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, 11 Julii
THE Alehouse-keeper to remain in the Custody of the Serjeant, to be forth-coming against the next Meeting: And the Charge given the Serjeant accordingly.
A Warrant for Mr. Wood, to answer his Contempt to the House, in not paying Fees, for his Bill, to the Speaker, Serjeant, &c.
L. 2a. An Act to repeal so much of the Statute, made in the 21th Year of the Reign of our late sovereign Lord King H. the VIIIth, cap. 13o, as doth restrain spiritual Persons to take Farms. -
Sir Nath. Rich: - To tie these to Residents, that shall benefit of this Law: And, that they take not Leases of Colleges, Deaneries, or like. -
Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Recorder, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Sherland, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Nich. Saunderson, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Langston, Mr. Pymme, Sir Francis Barrington : And all, that will come, to have Voice: - Second Day of the next Meeting, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Mr. Justice Crooke and Mr. Justice Yelverton bring, from the Lords, the Bill for the Subsidy of the Clergy.
L. 1a. An Act for Confirmation of a Grant of Subsidies, granted by the Clergy : - Upon Question, passed.
Sir Edm. Coke sent up with this Bill.
Mr. Chancellor Duchy electeth for Lancaster, and waveth Leycester.
Mr. Attorney General and Serjeant Damport bring from the Lords a Message ; That the Lords have commanded them to attend this House: - That the Desire of both Houses, for a Recess this Day:- That they have received his Majesty's Answer, which they desise to impart to the House ; for which Purpose, they desire a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Committee Chamber: Their Number, Four.
The Messengers called in, and the Message accepted accordingly.
Mr. Treasurer, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Ed. Cooke, Lord Cavendish, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Alford, Mr. Recorder. Sir Edw. Coke to report.
No Business to be meddled with till their Return.
Mr. Tomkyns electeth for Christ Church in Hampshyre, and waveth St. Mawes in Cornewayle.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the Conference; that the Lord President delivered, that, as both Houses petitioned the King for a Recess this Day, so his Majesty, respecting the Paucity of the Members of this House, and the Danger of the Sickness, is pleased, we shall recede this Day: The Particulars whereof we shall presently receive from the Lord Keeper's Mouth.
The Speaker [a] being, in ordinary Course, now to be sent down, to be carried up by the Speaker; and it not being sent; the Serjeant ....
Call of the House.
Sir Edw. Coke moveth, all the Members of this House shall attend at the next Meeting. Sir Jo. Ellyott secondeth it; and moveth, an Order, that, within Three Days after our next Meeting, the House shall be, then called; and the Censure of the House to pass upon all such, as shall then be absent.
Sir Geor. More, moveth, we may all return, after we have been with the Lords, and then make that Motion.
Ordered, That the House shall be called the Third Day of the next Meeting; and those, which shall be then absent, shall incur the Censure of the House.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from Mr. Attorney and Serjeant Davenport; That the Lords have commanded them to signify to the House, that the Lords have received a Commission under the Great Seal, for giving his Majesty's Assent to some Bills ;
And another Commission, for adjourning the Parliament; which, they are now ready to publish, if this House will come up and hear them.
Answer returned by the same Messengers : We will send Answer by Messengers of our own.
Message from the King.
Sir Jo. Cooke: - That he hath received a Message from the King, by Mr. Secretary; That the King hath given way to our Recess ; but must of necessity call us together speedily again, for Support of that War, wherein we have engaged him ; which cannot be done without Money, or Credit. - That his Proposition was, should declare ourselves, we would not now leave him in it.
Sir Edw. Coke sent up with a Message; That, by the ancient Precedents of this House, Adjournments have been always made by ourselves.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth, that he delivered his Message; and the Lords consented to send down the Commission
hither, after they had read it there, to the end we might adjourn our own House here.
Royal Assent to Bills.
Mr. Speaker went up, attended by divers of the House; where, in his Presence, the Royal Assent was given unto some Bills ; and then he, and the House, came down.
Mr. Justice Crooke and Mr. Baron Trevor brought down the Commission for Adjournment of this Parliament. - That they have there adjourned themselves, and now send it down hither; that, when we have done with it here, our Clerk here may deliver it to their Clerk.
Adjournment to Oxford.
Mr. Speaker adjourned the House unto Oxford, the First Day of August next.