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, 2 mensis Aprilis:
HODIE Ia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better repressing of the detestable Crime of Adultery.
Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Drunkards and Common Haunters of Alehouses and Taverns.
Delays of Execution.
Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the avoiding of unnecessary Delays of Execution.
The Bill, intituled, An Act of Restitution in Blood of Charles Pagett, Esquire, was returned to the House by the Earl of Northumberland, who signified to their Lordships, that the Committees were divided in Opinion; and therefore did bring in the Bill without Alteration, as they received it; leaving the same to the Judgment of the House. Whereupon the same, being put to the Question, whether it should be ingrossed or no, was rejected.
The Bill, intituled, An Act concerning Conjuration, Witchcraft, and dealing with Evil and Wicked Spirits, having been considered of by the Committees, and the same by them found to be imperfect, the said Committees thought meet to frame a new Bill instead thereof, bearing the same Title, which new Bill (together with the former) was brought into the House by the Earl of Northumberland, the first of the Committees.
Sir James Areskin's Naturalization.
Hodie Ia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir James Areskin, Knight, his Wife and Children, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents made to him.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the restoring of Thomas Lucas, Gentleman, in Blood.
W. Paget's ditto.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Restitution of William Pagett, only Son of Thomas late Lord Pagett.
The said Two Bills sent to the Lower House, by Mr. D. Stanhope, Mr. D. Swale.
Earl of Sussex's Privilege. Rush's Arrest.
John Hull, Citizen and Mercer of London, at whose Suit Thomas Rushe, Servant in ordinary to the Earl of Sussex, was arrested; and Richard Collie, one of the Serjeants that arrested him, have this Day tendered their Appearance, and are commanded to give their Attendance, until they shall be discharged by Order of the Court.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 3m Aprilis, hora octava.