Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 4o Februarii
Ly. Strange's Nat.
Bishop of Chichester.
Mr. Doctor Ryves called in, and asked by Mr. Speaker, whether Jones offered not Exceptions in Writing; he saith, they were first tendered ore tenus, then in Writing; which he refused because no Advocate's Hand to them : Confesseth, Jones desireth an Advocate's Hand present; and that Jones desired Time till the next Day, to bring an Advocate's Hand; which he refused ; holding it dangerous, both for him, and the Archbishop, who gave him the Commission, to delay the Confirmation, conceiving the Danger to be a Praemunire.
Dr. Talbott and Dr. Steward assigned of Counsel with Mr. Jones; and Friday Morning, Nine Clock, appointed for the Argument, to maintain the legality of Mr. Jones his Exceptions against Mr. Mountagewe's Confirmation (wherein agreed, Dr. Ryves be discharged from Attendance for the present) and to speak to the Legality of the Exceptions; and whether, at this Day, legal Exceptions, legally put in, against the Confirmation of a Bishop, do make a Nullity of the Confirmation.