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, 29 Maii
L. 2a. AN Act for the Reviving and Continuance of divers Statutes, and Repeal of others. - Sir Edw. Mountague: - That the Act for better Execution of Justice, and repressing criminal Offences in the North Parts, omitted. That for the Oaths upon Naturalization, is already perpetual. - To repeal the Law against Conversion from Tillage to Pasture, because monopolized by Patent.
Difference between Prorogation and Adjournment.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth, from the Conference, that he hath satisfied the Lords, in the Difference between a Prorogation and an Adjournment That he satisfied the Lords, that the King's Royal Assent to One, or Ten Bills, maketh not the End of a Session, but the Signification of the King's Pleasure to prorogue it. 2ly, He satisfied them, that the Bill of Continuances and Repeal of Statutes, ready. 3ly, That the general Pardon will quickly be finished; for all the Difficulty will be, only to strike out, and nothing to be put in, - That he let them know, that never any so long a Session, but some Bills passed: And, that the King hateth Novelties. That Bills of Grace ever accompanied with a Subsidy. That the Parliament hath now sitten long, and brought Things to great Perfection. That the Country People not capable of the Distinction between a Prorogation and an Adjournment. That he said, for his own Part, he would rather give a double, treble, or quadruple. Subsidy, rather than now break off. That he mentioned Midsummer, as the Time mentioned by the King.
Mr. Chidleighe reneweth the Debate about the Bill of Statutes; and particularly offereth an Explanation of the Stat. for Sea-sands. - That there may be a Certainty set down, for Payment for Passages, where there is now no certain Price set.
Moveth, that the Provision in the Statute, 43 Eliz. for maimed Soldiers, may be now respected; because That now a great Charge to the Subject, where now no Cause for it, as then - Idleness, in Poor, great. -
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Justice Winch and Mr. Justice Hutton bring, from the Lords, the Bill for the Sabaoth; with Alteration only of the Word, the " Lord's" Day, instead of the Word Sabaoth :" And the Bill of Certioraris: And a Bill of Naturalization of Sir Ro. Carre, One of the Gentlemen of the Prince his Bed-chamber :
Lords to sit.
Sir Geor. Moore, concordat with Mr. Alford. Moveth, One Justice of Peace may send Rogues to the House of Correction; where now, by the Law, there must be Two. - To define who a disorderly Person. - Taketh it in the conjunctive; " vagrant, and disorderly." - That One Justice of Peace only may not have Power to send any disorderly Persons to the House of Correction, but such as be vagrant.
L. 3a. An Act for Ease in the Obtaining of Licences of Alienation, and in the Pleading of Alienations, with Licence, or of Pardons of Alienation, without Licence, in the Court of Exchequer, and elsewhere : - Passed.
Attainted Persons Debts.
L. 3a. An Act for the Relief of Patentees, Tenants, and [Farmers] of Crown Lands, and Duchy Lands, in Cases of [Forfeiture] for Non-payment of Rent, or other Services or Duties : - Upon Question, passed.
Martis, 29o Maii. Post meridiem.
L. 2a. - Lichfeild. - Committed to Mr. Weston, Knights and Burgesses of Stafford, Warwicke, and Darby, Mr. Brooke, Sir Francis Barrington, Dr. Gooch, Sir Wm. Cope, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir Ro. Vernon, Sir J. Whitlocke, Sir Rich. Gravenor, Sir Ro. Askew, Sir Geor. Moore, Mr. Crew, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Mr. Ratcliffe, Dr. Zouch, Mr. Kippax: - Thursday next, Court of Wards.
Mr. Crew, - against the Bill. - That the Uniformity prescribed by this Bill, is to make unserviceable all the Arms of the Kingdom. That this Law may be dispensed with, and then, by the Proviso now spoken of, it will be in the King's Power (when we have bought the new Arms) to make the Law void.
E. of March.
Earl of Holderness.
Conference reported - Adjournment, &c.
2ly, For the Matter: That his Majesty resolved upon Monday for the Rising of this Parliament; and that those Bills which should pass both Houses, he would be ready to give his Royal Assent unto. 3ly, For the Grievances ; he would, upon Sunday next, give Answer to all such as should be presented to him.
Message to Lords.
Master of the Rolls sent to the Lords, with this Message: That the Committee returned with great Grief from the Conference, and are not now fit to send them an Answer; but will do it To-morrow Morning.