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, 4 die Martii,
|LORD Treasurer,||Excused, etc.|
|Lord Bishop of Ely,|
Increase of Trade.
|Lord Chief Justice,||To attend the Lords.|
|Lord Chief Baron,|
|Mr. Attorney General,|
|Mr. Serjeant Crew,|
Confirmation of Hospitals, &c.
E. of Essex.
E. of Clare.
L. Viscount Wallingford.
L. Bp. of Co. et Lich.
L. Bp. of Bangor.
L. Bp. of Oxon.
L. Bp. of Bristoll.
L. Grey of W.
|Mr. Justice Yelverton,||To attend the Lords.|
|Mr. Serjeant Crew,|
Sir Richard Lydall's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable certain Commissioners, to be named by the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, for the Time being, to make Sale of divers Lands and Leases, late of Sir Richard Lydall, Knight, for Payment of his Debts, and Provision for his Wife and Children.
Duke of Buckingham repeats his Request, for Leave to answer the Complaint of the Commons against him. Message to the H. C. for Conference, concerning it.
That the Lords desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, between a Committee of Thirty-two of their Lordships, and a proportionable Number of the Commons, touching the Message which they lately sent unto the Duke of Bucks.
Report from the Conference.
"It was declared to the Commons, That the Lords, out of a Desire that all good Intelligence and Right Understanding should be betwixt the Two Houses, have desired this Conference; and finding, by a Noble Peer of this House, that the House of Commons desire that he should give Satisfaction on this Day, at Nine of the Clock, why, after a legal Discharge of the Ship called The St. Peter of Newhaven, the same was again stayed; and that the said Peer made earnest Suit to the Lords, to grant him their Leave to satisfy the Desire of the Commons; their Lordships, being tender that nothing might pass to the Prejudice of the Privilege of Peers, desire to understand from the House of Commons, whether this was a Summons to call that Peer to answer a particular Charge at that Time so appointed, or only a Notice to his Lordship of what was in Hand concerning him in the House of Commons, leaving it to his Choice, whether he would answer or no."
And his Grace further reported, "That, for Answer hereunto, the Commons first expressed their great Joy for the Continuance of that good Correspondency which (fn. 1) hath ever been between the Two Houses; and, that their Lordships may see their Intent to persevere therein, they have at this Time given their Committee a larger Commission than usual; videlicet, not only to hear what their Lordships will say, but also to answer and reply.
"As touching the said Message to the Duke of Buckingham, they said, that their usual Manner being every Saturday to peruse their Journal Book, by a Committee appointed to that Purpose, they had done so this present Morning; and finding the Entry of an Order for this Message somewhat contrary to the Intention of their House, they had rectified the same, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Order of the H. C. concerning the Duke of Buckingham.
"Upon long Debate concerning the Stay of The St. Peter of Newhaven, after a legal Discharge of the same Ship, whereof great Complaint hath been made; it was desired by a Member of the House, that Notice thereof might be given to the Lord Admiral; and so, by Question, it was Ordered, That Sir George Goringe, Sir Robert Killegrewe, Sir Robert Pie, and Mr. Spencer, should have Leave to give Knowledge to the Lord Admiral, as was desired. In the mean Time, the Resolution of the Matter to be suspended till Saturday."
The House considering of this Report, and of this Order made by the Commons, their Lordships rested satisfied that the Commons had not done any Thing herein prejudicial to their Privileges. And the said Lords Committees were commanded to deliver so much unto the Committees of the Commons (who attended in the Painted Chamber), so as this and no other stand entered with them in their Journal Book.
Duke of Buckingham left at Liberty to answer the Commons, if he please.
Hereupon the Duke of Bucks. renewing again his earnest Suit, That he might have Leave to satisfy the Commons touching the said Complaint, it was left unto himself to do herein what his Grace shall think fit.