Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 3 Februarii:
Attainder of Offenders in the late Treasons.
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Attainder of divers Offenders, in the late most detestable and damnable Treasons.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Lord Chief Justice of England,
Lord Chief Baron,
Mr. Justice Warberton.
Mr. Serjeant Crooke,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.|
Appointed to meet at the Painted Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, upon Saturday next, the 8th of this instant February, by Two of the Clock in the Afternoon. The Bill delivered to the Lord Archbishop of Cant.
Memorandum, Mr. Attorney General to inform the House, in the Forenoon of the same Day, concerning the Evidences against the Parties to be attainted by this Bill.
Preservation of Religion, His Majesty, and the State.
Report made by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, That the Committees appointed to consider of the Laws that tend to the Preservation of Religion, His Majesty, the State, and Common-wealth (as was Ordered and Directed the first Day of this Session of Parliament), have met together, and accordingly entered into Consideration of the same; but, understanding that the Lower House hath the like Purpose, and so far proceeded in it, as that they are ready in that House to frame a Bill for it; therefore the said Lords Committees thought meet to offer unto the Consideration of the House, whether it shall not be fit to stay for some Conference with a Committee of the Lower House, before any farther Proceeding; which Motion being liked, Mr. Serjeant Crooke, Mr. Dr. Carew, and Mr. Dr. Stanhope, were sent to the Lower House, with a Message to this Effect: To let them know, that the Lords having entered into Consideration of the State of this Kingdom (especially by occasion of the late horrible Accident), and of the Laws for Preservation of Religion, His Majesty, and the State, as aforesaid; and having Knowledge of the same Care taken likewise in the Lower House, do therefore desire Conference with a Committee of that House, for the better Proceeding in it (signifying that the Lords would nominate a Committee of Forty, or thereabouts); and that withall they would impart unto them some other Matters of Importance.
Answer returned, That the Message was respectively received; the Conference agreed unto; their Number should be Eighty; and the Time and Place at the Appointment of the Lords.
Signification given again, by Mr. Serjeant Crooke and Mr. Dr. Stanhope, of the Time to be on Thursday next, the Sixth of this Instant, by One of the Clock in the Afternoon; and the Place at the Painted Chamber, near the Parliament Presence.
And Answer returned of Assent for the said Time and Place.
Motion made by the Earl of Salisbury, for a Time to be taken by the Lords Committees, to consider beforehand, and to be prepared of those particular Points whereof they may speak with the Committee of the Lower House. The Meeting to be To-morrow, being Tuesday, the Fourth of this Instant, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber aforesaid. This Motion assented unto.
Committees for the said Conference with a selected Number of the Lower House: videlicet,
Appointed to meet To-morrow, being Tuesday, the 4th of this Instant, by Eight of the Clock in the Morning, at the Painted Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, to consider among themselves before-hand, and to be prepared of those particular Points whereof they are to speak with the Committee of the Lower House. And the said Lords Committees to meet with the Committee of the Lower House, on Thursday next, the Sixth of this instant February, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the said Painted Chamber, near the Parliament House.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 4m Februarii, hora 8a.