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, 28 Aprilis
L. 1a. AN Act for the Naturalizing of James Freese, born in Russia.
L. 1a. An Act for the Naturalizing of Alexander Levingston, Gentleman.
L. 1a. An Act for the better Maintenance of the Ministry.
The Patent, concerning the Greeneland Company, to be brought to the Committee for Grievances: The Complaint to be there heard, and Capt. Goodlade to attend that Committee.
Clerk of the Market.
The Committee, for the Bill of the Clerk of the Market, - this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards. Mr. Rolles, Serjeant Hoskyns, Mr. Shervyle, Mr. Whitby ....
Liberties of Parliament.
L. 2a. An Act concerning Liberties of Parliament: - Committed to Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Edw. Coke, Sir P. Hayman, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Selden, Mr. Rolles, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Wm. Pooley, Mr. Serjeant Hoskyns, Sir O. Luke, Mr. Knightley, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Ersfeild, Mr. Harrys, Sir Francis Popham, Sir Ro. North, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Rich. Gravenor, Mr. Shervyle, Sir D. Digges, Sir Ewb. Thelluall: All, that will come, to have Voice : - Wednesday Afternoon, Exchequer Chamber.
Mountagew to attend.
Mr. Pymme reporteth from the Committee for Religion, 1. Concerning Mr. Mountagew.
Upon Question, the Serjeant to leave a Note in Writing, at Mr. Mountagew his House, or Lodging, to let him know, that, if he will, on this Day sevennight, attend the grand Committee for Religion, to answer to such Matters, as he shall be there charged with, he shall be heard. -
Articles against Burgesse.
2ly, A Petition, and Articles, against . . Burgesse, Vicar of Witney, in Oxfordshyre. - Profaneness in catechizing, and preaching, by Way of Paraphrase. The Particulars in Writing, which read by Mr. Pymme.
Upon Question,.. Burgesse to be presently sent for by the Serjeant, as a Delinquent, to be, at the furthest, upon Saturday next, to attend the Committee for Religion, there to answer the Misdemeanors, wherewith he is charged, both in his catechizing, and paraphrasing.
Upon Question, some Members of this House to be sent, to know of my Lord of Canterbury, what had been done by the Bishops, concerning Popish Schoolmasters, upon his Majesty's Reference thereof at Oxford.
Mr. Pymme, Sir D. Digges, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Ben. Rudyard, to do this.
Commissions for Loans.
Upon Question, the Clerk of the Crown to bring, and leave with the Clerk of this House, the Instructions, and Oath, which accompanied the Commissions for Loans.
Bill concerning Subscription, - To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the former Place: And all, that will come, to have Voice.
Sir Symeon Steward informeth the House, that he hath been lately served with Process, at Mr. Attorney his Suit, ad audiendum judicium: Desireth Liberty, for himself, and Mr. Mason, a Member of this House, to have Liberty for Five Days, to prepare for the Hearing; he being bound by Recognizance in 500 l. not to claim the Privilege of Parliament, or any other Privilege, to put off the Hearing.
Upon Question, Sir Simeon Steward, notwithstanding the Recognizance by him entered into, not to claim the Privilege of Parliament, yet ought to have it, if he desire it.
House attends the King.
Mr. Maxwell sent by the King for the Speaker, and the whole House, to come up to the Higher House : Which presently done accordingly.
Mr. Secretary Cooke delivereth, in Writing, his Majesty's Declaration to both Houses, uttered by the Lord Keeper : Which read, and followeth in these Words:.....
Liberty of the Subject.
Upon Question, a select Committee to be named, of some Lawyers, and others of the House, for the present Framing of a Bill, therein expressing the Substance of the Statutes of Magna Charta, and the other Statutes, and of the Resolutions made in this House, concerning the Liberty of the Subjects, in their Persons and Estates, without One Negative.
Bill from Lords.
Sir Ch. Caesar and Sir Robert Rich bring from the Lords a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Enabling of the Right honourable . . . . -
Liberty of the Subject.
Mr. Secretary Cooke, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir Edw. Cooke, Mr. Glanvyle, all the Lawyers of the House, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir D. Digges, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Kirton. Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Francis Cottington, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Pymme, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Coriton, Sir Jo. Strangwayes: - Inner Temple Hall, Three Clock this Afternoon.
Upon Question, this Draught to be brought to the grand Committee, as soon as can be finished.
Upon Question, a Message hereafter to be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them with the Course we have here taken about the Bill.
Copies of the King's Speech to be given to any Member of the House.