House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 08-29 May 1571

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

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Martis, vicesimo nono Maii, 1571

General Pardon.

Mr. Servient Barram, and Mr. Doctor Huycke, brought from the Lords the Bill of the Queen's Majesty's general and free Pardon.

Charges of Bribery.

The Committees for Examination of Fees or Rewards, taken for Voices in the House, do make Report, That they cannot learn of any, that hath sold his Voice in this House, or any way dealt unlawfully or indirectly in that Behalf; and thereupon Mr. Norton declaring, that he heard, that some had him in Suspicion that Way, justifieth himself, and is, upon the Question, purged by the Voice of the whole House ; and their good Opinion of him, and of his honest and dutiful Dealing, and great Painstaking in the Service of this House, are in very good and acceptable Part declared and affirmed by the like Voice of the whole House.

Hand-guns, &c.

3. The Bill for shooting in Hand-guns and Harque-busses. - The third Reading. - Jud'm.


The Queen's Majesty's most gracious and free Pardon is read.

Post Meridiem.

Counsellors Fees.

LL. The Bill for Counsellors Fees (the third Reading being Yesterday accomplished) is now passed, upon the Question.

Bills sent to Lords.

All the Bills lastly passed are sent to the Lords by ; Mr. Treasurer, and others.

Royal Assent, to Bills, and dissolution of Parliament.

About Four of the Clock this Afternoon, the Queen's Majesty, being set in her royal Seat in the Higher House, Mr. Speaker made his Oration, presented unto her Highness the Book of the Subsidy, and, in the Name of the whole House, gave her Majesty most humble Thanks for her Highness's general and free Pardon ; and prayed her Majesty's royal Assent unto such Acts and Laws as had passed both the Houses in this present Session: Whereupon her Highness gave her royal Assent unto 41 Acts, and then dissolved this present Parliament.