Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturni, 16o Junii, 1604
L. 2. B. AGAINST Brokers: - Committed to Mr. Wyseman, Sir Henry Billingsley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Jeames, Sir Tho. Freak, Mr. Cole, Mr. Edmonds, Mr. Tey, Sir John Heigham, Mr. Recorder of London, Sir John Thynne, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Moore, Mr. Hyde, Sir Philip Kighley, Sir Nicholas Saunders, Sir Tho. Hobby: - To meet on Wednesday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
L. 1. B. For Reformation of certain Abuses in Buying and Selling of Pilchards.
L. 3. An Act for the Sale of Edward Downes his Lands, for Payment of his Debts. A Proviso tendered, upon this third Reading, by Consent of the Parties interessed ; the Proviso three times read, and ordered to be added ; and the Bill, with the Proviso, upon Question, passed.
L. 3. An Act for the true Measuring of Oats, &c. in England, and the Marches of Wales; - Thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed.
L. 1. B. For the due Execution of ecclesiastical Government.
Leave of Absence.
Sir John Luke, Burgess for Newton in Lancashire, licensed to depart.
L. 2. Nova. B. Against unlawful Hunting and Taking of Deer and Conies: - Committed to the former Committees named for other Bills of this Nature [a]; with these added, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Sir John Hollis, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Mr. Edw. Francis, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir Edw. Radcliffe, Sir John Thynne, Sir Edw. Littleton, Mr. Alford, Sir Geo. Manors, Sir Antho. Rowse, Sir Barnard Whytston, Sir Nicholas Saunders, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Ryvers, Sir Rob. Needham, Mr. Noy: - To meet on Monday in the Middle Temple Hall.
L. 2. B. For Reformation of certain Abuses in ecclesiastical Courts and Causes: - Committed to Mr. D. James, Sir John Bennett, Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Francis Bacon, Mr. Toby Matthewe, Sir Wm. Strode, Sir John Hollis, Mr. Francis Moore, Sir Wm. Wray, Mr. Fuller, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Roland Litton, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Barnard Whytston, Sir John Heigham, Sir Dan. Dun, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Sir John Jeffreyes, Sir Wm. Bulstrod, Mr. Solicitor, Sir John Hungerford, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Yelverton, Sir Wm. Morrice, Sir Tho. Mounson, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir John Boys, Mr. Tate, Sir Nicholas Saunders, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Mr. Herbert Pelham, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir John Thynne, Sir Charles Cornwallys: - To meet on Tuesday, in the Exchequer Chamber.
L. 3. An Act for the Continuance and due Observation of certain Orders for the Exchequer, &c. - Thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed.
B. For the Assignment of certain Sums of Money, for the Defraying of the Charges of the King's Houshold, reported as imperfect, from the Committee; and a new Bill directed to be preferred.
L. 3. An Act for the charitable Relief of such Parishes and Places as are infected with the Plague : - Thirdly read, and, upon the Question, passed.
B. To take away the Benefit of Clergy for some Kind of Manslaughter, reported by Mr. Fuller, with Amendments; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Moved, that sundry Provisoes, offered to the Committee in the Bill for Continuance of Statutes, might be considered against Monday, and then brought in.
Privilege- Abusing a Member.
Complaint made of one Tho. Rogers, a Currier, dwelling in Colman Street, for abusing Sir John Savill, in slanderous and unseemly Terms, upon his Proceeding as a Committee, in the Bill touching Tanners, Curriers, &c. And Ordered, That the Serjeant shall bring him to the Bar, to answer the Offence, on Monday next.
Committee (b) adjourned.
Sir Edw. Stanhope, and Sir Rich. Swale, bring from the Lords Three Bills:
1. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir John Kennedy Knight.
2. An Act for the Jointure of the Wife of Martin Calthrop, Gentleman. &c. (which passed this House) with Amendments.
3. An Act touching Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. (passed this House) with Amendments.
Petition to the King on Ecclesiastical Affairs.
This Day a Petition, formerly offered by the Committees for Religion, as fit to be presented to his Majesty, and then approved by the House, being for Dispensation with some godly Ministers in Matters indifferent, and of Ceremony, was returned by the Clerk, fair written, according to former Order, and again publickly read; whereupon the House entered into Consultation, what further Course should be taken with the Petition; and at last, after much Dispute, resolved upon Three Questions :
1. Who should prepare Access to the King ?
2. Who should deliver the Petition ?
3. What Persons or Number should attend the King upon the Delivery ?
For the first, that Mr. Vice-chamberlain, or Mr. Secretary Herbert should procure Access.
For the second, that Sir Francis Hastings should deliver the Petition.
For the third, that the Sub-committees in Matters of Religion should attend the King upon the Delivery.
Mr. Francis Moore bringeth in a new Bill for the Reviving of the Statute 13o Eliz. touching Accountants.
The Statute 14o Eliz. touching Gaol-money, thought fit to be placed in another Place in the Part of reviving; and Mr. Moore appointed to do it.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Chro. Hilyard Knight, Burgess for the Town of Heydon, Com. Ebor. upon his own Motion, licensed to depart for a Time.
B. For the better Discovering of Simony, -
Committees added, upon Motion, in the Bill concerning Tanners and Leather; Mr. Berwick, Sir Henry Carye, Mr. Tate, Sir John Boys, Mr. Dighton, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. James, Sir Tho. Freak: - To meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Court.
Ordered, That such Tradesmen, as are employed in the Cutting of Leather, be warned to be present, to be consulted withal, and to give their Advice.