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 Lunæ, videlicet, 19 die Februarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
Ld. Chancellor reports the King's Speach.
The Lord Chancellor removing from his Place to his Seat as a Peer, reported what passed at the Access of both Houses on Saturday last unto his Majesty's Presence. His Lordship's Relation was brief (as he said); as well because most of all their Lordships were then present, and principally for that his Lordship knew, and willingly acknowledged, he was no way able, in any Degree, to deliver it in such Sort as His Majesty spake.
E. of Berk's Submission.
The Earl of Berkshire's Submission having been delivered in Writing, was openly read, in bæc verba:
"I am wonderful sorry to have so overshet myself, as to have done any thing that distasted justly the House; especially at such Time as his Highness was therein; which I desire your Lordships to conceive to have proceeded out of a sudden Passion, in respect of a Conceit and Apprehension of some Distaste given me: But still I submit myself to Your Lordships grave and wife Censure; humbly requesting Your Lordships to accept this as Satisfaction from him, that will be ever,
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
Clearing the River Thames to Oxford.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of an Act of Parliament, made in the Third Year of his Highness's Reign over this Realm of England, intituled, An Act for the clearing the Passage by Water, from London, to and beyond the City of Oxon.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Lord Chief Baron,
Mr. Justice Warburton,
Mr. Serjeant Finch,
Mr. Serjeant Hitcham,
|To attend the Lords.|
To meet on Thursday, the Twenty-second of this Instant February, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Council Chamber at Whitehall.
E. of Berkshire.
The Earl of Berkeshire called into the House, and, at the Bar, first there kneeled, and afterwards, so directed and licensed, stood up; to whom the Lord Chancellor spake to this Effect:
"My Lord of Berkshire, when you were last here, you heard of your Fault and Punishment, now you shall of your Releasement; The Lords having understood, and nobly considered of your Submission. The Party especially grieved hath been a Suitor for your Discharge; whereunto all their Lordships have yielded, with this, that a publick Reconcilement and Satisfaction be made."
The Earl of Berkshire hereupon went up to the Prince, in the Upper End of the House; and, on his Knee, used private Speech unto his Highness, with a low Voice not to be heard, nor audible to the Lords present; which seemed to be an Acknowledgement and Submission, in respect that his Offence was committed in his Highness's Presence, as aforesaid.
Then the Lord Scroope went likewise from his Place up unto the Prince; and there, in Presence of his Highness, many of the Lords standing by, and attending his Highness, the said Earl of Berks and Lord Scrope were reconciled. Which Reconciliation, and Order thereof, the Lord Chancellor, being returned to his Place on the Wool-sack, openly rehearsed to the House. The Conclusion whereof was, That, if either of the said Lords so reconciled should, at any Time hereafter, do or offer to the other any Wrong, or Matter contrary to their Promise at this their Reconcilement, the same was to be esteemed, in such Party, an high Offence to the Prince, and Contempt to this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Martis, 20m diem Februarii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.