(“Executive”) Sejm in Piotrków. 1562-1563.

The Sejm was originally convoked for April 22nd, then postponed to November 22nd 1563. Pre-Sejm Sejmiks were held in March and November 1563. Sessions opened on November 30th 1563. Rafał Leszczyński was elected Speaker. Tempestuous debates were dominated by matters of the execution of rights previously raised during earlier Sejm sessions, and duly examined with related articles drafted and resolved. Considerable time was spent discussing issues of financing mobile defence troops from the royal exchequer, of official appointments, and of improving the efficacy of voivode and starost office activities. The judiciary was also debated. The Sejm concluded on March 25th 1563.

See: Źródłopisma do dziejow unii Korony Polskiej i Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego (Reference Sources for the History of the Polish Crown and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania), proclaimed by A.T. Duke of Kościelec Junior Voivode Działyński, part. II, Poznań 1861, pp. 3-186; A. Sucheni-Grabowska, Sejm w latach 1540-1587, in: Historia sejmu polskiego, vol. 1, Warsaw 1984, ed. J. Michalski, pp. 114-216; K. Grzybowski, Teoria reprezentacji w Polsce epoki Odrodzenia, Warsaw 1959; A. Dembińska, Polityczna walka o egzekucję dóbr królewskich w latach 1559-1564 (Political Struggle for the Seizure of Royal Assets in the Years 1559-1564); H. Kowalska, Walka o dziesięciny na sejmach egzekucyjnych w latach 1562-1565 (Struggle for Tithe Titles during Execution Sejms in the Years 1562-1565), Odrodzenie i Reformacja w Polsce (Renaissance and Reformation in Poland), vol. 1, 1956, p. 84, et al. For legislation, see Volumina Constitutionum, vol. 2 part 1, prepared for print by S. Grodziski, I. Dwornicka, W. Uruszczak, Warsaw 2005, pp. 96-119.