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 Jovis, videlicet, 27 mensis Octobris,
Serjeant Yelverton, Speaker of the House of Commons, presented.
THIS Day, Mr. Serjeant Yelverton, being chosen Prolocutor, or Speaker, of the Lower House, was, by divers of the Knights and Burgesses, brought up into the Higher House, and presented to Her Majesty, and the House, by the Hands of Sir William Knollis, Comptroller of Her Majesty's Houshold, and Sir John Fortescue, Chancellor of the Exchequer, who, by a Speech full of Gravity and Modesty, signifying the Accomplishment of the Duty of the Lower House, in making an Election, but excusing himself by Pretence of many Disabilities and Impersections, and wishing earnestly that he were of Sufficiency to perform the Duty of that Place, made humble Suit to Her Majesty, that he might be discharged; and that the Lower House might proceed to a new Election: Which Excuse being not allowed by Her Majesty (as the Lord Keeper delivered by Answer), and the Choice of the said Mr. Yelverton being by Her Majesty very well approved, and his Sufficiency much commended, he then proceeded, in another Speech (according to the Manner), to undertake that Charge and Place, and to present unto Her Majesty, in the Behalf of the Lower House, certain humble Petitions, for Access unto Her Majesty, in the Behalf of the said House, upon needful Occasions, and for the using and enjoying of such Liberties and Privileges as in former Times had been granted and allowed by Her Majesty's Progenitors and Herself; whereunto Her Majesty making Answer (by the Mouth of the Lord Keeper) did yield Her gracious Assent, with Admonition that the said Liberties and Privileges should be discreetly and wisely used, as was meet.