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, 23o Aprilis
A PETITION from the Artizan Cloth-workers of London, read.
Referred to the Committee for Grievances.
A Petition, from the Trinity-house, read; concerning the Decay of our Shipping.
Referred to the Committee of Trade. And all other Propositions concerning Shipping, Keeping of the Seas, Preservation of Timber, &c. referred to the Committee for Trade, and to be there first handled : So the Consideration of Gunpowder.
Mr. Glanvyle reporteth the Bill concerning Freedom of Fishing in the Parts of America, without any Amendments.
Upon Question, to be re-committed ; and Lord Baltimore, to be heard by his Counsel. The Committee to meet upon Saturday, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Mr. Bisse reporteth the Bill concerning Sutton's Hospital, without any Amendment. - Engrossetur.
Mr. Sherland reporteth the Bill concerning the Hearing the Word of God preached, with some Amendments ; which twice read; and re-committed: This Afternoon, Two Clock, in the former Place.
Yorke City Election.
Mr. Hackwyll reporteth from the Committee for Privileges, &c. the Case, concerning the Election of the Citizens for Yorke, to serve in this Parliament. -
The only Question, whether Sir Tho. Savyle, or Mr. Hoyle, duly elected for the Second Place; for of Sir A. Ingram's no Question at all [a].
The Committee of Opinion, 1. That Sir Tho. Savyle not duly elected, 2ly. That in regard it evidently appeared, that Mr. Hoyle had a greater Number of Voices, the Committee of Opinion, (all but One or Two) That Mr. Hoyle duly elected ; and that the Name of Sir Tho. Savyle be put out, and Mr. Hoyle's Name inserted.
Upon Question, no Question to be put of Sir A. Ingram's Election.
2ly, Upon Question, Sir Tho. Savyle was not duly elected.
3ly, Upon Question, Alderman . . Hoyle well elected.
4ly, The Indenture to be brought in by the Clerk of the Crown ; and the Name of Sir Tho. Savyle to be put out by the Sheriffs of Yorke, and the Name of Alderman Hoyle to be by them put in instead thereof.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Crew and Serjeant Damport; that the Lords are now in Debate of the great Business concerning the Liberty of the Subject, which came from this House: That they desire, this House will sit a convenient Time : That they purpose to send a Message thither; and, if the Debate grow very long, so that they cannot send the Message, they purpose yet we shall hear from them in fit Time.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, being called in, that the House will sit a convenient Time, as is desired by the Message.
Members Arguments at Conference.
Mr. Littleton delivereth in, in Writing, his Arguments and the Objections and Answers, at the Conference.
And any Member of the House may have Copies of this, or any other Parts of Mr. Selden's, Sir Edw. Coke's, or Sir D. Digges'.
Mr. Selden delivereth in his Argument, at the first Conference, and the Precedents used: - Will bring shortly in the Residue.
Sir Edw. Coke delivereth in his Part.
Sir D. Digges to bring in his Part.
L. 2a. An Act for Explanation of a Branch of a Statute made in the third Year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King James, intituled, An Act for the better Discovering and Repressing of Popish Recusants: - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Attorney Wards, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Francis Darcy, Mr. Alford, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Littleton, Sir Jo. Davers, Mr. Kirkham, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Beauchampe St. John, Sir Edw. Scott, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Harrys: All, that will come, to have Voice; - Friday, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber. And this Committee to take Consideration of the Smallness of the Rents reserved upon the Leases, made by Force of the Commission.
Collection from Members.
Upon Question, whether the Collection should be 7 s. a Burgess, and 14s. a Knight, the Voice, upon twice putting, doubtful; the House divided : The Yea went out:
Tellers for the Yea, Sir D. Digges, Sir Francis Seymor:
For the Noe, Sir Peter Hayman, Sir Tho. Hobby:
With the Yea, 175.
With the Noe, 203.
A Message from the Lords, by Lord Chief Justice Common Pleas, and Justice Yelverton ; That the Lords have taken into serious Debate the great Business they received from this House : That in the Debate thereof, divers Things have fallen into their Consideration, which they desire to impart to us: That they having nominated Eighteen of their Lordships, and desire a proportionable Number, if the Occasions of this House will permit, in the Painted Chamber, presently.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, that we will give a Meeting, at the Time and Place desired.
Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Littleton, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Selden, Mr. Noy, Mr. Glanvyle, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Ball, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir A. Ingram, Sir P. Hayman, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Hackwyll, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Jones, Mr. Herberte, Mr. Pymme, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Mr. Wandesford, Sir H. Martyn, Dr. Eden, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Secretary Coke, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Lord St. John, Sir Tho. Hobby, Attorney of the Wards, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Shervyle, Mr. Whitby. - They are only to hear, and not to speak.
Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Littleton, Sir D. Digges, and Mr. Selden, to make the Report.
L. 2a. An Act for the better Reformation of Abuses in Winding of Wool: - Committed to Mr. Cage, Mr. Cowther, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Pyne, Mr. Wyld, Knights and Burgesses of all Clothing Towns, Mr. Price, Sir Tho. Lucy, Mr. Glanvyle: And all that will come, to have Voice. - Saturday, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Court.
Bill against scandalous Ministers, - Friday, Two Clock, in the former Place: And all, that will come, to have Voice.
L. 2a. An Act concerning Subscriptions : - Committed to Sir Ro. Harley, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Hampden, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Sherland, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Jordan, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Mallory, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Whitakers, Dr. Eden, Sir Rich. Anslow, Mr. Ro.
Barrington, Sir Francis Darcy: - Friday, Two Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
L. 2a. An Act against the Procuring judicial Places for Money, or other Reward, and against Giving and Taking of Bribes: - Committed to Mr. Spencer, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Francis Popham, Sir Tho. Cannon, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Kirton, Sir Francis Weynman, Mr. Coke, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Sir Rich. Tichborne, Mr. Whitakers, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Hampden, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir H. Whytehead, Mr. Kirkham, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Harrys, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Alford, Mr. Griffyth, Mr. Noy, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Mallory, Sir H. Martyn, Sir Wm. Walter, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Pymme, Sir 0. Luke, Sir Ro. Maunsell, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Mr. Ball, Mr. Herberte, Mr. Pyne, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Nicholles: - Tuesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Collection from Members.
Upon Question, the Proportion of the Collection of every Citizen, and Burgess, to be 6 s. and of every Knight 12s. to be disposed, as the House shall appoint.
Sir Edw. Cooke reporteth from the Committee of 36, appointed to confer with the 18 of the Lords, what they propounded: Which, being digested in Writing by some of the Committees, was read by Sir Edw. Coke.