Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 10 die Februarii,
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the further Assurance and Perfecting of the Sales made by Charles Walgrave, the Elder, Esquire, by virtue of an Act of Parliament holden by Prorogation at Westm. in the Seventh Year of the Reign of the King's Majesty of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the Fortythird, intituled, An Act for the Enabling of Charles Walgrave, Esquire, to make Sale of certain Lands, for the Payment of his Debts, and Advancement of his younger Sons and Daughter.
The Lord Chancellor declared to the Lords, That Richard Cammell, whom this House, on Thursday last, did commit unto The Fleet, for his great Contempt and Neglect, in penning and directing of sundry Writs of Summons to divers Lords, Peers of this Realm, in other Form than heretofore had been accustomed, and therein, contrary to the Honour of this House, omitting certain Words accustomed and fit to be inserted in such Writs, hath presented to the Court a Petition, containing his humble Acknowledgment and Submission, with hearty Sorrow for his said Fault, desiring also Mercy from all their Lordships, and their Favour for his Enlargement; which Petition was openly read, in hæc verba:
"Humbly shewing unto your Lordships, That where he standeth committed by your Lordships to The Fleet, and was formerly committed to the Custody of the Messenger of His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, by the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor, and Sir Julius Cæsar, Knight, Master of the Rolls, ever since Tuesday, for a just Offence, which, he confesseth, deserves a far greater Punishment than it hath pleased your Honours to lay upon him; and having no means to satisfy your Honours, but his humble Submission and hearty Contrition for the same, with his faithful Promise never to commit the like Offence again, and to provide also that the like be never done by any serving in that Office where he doth.
"He most humbly beseecheth your Honours, in regard he is but a poor Clerk, whose Means and Maintenance consists only in dispatching his Clients Causes, whereof many are now in his Hands, That Your Honours will be pleased to grant his Releasement, whereby he may follow his Vocation, to the Maintenance of Himself, his Wife, and Children. And he according &c.
Hereupon the Lords, understanding that the said Camell had not as yet set his Hand to the said Petition, commanded, that he should subscribe the same, and afterwards be brought into the House; where, upon his Knees, he acknowledged his Fault, and, humbly praying Favour and Forgiveness, was, by the Court, discharged and set at Liberty.
Title of Peers to be considered.
It was this Day Ordered, That the Lords Committees appointed formerly to take Consideration of the Customs and Orders of the House, and Privileges, &c. shall advise and set down what Title they shall find and think fit to belong to every Nobleman, being a Peer of this Realm, and how their Lordships are to be stiled in such Writs as aforesaid.
The House called.
This Day, by common Consent of all their Lordships present, the House was called, videlicet, every Lord particularly and distinctly by his Name, beginning with the High and Excellent Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and so descending down to the Youngest Baron in Order, as their Lordships Names are before this Day set down.
Lords take the Oath of Allegiance.
This Day, after the Court was adjourned, The Lords Spiritual and Temporal, whose Names are underwritten, did, in Presence of the Lord Chancellor, and a competent Number of other the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council, kneeling in the Upper End of the House of Parliament, freely and voluntarily take the Oath of Allegiance, provided and mentioned in the Parliament Anno Tertio Regis Jacobi:
L. Bp. of St. David's.
L. Bp. of Carlisle.
L. Bp. of Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. of Bangor.
L. Bp. of Ely.
L. Bp. of Chichester.
L. Bp. of Oxford.
L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Landaph.
L. Bp. of Sarum.