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, 23 die Novembris.
Justice Heywood stabbed by James.
The Lord Keeper signified to the House, from the King, "That His Majesty was informed of the foul Fact committed lately on Justice Heywood, who was stabbed in Westminster Hall (the King's House), by one James; and that His Majesty desires the Business may be speedily examined by this House; and to proceed against him with such exemplary Punishment as the Wisdom of this House shall think fit." (fn. 1)
Proceedings against the E. of Strafford to be speedy and secret.
Members of the H C to be present at the Examinations.
Memorandum, That this, by Consent of the House, was commanded to be vacated, being Resolved afterwards.
Before their Lordships proceeded, they thought it fit that the Oath of a Privy Counsellor should be read; which accordingly was Twice publicly read And then, for the better discussing of the Particulars, the House was adjourned into a Committee, during Pleasure.
"nations," this House hath referred it to the Committee of Privileges, to look upon Precedents; and to report them to the House; and afterwards their Lordships think it fit to have a Conference with the House of Commons.