Jovis, 12 Martii, 1606
Names added to the Committee for the new and general Bill of Inmates, Undersitters, &c. [b]. The Burgesses of Exceter, the Knights of all Shires, the Citizens of all Cities, the Burgesses of the Towns and Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Burgesses of all Port Towns.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Roberts, Mayor of Poole, upon his humble Suit to the House, and Allegation of urgent and pressing Occasions, licensed to depart.
Fee to Clerk.
Agreed for Order, that no Man should depart, without paying the ordinary Fee to the Clerk: - 6s. 8d.
Ordered, To hear Counsel on both Parts, in the Bill touching Wherrymen and Watermen, Tomorrow; at Eight a Clock in the Morning.
L. 1a. B. For the better Ordering and Directing of all common Weights, and Balances, in Market-towns.
B. To enable the Committees of Robert Tompson, of Crawley, &c. being a Lunatick, &c. to assign a Jointure, &c. reported from the Committee by Mr. Wentworth, with Amendments; which were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Union with Scotland.
Sir Edwyn Sandys maketh Report of the Debate and Union with Deliberation of the Committees, touching the Course of Conference to be continued with the Lords on Saturday, in the Point of Conveniency; which (he said) tended rather to a Review, and better Preparation, than to any farther Proceeding. And for the Charge and Care of it they had agreed thus to order it.
First, to attend the Delivery of their Lordships Opinions concerning such Propositions and Doubts, as were the last Day of Conference made by themselves.
And, if there were Cause of Question, or Dispute, touching the said Propositions;
Sir Henry Nevill, Mr. Dudley Carleton : To speak in the Point of the Naturalization of the Scotts in France,
Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Edwyn Sandys, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Alford Mr. Brock, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Hedley :
To speak interchangeably, as, there shall be Occasion, to maintain any former Doubt, or Opinion, delivered by the Committee, touching the said Point of Conveniency.
Mr. Hedley and Mr. Holt appointed to make Report of the first Day's Conference; and Mr. Recorder of London and Mr. Hyde, of the Conference intended.
Inconvenience at Conferences.
It was this Day moved, that seeing the ancient Proceeding of Parliaments had heretofore been by way of Bill, and Conferences not so usual; and that now the Inconvenience and Disease being found very great, in the long and painful standing, and being bare-headed, of such Committees, as are appointed by the House, upon several Occasions, to attend Conference with the Lords of the Higher House; the House would be pleased to enter into Consideration, what Course were fittest to be taken, for the Procuring of some more Ease and Conveniency in that behalf.
Upon this Motion, the House thought fit to refer the Matter to the Committee for Privileges, with others more added; viz. Sir Francis Hastings, Sir Roger Wilbraham, Mr. Attorney-general, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Edward Hobby, Sir John Heigham, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Edward Mountague, Sir Robert Wingfield, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Francis Goodwyn, Sir William Strowd, Sir Robert Knollys, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Geo. Somers, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Fuller, Sir Nath. Bacon, Sir Thomas Knevett, Sir Roger Owen, Sir Antho. Cope, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr. Alford, Sir Geo. St. Poll, Sir Thomas Holcroft, Mr. Tate, Mr. Peak . - To meet Tomorrow Morning, in the Court of Wards.
Privilege - Taking a Members Horse for Post.
Complaint made by Mr. James of Bristowe, that his Horse standing at his Inn, one Bigland, Servant to the to the Thorough-post of London, had taken him, by Pretence of a Warrant, to run Post: The Ostler, that kept him, told Bigland, that it was the Horse of a Burgess of Parliament : " It makes no Matter (saith Bigland) my Master will justify what I have done."
Ordered, That the Serjeant should bring Thomas Moorton, the Post-master, himself, and John Bigland, his Servant, to the Bar, Tomorrow Morning; and warn also the Ostler, that kept the Horse, to be here.