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 Sabbati, videlicet, 21 die Novembris.
L. Hastings introduced.
This Day the Lord Hastings was introducted, in his Robes, between the Lord Mowbray and the Lord Strange; and, after his Lordship had delivered, on his Knee, to the Lord Keeper, his Writ of Summons, dated the of, it was delivered unto the Clerk; and then he was brought by the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Earl Marshal, and Garter before, and placed next below the Lord Dacres.
Heads of the Message from the H C of Yesterday to be debated.
The Message was read again this Day, as it was delivered Yesterday by Mr. Pim, from the House of Commons; and their Lordships resolved to proceed to the particular debating of the Five Heads that were propounded last Night, to be treated of this Day.
The House Doors to be kept private.
No Examinations to be taken before a particular Charge is delivered.
"That, before their Lordships do enter into any Debate concerning the Examination of Witnesses, their Lordships do declare, That no Examinations of Witnesses ought to be taken, before a particular Charge be given; and that this House doth understand the Message from the House of Commons in no other Sense."
Examination of the Members of the H. C. upon Oath.
Message from the Commons, touching the Treaty with Scottish Commissioners.
That the House of Commons do approve of the Persons of those Lords that were Commissioners in the late Treaty at Rippon, to be Commissioners to treat with the Scottish Commissioners, with this Declaration, That no Conclusion of theirs shall bind the Commons, without their Consent in Parliament. As for the other Part, concerning the Money, the House of Commons hath taken it into serious Consideration, and will acquaint their Lordships with their Resolutions hereupon speedily.
Examination of the Lords, &c upon Oath.
"Upon the Desire of the House of Commons, and by the Consent of the Peers of this High Court of Parliament assembled, it is Ordered, That, for this Time, and in this Case, the Peers and Assistants shall be examined upon Oath, as Witnesses."