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 Mercurii, 15 Martii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
L. Dudley's Andrews's Arrest.
UPON the Reading of the Petition of William Andrews (Servant to the Right Honourable the Lord Dudley), complaining of Robert Porter, for arresting him, contrary to the Privileges of this House; and upon the Testimony of Edward Colemore, taken here upon Oath, That the said Porter did know him the said Andrews to be the Lord Dudleyes Man, and yet caused the said Arrest to be made; it is Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms shall cause the said Robert Porter to be brought before their Lordships, to answer his High Contempt herein; and that Wylliam Andrews shall then attend, and bring his Witnesses to prove the same.
Lady Purbeck's Privilege.
Richard Stukeley is committed to The Fleet, during Pleasure, for procuring the Attachment of the Lady Purbeck's Coach-horses, which he formerly denied at the Bar, and was this Day proved by the Testimony of Maddox, Gillett, and Barrel, upon their Oaths here at the Bar.
Joseph Cunningham was also brought to the Bar, to answer his Arrest of the said Lady Purbecke; and it appearing to the House, by an Answer made by the Lady Purbecke to Cunningham's Petition to her, that he intended to arrest another, and as soon as he knew her to be the Lady Purbecke, he desisted; he the said Cunningham was dismissed, being first warned to be more careful hereafter of the Privileges of this House.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Sale of the Manor of Barrington, and other Lands in Barrington, and elsewhere, within the County of Somersett, being the Inheritance of Arthure Farewell, an Infant, and in Ward to His Majesty.
Put to the Question, and generally assented to, and Exped.
The Lord Treasurer delivered a Message from the King, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Message from the King, touching the E. of Arundell's Commitment.
"Whereas, upon a Motion made by one of your Lordships, the Lord Keeper did Yesterday deliver unto your Lordships a Message from His Majesty, That the Earl of Arundell was restrained for a Misdemeanor, which was personal to His Majesty, and lay in the proper Knowledge of His Majesty; and had no Relation to Matters of Parliament;
"His Majesty hath now commanded me to signify to your Lordships that he doth avow the Message, in fort as it was delivered, to have been done punctually according to His Majesty's own Direction; and He knoweth that He hath therein done justly, and not diminished the Privilege of that House."
And, because the Committee appointed Yesterday to search for Precedents, etc. had not yet made any Report to the House, therefore the Decision of this Business was suspended for this Time.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.