Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 7o Aprilis
THE Bill for Bromfeild and Yale, to be read first To-morrow Morning.
Unity in the Church, &c.
L. 2a. An Act for the better Continuance of Peace and Unity in Church and Commonwealth: Committed to Mr. Treasurer, Sir Jo. Cooke, Sir Ed. Coke, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Alford, Sir P. Hayman, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Cooke, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Strode, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Ro. Palmer, Burgesses of both Universities, Sir Francis Darcy, Mr. Hampden, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Coryton, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Jo. Wray : Every one, that will come, to have Voice: - This Afternoon, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: and the Articles to be brought to the Committee.
Messages from the King.
Sir Jo. Cooke delivereth, in Writing, the Two Messages from the King: Which both read.
That upon their presenting the Thanks of this House, his Majesty most graciously accepted it. -
Answer from the King - Recusants.
Delivereth also in the King's Answer to the particular Articles of the Petition of both Houses against Jesuits, &c. Which read.-
That his Majesty himself called oft for the Draught of this Answer, and, upon Saturday last commanded it to be brought him ; and that he protested, he would keep Religion amongst us free both from Innovation, and Corruption.
Resolved, The Message to the Lords to be, To desire a Conference by a Committee of both Houses.
L. 1a. An Act for the further Punishing of Adultery and Fornication.
Clerk of the Market, &c.
L. 1a. An Act for the better Ordering of the Office of the Clerk of the Market, and the Reformation of false Weights and Measures.
L. 1a. .....
A great Complaint of the Insolencies of Soldiers at Weymouth.
The House to be, To-morrow Morning, resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the several Complaints against the Insolencies and Wrongs of the Soldiers billetted within this Kingdom ; and to think of some Course for Ease of the Kingdom from them for the present, and for preventing thereof in future.
Mr. Secretary Coke, reporteth, from the Lords; that the Lords will give us Meeting this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, with a Committee of the whole House.
The Committee for drawing the Petition for the Wine Merchants, to meet To-morrow, Two Clock, at the former Place; at which the Committees are required to attend.
Thanks to the King.
Resolved, The Privy Council of this House shall return the the humble Thanks of this House to his Majesty, for his gracious Answer to the Petition against Jesuits, &c.
Liberty of the Subject.
Mr. Littleton to justify the Declaration of this House, by Acts of Parliament, and to answer all Objections to the contrary.
Matter of Record, and judicial Precedents, committed to Mr. Selden; and the Remedy of Law by Habeas Corpus. The Draught of the Judgment, produced by Mr. Solicitor, to be specially mentioned.
Sir Edw. Coke to shew these Acts of Parliament, and Precedents, to be but Affirmations of the Common Law : To shew the Reasons hereof; and, that the Shewing of Cause of Imprisonment not against Reason of State.
The Bill of Concealments, remaining with Mr. Taylor, to be brought in by him.
Liberty of the Subject.
The former grand Committee, this Day appointed, after the Consideration of the Billetting of Soldiers, to take particular Consideration of the best Means for securing and settling the Liberty of the Subject for the future.
The Committee for preparing a Petition for the Merchants of Wines, to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber ; where all the Committees specially required to attend.