The extraordinary sejm in Warsaw. 1624.
The sejm was convened in November 1623, as an extraordinary one, to take place on 6 February 1624. The pre-sejm sejmiks were held in January 1624. Contrary to the king’s expectations, tendencies reluctant to waging war against Sweden in Livonia came to light. The sejm debated from 11 January to 27 April 1624. Jan Łowicki, the starosta [“starostwo” was a Polish term for eldership office] of Brześć and Kujawy, was elected the marshal. During the proceedings much time was spent on debating the internal national security, breached by groups of “dissolute figures”. The matter of defending the Eastern Borderlands, especially Ukraine, was taken care of separately. A special resolution on wojsko kwarciane [quarter army] was adopted.
See: W. Czapliński, Sejm w latach 1587-1696 [1587-1696 Sejm], in: Historia sejmu polskiego [The history of Polish sejm], t. 1, Warszawa 1984, red. J. Michalski, s. 217-299. J. Dorobisz, Sejm nadzwyczajny z 1624 roku [Extraordinary sejm in year 1624], Opole 1994; E. Opaliński, Sejm srebrnego wieku 1587-1652. Między głosowaniem większościowym a liberum veto [Sejm of the Silver Age 1587-1652. Betwixt majority voting and liberum veto] , Warszawa 2001; I. Malec-Lewandowska, Sejm walny koronny Rzeczypospolitej i jego dorobek ustawodawczy 1587-1632 [The Crown general sejm of the Commonwealth and its legislative achievements, 1587-1632], Kraków 2009. Ustawodawstwo zob. Volumina Constitutionum, T. 3, cz. 1, Design and layout prepared by S. Grodziski, M. Kwiecień, A. Karabowicz, Foreword W. Uruszczak, Warszawa 2010, s. 333-350.