DIE Veneris, videlicet, 9 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Epus. Co. et Lich.
Epus. Bath. et W.
Ds. Coventrey, Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Marleborough, Magnus Thesaur. Angliæ.
Comes Manchester, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
Dux Buckingham, Magnus Admirall. Angliæ.
Comes Lindsey, Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ.
Comes Pembroc, Senesc. Hospitii.
Comes Mountgomery, Camer. Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say et S.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
Respect of Homage.
THE Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, according to
his Promise Yesterday, shewed unto the Lords what
Manner of Homage the Lords did unto the King at
His Coronation, as appeared ex Libro Regali, in his
Grace's Custody, which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
"All the Peers do their Homage to the King.
Manner of doing Homage at the Coronation.
"The Archbishops and Bishops kneel down, and
make their Homage thus:
"I A. shall be faithful and true, and Faith and Troth
bear unto You our Sovereign Lord, and to Your Heirs,
Kings of England; and I shall do and truly acknowledge
the Service of the Lands which I claim to hold of You,
as in the Right of the Church; as God help
"And kissed the King's Left Cheek.
"I N. become Your Leige-man of Life and Limb and
of Earthly Worship; and Faith and Troth I shall bear
unto You, to live and die against all Manner of Folks.
So God help me.
"Their Homages being ended; they put their Hands
and touch the Crown by Way of Ceremony, as promising to support it with all their Powers."
The Question touching Respect of Homage is again
referred to the Committee for Privileges, etc. and
they are to meet on Monday next, at Two in the Afternoon.
Report of the Conference, concerning the Liberty of the Subject.
The Lord Keeper reported the Conference Yesterday with the Commons, to this Effect: videlicet,
(Vide 25 April, 1628).
"That Sir Edward Cooke (after an Excuse made
for his long Stay) expressed the great Joy of the
Commons for the good Concurrence between the
Lords and them in this Business. That, at the First
Conference, the Commons shewed unto the Lords
what Evidences their Lordships and the Commons
had for their Liberties; since which Time they received Five Propositions from their Lordships,
penned by a Grave and Reverend Prelate; and
it is fit they should give their Lordships a Reason
why they have heard no sooner from them concerning the same; and shewed that, after some Debate
of the said Propositions, they received from His Majesty Five Gracious Messages:
"1. That He would maintain all His Subjects
in their just Liberties of their Persons and Goods.
"2. That He would govern according to the Laws
and Statutes of this Kingdom.
"3. That we should find as much Security in
His Majesty's Word as in any Law or Statute whatsoever.
"4. That we should enjoy all our Freedoms in as
just and ample Manner as our Ancestors did in the
Times of any of His best Predecessors.
"5. That, for the securing of this, the House of
Commons might (if they thought fit) proceed by Bill
"Then he said, That these Messages of His Majesty's being Categorical, and their Lordships Propositions but Hypothetical, the Commons laid aside
those Propositions, quia in præsentia Majoris cessat
potestas Minoris. Et hæ sunt causæ (said Sir Edward
Cooke) why their Lordships heard from the Commons no sooner about their Lordships Propositions.
"He proceeded, and said, That, according to the
King's Message, the Commons have thought good
to proceed in a Parliamentary Way: Periculosum
enim est, quod proborum virorum exemplo non comprobatur. And if their Lordships shall please to
concur herein, they doubt not but the Success will
"That they have drawn up a Petition of Right,
according to ancient Precedents, and have left a
Space for the Lords to join therein with them.
And he affirmed that this Manner of proceeding by
Petition was the ancient Way, until the unhappy
Division between the Two Houses of Yorke and
Petition of Right.
This Report ended, the said Petition was read 1a et
The said Petition being read; the House was put into
a Committee, for the freer Debate thereof.
Committee to consider of this Petition.
And being resumed; the Petition was committed unto the
E. of Bedd.
E. of Bristol.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L, Bp. of Lincoln.
To meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon,
and to inform themselves of the Precedents of
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Sabbati 10m diem instantis Maii,
hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.