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.
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.
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.
"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.
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?"
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.
Howards Leave to come to Town.
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.