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, 12 die Januarii,
Proceres tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
THE Bill, intituled, An Act for the Encrease of People, for the Service and Defence of the Realm, returned to the House, by the Committees; and a Motion made by the Lord Archbishop, the first of the Committees, That a Conference might be had, with a competent Number of chosen Persons of the Lower House, for the better perfecting the Bill; whereupon Mr. Attorney General, and Mr. D. Stanhopp, were addressed to the Lower House, from their Lordships, with a Message to that Effect; and the Time and Place for Meeting for that Purpose desired to be at the Great Council Chamber, at the Court, at Whitehall, To-morrow, being the 13th of this Instant, by Two in the Afternoon.
Certain select Committees, chosen by the Lower House, concerning the said Bill, for the Encrease of People, etc. were sent to their Lordships, signifying their Allowance of the Time and Place appointed for Meeting about that Bill; but desired that, in the mean Time, they might have delivered to them, in Writing, such Objections as their Lordships do make unto the Bill, to the End they might be the more ready to deliver their Opinions and Resolutions at the Meeting. Their Lordships, having considered of this Motion, thought it unfit, and not agreeable to the Order of the House, to deliver the same in Writing; and therefore Agreed, that Answer should be made unto them, That if, upon Verbal Conference, they should remain unsatisfied, touching the said Objections, then they should have the same delivered unto them in Writing, for their further Consideration thereof; which Answer was presently notified to the said select Committees; and, in the mean Season, the Judges were required to set down the said Objections in Writing; that it might be in Readiness for the said Committees of the Lower House, if, upon the Verbal Conference before mentioned, they should not be satisfied.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to preserve the Property of stolen Horses in the true Owners, and to reform the Abuses of Vouchers in Sale of Horses, in Fairs or Markets.
Importing Cards for Wool.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act prohibiting the bringing into this Realm any of Foreign Cards for Wool.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the lawful making of Bayze, in the Counties of Essex and Suffolk.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
E. of Essex, L. Marshal.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
Appointed to meet at the Little Council Chamber, upon Saturday next, the 14th of this Instant, by Two in the Afternoon.
Bishoprick of Norwich.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Establishing of the Bishoprick of Norwich, and the Possessions of the same, against a certain pretended concealed Title made thereunto. Upon this Reading, it was Ordered by their Lordships, That all Parties, whom this Bill may concern, should be openly heard in the House, upon Saturday next, the 14th of this Instant, in the Morning, to the End it might be considered, whether the same may justly pass, without Prejudice to the said Parties. George Lester to be warned then to attend.
Certain Amendments were offered to the House, by the Committees upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Naturalizing of certain Englishmens Children, and others, born beyond the Seas; which Amendments were presently Twice read; and thereupon both the Bill and the Amendments were read the Third Time.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for relieving of Clothiers, concerning the Weight of Short, Broad, and Coloured Cloths, to be made within the Counties of Suffolk and Essex.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Appointed to meet at the Little Chamber, near the Chamber of Parliament Presence, To-morrow, the 13th of this Instant, in the Morning, before the House sit; and such Persons as have ought to say to the Bill to be warned to attend the Committees, and namely one Mr. Leake.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, hora nona.