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 Jovis, 16 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt :
The Lord Keeper declared to the House, That those Lords that come in by Creation since the last Parliament, and are now ready, should be introduced into the House this Day; and is many as are not ready, to remain until the next Meeting.
This Day these Lords following were brought into the Parliament House, on this Manner: videlicet, the Gentleman Usher with his Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, the Lord Great Chamberlain with his White Staff, and the Earl Marshal, came in; and, after them, the Lord Mowbray, in his Robes, was brought in, be tween the Lord Strange and the Lord North, and the Writ being delivered upon the Knee to the Lord Keeper, and he delivering it to the Clerk, it was read, and then the said Lord Mowbray was brought to his Place, at the Upper End of the Barons Bench.
Lord Herbert of Cherbery.
In the same Manner was the Lord Herbert de Cherbery brought into the Parliament House, between the Lord Newenham Paddox and the Lord Goringe; and placed between the Lord Powis and the Lord Cotting ton.
Likewise the Lord Keeper, in the same Manner, was brought into the House, between the Lord Mowbray and the Lord Strange; and the Lord Keeper being in his Robes, and having the Great Seal in his Hand, being come to the Wool sack, Garter delivered him his Patent of Creation; and then his Lordship, with low Obeisance, and kneeling down, laid the same down upon the Chair of Estate, and (fn. 1) it afterwards was delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament; which being done, he was brought to his Place as a Baron; and then afterwards took his Place, as Lord Keeper, upon a Wool-sack.
Lord Lowden examined in the Tower.
The Lord Cottington, having been created since the last Parliament, and never sitting in the House before, should likewise have presented his Writ, or Patent, but, not having his Writ nor Patent present, he was excused; but it was Ordered, upon Motion of some Lords, That this should not be a Precedent for hereafter, being done out of Favour to him After this, the Lord Cottington was permitted, as a Member of the House, to deliver a Message by Command from His Majesty, to this Effect: That himself and others did lately, by His Majesty's Command, examine my Lord Lowden in The Tower, upon divers Interrogatories, and found him very wary, and said, he ought not to be examined here in England, because he is a Peer of Scotland The Letter was shewed him; and he confessed one of the Names subscribed was like his Hand writing, and at last he did confess it to be his Hand writing, and that he did remember the Letter; and, not understanding French did conceive it had been for a Mediation to the French King He confessed the Letter was to have been sent by Colvile, a Servant of the French King, who was then in Edenborough The Lord Cottington produced the original Letter, written in French which was read openly by the Clerk, and re delivered to the Lord Cottington.
Roll of Orders read.
This Day was read the Roll of Remembrances of Orders and Decency to be kept in the Upper House of Parliament; and Agreed, That the House should be called on Saturday next.
Committees for the Custom Orders, and Privileges of the House.
Grand Committee The Names of the Lords Com mittees appointed to take Consideration of the Customs and Orders of the House and Privilege of the Peers of the Kingdom, of Lords of Parlia ment videlicet,
The Grand Committee for Privileges, etc.
They, or any Seven of them, to meet every Monday, at Two post (fn. 2) meridiem, in the Painted Chamber, and at what other Times they please.
Sub committees for D°.
The Names of the Lords Sub committees to take Consideration of the Customs and Orders of the House, and Privileges of the Peers of the King dom, of Lords of Parliament, and to perfect the Journal Book:
They, or any Four of them, to meet every Saturday, at Two post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber, and at what other Times their Lord ships please.
The Names of the Lords Committees for Petitions: videlicet,
Committees for Petitions.
They, or any Seven of them, are to meet every Tuesday and Thursday, at Two post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber, and at such other Times as their Lordships please, to consider of Answers to the said Petitions; and every Week to report the same to the House.
Manner of receiving Petitions.
Ordered, That no Petition is to be received, but by the Lords sitting at the Committee; and the Petitions to be subscribed by the Petitioners own Hands, and not depart.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better venting of Dyed and Dressed Cloths, etc.
It was moved, (fn. 3) That, in regard the Convocation House doth sit Tomorrow, the House might be adjourned until Saturday next; but it was not agreed unto, because it was alledged, That the High Court of Parliament is not subordinate to any other Court.
Therefore it was Ordered, That Search should be made in the Journal Books, whether it hath been a Custom to adjourn the House, because of the Convo cation sitting next Day.
House adjourned on account of the Lord Keepers Want of Health.
The Lord Keeper went to his Place, and desired the House, That, in regard of his ill Health at that Time upon him, their Lordships would please that the House might be adjourned until Saturday next; which was upon that Ground consented unto.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 18m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.