Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 2o Die Martii, 1606
Iron Mills &c.
Union with Scotland.
Forasmuch as it is not unknown unto the House, that, in all their Considerations and Consultations about the Union, they have kept an Uniformity with them, and that no One Part considerable hath been drawn unto any Head, but by Conference between the Two Houses; their Lordships conceiving, that no Part is yet decided, but One Branch only in Question, wherein they have delivered no Opinion; they have now thought good to move them to agree of some speedy Meeting about Naturalization in general, that they both, upon Conference, may the better judge of each others Inclination, which they conceive to be the best Foundation, whereupon the whole Work may be builded.
This Message was read by Sir John Crouk, out of a Paper; which being perceived by the House, after the Messengers were retired, they were called in again, and demanded, whether they had Commission to deliver the Paper containing their Message.
The Messengers answering, they had no such Commission ; the House did then desire, they would read it again ; distinctly, that the Clerk might set it down verbatim: . Which they did; and was set down, as before.