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, videlicet, 24 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Witnesses in Conningsby's Cale.
JURATI in causa Tho. Connisby:
Arthur Turnor, Esq;
The Earl of Westmerland reported the Bill concerning Apparel fit to pass, with some few Amendments; which were read 1a et 2a vice, allowed of, and Ordered to be ingrossed.
Raleigh's Restitution in Blood.
The Lord President reported the Bill for Restitution of Carewe Raleigh fit to pass, with some Amendments. Read 1a et 2a vice, and the Bill to be ingrossed accordingly.
E. Huntingdon versus Sir Henry Sherley.
The Lord President reported the Scandal raised by Sir Henry Sherly upon the Earl of Huntingdon, for which the said Earl complained by his Petition, and the Lords Committees for Petitions had heard them both, with their Counsel, and many Witnesses to prove the same.
The Earl of Exceter being present, and required, did testify Part of the Scandal to be true in his Knowledge; for, when the Commissioners for the late Loans met at the Hall in Leicester, Sir Henry Sherley desired them first to hear the Oppressions of the Country by the Earl of Huntingdon; and the said Sir Henry then affirmed openly, That the said Earl had oppressed the Country, by levying of Eleven Hundred Pounds, or more, under Colour of His Majesty's Service.
Many other Words of Asperity and Scandal were reported also by the Lord President to be spoken by the said Sir Henry Sherley against the said Earl, and many of them proved by Witnesses.
These being reported; the said Earl of Huntingdon withdrew of his own Accord. After some Debate hereof, the House intended to lay no heavier Censure on the said Sir Henry Sherley, than such, as there might ensue a Reconciliation between him and the said Earl.
Sir Henry Sherley sent for.
It was Ordered, The said Sir Henry Sherley to be here at the Bar, to give the Earl of Huntingdon Satisfaction; and to be recorded here, that the House hath given the Earl of Huntingdon sufficient Satisfaction for his Reparation in Honour; and the Judges of that Circuit to have a Transcript thereof, and to cause it to be read openly at the next Assizes, unless the Earl of Huntingdon shall be contented to have the same forborne.
The Earl Marshal is appointed to set down in Writing the Manner of this Satisfaction.
Message from the Commons, by
Sir Thomas Edmonds and others:
Message from the Commons, for Conference.
That the Commons desire a Conference, between the Committees of both Houses, at such Time and Place as their Lordships shall appoint.
The Lord have appointed it to be in the Painted Chamber, presently.
The House was adjourned ad Libitum, and resumed again at the Return of their Lordships from this Conference, which was reported by the Lord Keeper, to this Effect:
Conference touching the Petition of Right reported.
"That the Commons denied to treat of Accommodation by a Committee, as was propounded by their Lordships; for which they gave Three Reasons."
"1. That the Business is of Great Weights, as appears by the long Deliberation thereof, both in their House and here; and their Strength consists in their whole Body, as a Sheaf of Arrows."
"2. Their House is confident, that the Petition, rightly taken, needeth no Accommodation."
"3 Their great Desire to give Satisfaction to His Majesty and to His Pressing Occasions with all possible Speed; which will be deferred by this Treaty of Accommodation."
"Wherefore they desired their Lordships to consider of it, and to be pleased to consider of the Clearness of their Petition."
His Lordship further reported, "That the Lords came but with Ears; their Lordships would return to their House; and, if their Debate were long, they would send them Word."
After some Time spent in Debate hereof, a Message was sent to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Crewe and Mr. Attorney General:
That the Lords have fallen into Debate of this great Business, which will take up long Time, so that they shall not need to expect to hear from their Lordships.
The House was put into a Committee, for the more Free Debate of this Business.
Resumed again, and the Accommodation thereof referred to the former Committee; who withdrew, and concluded of nothing.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ proximum, videlicet, vicesimum sextum diem inscantis Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.