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, 1o Augusti
SIR Wm. Spencer, Sir Wm. Boulstreade, Sir Ro. Knollys, and . . Edwyn Sands, admitted into the House, notwitstanding they have not received the Communion ; which they are, notwithstanding, to do, with all Speed.
L. 2a. Act against Depopulation, and Decay, of Farms, and Conversion of Arable into Pasture : - Committed . . Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Francis Popham, Sir A. Ingram, Sir W. Dixy, Mr. Whystler : And all, that will come, to have Voice: - Natural Philosophy Schools, Thursday next, Two Clock.
Account of Subsidies.
Sir Edw. Coke moveth for a Committee, to take the Account of the Three Subsidies and Fifteens.
Resolved, A Committee of the whole House, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, to take this Account; and all Parties, whom it shall concern, then to attend.
Pardon of Recusants.
Sir Edw. Gyles tendereth a Pardon of divers Recusants : Which read in the House.
Mr. Treasurer : - That this, and some other, granted at the Suit of the Ambassadors of Fraunce, before their Return; who usually undertake, that they shall depart the Kingdom, and not return. - Hopeth, notwithstanding, we shall have a gracious Answer for our Petition for Religion.
Mr. Ducke: - That those Persons, who brought the Pardon, and delivered it on Saturday in the Afternoon, so insolent, that they would not consent to respite their Answer till the Monday Morning, but except they might have a present Answer, would return back, and help themselves, as well as they could.
Mr. Solicitor : - That this Pardon had his Inception before the King's Answer to us, for our Petition for Religion. - Moveth, sithence these Popish Spirits apply themselves to foreign Ambassadors, this House may take some Course to prevent this.
Sir Edw. Coke: - Thinketh, this Pardon never drawn by the King's learned Counsel. - "Pietate motus." - The Patent dated the Day of the Warrant, if any Warrant. - To go to the Lords.
Sir Ro. Phillippes: - No other King will, at the Persuasion of any our Ambassadors, release any out of the Inquisition, or other Restraint for Religion. - To consider of this Pardon, and of all the Circumstances thereof, by a Committee; and then to send to the Lords, to know if they will join with us. - To have a Committee of the whole House, for the Debate hereof, this Afternoon.
Sir H. Martyn : - That we have lost more by articling, these 22 Years, than we got by Reprisals in all Queen Eliz. Time.
Ordered, A Committee of the whole House, to consider hereof. Two Clock this Afternoon; and, that Mr. Bembow shall attend this Committee with this Pardon, or any other of this Kind, lately granted.