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, 25o Aprilis
Dyell's, &c. Nat.
Lord Graye's Name to be blotted out; and the Bill to proceed, for Sir Ro. Dyell, and Mr. Kirke.
L. 2a. An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Ro. Dyell, Knight, One of the Gentlemen of his Majesty's Privy Chamber, and of George Kirke Esquire, One of the Grooms of his Majesty's Bed-chamber: - Committed to Sir Edw. Cooke, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Ro. Palmer, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Harrys, Sir George Dalston, Mr. Strode, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Kirkham, Sir D. Norton, Sir George Pawle, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Rich. Newport, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Whitby, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Wm. Pooley, Mr. Coke, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Ball: - Tuesday, Two Clock, Court of Wards.
L. 2a. An Act for the Getting of Salt-peter, and for the Furnishing of the Realm with great Store, and at easier Prices than heretofore: - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Solicitor, Sir H. Martyn, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Alford, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Noy, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Ro. Mansell, Sir Jo. Davers, Burgesses of Port Towns, Sir Beauchamp St. John: - Every Man, that will come, to have Voice : - Tuesday, Two Clock, Chequer Court. This Committee to have Power to send for the Patent, or any Person, to inform them, Records, or any other Person, Patentees, or other.
Persons sent for.
Sir Nath. Rich reporteth from the Committee appointed to consider of a Course for sending for the Gentlemen of Cornewayle, formerly sent for.
Upon Question, Sir Reginald Mohun, in respect of his Age, and Infirmity of Body, to be spared.
Upon Question, several Messengers to be sent for Five of them ; viz. Sir Wm. Wray, John Trelawny, Walter Langdon, Edward Trelawny, . . Trevanion, Esquires.
Persons sent for.
Mr. Speaker informed the House, that one Wm. Pemberton, being sent for by the Serjeant, said, he would not come ; for said, he hoped, the Parliament would be dissolved within Three Days.
Upon Question, to be presently sent for by the Serjeant.
Lord Morley's Tenants.
Lord Morley, and his Tenants, Bill. - Saturday, Two Lord Clock, former Place. Morley
Sir D. Digges reporteth from the Committee of Trade, the Petition from the Trinity-house, concerning the Decay of Shipping of our Kingdom. - Fivefold more of late than before. - Causes : Pressing of Mariners ; Staying of Ships; Pressing Ships, and not paying them. -
Sixteen Ships, in One Port, built in One Year; now, in Three Years past, not Six in a Year.
Extreme Loss by Shipwrecks. -
To have particular Information, 1, What the Strength of Shipping fit for Service, Three Years sithence. 2ly, How that decayed in particular Ports. 3ly, In what Proportion,
in every Port Town, the Building of Ships hath failed within these Three Years. -
The Decay of Timber, fit for building Ships, great. A present Course to be taken in it.
A Committee for this : Mr. Secretary Cooke, Sir Ro. Maunsell, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Francis Steward, Sir D. Digges, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Coriton, Sir Ro. Points, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Alford, Sir H. Martyn: To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards; with Power to send for any Persons, to inform them.
The Burgesses of the Ports, and all the Lawyers, of the House, specially required to attend the Committee for Trade, upon Thursday next; and the Lawyers, in the mean time, to consider of the Statutes, which are for Preservation of Woods.
The Two Chief Justices bring from the Lords this Message: That the Lords have taken very great Care of the great Business sent to them from this House; for the Expediting whereof, they desire a present Conference, with Eighteen of theirs, and a proportionable Number of ours, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of the House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That they will give their Lordships a Meeting presently, as is desired.
Mr. Sherland reporteth the Bill concerning the Hearing of the Word of God preached, with Amendments; which twice read. - Engrossetur.
Ordered, upon Question, That, upon the Meetings of any Committees, those, which are Committees, shall have Place given them, that they may the better discharge the Service committed to their Trust.
Sir D. Digges reporteth from the Conference, 1. My Lord of Canterburye's Speech: Which read in Writing by Sir D. Digges.
The Propositions from the Lords, in Writing, read. Copies by any.
These Propositions to be debated To-morrow Morning, by a Committee of the whole House; Mr. Littleton in the Chair.