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, 16 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. (fn. 1) Oxon.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Præses Concilii Domini Regis.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Dorset & Midd.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell Treryse.
Ds. Butler M. P.
For re-engrossing Finesburnt or lost, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the re-engrossing of the Records of Fines burnt or lost in the late Fire in The Temple."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
The Lord Chief Justice and the other Judges of the Common Pleas, and Judge Pemberton, are to assist their Lordships.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Report acount Bishops being present at the Trials of the impeached Lords.
The Lord President reported, "That the Lords Committees have met the Committee of the House of Commons this Morning; who communicated to their Lordships, That Yesterday they reported to their House the Resolution of the House of Peers, with the Explanation of it which the Lords had acquainted them with, concerning the Lords Spiritual.
"Upon Consideration whereof, their House gave them as an Instruction to insist, That the Lords Spiritual ought not to have any Vote, in any of the Proceedings upon the Impeachments against the Lords in The Tower.
"And the Committee declared further, That they know not how to proceed in Capital Matters before a new Court.
"To which the Lords answering, That they had no Instructions, Power, nor Allowance, from the House, to debate concerning this Matter; desired that if they had any other Proposals to make, they would do it; and that the Lords were ready to debate them.
"To this, the Commons answered, That they think it most proper that the Propositions already made should be determined before they make any new ones."
After Consideration had thereof;
Trials of the Popish Lords appointed.
The Question was put, "Whether Thursday next shall be appointed, to begin the Trials of the Five Lords who are Prisoners in The Tower; videlicet, the Earl of Powis, Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre, Lord Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Bellasis?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Bishops desire Leave to withdraw with usual Protestation.
After which Resolution passed, the Lords Spiritual asked the Leave of the House, that they might withdraw themselves from the Trials of the said Lords, with the Liberty of entering their usual Protestation.
To be communicated to H. C.
ORDERED, That this Resolution of the House, and Desire of the Lords Spiritual, be communicated to the Committee of the House of Commons, To-morrow Morning.
Howards Leave to come to Town.
Whereas there is a Bill depending in the House of Peers, for settling the Estate of the Duke of Norfolke, and the Lord Mowbray his Son:
This House being moved, "That Edward and Bernard Howard Esquires, Brothers to the said Duke, may be permitted to come to, and stay some Time in Town, to take Care of their Concerns in the said Bill:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Howard and Bernard Howard be, and are hereby, authorized to come to, and stay in, the Cities of London and Westminster, or either of them, to take Care of their said Concerns, during the depending of the said Bill in this House, but no longer.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 17um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.