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 Sabbati, videlicet, 28 die Mensis Aprilis:
Importing and printing seditious Books.
HODIE Ia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Reformation of divers Abuses in bringing into this Land, printing, buying, and selling of seditious, Popish, vain and lascivious Books.
E. of Marr, &c. Naturalization
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Earl of Mar, his Wife and Children, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents made to him.
Sir Thomas Areskin, ditto.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Thomas Areskine, Knight, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents made to him.
Sir James Areskin, ditto.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir James Arekin, Knight, his Wife and Children, and for Confirmation of Letters Patents made to him.
The said Three Bills, read the Third Time as abovesaid, were sent to the Lower House,
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the repairing of the Harbour of Whitbie, in the County of Yorke.
And was referred to the Committees that were appointed for the Bill concerning the Harbour of Bridlington, with Addition of the Lord Chamberlain. (Vide 18 April.) The Bill delivered to my Lord Admiral.
E. of Cumberland's Privilege. Allome's Arrest.
Ordered this Day, That, forasmuch as the Writ of Habeas corpus, for the Person of William Allome to be brought into the Court, on this present Day (according to the Order of the Court on the 26th of April) was not accomplished, by reason that no Person attended and followed the Cause for taking out of the said Writ: that therefore the said William Allome shall be brought into the Court, on Monday Morning, the last Day of this Instant Month of April, and the Writ to be awarded forth accordingly; and the Serjeant at Arms then also to bring into the Court the above-named Robert Beane, and William Cabbstacke.
A Message from the Lower House.
A Message delivered from the Lower House, by Mr. Secretary Herbert, accompanied with divers Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses; wherein he propounded Four Things: videlicet,
1. That they were ready for Conference concerning the Matter of Union, when the Lords will.
2. That they were also ready for Conference about Matter of Religion, but the Time not resolved on.
3. They desire Furtherance and Expedition to the Bill for Sir Thomas Sherley.
4. The usual Place of Meeting (at the Outward Chamber near the Parliament Presence) too strait, and not convenient; and therefore wished that some other might be considered of.
Whereunto Answer was returned by the Lords:
First, That they desired the Conference for the Union to be this Afternoon, about Two of the Clock.
2. The Time for the other Conference for Matter of Religion, referred to themselves; whereof when they shall resolve, the Lords will be ready.
3. Sir Thomas Sherley's Bill hath already had Two Readings; but the Lords make Doubt how His Majesty's Royal Assent may be given; which being to be done but by Two Ways, videlicet, either by His Majesty's presence or by Commission, the Lords do hold the first unfit, that His Majesty should be moved to come in Person purposely, for the giving of His Royal Assent to any one private Bill; and for the second, concerning the Royal Assent by Commission, some Doubt is conceived, whether the King's Royal Assent to one Bill a-part, do not conclude a Session.
4. The Inconvenience of the usual Place of Meeting proceedeth of themselves of the Lower House; because, in Meeting, they do exceed the Number of the Committees, which the Lords do not; and, if they would not exceed their Number, the Lords hold the Place convenient enough, and of Ease; and, therefore, the former Place, in the Outward Chamber, to continue.
Exception to Lord Kinlosse's Bond.
When the Bills of the Earl of Mar, Sir Thomas Areskin, and Sir James Areskin, were to be sent down to the Lower House, it was moved, That the Lord of Kinlosse's Bill should be sent with them; but, by reason of some Exception taken to the Bond which he had entered into for that Cause, the sending of the Bill was deferred; and it was Ordered, That the said Lord of Kinlosse should attend the Lords that are named in the Bond, and to be considered by them how the Bond may be reformed in such Points as Exception was taken to it.
Memorandum, That the said Bond was delivered to the Lord Treasurer, by the Clerk of the Parliament.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, ultimum Aprilis, hora octava.