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 Lunæ, videlicet, 1 die Martii.
E. of Nottingham's Privilege. Weld's Arrest.
The Petition of Henry Penn was read, being committed to The Fleet by this House, for procuring one Weld to be arrested, who was Servant to the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham; for which he is most heartily sorry, and humbly submitteth himself to the Pleasure of this House. Hereupon the House did Order, That the said Penn be called to the Bar, and make his Submission to this House, and then to be released of his said Imprisonment.
Sir Richard Hubert, Groom-Porter's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Richard Hubert, Knight, GroomPorter, was read, and referred to the Committee for Petitions.
The Wardens of the Company of Stationers to appear, on account of L. Strafford's Charge being printed.
The House being informed, That the Charge against the Earl of Strafford was printed; it was Ordered, That the Master and the Four Wardens of the Company of Stationers in London, have Notice to appear here in Court upon Wednesday Morning next.
Communion Table in Churches to remain where it is accustomed to be.
Ordered, That every Lord Bishop, in his particular Diocese, shall give Directions, and take Care, that the Communion-Table, in every Church in his Diocese, doth stand decently, in the ancient Place, where it ought to do by the Law, and as it hath done for the greater Part of these Threescore Years last past.
Committee for Religion.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to take into Consideration all Innovations in the Church concerning Religion:
Their Lordships, or any Nine of them or more, to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and afterwards to meet at such Times as they themselves shall please to appoint.
Ordered, That the Cheshire Petition be referred to the aforesaid Committee.
Next, a Petition of the Lord Archbishop of Cant. was read, in hæc verba:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The Humble Petition of William Lord Archbishop of Cant.
Archbishop of Cant.'s Petition.
"That whereas it is your Petitioner's hard Fortune to lie at this present under a most heavy Charge before your Lordships, he most humbly and thankfully acknowledgeth your Lordships great Favour in hearing him so patiently when he was last before you.
"And humbly prayeth, that, with your Lordships Good-liking, he may have a Copy of his said Charge, and Counsel assigned him, whereby he may be the better enabled for his just Defence, and will not doubt but, by God's Assistance, to make his Innocency appear to your Lordships.
"For whose Prosperity he shall daily pray, &c."
The Names of such Counsel as he humbly desired to be assigned, were:
Mr. Lane, Attorney to the Prince's Highness.
Mr. Recorder of London.
Mr. Serjeant Rolles.
Mr. Herne, of Lincolne's Inne.
Mr. Low, of The Inner Temple.
Mr. Lightfoote, of Greys Inne.
Dr. Merricke, in regard of the High Commission.
And Mr. Alkorne, to be his Solicitor.
Ordered, That the Lord Archbishop of Cant. shall have Counsel, saving such as are of Counsel with the Earl of Strafford; but Mr. Alkorne to be his Solicitor. And further Ordered, That the Earl of Strafford and the Lord Archbishop of Cant. shall not be permitted to come together in The Tower.
Message to the H.C. about the Scots Business.
After this, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to debate the Demands of the Scotts, touching their last Article; and the House being resumed, it was Ordereed, That a Message shall be sent upon Wednesday Morning next, to desire a Conference with the House of Commons, touching the Scots Business.
E. of Nottingham's Privilege. Penn discharged.
Henry Penn, that was committed to The Fleet, for arresting one Weld, a Servant of the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, was brought to the Bar, and made his Submission, that he was heartily sorry for the same; and desired Pardon of this House, and Releasement from his Imprisonment for this Business.
Hereupon the House Ordered his Releasement accordingly.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.