Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 20 die Martii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
Lord Spencer's Leave to be absent.
THE Lord Spencer hath Leave to be absent till after the Holidays.
Both Houses to attend the King Tomorrow for clearing the Duke of Buckingham from the Spanish Ambassdor's Complaint against him.
The Prince his Highness signified unto the House His Majesty's Pleasure to admit both the Houses into His Presence To-morrow in the Afternoon, to declare their clearing and justifying the Duke of Buckingham, touching the Complaint made against his Grace by the Spanish Ambassador, for his Declaration to both Houses made the Four and Twentieth of February last.
And their Lordships, understanding that Messengers were come from the House of Commons, did Agree, That the Lord Keeper, when he had received their Message, should signify so much unto them.
Message from the House of Commons with Bills.
Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Secretary Calvert and others: That they returned to their Lordships One Bill, intituled, An Act for the reviving and making perpetual of One Act, made in the Nine and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Elizabeth, intituled, An Act for erecting of Hospitals, and Abiding and Working Houses, for the Poor; with some Amendments thereof.
That they sent to their Lordships Ten other Bills:
1a, An Act for the Ease in the obtaining of Licences of Alienation, and in the pleading of Alienations with Licence, or of Pardons of Alienation without Licence, in the Court of Exchequer and elsewhere.
2a, An Act for Relief of Patentees, Tenants, and Farmers of Crown Lands and Dutchy Lands, or of Lands within the Survey of the Court of Wards and Liveries, in Cases of Forfeiture, for Non-payment of their Rents, or other Service or Duty.
3a, An Act for the better repressing of Drunkenness, and restraining the inordinate Haunting of Inns, Alehouses, and other Victualing Houses.
4a, An Act concerning Women convicted of small Felonies.
5a, An Act for the further Reformation of Jeofails.
6a, An Act for the Repeal of One Branch of the Statute, made in the Session of Parliament holden by Prorogation at Westm. the Two and Twentieth Day of January, in the Four and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, An Act for certain Ordinances in the King's Majesty's Dominions and Principality of Wales.
7a, An Act concerning Probate of Suggestions in Cases of Prohibition.
8a, An Act for the Confirmation of Wadham College, in Oxon, and the Possessions thereof.
9a, An Act for the Naturalizing of Phillipp Burlemacchi, of London, Merchant.
10a, An Act for the Naturalizing of Giles Vandiputt, of London, Merchant.
Trials by Battail.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to abolish all Trials by Battail, and joining of Issue by Battail, in all Writs of Right.
Put to the Question, and Assented unto.
Erection of Hospitals, &c. Expedit.
Hodie 1a, 2a, et 3a vice lecta sunt, the Amendments of the said Bill for erecting of Hospitals; and put to the Question, and Assented unto, and so Expedited.
Morley at the Bar. To remain in Custody of the Serjeant.
Thomas Morley was this Day brought to the Bar, according to the Order of the 19th of this Month; and, for that he affirmed that he had delivered his Petition (for which he is convented) unto the House of Commons; it is Ordered, That the said Morley shall be in the Serjeant's Hands as before, but so at Liberty as he may follow his Business in the Lower House, and to find out the Printer.
He and the Printer and Waterhouse to attend again on Monday.
It is also Ordered, That the said Morley, and one David Waterhouse, a Counsellor at Law (whom he affirms did pen the said Petition), and the Printer of the same, be brought before their Lordships again on Monday next.
And, for that the said David Waterhouse is a Prisoner in The Fleet for Debt, it is further Ordered, That His Majesty's Writ of Habeas corpus, etc. be awarded to the Warden of The Fleet, to bring the said Waterhouse before their Lordships on Monday next, and afterwards (if Need be) de die in diem.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 22m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.