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, 3o Julii, 1604
THE Proviso for the Universities, and for the Colleges of Winchester and Eaton, added by the Lords to the Bill, which passed from this House, intituled, An Act for the charitable Relief of Persons infected with the Plague, thrice read, and, upon Question, passed.
They also deliver from the Lords in Message, that their Lordships pray further Conference, touching the Bill of Continuance of Statutes, &c. with the former Committees, in the Presence Chamber at Whytehall, this Afternoon [c].
Feast at Merchant Taylor's Hall.
This Day there was a solemn Feast prepared at Merchant Taylors Hall in London, for Mr. Speaker, and a great Number of the Members of the House, of principal Note and Quality, to the Number of One hundred Persons, besides Servants.
This was begun upon a Motion made by Sir Edw. Hobby, for a friendly and loving Meeting so near the Time of departing into their Countries : The Collection and Provision undertaken by Sir Tho. Ridgeway. The King sent a Buck, and a Hogshead of Wine.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, and Mr. Secretary Herbert, were present, and Thirty Persons above the Number intended; besides, every Gentleman, and the Clerk, and the Serjeant, had a Man allowed them to wait.