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 Sabbati, videlicet, 3 die Martii:
Report from the Conference concerning Supply and Support.
REPORT made to the House by the Lord Chancellor, concerning that which was delivered Yesterday by the Committees of the Lower House, on the Points of Supply and Support (whereof Signification was given, that the said Lower House had taken Knowledge, with tender Feeling and Respect, of His Majesty's Wants):
Touching Supply, they could not conceive (as they affirmed) how it may be done by any other Means than by Way of Subsidy; which being most proper to be moved by the House of the Commons, they will consider of a meet Resolution, and proceed therein in due Time.
For the other Point of Support, they hold the same to be a Matter most considerable, and proper to be framed by the Lords; whereof they expect to understand from their Lordships accordingly, when their Lordships shall find it convenient.
Report also concerning Cowel's Book.
Relation likewise made by the Lord Privy Seal of that which was spoken at the same Meeting, touching Dr. Cowell's Book; wherein his Lordship declared, That Mr. Attorney General (in delivering what he was required by the Lower House concerning that Matter) did very temperately and discreetly lay open the Offence conceived against the Party, and the dangerous Consequence of the Book. Thereupon the Lord Bishop of London did read the main Exceptions taken by the Lower House against Four particular Places in the said Book, videlicet, First, on the Word "Subsidy;" the Second on the Word "King;" the Third on the Word "Parliament;" and the Fourth on the Word "Prerogative." Upon which Places the said Dr. Cowell had so unadvisedly enlarged himself (as the House of Commons apprehended), that the same was very offensive and dangerous, as is aforesaid.
The amending of Highways to be considered.
The Lord Chancellor moved, That some Consideration might be taken of the Highways; for amending whereof there are already many Statutes, but little Reformation, as is best known to the Lords the Judges, who, in their Circuits, find the Inconvenience; that, therefore, their Lordships would require the Judges to consider of the Laws, as now they stand, in that Behalf, and likewise of some Course for Reformation. The Motion generally allowed of, and the Judges required to consider of the same accordingly.