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 Martis, 27 die Januarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt :
The Lord Archbishop of Yorke reported the Bill con cerning the Deliverance of Privileged Persons, etc. fit to pass, without any Amendment. To be ingrossed.
Roll of Orders.
His Grace also reported, That the Committee for Privileges perused the Roll of Orders; and, in the Order concerning the Freedom of the Lords Servants and Followers from Arrests, made the 28th May, 1624, they sound some Words misplaced, and some Words fit to be omitted; videlicet, it is now in the Roll thus.
Lords Servants Privilege.
"1. This Freedom to continue Twenty Days before and after every Session, in which Time the Lords may conveniently go Home to their Houses in the most remote Parts of the Kingdom.
"2. This Freedom to begin with the Date of the Writ of Summons".
Their Lordships thought fit that it should be thus amended: videlicet,
"This Freedom to begin from the Date of the Writ of Summons, in the Beginning of every Parliament; and to continue Twenty Days before and after every Session of Parliament".
Which being read and considered of, the House Ordered the same to be amended accordingly in the Roll and in the Book.
Officer Fees to be examined.
It is this Day Ordered, That the Lords Sub-committees for Privileges shall examine the Fees of all the Officers of the House, and report the same to the House.
Crokey versus Smith.
The Petition of Berjamyn Crokey, concerning a Gram mar School in Wootton, wherein he complameth of John Smith, is referred to the Committee for Petitions, to be heard by Counsel on both Sides, on Thursday next, post meridiem And the said Committee are to report their Opinions to the House; and the Proceeding in the Star chamber, by the said John Smith and others, is stayed in the mean Time; and His Majesty's Writ of Habeas corpus is granted, to bring the said Crokey on the same Day, videlicet, 29 Jan. before the said Committee, et de die in diem, quousque, etc.
E. Sussexs Privilege Ten pest discharged.
Richard Tempest, Servant to the Earl of Sussex, and Prisoner in Newgate upon an Execution, was this Day brought to the Bar, and the Return of the Habeas corpu´s etc. being read, it appeared, that he was arrested on the Eighth Day of July last, which was within the Time of Privilege of Parliament; wheresore their Lord ships Ordered the said Richard Tempest to be set at Liberty.
Message from H. C. for Conference touching a Petition for a Fast.
Message from the Commons, by Mr. Secretary Cooke and others:
The Commons desire a Conference, touching a Peti tion to be delivered unto His Majesty for a Religious Fast.
Answered, The Lords have appointed a Meeting of both Houses in the Painted Chamber, presently.
Whereupon the House was adjourned during Pleasure.
Report from the Conference.
The Lords being returned from the Conference, and the House resumed, the Lord Keeper reported, That the Commons delivered unto them a Petition to be exhibited unto His Majesty for a General Fast, desiring their Lordships to join therein.
The Petition being read and approved of, and these Words ["Lords Spiritual and Temporal and"] being inserted, the same was read again, and the Lords did generally agree to present the same unto His Majesty.
Lords appointed to attend the King.
And these Lords, videlicet, the Lord Treasurer, Lord President, Lord Privy Seal, Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Lord Steward, were appointed to attend His Majesty; and to know at what Time His Majesty will be pleased to receive the said Petition.
The House being again adjourned ad libitum, their Lordships returned again into the Painted Chamber, and signified all this unto the Commons (who attended in the Painted Chamber); and delivered back the Petition to be by them ingrossed.
The Kings Answer.
When their Lordships returned, the House being resumed, the Lord Treasurer and the other Lords brought Answer, That His Majesty hath appointed to receive this Petition To-morrow, at Two in the Afternoon, at Whitehall, and that it be presented unto Him by such a Number of both Houses as they please.
Committee to present the Petition for a Fast.
Whereupon the Lords Agreed upon a Committee of Twelve of this House videlicet,
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Bp. of Co. et Lich.
L. Bp. of Bristol.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
Mr. Serjeant Ayloffe and Sir Ro. Rich were sent to the Commons, to signify the same unto them; and that they appoint a proportionable Number of their House for the presenting of the said Petition.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis proximum, videlicet, 29m diem instantis Januarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.