Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 31 die Augusti.
The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Monsieur De Brass, a Pass.
Ordered, That Monsieur Claud De Brass shall have a Pass, to go into France, with his Wife, a Man, and a Maid.
Ordered, That Bickley shall shew Cause, by Monday next, why the Certificate of Sir John Nulls and others should not be confirmed by this House.
Serjeant Finch, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Fynch hath Leave to go to his House at Havering, in Essex; and his Attendance on this House is excused for a while, in regard of his ill Health.
Dr. Wetherby, a Pass.
Ordered, That Doctor Wetherby shall have a Pass, to go to Farringdon, to a Gentleman sick there, and return back again to London.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on Tuesday return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C. about Justice Berkley's Trial.
That they will send an Answer presently, by Messengers of (fn. 1) their own, touching the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley.
Message from thence, to defer it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Maynard:
To let their Lordships know, that they having received a Message this Morning touching the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkeley, and, in regard of some great Business now in Agitation, they shall not be ready this Morning to proceed therein; but, at any other Time as their Lordships shall appoint, they will be ready.
Justice Berkley's Trial deferred.
Ordered, That the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley shall be on Saturday Morning next.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Doctor Aylett, to give them Notice of it.
Sir William Withypoole and Sir Walter Devereux.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Wm. Withipoole: It is Ordered, That Sir Walter Devereux shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return an Answer to this House within a convenient Time after Notice.
Letter from Lord North, that he will attend as soon as his Health will permit.
Upon reading a Letter of the Lord North's, directed to the Speaker, shewing, "He having received a Letter from his Lordship, as Speaker, to attend this House; in regard of his ill Health, he desires the House to excuse his Absence; promising to attend this House so soon as his Health will give him Leave."
House adjourned till 10a cras.