Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 19o Junii, 1604
L. 2. B. FOR avoiding unjust Suits against Incumbents of ecclesiastical Livings : - Committed to Mr. D. James, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir John Heigham, Sir Francis Eure, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir Edmund Ludlowe, Mr. Bacchus, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Durdent, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Brock, Sir Valentyne Knightley, Mr. Noy, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir Edw. Lewknor, Mr. Tate, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Edw. Jones .- - To meet on Friday, in the Middle Temple Hall.
E. of Marre's &c. Nat.
Sundry Motions and Insinuations, touching Matter of Subsidy, or Gratuity; and carried in Opinion and Dispute, pro et contra, by Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Francis Bacon, Mr. Martin, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Brock, Sir Rich. Spencer, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Edw. Hext, Sir John Heigham, Sir Rob. Wingfield.
Motions: - To express our Love to King James in some Act, some Demonstration; not in our Hearts only. - Hilarem datorem diligit Deus. - Gratia est nullo modo gratia, quae non est gratuita omni modo. -
Privilege- Petition from a Prisoner;
........... hereof, and in respect it tendeth to the utter Subversion of his Estate, he most humbly beseecheth your honourable Pity and Compassion, both for the Grant of his Liberty, and the Ordering of his Cause, which he referreth to your most honourable and wise Considerations: And, as Duty bindeth him, he shall pray for your Honours eternal Happiness.
To be discharged.
THIS Day Giles Sympson, Prisoner in the Tower, committed by former Order of the Commons House of Parliament, for Arresting of Sir Thomas Shirley Knight, One of the Members of this House, made special Means to give Testimony of his Submission, and acknowlegement of his Fault in that Behalf, with Desire of Mercy and Pardon from the said House : Hereupon it was ordered, and so required of Mr. Lieutenant of the Tower, a Member then present, that he should deliver the Body of the said Giles Sympson to the Serjeant at Arms attendant upon the House, so as he first discharge the Fees and Duties, due as well upon his own Restraint, and Delivery from thence, as upon the Imprisonment and Discharge of the Warden of the Fleet, late Prisoner there: And the said Serjeant is enjoined to take him into his Charge, and detain him, until he satisfy such Fees, as were formerly due upon a Bill passed the said House, for his Indemnity, touching the Debt of the said Sir Tho. Shirley, and all other Charges and Duties, which shall be thought fit and reasonable by the said House; which being accordingly performed, the said Serjeant is warranted and commanded by the Order of this House to restore him to his former Liberty without further Impediment or Restraint.
THIS Day I moved Mr. Speaker, to understand the Meaning of the House, touching the Fees to be paid by Sympson, upon his Enlargement; who told me, that he was to discharge all Fees and Allowances, due for himself, the Warden of the Fleet, and the Serjeants; which in this first-written Order are not particularly set down. I pray you therefore, that, according to the Meaning of the House, it may plainly be set down, and I will be thankful to you for it. And so I heartily commend you,