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 Martis,videlicet, 27 Maii:
THE Lord Archbishop of Cant. did deliver into the House these Bills following, which remained in his Hands (as being first of the Committees), and have not been proceeded in: videlicet,
An Act for Confirmation of the King's Majesty's Letters Patents, made to the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, etc.
An Act for Confirmation of Letters Patents.
Elections of Members to serve in Parliament.
An Act for the Election of Knights and Burgesses, to serve in Parliament.
Keeping the Sabbath.
An Act for the better observing and keeping Holy the Sabbath Day.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the true making of Woollen Cloth.
Hodie allata est Billa a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others:
Attainder of Lord Cobham, etc. Expedit.
An Act to establish in the Crown the Lands and Possessions of Henry late Lord Cobham, and George Brooke, Esquire, attainted of High Treason, with a Confirmation of Grants made by His Majesty. Returned, with certain Amendments, and a Proviso thought meet to be added by the Lower House; which Amendments and Proviso were presently read Thrice, and thereupon the Bill Exped.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in horam secundam post meridiem.
DIE Martis, videlicet, 27 Maii, in pomeridiano:
Bills from the H. C.
HODIE allatæ sunt 3 Billæ a Domo Communi, presented by Mr. Secretary Herbert and others:
An Act for the King's Majesty's most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon.
An Act for the better discovering and repressing of Popish Recusants. Returned, Exped.
An Act to prevent and avoid Dangers, which may grow by Popish Recusants. Returned, Exped.
The Speaker of the House of Commons's Speech.
The Speaker of the Lower House, accompanied with divers Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, having made a Speech unto His Majesty (expressing great Praise and Commendation of His said Majesty therein, with Thanks to God for the Happiness that the State enjoyed by so Gracious a King, and with Thanks likewise to His Majesty for all His Gracious Benefits, and especially for the Act of His Free and General Pardon; and withall containing humble Request, First, for His Majesty's Royal Assent to the Acts passed both Houses; Secondly, for His Gracious Pardon in any Thing they had unwillingly and Unwittingly offended; and Thirdly, for His Majesty's Pardon to himself); after the King had most graciously made Answer thereunto, and delivered His Mind, with Approbation of the Proceedings in this Session of Parliament; all the Titles of the Acts passed both Houses were openly read, by the Clerk of the Crown, and the King's Royal Assent pronounced by the Clerk of the Parliament unto every of the said Acts, without Exception to any; which the King himself, in His Speech, did before mention, as a special Token of His Grace and Favour, being a Matter in former Times unusual to pass all Acts, without any Exception.
Only it pleased Him, by Word of Mouth, openly to give Admonition concerning one Act (namely, the Act for Restitution of Roland Merick, etc. in Blood), That no such Act of Restitution from henceforth should be proceeded withall in Parliament, till the same were first allowed and signed by the King; and that then it ought to being first in the Higher House; whereof His Majesty did expressly will an Observation and Remembrance to be made.
The Acts being read, and His Majesty's Royal Assent pronounced, the Lord Chancellor, in a short Speech (by His Majesty's Commandment), prorogued the Parliament till Tuesday, the 18th of November next.
Dominus Cancellarius ex Mandato Domini Nostri Regis, prorogavit præsens Parliamentum usque in 18m diem Novembris proxime futurum.