Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 16 die Martii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Importation of Fish.
THIS Day, the Committees for the Bill for the Repealing of a Statute made in the 23d Year of the Queen's Majesty's Reign, touching the bringing in of Fish into this Realm, according to the Lords Appointment, delivered their Opinions and Reasons, by the Lord Chief Baron, touching the said Bill; which when the Lords had heard, and considered, they Ordered, That the said Bill for the Repeal of the said Statute should be rejected.
New Committee appointed to consider of a Contribution.
Memorandum, This Day was chosen a new Committee, to Resolve upon somewhat touching the Contribution: videlicet, The Archbishops of Cant. and Yorcke, the Lord Steward, the Earls of Kent, Worcester, Rutland, Hartf. and Leicester. the Bishops of London, Winton, and Sar. the Lords Chamberlain, Morley, Cobham, Graye, Stafforde, Stowrton, Crumwell, North, Dalaware, and Norris.
Lords resolve to grant the Queen a Contribution.
Memorandum, That the Lords the Committees, upon Conference had betwixt them in respect of the great Charges that Her Majesty hath sustained heretofore, and that Her Highness shall be enforced to be at hereafter, for the Defence of this Realm, and other Her Majesty's Dominions, did Resolve amongst themselves freely to offer and give to Her Majesty Two Shillings in the Pound, after the Rate of the Valuation of the Subsidy of the Temporalty, granted in this present Session of Parliament, to be paid unto such Persons, and at such Time, as it shall please Her Majesty to appoint; which being after openly declared to the whole House, the Temporal Lords (in as much as the Lords Spiritual had made former Offer of Contribution unto Her Majesty) did all together, with one Consent, most willingly ratify the said Resolution, both touching the Sum, and the Payment thereof; and Ordered, That this their Free Gift should be entered of Record; and that such of the Lords of Her Majesty's Privy Council as were there present should signify the same to Her Highness, in all their Names.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Placito Communi continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, hora consueta.