The general sejm in Warsaw and... “exorbitances”. 1625.

The sejm was convened by king Sigismund III Vasa on c. 1 or 10 November 1624 to Warsaw. The pre-sejm sejmiks were held in December 1624 and January 1625. The sejm sessions lasted from 7 January to 3 March 1625. The elected marshal was Jan Drucki Sokoliński, Great Lithuanian Scriptor. Generally, the sejm debated in an atmosphere of constant clashes with the opposition, lead by Krzysztof Radziwiłł against the kings’ policy. Many “exorbitances” (postulates how to change improper solutions) were raised and reported, therefore they were investigated during the proceedings. Despite the ongoing war with Sweden in Livonia, no conscription was voted.

See: W. Czapliński, Sejm w latach 1587-1696 [Sejm in period 1587-1696], in: Historia sejmu polskiego [The history of Polish sejm], t. 1, Warszawa 1984, red. J. Michalski, s. 217-299. 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. Volumina Constitutionum, T. 3, cz. 1, Design and layout prepared by S. Grodziski, M. Kwiecień, A. Karabowicz, Foreword by W. Uruszczak, Warszawa 2010, s. 352-354.