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, 3 die Maii:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
L. Willoughby's Leave of Absence.
The Lord Willoughby hath Leave to be absent.
Jurati ex parte Domini Thesaurarii:
Witnesses for L. Treasurer.
To make true Answers unto such Interrogatories as shall be allowed of by the House, &c.
To prohibit the Exportation of Wool, &c. and Fullers earth.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Exportation of Wool, Wool-fells, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made of Wool, Wool-flocks, Fullers-earth, and Fulling-clay.
Anstruther, Balcanquall, and Abercromy's Naturalization.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir William Anstrother, Knight, Walter Ballcanquall, Doctor of Divinity, and Patrick Abercromy.
Put to the Question, and generally Assented unto.
Assurance of L. Beaumond's Lands to Sir Tho. Cheek. Exped.
Hodied 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of the Assurance of certain Lands, sold by Sir Thomas Beaumond, Knight and Baronet, Lord Viscount Beaumond, of Swords, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Dame Elizabeth his Wife, unto Sir Thomas Cheeke, Knight.
Put to the Question, and generally Assented unto; and so Expedited.
This Bill was first reported to the House by the Earl of Essex.
The Petition of the Lord Treasurer, exhibited this Day to the House, was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
L. Treasurer's Petition.
"To the Right Honourable Assembly of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the Higher House of Parliament.
"The Lord Treasurer doth herewith most humbly present to your Lordships such Interrogatories, concerning the rest of his Charge, as he humbly desires his Witnesses may be examined upon, as well those formerly delivered to this most Honourable House, as these whose Names he now humbly presenteth to that Purpose, here under-written.
"And since your Lordships have appointed Friday peremptorily for the Hearing of his Cause, his most humble Suit is, to know the Pleasure of this most Honourable House concerning the Copies of the Depositions, that he may receive them in some convenient Time before, whereby to prepare himself for his just Defence against the Day appointed.
The Interrogatories also, which the Lord Treasurer sent this Day, were read.
Orders concerning the L. Treasurer.
Ordered, The Lord Treasurer shall have Copies of all Depositions taken out on his Part Two Days before the Day of Hearing.
And the Lord Say and Seale and the Lord Haughton are appointed to draw up an Answer, to be given to this Petition of the Lord Treasurer's; and to report the same to the House.
The Lord Keeper moved the House, To consider of the Lord Treasurer's former Petitions for Copies of the Depositions concerning him; which were denied, for that they were unseasonably prayed, his own Witnesses not being then examined; and whether their Lordships will not now think it fit, that the Lord Treasurer shall have Copies of all Depositions before his final Answer, and the rather, for that this may prove a leading Case unto Posterity.
The House referred the Consideration thereof unto the Lords Committees for Privileges, &c.
The Names of the said Committee (fn. 1) were read; and the Lord President and the Lord Scroope were added thereunto; and they presently withdrew themselves into the Painted Chamber. At their Return, their Lordships reported this as fit to be entered for an Order: videlicet,
"That, in all Cases, it is thought fit and just, that Publication be made a reasonable Time before the Party accused make his final Answer; and that, after Publication, he may have Copies freely of all Witnesses, as well against him as for him."
This was read, well approved of by the House, and Ordered accordingly.
Committee for Privileges.
The House was moved, That the Lords Committees for Privileges, &c. might meet upon one certain Day every Week. And Ordered, That they should meet every Friday in the Afternoon.
Message to the H. C. to defer the Conference concerning Monopolies.
Message to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Davis and Sir Charles Cesar: videlicet,
That whereas this Afternoon is appointed for a Conference between the Committees of both Houses, concerning the Bill of Monopolies, the Lords Desire is, That the same be deferred 'till Wednesday next, at Two, in the Painted Chamber; for that the Lord Treasurer hath this Day sent in many Witnesses, which require Expedition.
Answered: That they will attend accordingly on Wednesday next, at Two, in the Painted Chamber.
George's Petition against the L. Treasurer's Servants.
The Petition of William George, exhibited on Saturday last, concerning scandalous Speeches used to him by John Barnes and Richard Colbecke (Two of the Lord Treasurer's Servants), at such Time as the said William George came hither to be examined, was read.
And the Examinations of Ralph Canninge and Peter Derricke, taken on Saturday last in the Afternoon, by the Lords Committees for the Lord Treasurer's Business, were also read.
And the said John Barnes and Richard Colebecke being brought to the Bar severally, they did confess their Fault, expressed their hearty Sorrow for the same, and humbly craved Pardon of their Lordships; alledging that they spoke those Words in their Choler, in Defence of their Master.
They being withdrawn;
L. Treasurer's Servants dismissed.
Their Lordships were moved to remit this their Offence, which deserves no severe Punishment, in Consideration of their Humility and Sorrow for the same, and for that they had been in the Serjeant's Custody ever since Saturday Morning.
Whereupon they were called in again; and, having acknowledged their Offence, and humbly begged Pardon for the same;
The said William George was also called in, and they acknowledged the Wrong they did unto him; and so were dismissed.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 4m diem instantis Maii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.