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, 26 Maii:
Bringing Water to London.
THE Bill, intituled, An Act for the bringing in of a Fresh Stream of Running Water to the North Parts of the City of London, was this Day returned to the House, by the Lords Treasurer, the second of the Committees, with a Proviso thought meet to be added, which Proviso was presently Twice read, and thereupon appointed to be ingrossed in Parchment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the bringing in of a Fresh Stream of Running Water to the North Parts of the City of London.
Colthurst to be recompenced.
Upon this Reading of the Bill, a Motion was made by the Earl of Exceter, and other of the Lords, That some Order might be taken for Recompence to be yielded unto one Edmund Colthurst, who had been heretofore employed by the Lord Mayor and Citizens of London about that Work, for bringing the said Stream to the North Parts of the City; and thereupon the said Earl of Exceter and the Lord Bishop of Hereford were appointed presently to call before them the Recorder of London, together with the said Colthurst, and to deal with the Recorder, in the Behalf of the City, for such Recompence to be made unto Colthurst as aforesaid; who being called before their Lordships accordingly, Answer was made by the said Recorder (and so signified by the said Lords to the House), That he had no Authority from the City to offer or yield to any particular Recompence; but that the Lord Mayor and Citizens were content to submit themselves to such Order as the Lord Chancellor should be pleased to take therein: Whereupon it was desired by the House, That Stay should be made hereafter by the said Lord Chancellor, for granting any Commission under the Great Seal of England (upon any Matter concerning that Bill), until such Recompence should be made unto the said Colthurst, for his Travail and Pains in the aforesaid Work, as his Lordship should think reasonable.
The Two Bills concerning Recusants, the one intituled, An Act for the better discovering and repressing of Popish Recusants, and the Education of their Children in True Religion; and the other, An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers, which may grow by Popish Recusants, were sent to the Lower House, for their Consideration of the Amendments and Provisos added by the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke, Sir Edward Stanhope, and Mr. Dr. Hone; with a Message to this Effect:
That where, at the last Conference, the Lords Committees, having heard their Arguments, promised to report them to the House; and doubted not but, upon Consideration of them, either the Bills should be passed as they were framed in the Lower House, or such Alteration only made as they should have no just Cause thereupon to mislike them: The Lords having accordingly proceeded therein, and faithfully performed that Promise, do now send down the said Bills; wherein, although there be some Alterations, yet the Lords think they will find them such as they shall not have Cause, in respect thereof, to mislike the Bills for them, containing so necessary and important Matters besides; and therefore would be sorry that a Work wherein they had so much laboured here, and of so great Use, should find a Sepulchre in that House upon Exception to any of these Alterations; and the rather because, if there be any Thing defective, it may be supplied at some other Time, and at another Session of Parliament.
Exportation of Beer.
The Two Bills concerning the Transportation of Beer, and for bringing a Fresh Water Stream to London, were sent to the Lower House (for their Consideration of certain Amendments and Provisos added by the Lords), by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Sir Edward Stanhope.
Act of Grace.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the King's Majesty's most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in horam tertiam post meridiem.
DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 26 Maii, in pomeridiano:
Act of Grace.
THIS Day, the Bill for the King's Majesty's most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon, was sent to the Lower House, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Hone.
Bills from the H. C.
Hodie Allatæ sunt 3 Billæ a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others:
1. An Act against unlawful Hunting and Stealing of Deer and Conies. Returned, with a Proviso added by the Lower House, which Proviso was presently read Thrice, and thereupon the Bill Exped.
2. An Act for Transportation of Beer over the Seas Returned, with their Allowance of the Amendments, and Proviso added, by the Lords.
3. An Act for the bringing in of a Fresh Stream of Running Water into the North Parts of London. Returned likewise, with their Allowance of the Proviso added by the Lords.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 27m Maii, hora 9a.