DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 25 die Aprilis,
post meridiem, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Leich.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens, etc.
Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Mag. Admirallus Angliæ. Marchio Winton.
Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundel.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestr.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Vicecomes Dancastr.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mounteg.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Windsor.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Darce de Ch.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de Wal.
p. Ds. Wotton.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Digby.
Dying of Silks.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against false
Dying of Silks.
Mr. Baron Denham and Mr. Attorney General reported, That they did Yesterday (according to the
Direction of the House) deliver unto the Lord Chancellor the Charge of his Lordship's Corruption, &c.
in Writing, and required his Lordship's Answer; who
said, he would return the Lords an Answer. Memorandum, That the Lord Chief Justice received a Letter
from the Lord Chancellor, directed thus: "Unto Sir
James Ley, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench, and supplying the Place of the Lord Chancellor in Parliament by Commission."
Of which Letter the Lords would take no Notice,
because it was directed to the Lord Chief Justice, and
not to the House.
And the Earl of South'ton moved, That the House
be not concluded with this Answer returned from the
Lord Chancellor, videlicet, that he will return Answer
with Speed, but to require and receive a direct Answer
from his own Mouth.
Debate concerning the Manner of Proceeding against the Lord Chancellor.
And it was much argued amongst the Lords, in what
Manner this shall be done, whether here at the Bar, or
no; for the freer discussing whereof, the House was
adjourned ad libitum.
Message to the Lord Chancellor.
Their Lordships being Resolved thereof, the Lord
Chief Justice returned to the Place of the Lord Chancellor; and then their Lordships Agreed, To send a Message unto the Lord Chancellor, to this Effect, by Mr.
Baron Denham and Mr. Attorney General: videlicet,
The Lords have received a doubtful Answer unto
the Message their Lordships sent him Yesterday; and
therefore they now send to him again, to know of his
Lordship, directly and presently, whether his Lordship
will make his Confession, or stand upon his Defence.
Answer returned by the said Messengers:
The Lord Chancellor will make no Manner of Defence to the Charge; but meaneth to acknowledge
Corruption, and to make a particular Confession to
every Point, and after that an humble Submission.
But humbly craves Liberty, that, where the Charge
is more full than he finds the Truth of the Fact, he
may make Declaration of the Truth in such Particulars,
the Charge being brief, and containing not all Circumstances.
Another Message to the Lord Chancellor.
The Lords sent the same Messengers back again
unto the Lord Chancellor, to let his Lordship know,
That their Lordships had granted him Time, until
Monday next the Thirtieth of this April, Ten in the
Morning, to send such Confession and Submission as
his Lordship intends to make.
Conference concerning John Bennett reported.
The Lord Treasurer made Report of the Conference
Yesterday with the Commons, touching Sir John Bennett;
the Effect whereof was, That whereas the said Sir John
Bennett, Knight, Judge of the Prerogative Court of
Canterbury, being directed by the Law both what to do,
and what Fees to take, he did both contrary to the
Law, exacting extreme and great Fees, and much
Bribery; some Complaints against him were opened,
with a Request of the Commons, that they might send
up more against him hereafter, if any came unto them.
Sir John Bennett's Petition.
The Petition of Sir John Bennett unto the Lords
of this House, was read; humbly shewing, that he
is kept close Prisoner, under the Custody of the Sheriffs
of London, in his own House; and humbly desiring to have
the Liberty of his own House, upon good Security.
Many Motions being made by the Lords, in what
fort, and how far, the Petitioner should have this Liberty
granted him, it was at last Agreed and Ordered, in
Manner following: videlicet,
Sir John Bennett to be admitted to Bill.
Whereas Sir John Bennett, Knight, this Day presented his humble Petition unto the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal of this High Court of Parliament,
shewing, that he is now kept close Prisoner, under
the Custody of the Sheriffs of London, in his own
House; and humbly desiring that their Lordships
would permit him the Liberty of his own House,
upon good Security by him given; it is this Day
Ordered, by their Lordships, That, if the said Sir
John Bennett shall nominate unto this Court the
Names of such sufficient Persons, that will be Bail
for his Forth-coming, and the Court shall like of
their Sufficiency, then, upon their Bond of Forty
Thousand Pounds given here in open Court, he the
said Sir John Bennett shall have his Liberty, or else
he shall be committed Prisoner to The Tower of
London, and have the Liberty thereof. And it is left
to the Choice of Sir John Bennet, either to put in
such good Bail as is required, or to be committed
Prisoner to The Tower."
The Gentleman Usher signified unto the Lords,
That the Committee of the Lower House attend their
Lordships in the Painted Chamber, for the Conference agreed on at this Time. Wherefore their
Lordships deferred the Hearing of Sir Francis Michell
and Mathias Fowles until To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini
Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, hora 9a, Dominis sic