Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 13 die Julii.
Ld. Gerard versus Fitton & al.
ORDERED, That on Wednesday next, the Fifteenth of this Instant July, Alexander Fytton, Edward Lloyd, John Cade, and John Wright, shall be brought to this Bar, to receive the Judgement of this House against them.
Herring Fishery Bill.
King to be attended, concerning a Fast.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chamberlain is hereby appointed to attend His Majesty, and present the humble Desires of both Houses of Parliament to Him, "That He would appoint a Day upon which the Humiliation shall be kept."
The Lord Chamberlain went; and immediately returned, and gave the House this Account: "That he hath waited on His Majesty; and He hath pleased to appoint Tuesday come Sevennight to be the Day for the Humiliation, for these Parts."
Judges Opinion, concerning the E. of Bristol's Charge against the E. of Clarendon:
This Day being appointed for the Judges to deliver their Opinion upon the Articles of High Treason exhibited by the Earl of Bristol against the Lord Chancellor; the Judges being all present, the House in order hereunto caused the said Articles to be read.
"1. We conceive, That a Charge of High Treason cannot by the Laws and Statutes of this Realm be originally exhibited by any One Peer against another unto the House of Peers; and that therefore the Charge of High Treason by the Earl of Bristoll against the Lord Chancellor, mentioned in the Order of Reference to us of the Tenth of this Instant July, hath not been regularly and legally brought in.
Message from the King concerning it.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he had a Message to deliver to this House from the King; which, he said, he had written down from His Majesty, because he would not mistake; and desired Leave to read it."
"His Majesty, having received from His House of Peers a Copy of the Writing which the Earl of Bristoll had delivered in, containing Articles of supposed High Treason and other Misdemeanors against the Chancellor of England, doth give your Lordships very many Thanks, for your great Care and Regard in transmitting the same to Him; upon View of which, His Majesty finds several Matters of Fact charged, which upon His own certain Knowledge are untrue. And His Majesty cannot but take Notice of the many scandalous Reflections in that Paper upon Himself and His Relations, which He looks upon as a Libel against His Person and Government; for which, and other Things, His Majesty will in due Time take such Course against him as shall be agreeable to Justice."