Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 10 die Martii:
Confirmation of a Decree for the Copyholders of Edmonton.
Restitution of Brooke's Children.
Tenures and Wardships.
Report made to the House by the Lord Privy Seal, of the Conference with the Commons House upon Thursday last; wherein his Lordship observed Three especial Points, which the Committees of the said House of Commons did mention as Particularities whereon the Matter of Tenures depended; videlicet, Honour, Conscience, and Utility. Touching Utility, they said, That seeing His Majesty, out of the Greatness of His Mind, hath been pleased to set it aside, so they in their Duties will not urge it any further or otherwise than shall be meet; and it will be most proper to treat of that after the other Two, Honour and Conscience. Those Two they confessed to be of much Weight, speaking in most reverend and tender Manner of His Majesty's Honour; and likewise affirming, that it was far from them to put any Thing into the clear Spring of His Highness's Conscience. Their Conclusion was, That His Majesty might be moved by their Lordships to accelerate His Answer so soon as He may, touching the said Matter of Tenures; yet submitting themselves herein wholly to His Gracious Pleasure.
Upon this Report, the Lord Chancellor declared, That the whole House, having been thus fully, and at the best Advantage, informed of the said Conference, it now remaineth, that their Lordships would consider who should deliver this humble Motion and Desire of the Lower House to His Majesty.
Committee appointed to acquaint His Majesty with the House's Desire of His speedy Answer to the above.
Agreed, That those Committees formerly sent to His Majesty, should be now also employed in this; and, should attend His Majesty for that Purpose To-morrow in the Afternoon; and that the Lord Privy Seal should deliver this Motion to His Majesty, and bring to this House His Highness's Answer.
L. Archbp. of Cant.
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Southampton.
E. of Pembroke.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Bath and Wells.
L. St. John.