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 Dominica, 11 die Maii.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about the Method of Trial of the impeached Lords.
To desire a Free Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Matter of the late Conference they had with the Lords, concerning the Forms and Methods of Proceedings to be had at the Trials of the Lords in The Tower.
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Salisbury.
L. Howard de Esc.
Report of the Conference.
The Lord President, and the rest of the Lords that were Managers, reported, "That the Lords asked the Commons, What those Forms and Methods were in Reference to the Trials of the Lords in The Tower which they desired to confer about? Of which the Commons say, They were not instructed to discourse, because they expected this Free Conference was to be concerning a Committee of both Houses, touching which their Lordships have given them yet no Denial: Therefore, the Commons said, they must resort to their House, for Directions herein."
Message from H. C. for another Conference about Committees meeting.
Report of it.
Upon Consideration whereof, it is ORDERED, That a Committee of this House shall be appointed to meet with a Committee of the House of Commons, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances, in Reference to the Trials of the Lords in The Tower.
Committee to meet with one of H. C. to consider of Circumstances concerning the Trials of the impeached Lords.
L. President of the Council.
Lord Privy Seal.
E. of Salisbury.
E. of Clarendon.
E. of Essex.
E. of Aylesbury.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; and have Power to send for such Books and Persons as they think fit; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as shall be thought fit.
Court of Requests to be fitted for the Meeting of the Committees.
ORDERED, That the Lord Great Chamberlain be desired to give Order for the preparing of the Inner Court of Wards fit for a Committee of Lords and Commons, To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
To let them know, That the Lords have appointed a Committee, consisting of Twelve Lords, to join with a Committee of the House of Commons, at Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning, in the Inner Court of Wards, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances, in Reference to the Trials of the Lords in The Tower.