Saturni, 24o Die Maii, 1606
3. Reading: - ACT concerning Taxes and Impositions upon Merchants, and other Subjects of the Realm, and upon their Wares, Goods, and Chattles : - Upon the Question, passed.
Sir Henry Poole reporteth, that the Arbitrators forHoldich meeting, being Five, could do nothing because none was present, but Latton ; and he had no Interest for Two Years. - Justice Williams his Father-in-law would give nothing. - Delivered in the Bill.
And the Bill for the Relief of John Holdich, Gentleman, thirdly read.
And the Petition of Holdich was moved, that the Bill might sleep.
Much disputed whether it should go to Question, or sleep.
Q. Whether the Bill should be put to Question for the Passage:
The House divided, upon the Question:
With the Yea, 74.
With the Noe, 133.
The Bill not to be put to Question: - The Bill to sleep.
3. Reading : - The Bill for Avoiding of Suits about the Fens, with Amendments, coming from the Committee, by Mr. Irby the Day before.
Upon the Question, the House divided :
With the Yea, 82.
With the Noe, 131.
Sitting P. M.
Much Dispute whether to sit in the Afternoon. - Whether in the Power of the Speaker to appoint it. - Whether upon Question to be determined. Resolved, Not to put it to Question, in a tender Regard of the Orders of the House.