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
Member admitted, &c.
Member sent for.
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.
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. -
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. -
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.
Exporting Wool, &c.
Duchy of Cornwall.
Person sent for.
Inns ; Debts.
Secret Offices, &c.
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.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
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].