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, 20o Junii
A PETITION, about making Salt-peter with Earth and Urine, read.
Tho. Mannes Mr. Wylde's Servant, to have Privilege ; and a Warrant for Th. Alcoxe, Tho. Crosse, and Rich. Alcoxe, who arrested him, to be sent for by a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's . . .
A Petition from the Merchants trading the Levant Seas. This to be referred to the grand Committee for Tonage and Poundage.
A Petition from Mr. Serjeant, concerning his Fees of the Cornish Men, read.
Mr. Alford, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Hobb, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Selden, Mr. Godfrey, to consider of his Fees, and to report their Opinions therein to the House Tomorrow Morning: To meet at Four Clock this Afternoon, Court of Wards.
The Commission concerning Salt-peter, read.
Upon Question, this Patent, thus penned, a Grievance both in Creation, and Execution.
Henry Stanley, Rich. Ayscoughe, and Richard.....
L. 3a. An Act to restrain the Passing or Sending of any, to be popishly bred beyond the Seas: - Upon Question, passed.
L. 3a. An Act for the better Suppressing of unlicensed Alehouse-keepers : - Upon Question passed.
Bills sent to Lords.
These two Bills, and the Bills, for the Lord Morleye's Tenants, and for naturalizing Samuel Powell, sent up to the Lords.
Ordered, The Witnesses, concerning the Lord Mohun, be discharged.
Summer Islands, &c.
The ingrossed Petition, for the Summer Islands, read, and another, about the Chihlren-in-law of Melborne; and allowed to be presented to his Majesty, by Lord Carey,
Sir Wm. Herberte, Sir R. Freeman, and Sir H. Mildmay, and Sir Wm...
Sir R. Freeman to read them to his Majesty.
Clerks of Customs.
A Petition, from the Merchants and Clerks of the Custom-house, read. -
Mr. Selden, Mr. Alderman Molson, Mr. Alderman Clitherow, Mr. Waller, Mr. Bunce, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Roydon, Mr. Trefusys, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Delbridge, Mr. Harrys, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Cope, Mr. Morrys, Sir A Ingram, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Tho. Grantham: - The Patent to be brought to this Committee : - Two Clock on Monday, Star Chamber.
Business of the House.
No other new Business to be taken in (but only a Bill for Naturalization of Trumball's Children, &c. and a Commission about Knights) without publick Motion in the House,
Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Selden, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Coke, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Pymme, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Hackwill, Mr. Alford, to meet at Three Clock this Afternoon, in Court of Wards, to view and dispose the Businesses of this House: And this Committee is also to take Consideration of the Commission about Knights; and have Power to send for any Records, or Persons, concerning it: And they to consider, and report, what they conceive fittest to be done in it.
Complaint against Moseley.
Mr. Corbett reporteth from the Committee, concerning Mr. Nowell's, Complaint, concerning Sir Edw. Moseley.
Ordered, Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy shall inform the Committee of his Knowledge concerning that Matter.
Sir Tho. Wentworth reporteth the Business, concerning the Toll granted to Levett, for Two Bridge in Yorkeshyre, to him and his Heirs, to be holden in Socage of East Gree', at 20 s. Rent; with Power to seize Goods, &c. -
No Grant hereof, till 2 Jac. nor any Fruit of it, till 15o Jac. The Bridges ancient, in good Repair, some particularly bound to repair it. -
This Patent adjudged by the Committee a Grievance to the Subject, both in the Creation, and Execution.
Upon Question so adjudged here.
The Drawing up of a Petition to the King, concerning this Grievance, referred to the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshyre; with Addition of Mr. Ratcliffe : - To meet, as they shall think fittest.
Petition of Right.
Mr. Baron Vernon and Sir Edw. Clarcke bring from the Lords a Message; That the Lords desire a present Conference between twelve of their House, and a proportionable Number of this House, concerning the Title of the Petition of Right.
Answer returned by them: We will do it, as is desired.
Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Whitby, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Selden, Sir H. Martyn, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Coriton, Sir Edw. Leech, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Rolles, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Hackwill, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Wandesworth, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Wm. Croftes, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Herberte, Mr. Noy. - And Sir Edw. Coke to report.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the Conference with the Lords, a Title, agreed upon by his Majesty, to the Petition [of] Right: - " The Petition, exhibited to his Majesty by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, concerning divers Rights and Liberties of the Subjects; with the [King's] Majesty's Royal Answer thereunto [in full] Parliament."
This allowed, and sent up again by the same Committees ; and they to move the Lords, that.....
The Report concerning Bowdler' s, Petition, to be made To-morrow Morning: and Bland to attend the House then.
And Stephens to attend the House To-morrow Morning, Eight Clock.
Mr. Attorney General and Sir Edw. Clarcke bring from the Lords a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Naturalizing of Batazar de Jar Bier.
This not to be read till Nine Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Jo. Ellyott, in respect of the Death of his Wife, hath Leave to go down into the Country.
Tonage and Poundage.
The Committee for Tonage and Poundage, to sit again To-morrow Morning, Nine Clock; and the Officers of the Custom House, and Merchants, then to attend.
And the Committee, for Continuance of Statutes, to sit this Afternoon, Two Clock; and Mr. Noy then to be present.