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, 31 die Martii:
Chief Justice appointed Speaker during the Chancellor's Illness.
Memorandum, That, by reason of the Indisposition and Want of Health of the Lord Chancellor at this Time, it pleased the King's Majesty to grant Commission, under the Great Seal, unto the Lord Chief Justice of England, authorizing him to supply that Place upon such Days as the Lord Chancellor should be absent; which Commission was, by Commandment of the House, openly read, by the Clerk of the Parliament; the Tenor whereof hereafter followeth: videlicet,
"James, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. To our Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor Sir John Popham, Knight, Chief Justice of Our Pleas before Us to be holden, Greeting.
"Where Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Our Chancellor of England, is at this Time so visited with Sickness, that he is not able to travel to the Upper House of this our present Parliament, holden at Westminster, nor there to supply the Room and Place, in the said Upper House, among the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as to the Office of the Lord Chancellor of England hath been accustomed; We, minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in all Things as appertaineth, for and during every Time of his Absence, have named and appointed you, and by these Presents do constitute, name, appoint, and authorize you, from Day to Day, and Time to Time, when and so often as the said Lord Chancellor shall happen, at any Time or Times, during this present Parliament, to be absent from his accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply the said Room and Place of the said Lord Chancellor, in the said Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at every such Day and Time of his Absence, and then and there, at every such Time, to do and execute all such Things as the said Lord Chancellor of England should or might do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room. Wherefore We will and command you, the said Sir John Popham, to attend to the Doing and Execution of the Premisses with Effect; and these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patents. Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the 30th Day of March, in the Fourth Year of Our Reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the Thirty-ninth.
"Per ipsum Regem,
Attainder of Offenders in the late Treason.
Memorandum, That Mr. Attorney General (according to Appointment of the House, on Wednesday last, 26th March) did this Forenoon inform the House concerning the Evidence against the Parties to be attainted by the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders, in the late most barbarous, mostrous, detestable and damnable Treasons.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Repeal of One Act, made in the 14th Year of Queen Elizabeth's Reign, concerning the Length of Kersies.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Appointed to meet at the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, upon Thursday next, the 3d of April, by Eight in the Morning. The Bill delivered to the Earl of Arundell.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Relief of John Roger, Gentleman, against Robert Tailor, Paule Tailor, and William Tailor, etc.
And was referred to the former Committees; with Additional of the Earl of Salisburie, and Lord Bishop of Chichester, and Mr. Attorney General to the Attendants: videlicet.
E. of Northampton.
E. of Salisburie.
L. Viscount Lisle.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L. Bp. of Chichester.
L. St. John.
Mr. Baron Clarke,
Mr. Justice Daniell,
Mr. Serjeant Crooke,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.|
Appointed to meet at the Painted Chamber, To-morrow, being Tuesday, the First of April, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning. The Bill delivered to the Earl of North'ton.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Angliæ continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, primum Aprilis, hora octava.