Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 12 Februarii
Warrants for Witnesses.
Mr. Nowell to have Warrants, to bring in his Witnesses to the Committee on Monday next.
Persons sent for.
Upon Question, Edward Gregge, and his Son, to be sent for up, to answer their Contempt to this House, in putting in Execution their Patent, which was condemned by this House: To be here on Monday come-fortnight.
A Petition read, from divers Stationers, against the Patent for printing on one Side. Referred to the Committee of Grievances.
L. 2a. An Act to enable Edmond Hamond - Committed to Sir Ja. Perrott, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Wi. Massam, Mr. Tho. Henneage, Sir Tho. Cannon, Mr. Tichborne, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Ar. Ingram, Mr. Barrington, Sir A. Herris, Mr. Waller, Knights and Burgesses of Essex and Suffolke, Mr. Jordan, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Pym, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Selden, Mr. Pelham, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Godfrey, Sir Jo. Lowther: - Monday, Two Clock, Court of Wards. The Committee Power to hear Counsel; and to send for any Witnesses, or Parties.
Transporting Wool, &c.
The former Bill against Transportation of Wool, Wool-fells, &c. to be looked out, and brought to the House To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Sheriff Acton, brought to the Bar by the Lieutenant of the Tower, and kneeling, acknowleged his Offence, and desired the Pardon of the House. Whereupon Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the House, dischargeth him of his present Imprisonment in the Tower; with Direction, that he attend the former Committee To-morrow in the Afternoon; where the House expecteth such a clear Satisfaction, both to the Committee, and the House, as he incur not any further Censure thereof.
Mr. Yeoman and Mr. . . to be, by Warrant, stayed.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Maior hath Leave, for his special Occasions, to go into the Country, and to return within 20 Days.
Seizing Merchant's Goods.
Sir Jo. Ellyott reporteth from the Committee, appointed for Examination of Mr. Rolles' Information, and of sundry Merchants Petitions, the Commission under the Great Seal, and other the Proceedings thereupon, concerning the Merchants Goods, and their legal Courses taken about the same, and the Stays thereof.
Divers of the Proceedings delivered in,and ordered to be considered of by the Committee for Tonage and Poundage.
Members not to go out.
Upon Question, no Man, upon pain of the Censure of the House, now to go out from the grand Committee for Tonage and Poundage, without Leave first asked, and had, from the Committee.
Tonage and Poundage - Seizing Goods.
Mr. Shervyle reported from the Committee for Tonage and Poundage, that a great Stop to it, the detaining the Possession of the Merchants Goods, and the Stay of their Proceedings, by Injunctions in the Exchequer Chamber. That the Committee hath resolved to send a Message to the Court of Exchequer: And a Draught of it ...
Upon Question, a Message to be sent, from this House, to the Court of Exchequer, to the Effect of the Draught now read. This to be done by Four of the House. Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy, Sir Francis Cottington, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Ro. Phillippes. This Writing, with the Papers annexed, to be delivered by Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy; and to report their Answer.