Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 10 Februarii, 1625
Message from the King - Member being Sheriff, elected.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer delivereth a Message from his Majesty; That, taking Notice of an Order here, to send our Writs, upon double Returns, taketh also Knowlege, that Sir Edw. Coke, being Sheriff of Buckingham, and being returned One of the Knights of the Shire for Norfolke, contrary to the Tenor of the Writ, hopeth, this House will do him that Right, as to send out a new Writ. Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy moveth, to refer this to the Committee of Privileges; and report to the House their Opinions of the Law, and Usage. - Resolved: - And to be first heard.
Sir Ben. Rudyard moveth concerning Religion: Where-of his Majesty hath given many ample Testimonies of his great Care. - The King's late Proclamations: The Life given to the Execution of Laws against them, by Commissions, and Letters. - Moveth, a Supply to the poor Ministers Livings. - Scandalous Livings, as well as scandalous Ministers. Two Ministers, in Lancashire, found to be unlicensed Alehouse-keepers. - Moveth, a Committee, to consider hereof.
Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Chancellor Exchequer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Ewb. Thelluall, Mr. Pyme, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Edw. Payton, Sir Edw. Scott, Sir Wm. Udall, Sir Francis Goodwyn, Mr. Sherland, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Walter, Mr. Drake, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir W. Earle, Sir A. Temple, Sir A. Ingram, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Wm. Boulstrode, Mr. Palmer, Sir H. Whyteheade, Sir Ed. Hales, Sir H. Poole, Sir Peter Hayman: And every one, that will come, to have Voice : - Monday next, Two Clock, in the House. To consider of all Points concerning Religion; and to present their Opinions to the House.
For Particulars; 1. The Consideration of the King's Estate : 2. The Account of the Subsidies, and Fifteens, granted 21 Jac. and therein (as included) the Examination of the Carriage and Miscarriage of the last Fleet: 3. Misgovernment, Misemployment of the King's Revenues, Miscounselling, &c. -
For Mr. Gifford; Sir Tho. Jermyn moveth, that, because the Indentures of Election are dated 30o Jan. where Election, he was elected 7o Jan. moveth, the Committee for Privileges may examine the Matter in Fact, for the Time of his Election. - Resolved. - And the Town Clerk, Mr. Mallowes, to attend the Committee.