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, 21 die Julii:
Act of Grace.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the King's Majesty's most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon.
For Execution of Laws against Rogues, Vagabonds, &c. Expedit.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the due Execution of divers Laws and Statutes, heretofore made against Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars, and other lewd and idle Persons.
Message from the H. C. for Conference concerning the Contract.
Message from the Lower House, by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and others: videlicet,
That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the Commons House, will be ready, by their Committees, to confer with the Lords Committees of this House, touching the Matter of Contract with His Majesty, at such Time and Place as their Lordships will appoint; and also concerning the Bill for Punishment of Sir Stephen Proctor. And, by the same Messengers, at the same Time, were brought Two Bills from the Lower House: videlicet,
Bills from H. C. Expedit.
1. An Act for the Grant of One Entire Subsidy, and One Fifteenth and Tenth, by the Temporalty.
2. An Act concerning some Manner of Assignments of Debts to His Majesty. Returned, Exped.
That the Lords Committees of this House will give Meeting to the Committees of the Commons House, concerning the Matter of Contract with His Majesty, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; which Business being ended, their Lordships will be also then ready to confer likewise with them of the Bill against Sir Stephen Proctor.
Silk-dyers Petition read, concerning the Bill depending against them.
The Lord Chancellor read unto the Lords a Petition lately exhibited to his Lordship against a Bill, intituled, An Act for better Reformation of Abuses committed by Silk-dyers, and to restrain them from dying Silks falsely.
Enquiry to be made concerning some Matters relative to it.
Whereupon the Lord Treasurer moved, That Satisfaction might be given to the House in Two Points: videlicet,
1. Whether the Silk-dyers were heard in the Lower House, before the Bill there passed.
2. Whether the said Petition was exhibited against the Bill generally by all or the most Part of Dyers, or by some one without the Privity and Consent of the rest.
Committee appointed for the Enquiry.
The Motion was generally approved, and the Lords undernamed were appointed to examine these Two Points; and that, if, upon the Report of their Lordships and further Consideration of the House, there shall appear sufficient Cause to overthrow the said Bill, then the same shall be stayed, and not presented to His Majesty for His Allowance.
E. of Woorcester.
L. Bp. of Peterburgh.
L. Bp. of Glocester.
Administration of the Oath of Allegiance, and Reformation of Married Women Recusants.
The Bill for administering the Oath of Allegiance, and Reformation of Married Women Recusants, was brought into the House, by the Lord Archbishop of Cant. first of the Committees, with some Amendments.
Sir Stephen Proctor to be brought down by the Lieutenant of the Tower.
Ordered, That Sir Stephen Procter shall be sent for, and brought by the Lieutenant of The Tower, and abide in one of the Withdrawing-Chambers reserved for the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Treasurer, and to be brought personally before the Lords, if Cause shall so require.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in horam tertiam post meridiem.
Administration of the Oath of Allegiance and Reformation of married Women Recusants. Dicto.
THE Amendments upon the Bill for administring the Oath of Allegiance, and Reformation of Married Women Recusants, were Twice read, and allowed.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the administring the Oath of Allegiance, and Reformation of Married Women Recusants, with the Amendments.
An Instrument to be drawn for the Contract with the King.
The Lord Treasurer, as one of the Committees, having received from the Committees of the Lower House a Memorial, containing the Effect of the material Points of the great Contract with His Majesty, reported the Effect thereof unto this House; whereof the Lords did generally allow, and thereupon their Lordships Ordered, That the like Instrument should be drawn, as the Assent of their Lordships unto the said Contract, wherein the like Power and Liberty should be reserved unto His Majesty, and to their Lordships, as the Lower House had by the said Memorial reserved to themselves; and therein the same Words to be expressed: videlicet, "addendo, minuendo, interpretando," etc.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 23m Julii, hora 8a.