Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 3o Martii
L. 1a. AN Act for Confirmation of the Assurance of certain Lands, sold by Sir Tho. Beamount, Knight and Baronet, &c. to Sir Tho. Cheeke Knight.
Member admitted, &c.
Agreed, Sir Ro. Crane, having taken the Oaths, shall come into the House, and receive the Communion the next Saboath; - upon Question.
Sir D. Digges, moveth, for the Report from the Conference Yesterday; that we may be ready for the Lords, against the Time this Morning, appointed by the Lords.
Member sent for.
Sir John Jephson: - That One chosen for Lyrpoole, who, in Town, but hath not received the Communion; and, doubteth, will not, nor take the Oaths.
Agreed, he to be sent for; and then further Order to be taken, upon his Answer.
Negotiations with Spain.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the Conference. - That the Lord Keeper first spake, and that apte, acute, et ornate; opening first the Desire of the Lords of all fair Correspondence with this House. - That commanded to acquaint this House with a Supplement, and the Lords Opinion. The Supplement, in Three Parts: 1. Concerning the Treaty of the Match: 2ly, Of the Palatinate: 3. Of an heroical Act and Resolution of the Prince; which the Lords thought fit to communicate to us, and we to all the Kingdom. - That the first Motion of the Match proceeded from the Duke of Lerma, as signified by Bristow, 3o Jan. 12 Jac.
2. For the Palatinate, where the King had promised Arms, if not obtained by Mediation; C. Olivares had promised, Spayne should join in Arms, if Mediation prevailed not.
3. That in August last a Rumour in Spayne, that the Prince would steal away; whereupon the Prince, knowing, if intercepted, he should be imprisoned, directed a Message there, that though he had stolen thither for Love, would never be so base as to fly away for Fear. -
That Grymes coming for England at that Time, the Prince willed him to tell the King, that, if he heard he were stayed in Spayne, he should give him lost, think no more of him, but reflect his Thoughts only upon his Sister, and her Issue. - Vicit amor patriae. -
For the Commandment from the King to their Lordships; they were all resolved, the King should no longer rest upon this Treaty, but dissolve it: l. Because of Inconvenience of Religion: 2. Nor the Honour of the King: 3. Nor of his Safety : 4. Nor of his Children. - Thinketh, he said. Grand-children. -
That the Lords desired the Resolution of this House in this Point: - So as straitened to this Point, contrary to Expectation. -
That himself related to theLords, that, upon Consultation here, unanimously resolved to break both the Treaties. -
Thereupon moved the Lords, to join with us, in Petition to his Majesty, as speedily as might be, to declare his Resolution, to our Comfort, and the Comfort of Kingdom, Allies, &c, - That he never knew any Petition from both Houses, refused by the King. -
That the Lord of Canterbury, 1. Thanked God, for opening the King's Eyes : 2ly, Thanks to the King, for asking our Advice: 3ly, To the Commons, for so jumping with them almost in eisdem verbis. - That they had intended the same Motion to us, as we to them, for moving the King; to which End, they had appointed a Committee of 24, to consider, (if his Majesty shall so think fit) of setting down the Reasons of our Advice to his Majesty. -
That he desired, we might have a Sight of the Letters; by which appeared, the Motion of the Match with Spayne, and Offer of joining in War, if no Mediation. -
That the Prince desired Expedition.
Sir D. Digges, Sir J. Wake, Lord Cavendish, Lord Percy, Sir Francis Seymor, Mr. Comptroller, Lord Wriothelsey, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir H. Poole, Mr. Cooke, Sir Tho. Lucy, Sir Tho. Savyle, Sir Geor. Moore, Sir Francis Fane, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir O. Cromwell, Mr. Drake, Sir Tho. Trevor, Sir Ed. Wardor, Sir Ro. Hatton, Sir Ro. Hitcham, Sir Geor. Manners, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Geor. Goring, Sir Francis Cottington, Sir Wm. Beecher, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Secretary, Secretary Conway, Sir Ro. Killegrew, Mr. Pymme, Sir Wm. Herberte, Sir Wm. Strowde, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Alford: These 48 to go up presently to the Lords, and. there to confer with the Lords, about setting down the Reasons for our Advice to the King.
