DIE Martis, 12 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Litch. et Cov.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Johannes Ds. Robertes, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Mag. Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkeley de Berk.
Ds. Arundell de Warder.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.
Report concerning Peers answering upon Oath or Honour.
The Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Committee for Privileges have considered of the Business
referred to them upon the Motion of the Lord
Holles, whether the Peers have deposed in Inferior
Courts as Witnesses upon Oath; and their Lordships
find Precedents where Peers have deposed upon Oath;
and they also find other Precedents where they have
deposed only upon Honour.
"And the Committee finding the Business touching
the Lord Holles too weighty for them to decide, they
humbly leave it to the Determination of this House."
His Grace further reported, "That the Party concerned being called before the Committee, and asked
what he should be damnified in case the Business be
not speedily decided, answered he should lose the
Benefit of this Term."
Report concerning Lords giving Information in H. C.
His Grace also reported, "The Committee for Privileges have considered of the Case referred unto
them from this House, concerning the Earl of Anglesey's giving his Knowledge to some Particulars
desired by the House of Commons. And their Lordships, upon reading of the Precedent of the Duke
of Bucks, the 4th of March, 1625, find that his
Grace was left to do what his Grace thought fit. And
their Lordships are of Opinion, that the Earl of
Anglesey be likewise left to do what his Lordship
shall think fit herein."
This House hereupon ORDERED, That the Earl of
Anglesey, in this Case, hath Leave to do herein as he
Precedents of Peers answering upon Oath and Honour.
Then the House considered of the aforesaid Report
concerning the Lord Holles, and perused these Precedents following:
"The Precedent of 3° E. VI. in the Proceedings
against Bishop Gardiner in the Court of Delegates,
where the Lord Rich, the Earl of North'ton, and
Earl of Warwicke, and Earl of Bedford, were examined only upon Honour.
"Also a Precedent of the Case in Chancery between
Geffery and Gefferies, 22 Eliz. and in the Case of
Dawtrie and Blighton, where the Lord Buckhurst delivered his Testimony only upon Honour.
"Also in the Examination of Witnesses of Peers in
the Case of Alice Peers, A° 1 R. II. was upon Oath.
"Likewise a Determination made by the House of
Peers 31 of December, 1640, wherein it is declared
that Peers were to answer and depose upon their
Message from H. C. with an Impeachment against the E. of Clarendon, and defining he may be committed.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Seymour and others, as follows:
"The Commons assembled in Parliament having received Information of divers traiterous Practices and
Designs of a great Peer of this House, Edward
Earl of Clarendon, have commanded me to accuse
the said Earl of Clarendon of Treason and other
High Crimes and Misdemeanors: And I do here,
in their Names, and in the Name of all the Commons of England, accuse Edward Earl of Clarendon
of Treason and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.
"I am further commanded by the House of Commons, to desire your Lordships that the Earl of Clarendon may be sequestered from Parliament, and
forthwith committed to safe Custody.
"They have further commanded me to acquaint
your Lordships, that they will within a convenient
Time exhibit to your Lordships the Articles of the
Charge against him."
The Answer returned to the Messengers from the
House of Commons was:
That their Lordships will take this Business into present Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Then the Lords entered into Consideration of the
aforesaid Accusation; and, for the better Debate thereof, the House was adjourned into a Committee during
The House being resumed;
Order for Records of Impeachments,
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee are of Opinion, That the Keeper of the Records in The Tower of London be ordered to bring the
Roll of the 28 of H. VI. wherein is William de la
Poole's Case, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the
Clock; and that the Journal Book of 3° Caroli be
brought at the same Time, that so this House may
proceed in further Consideration of this Business."
All which this House ordered accordingly.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 13um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.