the outward Room of the House of Commons, where a Table was prepared; and there his Lordship, having, in Person, sworn 100, and upwards, made a Deputation, under his Hand and Seal, to Mr. Treasurer of the Houshold, and to others of the Privy Council, and to divers other Members of that House, all in Number about Sixteen, for Taking the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance of the rest of the Members of that House, during all this Parliament; Power being thereby given to them, some, or one of them, to administer the said Oaths: By Virtue whereof, there were that Day about 250 Members of the said House of Commons sworn.


And about Eleven of the Clock this Forenoon, the Lords, to whom his Majesty's Commission was in that Behalf directed, in the Upper House of Parliament (where many of the Commons were also assembled, and present at the Adjournment) did, by Virtue thereof, adjourn this present Parliament until Monday then next after, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.