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the House whether an Attorney General could serve. Resolu-
tion to allow it this time but not hereafter

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2. The King's second speech, announcing the Bills of Grace, re-

ported to the House by the Solicitor-General. Motion for

supply made by Winwood. Supported by Bacon (12 April). 33

SPEECH IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION FOR SUPPLY.

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Question postponed. Committee appointed to consider of mes-

sage to the King about Undertakers

38

3. Bill against Impositions on Merchandise read a second time (18

April), passed without a division, and ordered to be committed

on the 3rd of May. Question of Supply not to be meddled in

till the 5th. Adjournment for Easter (20 April) .

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4. Four Bills of Grace brought in by Bacon.

NOTE OF HIS SPEECH .

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Report of Committee on Undertakers

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Motion to enlarge the powers of the Committee, opposed by

Bacon.

SPEECH DELIVERED THE King's ATTORNEY WHEN THE

HOUSE WAS IN GREAT

THE UNDERTAKERS

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Motion carried. Result of it.

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5. Question of Impositions. Speech of the King. Unanimity of

the House. The Lords to be invited to confer

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Unsuccessful attempt to force on the question of Supply

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6. Unlawful interference in elections. Complaint against the Chan-

cellor of the Duchy

51

SPEECH UPON THE CASE OF SIR Thomas PARRY, CHARGED

WITH UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE IN AN ELECTION.

Sir T. Parry removed from the House

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7. Preparation for the Conference with the Lords concerning Impo-

sitions. · Distribution of the argument. Part assigned to

· Bacon

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Notes OF SPEECH ON PREPARATION FOR CONFERENCE TOUCH-

ING IMPOSITIONS

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Refusal of the Lords to confer. Rumour that words had been

uttered by a Bishop in derogation of the Lower House

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8. Proceedings of the Commons with regard to the Bishop's speech.

Explanations and apologies offered in vain. Disorderly debates,

and abrupt dissolution

59

9. Account of the dissolution by Chamberlain and Lorkin

Supposed conspiracy to upset the Parliament. Bacon's silence

during the later debates, how to be accounted for.

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