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 Veneris, videlicet, 13 Julii:
For assuring the Demesnes of Damerham Expedit.
The Amendments upon the Bill for assuring of the Farm and Demesnes of Damerham, and other Lands, in Wilteshire, according to His Majesty's Grant, and former Grant made by King Edward the Sixth, which, by former Order, were ingrossed in the Body of the Bill, were this Day read the Third Time, and allowed, and the Bill Expedited.
For Recovery of Marshlands, &c. in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Bill for the speedy Recovery of many Thousand Acres of Marsh Grounds, and other Grounds, within the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolke, lately surrounded by the Rage of the Sea, in divers Parts of the said Counties, and for the Prevention of the Danger of the like surrounding hereafter, was brought into the House, by the Lord Privy Seal, first of the Committees, without Alteration or Amendment.
For the better Execution of Justice in the North Parts of England.
The Bill for the better Execution of Justice, and suppressing of Criminal Offenders, in the North Parts of the Kingdom of Englande, was brought into the House, by the Lord Privy Seal, one of the Committees, who declared, That, according to Conference desired from this House, the Lords Committees have met with the Committees of the Lower House, and acquainted them with the Motion of the Lords, for Amendment or Provision to be made, that, by re-manding, the Peers of the Realm be not prejudiced, who, as the Bill now standeth, are prejudiced in Honour, in regard that, in the Case of remanding, such a Peer loseth the Honour and Privilege of being tried by his Peers; it seemed, by their Answer, that this happened neither by Omission nor Negligence, but was by that House understood, but not thought a Matter of any great Consequence; the rather because the Room is strait, and a Nobleman must be taken within a small Compass that is to be remanded: Lastly, his Lordship declared, That the best Way to yield Reason in this Case, and to set Things upright, was by the said Committees of the Lower House conceived to be, by ordaining, That a Nobleman of Scotland, who, by this Law of re-manding, shall be here to be tryed, shall have Trial by English Peers, which may minister to them in Scotlande Occasion to make the like Law there, e converso: And also the Words in this Bill are, "That it shall and may be lawful, etc. to re-mand," which are Words of Power, not mandatory.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Lords Committees in the said Bill should presently go together in the Little Chamber, near the Parliament Presence, and consider of the Case as it now standeth; who accordingly departed.