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 Lunæ, videlicet, 19 die Decembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Subsidy by the Clergy.
HODIE 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of the Subsidy granted by the Clergy.
Certain Amendments were offered to the House, by the Committees upon the Second Bill, concerning Arthure Hatche, Her Majesty's Ward, etc. and the same Amendments Twice read; whereupon both the Bill and the said Amendments were commanded forthwith to be ingrossed, which was accordingly done, and presently read the Third Time.
Bills from the House of Commons.
Hodie allatæ sunt 4 Billæ a Domo Communi:
Presented by Sir William Knollys, and others:
1a, An Act for the Confirmation and Establishment of the Deprivation of divers Bishops, in the Beginning of Her Majesty's Reign. Returned to the Higher House, with some Amendments, and the Amendments Thrice read.
Bishoprick of Norwich.
2a, An Act for the Establishing of the Bishoprick of Norwich, and the Possessions of the same, against a certain pretended concealed Title made thereunto. 1a vice lecta.
3a, An Act for the relieving of Clothiers, concerning the Weight of Short, Broad, and Coloured Cloths, to be made within the Counties of Suffolke and Essex, prima vice lecta.
Importing Cards for Wool.
4a, An Act prohibiting the bringing into this Realm of any Foreign Cards for Wool, 1a vice lecta.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Encrease of People, for the Service and Defence of the Realm.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Maintenance of Husbandry and Tillage.
Houses of Correction.
The Committees upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for erecting of Houses of Correction, and Punishment of Rogues, Vagabonds, and sturdy Beggars, and An Act for Relief of the Poor, returned the same to the House, with some Amendments, which were presently Twice read, and commanded to be ingrossed.
The Amendment in the Bill concerning Labourers, formerly ingrossed in Parchment (whereat some Exception was taken by the Lower House, and for that Cause returned without their Allowance to the Lords), was now commanded to be written in Paper.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 20m diem Decembris, hora nona.