Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 22 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Coleman's Letters to be delivered to Attorney General.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Essex, from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect Mr. Coleman's and other Persons, Papers, and Letters, "That their Lordships have not Power to deliver Papers or Letters over to the King's Attorney:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lords Committees have hereby Power given them, to deliver over to His Majesty's Attorney General such Papers and Letters as they shall find necessary for his Use, in order to his preparing Evidence against such Persons as are to be tried.
The Earl of Essex further reported, "That the Lords Committees, in perusing of Mr. Coleman's Letters, had found some Letters written in a mystical Expression:"
Which were read.
Preservation of the King's Person, and securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of Heads for a Bill, or Bills, for securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee, finding the Order for this Business not large enough, desires the former Order may be renewed, that the same Words may be expressed; videlicet, To consider of such Proposals as shall be offered for the Preservation of His Majesty's Person, and the Safety of the Kingdom, and securing of the Protestant Religion."
Which ordered; then the House was again put into a Committee for that Purpose.
And, after some Consideration, the House was resumed.
Message from H. C. with an Address; and about printing Coleman's Papers.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Powle, &c.
1. To let their Lordships know, that the Commons have prepared an Address, to be presented to His Majesty, for using some Part of the Militia of the Kingdom; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of an Address to His Majesty, for printing some of Mr. Coleman's Papers.
Address for using some of the Militia.
The aforesaid Address was read, and committed to these Lords following; to inspect and consider of the Statutes for the Militia, in relation to the Number of Days for the keeping up the Forces of this Kingdom; and to make Report thereof to the House To-morrow Morning.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Howard Esc.
And all Lords who are Lords Lieutenants.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon in the Prince's Lodgings.
Appeals, Time for bringing in, enlarged.
Whereas, by reason of the Public Affairs wherewith this House hath been employed since the Meeting of the Parliament, the Time limited for bringing Appeals and Writs of Error into this House (which hath been enlarged to the 27th Day of this Instant November) is near expiring, wherein this House hath had no Leisure to admit the presenting thereof:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Time for receiving Appeals and bringing in Writs of Error be, and is hereby, further enlarged, from the said 27th Day of this Instant November, for Fourteen Days after, and no longer; and that, in the mean Time, the Delivery of such Appeals to the Clerk of the Parliaments shall be a sufficient possessing of the House therewith: And it is further ORDERED, That this Order be affixed to the Doors of this House, to the End that all Persons concerned may take Notice thereof.
Ly. Howard, Privilege.
Whereas, upon the Petition and Complaint of the Lady Howard, Relict of Thomas late Lord Howard of Esc. deceased, Barnabas Tunstall and Thomas Tunstall were summoned, to shew Cause why they had caused John Whitehouse to be arrested, being protected by the said Lady Howard, who hath Privilege of Parliament:
Her Protection to Whitehouse not allowed.
It appearing this Day, upon hearing the said Barnabas and Thomas Tunstall, as also the said John Whitehouse, that he the said John Whitehouse is an House-keeper, and not a menial Servant to the said Lady Howard, and that the Protection under which he claimed Privilege was obtained after he was arrested; it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Complaint of the said Lady Howard be dismissed.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 23um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.