Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 3 die Februarii.
Ld. Treasurer Leave to visit the Abp. of Cant.
Marquis of Winchester's Bill.
The King desires both Houses should wait on Him.
The Lord Keeper signified to the House, That His Majesty's Pleasure is, That both Houses of Parliament do wait on Him at Whitehall, in The Banquetting House, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, to receive an Answer to the late Remonstrance of both Houses presented to His Majesty.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
Bill to prevent too long Intermission of Parliaments.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Bill for preventing the Inconveniencies which happen by the long Intermission of Parliaments, together with the Amendments and Alterations therein, which were read Twice; and, being put to the Question, whether the said Bill with the Amendments shall pass, and be sent down to the House of Commons, it was consented to, nemine contradicente.
Time fixed for the E. of Stratford to put in his Answer.
The Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Army, and the Northern Parts of this Kingdom," was reported, with the Amendments; which being Twice read, it was agreed, nemine contradicente, it should be sent down, with the said Amendments, to the House of Commons.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, That the Lords Committees for Privileges, upon Consideration, thought fit, That the Earl of Strafford should be allowed this Day Fortnight to put in his Answer to his Charge brought up against him from the House of Commons; and that he should deliver his said Answer in Writing; but, upon a different Opinion, whether he should answer in Writing, or Verbally, Guilty, or Not guilty, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, for Debate thereof; and the House being resumed, it was resolved, by the major Part, upon the Question,