House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 04 June 1604 (2nd scribe)

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunae, 4 Die Junii


THE Bill for the Providing of a learned and godly Ministry: - Second Reading, and committed to the Committees in Sir Edw. Mountague's Motion, Veneris, 23 Martii, 1603. Burgesses of Two Universities, Sir Henry Nevill, added to the former Committees.


Two Bills, against Pluralities, committed to the second Committee for Matters of Religion : - To-morrow, Chequer Chamber, for them both.

Bill to be read.

Continuance. - To-morrow Morning to be read, before Eight,

Infants Marriages.

The Bill to make void the Marriage or Contracts of Infants: - Second Reading, and committed to Sir Jerome Horsey, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Sir John Bennett, Sir Tho. Freak, Sir Fr. Hastings, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Edw. Grevill, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Wm. Cornwallys, Sir Jo. Thynne, Sir Wm. Burlacye, Sir Dan. Dun, D. Steward, Mr. D. James, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Winch, Sir Ed. Lewknor, Mr. Alford, Sir Charles Cornwallys, Sir Edw. Hobby, Sir Tho. Hobby: - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.

Letters Patents.

The Bill for Confirmation of Letters Patents: - Second Reading, and committed, - Sir H. Beamount, Sir Oliver St. John, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Geo. Fleetwood, all the Serjeants at Law, Mr. Francis Moore, Sir John Heigham, Sir Fr. Bacon, Sir Tho. Hobby, Mr. Smyth of Exceter, Sir Rob. Oxenbridge, Sir Geo. Moore, Mr. Johnson, Sir Edw. Mountague, Mr. Parkinson, Serjeant Shirley, Mr. Hackwell, Mr. Brook, Mr. Hyde, Sir Edw. Hobby, Mr. Dannett, Sir Rich. Bulkley, Sir Jo. Thynne, Mr. Henry Shelley, Mr. Backhouse: - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.

Howme's Letters Patent.

Sir Francis Bacon reporteth from the Committees, the Bill for the Confirmation of Sir Geo. Howmes Letters Patents : The Amendments twice read, and ingrossed ; and the Bill, and Amendments, thirdly read; and, upon the Question, passed, with much Dispute.

Sir Fr. Bacon: - Senatum in foro: - Populum in rostris. - Princeps flos campi, non flos horti. -

Rowse's Estate.

The Bill for the Sale of certain Lands of Sir Tho. Rowse Knight, for Payment of his Debts: - Third Reading, and passed, upon the Question. -

Howme's Letters Patents.

Mr. Yelverton : - Barwick holden by Socage, in Capite, to do their Service at Grenwich. If the Scotts should dissent from the Union, then the Castle of B. being granted, what Danger; because new Fortifications ?

Humus super Humum - My Lord Howme's Land on the other Side of the Borders.

Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Toby Matthewe -

Sir Herbert Crofts: - That Men, speaking for the Bill, should not spend Time in seconding one another. Sir Jo. Hollice, Mr. Winch ; A Statute in E. VI. Time:

- Castles to be reserved.

The Bill for Confirmation, upon the Question, passed.

Privilege - Objectionable Publication.

Sir Henry Hubbard reporteth the Conference, touching the Book. -

The Complaint of the House first, and then the Lords Answer: - Because they came to it upon the sudden, they desired to proceed with the same Gravity : Because they could not advise of such Objections, as should be made against the Book, therefore desired, they might propound it to the House.


Bill of Depopulation, and Committees, delivered to Sir Edw. Mountague.

Free Trade.

Sir Edwyn Sandys answereth Sir H. Mountague's Speech the last Day, touching the Bill for free Liberty of Trade, in every Point particularly.

Two rising to speak.

When Two Men stand up to speak to a Bill, a Question, to be made, whether he speak with, or against the Bill; and, if he speak against it, he is rather to be heard.

Free Trade.

Mr. Martin, in Answer of some Reasons made by Sir Edwyn Sandys.

Sir Chro. Perkins, - against the Bill. -

Monopoly defined, A private or disordered Ingrossing, for the Enhancing of Prices, for a private Purpose, to a publick Prejudice.

This no Monopoly.

Mr. Hitcham, - for the Bill.

Whether any more Dispute, touching this Bill, this Day: - Resolved, No more this Day.