Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 26o Maii
Bill committed, &c.
Committed to Sir Wm. Ayloffe, Sir H. Poole, Sir Rich. Gravenor, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir M. Sands, Sir Pet. Haman, Mr. Kippax, Sir Tho. Hinton, Mr. Rolles, Sir Edw. Peyton, Mr. Chidleighe, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Edw. Mountague, Knights and Burgesses of London, Kent, Middlesex, and Essex, Sir D. Digges, Sir P. Cary, Mr. Wylde: - Tuesday next, Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2a. An Act for Continuance of a Statute, made in the 7th Year of his Majesty's Reign, concerning Moor-burning in several Counties: - Committed to Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Tho. Bellasys, Sir H. Curwen, Knights and Burgesses of Wales, Mr. Fetherston, Mr. Bateman, Sir W. Heale, Sir W. Strowde, Mr. Mallory, Sir Ferdinando Fairfax, Mr. Salisbury, Mr. Brandling, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Mr. Wandesford, Sir A. Ingram, Sir H. Anderson, Sir Ed. Peyton, the Knights and Burgesses of all the Shires named in the Bill: - Tuesday next, Court of Wards.
Mr. Cowper tendereth a Proviso, in Paper, which ought to have been in Parchment; yet, by Allowance, [once] read, and rejected, by a general Consent; and admitted for a Rule, that, not being in Parchment, it ought not be put to the Question.)
Mr. Berkeley: - That this Bill dangerous: Giveth Liberty to buy and sell Wool to all Persons, Strangers, and others; in all Places; in all Manner; as by regrating, forestalling, engrossing; at all Times; as well when dear, as cheap. - The Law, 5 Ed. VI. though avoidable by Proclamation, yet never sithence done: Which proveth the Statute beneficial. - This Bill repealeth many Laws, made in this Kind. - Likely, these Broggers will mix; as Vintners. If the Wool be mixed, good Cloth cannot be made. - That this will make Cloth dear, where Cheapness must make our Cloth vent: Is like to bring all the Wool to London, where most Money.- - Doubteth, this will overthrow all Clothing, and hinder the Wool-growers,: who now the Furtherers of this Bill.
Mr. Crew . - That the Statute 5 Ed. VI. inconvenient to the Publick. The Preamble, that Cheapness of Wool, good for the Commonwealth. That this Statute ever in Dispensation. - ( A Certificate from all Countries, that free Buying and Selling of Wools good for the Publick.)
Sir Edw. Coke: - Looketh to the Wool-grower, Convertor, and Merchant: All these depend One upon another - Wool, 9 Parts of 10 of the Commodities of our Kingdom : Good, to keep it at a high Price. 42 Ed. III. one punished, for bringing down the Price of Wool, by fining and ransoming: So as the Common Law maintaineth the high Price of Wool. - That the Monopoly
Bills sent to Lords.
Transporting Wool, &c.
Sir Tho. Riddall, - against making this Felony. - Moveth, that in his Country, they may have a Proviso, for Transportation of their coarse Wool-fells; else the Scottish will, within 7 Miles from thence, do it, without all Danger.
Mr. Rolle: - That Mr. Lampl. brought in an Account of 900 l. for Dungeon-nesse Light-house. That one Bullocke made a Challenge for the Building. That they agreed, Tufton should have his Rent continued; but, by collateral Security, not to be inserted into the Bill, that the Committee thought fit -
That Mr. Meldrum brought in an Account of 3,000, and odd, Pounds. - That the Committee thought fit, the Fishermen should pay nothing; and the 3s. 4d. should continue for 3 Years, upon every Ton; whereby 800 l. per Annum was to be raised. -
Sir Edw. Coke, contra: - And that these are adjudged here Grievances, both in the Original, and Execution; therefore no Member of this House to speak now in Defence of it. - Not to put the King to any Recompence. - To re-commit it; and if the Patentees will not accept a reasonable Composition, then to go on with the Bill.