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 Martis, videlicet, 12 die Martii, post meridiem.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gower.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons Yesterday return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will take the Lord Howard's Ordinance into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Henry Vane's Examination against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Earl of Rutland and the Lord Howard reported to this House, "That, according to their Lordships Order, they have taken the Examination of Sir Henry Vane Knight; and they desired how the same should be disposed of:" And it is Ordered, That it shall be delivered to the Committee of the House of Commons.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.
The Lords being ready for the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Committee of the House of Commons that managed the Evidence being ready, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to bring in the Prisoner; and accordingly he was brought to the Bar, where he kneeled as a Delinquent, until he was commanded to stand up.
Then the Bishop made it his humble Suit to this House, "That he might receive his whole Charge first, and afterwards make his entire Answer to the Particulars together."
The Committee of the House of Commons desired that each particular Charge might have the particular Proof, and the particular Defence, as it was in the Trial of the Earl of Strafford.
Hereupon the Company was commanded to withdraw.
And this House Ordered, That the same Course shall be observed in the proceeding of the managing of the Evidence as was on the Trial of the Earl of Strafford; which was, to answer particularly to every several Article.
The Committee of the House of Commons were called in again; and the Prisoner was brought again to the Bar; and the Speaker told him the Resolution of this House concerning his Desire, as aforesaid.
Then the First and further Articles against him were read, and likewise his Answer to the same; which being done, Mr. Serjeant Wyld made a Speech, by (fn. 1) Way of Introduction; which being done, the Bishop, by Leave of the House, made a short Speech in Answer to it.
Ordered, That this House will proceed further in the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock; and that the Lieutenant of The Tower shall bring him again To-morrow Morning.
The King's Letter and the Answer to be printed.
Ordered, That the King's Letter and the Answer of both Houses to His Majesty shall be printed by the Printer of this House, and none else.
House adjourned till 10a cras.