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, 13o Martii
Trials by Battle.
L. 2a. - Battle : - Committed to Mr. Noy, Sir Edw Mountague, Mr. Earle, Sir Peter Fretchwell, Mr. Mallett, Sir H. Spiller, Mr. Sotwell, Mr. Taylor, Sir Christofer Hildyard, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Towerson, Sir Myles Sands: Presently, in the Committee Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
L. 2a. - Hackney: - Committed to Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Weston, Mr. Wentworth, Sir D. Digges, Sir Wm. Pitts, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Noye, Sir H. Spiller, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Gifford, Mr. Mallett, Sir Tho. Low, Sir Wm. Spencer, Sir Phi. Carye, Sir Nath. Rich: - Saturday, Two of the Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Scarcity of Money, &c.
Sir Edw. Sands reneweth the Motion, concerning the Want of Money: Then agreed, the Matter of Trade should be next. - Moveth, that, at the Exchange, the Merchants may be warned to attend the Committee, in - this Afternoon.
Laws in Wales.
Sir Edw. Sands: - That the Parliament 34 H. VIII. reposed great Trust in H. VIII. his Person. - To have a Caution, that there be, in this Act, no Mention, that the Law is, that the Limitation, being to the King, extendeth not to his Heirs or Successors.
Committed to Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Dr. Gooch, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Noye, Sir Jo. Walter, the Knights and Burgesses of Cornewayle and Devon, Sir Sam. Sands, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Mallory, Sir H. Withrington, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Mallett, Lord Clifford, Sir Francis Seymor, Mr. Drake, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Hopton: - Monday next, Exchequer Court.
Terra incognita. - Some know not, that such a King as Alfred, or Allured; or that any Law made by him, that a Parliament should be Twice a Year holden. - That he hath been abused. - Hopeth, they will give him leave to speak in his own Defence. - Resolved.
Sheriffs. &c. Accounts.
L. 2a. - E. Holdernesse: - Committed to Mr. Alford, Mr. Wentworth, Knights and Burgesses of Kent, Sir Geor. Wright, Mr. Shervyle, Sir Tho. Lowe, Sir Tho. Row, Mr. Francis Fane, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Brandling, Mr. Fetherston, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Edw. Rodney, Mr. Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Sotwell, Mr. Raynscrofte, Mr. Amnerst, Sir Wm. Pitt: - Saturday next. Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2a. - Bankrupts : - Committed to all the Privy Council, Knights and Burgesses of London and Yorke, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Wm. Spencer, Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. Alford, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Bartlett, Sir Edw. Gyles, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Drake, Mr. Keightley, Mr. Farrar, Sir Tho. Finch, Mr. Butler, Mr. Mynn, Sir Edw. Sands, Sir Wm. Strowde, Mr. Crew, Sir Jo. Walter, Mr. Clench, Burgesses of Newcastle, Sir B. Hickes: And every Man, that will come, to have Voice : - Saturday in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Grievances - Patents, &c.
After Three Patents, and One Privy Signet, delivered in the Lords desired the Capita of Things before delivered, and of any Thing else to be added. - No Warrant for this from the House; but the Lords desired -
That my Lord of Buck' having Warrant from the House, said, 1. For the King; both passive, and active: Passive; the King's gracious Acceptance of the Proceedings in Parliament; which plain: And that the King loved Plainness. -
That, for his own Part, sithence he had been righted here, he would give all his best Endeavours to further the Good of the King and Kingdom; which could not be severed. That now he knew the Wisdom of Parliaments, he would submit himself, as a Scholar, to it. That Two of his Brothers drawn in Question: Would not defend them, but leave them to the Censure of the Parliament, That he, that begot them, had begot One, would seek for their Punishment.
- Moveth, the Gentlemen, formerly employed, may this Afternoon set down these desired Heads; here produce them in the House To-morrow Morning, and be agreed upon; and to send them to the Lords upon Thursday Morning. - Agreed : And a Message now sent to the Lords accordingly.
Scarcity of Coin.
Grievances - Proceedings against Monperson.
Thanks to the King.
Wool Trade, &c.
Desired, there might be a strict Restraint of Exportation of our Wools, or out of Ireland; and the like to be prayed, out of Scotland ; for that the Exportation of one Todd of Wool from hence maketh them mix Two Todd more beyond Sea: - (And from Exportation of Wool-fells.-
The great Impositions, by pretermitted Customs, and other Impositions; and particularly, of Charge by the Merchants themselves, for Money by them disbursed, to redeem the unhappy Project of Dying and Dressing of Cloths.
Mr. Coucher, - against this Bill for general Buying and Selling of Wool. - For the Clothier, by this Means, may come to buy his Wool at the Third Hand : For worse now, than when the Brogger, or Stapler, bought it. - Moveth, it may be restrained to selling to those, which are to convert it -
The Buying Wool from the Grower, by the Clothier, a great Help to make good Cloths. - Moveth, a Time to be limited for Pre-emption, for the Clothier, from Shear-time, till Michaelmas, for Gloucestershyre, Worcestershyre. -
Mr. Berkley: - That this Bill, as penned, prejudicial, if not fatal, to the Clothier. That, by the Statute 5o Ed. VI. the Clothier hath the sole Power of buying Wools : If this taken away by this Bill; yet to give them Privilege by Pre-emption. -
Maketh a Request of Justice, in Three Heads : 1. A Course to be taken against engrossing Wools; engrossing being forbidden by all Laws. - To have the Words, " otherwise than by forestalling and engrossing," added.
Sir Tho. Row: - That the rich Clothiers only desire Pre-emption; for they will engross: And besides, the rich Clothiers will then cull out the best Wool, and leave the Residue only to the poor Clothiers. - Desireth a Provision against Wetting of Wool. - That the Inserting of the Word "Yarn," a great Prejudice to the Clothier. That the Clothier desire to be heard in it. - That the Spinner doth it with Grease, where should do it with Train Oil. To re-commit it.
5 Ed. VI. is only for so much, as con-cerneth the Buying and Selling. - The Statute 5o Ed. VI. at first a Suspect; therefore Liberty, by Proclamation, to undo it: - And is so but in Two more. Cloth Nine Parts of Ten of the Commodity of this Kingdom. -
That the King, by his Proclamation, may also repeal the Restraint of Exportation - That Forestalling and Engrossing may be prohibited ; and an Addition to the Penalty for Exportation, be added, fit for this Time. - Not to have it carried into any other Nation, though not carried beyond Sea. - To prohibit Exportation of Fullers Earth, without which no Cloth can be made -
5 Ed. VI. The poor Clothier petitioned hereupon, who can buy but of the Brogger. Thereupon he commanded to suffer no Informations to proceed against this Law. - Freedom of Trade a great Prejudice to this Commonwealth. - To re-commit it.
Master of the Wards : - To re-commit it: And, with this Bill, to consider of the Wools of Ireland. - That they are almost as good as here, and at half the Price. If no Prohibition of Transportation thence, all in vain.