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, 19 die Decembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
HODIE allatæ sunt a Domo Communi 4 Billæ:
Prima, For the Confirmation of the Queen's Majesty's Letters Patents, granted to Walter Raughleighe, Esquire, touching the Discovery and Inhabiting of certain Foreign Lands and Countries, quæ 1a vice lecta est.
Secunda, An Act against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, and other such like disobedient Persons.
Tertia, An Act for the Continuance of a former Statute, intituled, An Act to redress Disorders in common Informers upon penal Laws, made in the 18th Year of the Queen's Majesty's Reign.
Lord Thomas Howarde.Expedit.
Quarta, An Act for the Restitution in Blood of the Lord Thomas Howarde. Expedita.
Item, 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Paving of Lewis in the County of Sussex.
Lord Norris. Lord Dacres.
Item lecta sunt, the Reasons and Allegations of the Lord Norris, why the Bill exhibited by the Lord and Lady Dacres should not be Enacted.
Committee chose to end the Matter between the said Parties.
Memorandum, This Day, the Lords, as they had Ordered before, having heard both the Counsel of the Lord Dacres, and Lord Norris and Sampson Leonerd, Esquire, upon Offer and Agreement of the Parties to commit the Cause to the Hearing of Four of the Lords, and Two of the Judges, the Lords thought it most convenient that they should be named by the Parties themselves: The Lord Dacres and Sampson Leonarde, Esquire, named Willyam Lord Burleighe, Lord Treasurer, Robert Earl of Leic. Lord Steward, and Sir Roger Manwood, Knight, Lord Chief Baron; and the Lord Norris named the Earl of Kent, the Earl of Bedforde, and Sir Gilbert Gerrarde, Knight, Master of the Rolls. And further Ordered, That the said Lords and Judges should end the Matter between the said Parties before the next Session of Parliament, if they could; and, if they could not, then to make Report thereof to the whole House, and further Ordered, That all the Parties should have Letters directed to such Witnesses to appear before the said Lords as they thought convenient; and that the said Lords should have Authority to examine all Parties upon their Oath, if Occasion so required.
Keeping the Sabbath.
Memorandum, That, where the Lords received a Bill from the Commons House, videlicet, for the better and more reverent observing of the Sabbath Day; the said Lords having passed the same, with certain Amendments, they sent down the said Bill to the Commons House; who sent up the same with other Amendments of theirs; which because the Lords thought it not to stand with the Order of the House to pass the same Bill again, with their new Amendments, they returned the said Bill to them again, and signified the same unto them, by Serjeant Gawdie, etc.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ proximum, hora octava.