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Parliamentary papers, 1626-1629

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Parliamentary papers, 1626-1629
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. i. + 87.
Brown leather spine, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Parliamentary papers, including accounts of proceedings, lists of peers and commons attending, copies of speeches and petitions, and other papers; apparently a contemporary transcript, possibly made or derived from an eye-witness. The collection begins with the names of those present at the opening of Parliament, 6 Feb. 1625/6, and includes speeches, etc., and other business leading up to the Petition of Rights, 2 June 1628 (for which see fols. 30-2v; the King's answer, fols. 32v-3, 46v); the Remonstrance of the House of Commons, 17 June 1628 (fols. 53-60v); the opening (fol. 65) of the second session, 20 Jan. 1628/9 and its dissolution. Included are short notes of proceedings, 26 Jan.-19 Feb. 1628/9, fols. 66-7v. Miscellaneous items include a calendar or schedule of shipping taken by the enemy and lost at sea during the previous three years, fol. 61r, v. The last item, His Majesties Declaration on the dissolving of Parliament, fols. 74-87, is copied from the printed version (Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1628/9).

Full list of contents in Ellis (1816), 4-6.
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Archival history
Owned (signature, fol. i) by Thomas Martin of Palgrave, FSA (1697-1771).