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 Aprilis
A Petition, from Warner, read. Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Andrewes, and Mr. Jo. Whyte, assigned of his Counsel. The East India Company to be desired by Mr. Alderman Cletherow, to give way for [Warner,] upon his Petition to the Lords, to have him bailed, that he may follow his Petition the [better.]
The Question, whether the Commons, or only the [Two] Bailiffs, and 13 capital Burgesses, are Electors [there; the] last claiming that sole Power by Prescription, * * this proved by Two Witnesses, for 40 Years. * * * claimed it, but were denied. A Certificate of Disclaimer, under the Hands of 80 Commoners; offering to justify it upon Oath; and affirmed, they could have proved it by 40 Commoners more. -
On the other part. Records produced: 1, 6o Ed. VI. Indenture returned the Election to be per Ballivos, per assensum Communitatis. 2o and 3o Phill. and Mar. Election returned accordant. 1o Eliz. accordant, 1 o Jac. accordant. -
Message from the King - Supply.
Answer to Message.
Mr. Secretary Cooke, Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir D. Digges, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Selden, Mr. Littleton, Sir Francis Seymor : This Committee to consider of some Answer to be given his Majesty, by Mr. Speaker, upon Monday next, to the Message now sent from his Majesty to the House; and to report their Opinions, and Proceedings, therein to the House. This Committee also to consider of any other Thing, which they shall think fit to be added by Mr. Speaker, besides the Answer to this particular Message. The Committee to meet at Mr. Speaker's Chamber, and the House to sit again at Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
Sabbati, 12o Aprilis - Post Meridiem
Answer to King's Message.
Mr. Secretary Cooke reporteth from the Committee, last named, that they have considered of the Heads of the Answer to the King's Message: Which Mr. Secretary delivereth in, and were by the Clerk twice read.