Saturni, 15o Die Martii, 1605
2. Reading : - THE Bill to avoid the Extortions and Exactions of Customers, Controllers, Searchers, Clerks, &c. - Burgesses of Port Towns, Mr. Yelverton, Mr. Brook, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Tho. Waller, Sir Tho. Lake, Sir Tho. Ridgeway, Sir Rob. Wingfield, Mr. Rob. Middleton, Sir John Savill, Sir Walter Cope, Sir Gamaliel Capell, Mr. Recorder, Sir Geo. Moore, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Sir John Swynnerton, Sir H. Billingsley, Mr. Wallys, Mr. Lawley : - Wednesday, Chequer Chamber.
Counsel to attend the Committees.
A Member explains.
Sir Wm. Skipwith cleareth himself of the Imputation of Flattery, Yesterday; and returneth it upon Sir Henry Hubbard, to be blown into the Mouth from whence it
A Collection of the Grievances delivered in by Mr. Fuller, and first wholly read ; and some Exception taken to the Article touching of Sir Roger Aston's Patent for green Wax.
Then the Grievances in Order read; and the first, touching Restoring of deprived Ministers, much urged by Mr. Fuller, Sir John Heigham, and Mr. Chock, [a] Mr. Chock, Sir Wm. Morrice, Sir Antho. Cope, Mr. Trevor.
Sir Rob. Wingfield, for the first Grievance, with great Earnestness. -
That the Papists are collecting all the Lives of Ministers in England.
Sir Rich. Spencer, against the Self-weening Opinion of some Ministers. -
Matters of Discipline to be changed according to Times and Places. -
Ceremonies agreed upon by a general Convocation, not to be subject to any private man.
Sir Wm. Strowd: - That a Conference may be desired of the Lords the Bishops, to understand, if they be justly, or unjustly, put out.
Sir Fr. Hastings; - An ordinary Way, to proceed by Petition to the King for these Things : The like the last Parliament. -
To desire no Opinion of Innovation, Presbytery, &c.
Mr. Wentworth : - The Poverty of the Ministers : - Many of them Ten Children. -
Many in their Places, and a new Charge to the Parish : - Men become less able to contribute.
Sir Geo. Moore: - To See first, whether they be justly deprived.
Sir Nath. Bacon: - 260 Ministers deprived. -
That they may be suffered to preach again; and that there may no more any such Course be taken by the Bishops hereafter.
Mr. Hoskins: - He hath a dull Spirit, that hath no Feeling in this Cause. -
We ought to be Intercessors for such as are Intercessors for us to God. -
To confer with the Bishops, before we offer it to the King.
Quest. To desire a Conference with the Lords, before the first Article be put to Question.
Cloth-workers: - Monday.