Sir D. Digges and Sir Ro. Phillippes to make the Report back.
Sir Edw. Gyles tendereth some Reasons for this Business : Which read.
Sir Edw. Sands: - That all these in the former.
Ordered, No Copies to be given out, of our Reasons,
Bill for Drunkenness, - in the Court of Wards, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
L. 1a. An Act for Continuance of a former Statute, made 4 Jac. (intituled, An Act for the true Making of Woollen Cloths) and for some Additions and Alterations in and to the same.
Exporting Wool, &c.
L. 1a. An Act against the Exportation of Wool, Wool-fells, Woollen Yarn, Fullers Earth, and Fullers Clay.
Duchy of Cornwall.
L. 1a. An Act to enable the most excellent Prince Charles to make Leases of Parcel of the Possessions of his Duchy of Cornewayle.
Mr. Glanvyle reporteth from the Committee of Privileges. Yesterday, 1. For Blechingley. - Ordered, That Warrant to stay, if not gone already.
2ly, For Winchelsey, between Sir A. Temple, and Mr. Finch. - That the Mayor (if the Allegations true) much misbehaved himself. - No Warning, as usual: - Two
Tildens refused : - Threatened them : - Accused Sir A. Temple of Popish Recusancy; and, that he was allied to the Arch-recusants of England. - The Mayor's Letter.
Person sent for.
Paul Weyman, the Mayor of Winchelsey, within the County of Surrey, to be sent for by a Messenger : -
Upon Question, Ordered.
Inns ; Debts.
Mr. Glanvyle bringeth in Two Bills, for Regulating of Inns ; and against Abuses in levying Debts.
L. 1a. An Act concerning Women convicted of small Felonies.
L. 1a. An Act for Avoiding of vexatious Delays, by removing Causes out of inferior Courts.
Bill against Customers Fees, to be prepared, and brought in.
L. 1a. An Act for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term.
L. 1a. An Act against such, as shall levy any Fine, suffer any Recovery, knowledge any Statute, Recognizance, Bail, or Judgment, in the Name of any other Person or Persons, not being privy thereunto.
L. 1a. An Act to enable Justices of Peace to give Restitution of Possession, in certain Cases.
Secret Offices, &c.
L. 1a. An Act against secret Offices, and Inquisitions, to be taken on his Majesty's behalf, to the Prejudice of his Subjects.
L. 1a. An Act concerning the New-erecting and Ordering of Inns.
L. 1a. An Act concerning Hostlers and Innholders.
Assize of Bread.
Mr. Denney, and Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Weare, Mr. Whystler, Attorney of the Wards, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Ducke, Mr. Bankes, and Mr. Whatman, Mr. Carvyle, to prepare, and bring in, a Bill for the Assize of Bread, of all Sorts. These, or any Four of them, to meet, and perform it.
L. 1a. An Act for Restraint of Abuses, in Levying of Debts for common Persons, in the Name, and under the Prerogative, of the King.
The ingrossed Bills to be put to the Question for Passage To-morrow; and as many other to be set forward, as may be.
Bill of Monopolies, - on Saturday in the Afternoon, at the former Place.
Mr. Attorney of the Wards moveth, every Saturday in the Afternoon may be for Continuance of Statutes, and the rest of the Time to be for Reading of private Bills, - Agreed.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
Sir Ewble Thelluall moveth for a Committee, to draw a Bill against those, which take out Writs of Habeas Corpora, and, under Pretext thereof, travel into the Country, and live as it were at large.
Sir Ewble Thelluall, Mr. Attorney of the Wards, Mr. Bankes, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Denney, Mr. Whitakers, Mr. Serjeant Towse, and all other Lawyers of the House, or any Six of them, to draw a Bill against the Abuse in suing out Habeas Corpora, as aforesaid. [a].