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 Lunæ, videlicet, 16 die Aprilis:
Diminution of the Possessions of Archbishopricks, etc.
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Diminution of the Possessions of Archbishopricks and Bishopricks, and for avoiding of Dilapidations of the same.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Lord Chief Justice of England,
Lord Chief Baron,
Mr. Justice Gawdie,
Mr. Baron Savile,
Mr. Attorney General,
Appointed to meet To-morrow, the 17th of this Instant, by Seven in the Morning, at the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence.
Sir George Hume's Letters Patent confirm'd.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made to Sir George Howme, Knight, Lord Treasurer of Scotland.
And was referred to the above-named Committees, and the same Time and Place appointed for Meeting.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Repair and Maintenance of the Harbour, or Port, called Bridlington, in the County of Yorke.
Duke of Lenox, etc. Naturalization.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Lodovick Duke of Lenox, Esme, Lord of Obigney, and their Children. Appointed to be ingrossed.
Trinity College, Cambridge, and Sir Thomas Mounson.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for an Exchange to be made between the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, within the Town and University of Cambridge, and Sir Thomas Mounson, Knight, of certain Lands and Tenements, in the Counties of Lincolne and Cambridge.
Earl of Sussex's Priviledge.
This Day, Anthony Milton, that did assist Richard Collie, one of the Serjeants of London, in the arresting of Thomas Rushe, the Earl of Sussex's Servant, was brought to the Lords, by the Sheriffs of London, according to the former Order taken; and, being called before their Lordships in the House, was, upon his humble Submission, and Protestation of his Innocency, discharged.
The Bill concerning Brokers and Pawn-takers was this Day brought into the House, by the Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees; who signified, That the said Committees found the Bill to be so unnecessary, as they thought it fit rather to be utterly suppressed than proceeded in.
E. of Marr, L. Kinlosse, Sir Thomas and Sir James Areskin Naturalization.
Also the Bills of the Earl of Mar, Lord of Kinlosse, Sir Thomas Areskin, and Sir James Areskin, were returned to the House, by the said Lord Treasurer, the first of the Committees, with sundry Amendments thought meet to be added; which Amendments being many, and somewhat obscurely written, the Lord Chancellor therefore made a Motion, That the Clerk of the Parliament should consider of them against To-morrow Morning, for the more plain reading of them to the Lords; whereunto the House assented.
The Union of England and Scotland.
A Message sent from the Lower House, and delivered by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others, to this Effect: That the Committees of that House (who repaired to their Lordships upon Saturday last, in the Afternoon, for Conference about the Matter of Union) having made Relation to their House that the said Matter was moved and propounded unto them by their Lordships, as from His Majesty; and the said House having considered, that the same is a Cause of great Importance and Consequence, meet to be proceeded in with mature Advice and Deliberation; they therefore thought it necessary to take the longer Respite, to resolve on the Manner of their Proceedings in this intended Conference; and, for that Purpose, had agreed amongst themselves, that every Man of that House should, as this Day and To-morrow, particularly enter into Consideration within himself, in what Course the same might best be proceeded in; and that (being by this Means the better prepared) they would, upon Wednesday next, debate it generally in the House, and afterward grow to some Resolution on the same; whereof they would accordingly give Notice to their Lordships, desiring in the mean Time to be held excused.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 17m instantis Aprilis, hora octava.