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, videlicet, 26 Maii:
Absent Lords excused.
THE Lord Chancellor excused the Absence of the Earl of Richmond, the Lord Sheffeilde, and the Lord Arundell of Wardour, by reason of Sickness.
The Lord St. John excused the Absence of the Lord Evre, for the same Cause.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Phillip de Caron.
For Ease of the Subject in the assigning of Debts to the Crown.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Vexation of His Majesty's Subjects, by the assigning of Debts to the Crown.
Memorandum, That the Lord Chancellor, upon the Reading of the Bill last before-mentioned, did observe unto the Lords, That the same is a Bill of Grace offered by the King's Majesty to His Subjects for their Good.
Bill of Grace for Wales.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Repeal of One Branch of the Statute, made in the Session of Parliament, holden upon Prorogation at Westminster, the Two and Twentieth of January, in the Four and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth, intituled, An Act for certain Ordinances in the King's Majesty's Dominions and Principality of Wales.
The Lord Chancellor also, upon the Reading of the Bill last-mentioned, did likewise observe, That the same is a Bill of Grace, offered as the former by His Majesty to His Subjects, for their Good.
Message to the H. C. To decline the Conference concerning Impositions.
Message sent by the Lords to the Lower House, by Mr. Doctor Bird, Mr. Doctor James, and Sir George Coppin, to this Effect: videlicet,
Whereas the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the Commons House of Parliament, did desire of the Lords a Conference, upon the Point of Impositions; to which their Lordships answered, That they would take it into Consideration, and send them Answer in convenient Time by some Messengers from their Lordships; their Lordships do now return this Answer unto them, That they are, and always will be, willing and ready to hold a loving and mutual Correspondence with them; but their Lordships, having entered into a grave and serious Consideration, as well of the Matter itself, as of divers incident and necessary Circumstances, do not think it convenient to enter into any Conference of this Cause, concerning the Point of Impositions, at this Time.
To punish the Abuse of the Sabbath.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for punishing of divers Abuses committed on the Sabbath-day, called Sunday.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
To meet on Monday Morning at Eight of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 28m diem Maii, hora 9a.