DIE Jovis, 21 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Litch. et Cov.
Epus. St. Asaph.
SirOrlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds.Custos Magni Sigilli.
Edwardus ComesManchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
VicecomesSay et Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds.Arundell de Warder.
Ds.Howard de Charlt.
Ds.Howard de Esc.
Ds.Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about the E. of Clarendon.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir William Childe and Sir John Coell:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Matter of the last Conference touching the Earl of Clarendon.
Peers Testimony upon Oath, and Honour.
The House took into Consideration the Report from
the Committee of Privileges, concerning a Peer giving
his Testimony upon Honour in Inferior Courts; and after
some Debate, the House adjourned the further Debate
of this Business until To-morrow Morning.
Bill for assigning Exchequer Orders.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for assigning
Orders in the Exchequer without Revocation."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be
committed to these Lords following:
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley Strat.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's
Trial of Peers Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better
regulating the Trial of the Peers of England."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return
with this Answer:
That the House of Commons are now in Debate of
Matters of great Consequence, and will return an Answer
presently by Messengers of their own.
E. of North'ton's Privilege, French & al. for arresting Capes his Servant.
ORDERED, That this House will take into Consideration the Complaint of the Earl of North'ton, for arresting
Arthur Capes, his menial Servant, To-morrow Morning,
the First Business; at which Time Richard French, Richard Gibbons, and Robert Barrett, shall be brought to
the Bar. And the Earl of North'ton is desired to be
Message from H. C. for a Conference concerning the Lords Message about the E. of Clarendon.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Howard and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the last Message.
The Question being put, "Whether to give the
House of Commons a present Conference, upon
the last Message?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the abovesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to
enter their Dissent, if it were carried in the Affirmative:
Which being granted, they do accordingly enter their
Dissents, by subscribing their Names to the Reasons of
their Dissent in the next Page (fn. 1).
The Answer returned to the Messengers of the House
of Commons was:
That their Lordships do agree to a Conference, and
appoints it to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Conference concerning the Lords Message about the E. of Clarendon.
The Lord Chamberlain,
Were appointed to report this Conference with the
House of Commons.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
ORDERED, That the Report of this Business shall be
made To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Protest against it.
"The Lords whose Names follow, having Leave to
protest if the Question for a Conference with the
House of Commons upon the last Message of the
Lords should pass in the Affirmative, do accordingly
enter their Dissents, for these Reasons:
"1. Because, the Lords having first desired a Conference, the Commons did not give it.
"2. Because there is no Precedent that they can
find of any such Proceeding in Parliament
"3. Because the House of Commons could not tell
what was to be offered at the Conference desired by the Lords.
"4. Because, for aught they knew, the Lords at
the Conference intended to agree with their
Reasons, or to give Reasons against them.
5. Because there is no Precedent of Free Conferences, (nor can they, as they conceive, be) in
Points relating to Judicature, which is entirely
the Lords, whose Work is to consider the Reasons offered by the Commons, and give the
Proceedings against the E. of S rafford, to be expunged.
ORDERED, That the Lords Sub-committees for Privileges and Perusal of the Journal Book are hereby appointed to observe the Directions of an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, "An Act for Reversal of the
Attainder of the Earl of Strafford, in vacating and
expunging out of the Journal of this House those
Proceedings which by that Act are appointed to be
Mangv, D. of Bucks Servant, to be released.
Whereas George Mangy, menial Servant to the Duke
of Bucks (and so owned by his Grace), (fn. 2) is under Restraint, by Imprisonment in the Prison of the King's
Bench, occasioned by his being arrested in the Beginning of November, 1665, within the Time of Privilege
of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said George Mangy be
forthwith discharged from his present Restraint and Imprisonment: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant in
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 22um
diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.