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 Saturni, videlicet, 5 die Aprilis:
Obstructions in Navigable Rivers.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the abating and to restrain the new Erection of Wears, Stanks, Kiddles, and other Obstructions, in great and navigable Rivers.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Execution of sundry Statutes, touching Purveyors and Cart-takers.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Lord Chief Justice of England,
Lord Chief Baron,
Mr. Baron Snigg,
Mr. Justice Tanfeild,
Mr. Serjeant Crooke,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.|
Appointed to meet at the Painted Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, upon Tuesday next, the 8th of this Instant April, by Twoin the Afternoon. The Bill delivered to the Lord Archbishop.
Moved by the Lord Treasurer, and Agreed on by the House, That the Judges, and His Majesty's Learned Counsel before-mentioned, shall consider before-hand of the said Bill of Purveyors, for the better Information of the Lords Committees at their Meeting on the same.
Earl of Pembroke's Privilege Billings arrested.
Upon Complaint made to the Lords by the Earl of Shrewsburie, That one Captain Roger Billings, Servant to the Earl of Pembroke, hath been lately arrested, and committed to the Prison of The Compter in Woodstreet, at the Suit of one Lewis Evans, a Tailor, in Pater Noster Row, contrary to the Honour and Privilege of this Court; it is Ordered by the House, That the said Roger Billings shall be removed out of Prison, and brought, by the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, into the said Upper House, before the Lords, upon Monday next, the 7th of this Instant April, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to the End that, upon Examination of the Matter by their Lordships, such farther Order may be taken concerning him, as to the Privilege of the said Court shall appertain; and it is also Ordered, That as well the said Lewis Evans, as one Edward Fisher, and any others that assisted the Arrest, shall be brought at the said Time and Place prefixed, before the Lords, by the Serjeant at Arms attending the House, to answer for their Breach of Privilege of the said Court.
Government of Wales.
Upon a Motion of the Lord Chandos, it was Agreed by the House, That the Counsel Learned on both Parts, concerning the Bill for the Marches of Wales, should be heard at the Meeting of the Committees upon Monday next, the 7th of April, in the Afternoon.
Free Liberty of Trade.
The Meeting of the Committees on the Bill for Free Trade with Spayne, Portugall, Fraunce, etc. put over till Wednesday, the 9th of this Instant, by Two in the Afternoon, at the Council Chamber.
Message from the House of Commons, touching Matters Ecclesiastical.
Message from the Lower House, delivered by Mr. Solicitor and others, for Conference with the Lords, touching Matters Ecclesiastical.
Answer sent by Mr. Attorney General and Sir Edward Stanhope:
That, although the Lords were willing to yield them Conference, yet for that the Proposition is very general, they desire to be before-hand certified what the Causes and Particulars are, to the End they may be the better prepared to give Answer.
Hereunto the Lower House sent Answer, by Sir Henry Nevile and others:
Causes whereon Conference was requested.
That the Causes whereon they desired Conference were Four: videlicet,
1. The Silencing of Ministers.
2. The Multiplicity of Ecclesiastical Commissions.
3. The Manner of Citations.
4. The Point of Excommunication.
Answered again by the Lords, That, so soon as conveniently they might, they would send Answer, by some of their own House.
Afterwards, upon much Debate, whether the said Conference should be yielded unto or no, the farther Consideration and Resolution thereon was deferred till Monday Morning next.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Angliæ continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque ad et in 7m diem Aprilis, hora nona.