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, 14 Martii, 1606
Leave of Absence.
B. For Explanation of the Statute made the first Session of this Parliament, concerning Tanners, Curriers, and other Artificers, using the Cutting of Leather, reported from the Committee by Mr. Brook, with Amendments ; which were twice read; a Proviso tendered at the Committee by Sir Thomas Beamount, remembered ; but, upon Question, the Bill ordered to be ingrossed ; and the Proviso to be tendered at the third Reading, if there were Cause.
Inconvenience at Conferences.
He said, it appeared, for Precedent, that in 6 E. III. the Lords and this House sat all together: That, upon any Occasion of Conference, the Lords came down, and the Conference was held with us in our own Place of sitting.
For Necessity, that it was found a great Hurt, and Danger to the Health of their Bodies, and almost impossible for the strongest Body to endure, considering the Length of Conferences, and the Crouding and Thronging there.
Iron Mills, &c.
Mr. Martin reporteth, from the Committee, the Bill for the Sale of some of the Lands of William Waller Esquire, for the Payment of 505l. 10s. 6d. for the Performance of a Decree in Chancery: The Bill, upon this Report, much disputed and impugned; but, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Letter to excuse a member's attending Assizes.
A special Letter from Mr. Speaker ordered, and directed to the Justices of Assize for the County of Essex, to excuse the Attendance of Sir Gamaliel Capell Knight, then High Sheriff of that County; in these Words:
WHEREAS Sir Gamaliel Capell, Knight of the Shire for Essex, and now Sheriff of that County, by reason of his Place of Sherivalty, ought to be attendant at the Assizes now to be holden; I am therein, by the Duty of my Place, to pray your Lordships to take Knowlege, that his Majesty hath signified his express Pleasure, that no Member of the Commons House of Parliament should depart from his Service here, for any Cause whatsoever, without special Licence; and the House thereupon settled a precise Order accordingly: And therefore I shall hope, that the said Sir Gamaliel, being so serviceable a Member of this House, as he cannot fitly be dispensed withal, may be justly excused by your Lordships for his Absence, at this Time, from the Assises, and incur no Contempt, or other Censure, for his Default. And so I heartily commend your Lordships to the Protection of the Almighty.