DIE Veneris, videlicet, 14 die Decembris,
tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Meneven.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
Ds. Cranfeild, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Mandevill, Præs. Conc. Domini Regis.
p. Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marchio Buckingham, Mag. Adm. Angliæ. Marchio Winton.
Comes Oxon. Magn. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
Comes Pembrooc. Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Licestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Vicecomes Rocheford.
p. Ds. Zouche.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Eres.
p. Ds. Morley et Mount.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Shep.
Ds. Darce de Menell.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de Harr.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Shel.
p. Ds. Digby.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague.
Report concerning Privileges.
THE Lord Privy Seal reported, That the Committee for Privileges, &c. had made a Collection, touching the Freedom belonging to the Lords Servants in the
Time of Parliament, which were read by the Clerk, in
"How far it is conceived the Privilege of the
Nobility doth clearly extend, concerning the
Freedom of their Servants and Followers from
The Lords Servants freed from Arrests.
"To all their Menial Servants, and those of their Family, as also those employed necessarily and properly
about their Estates as well as their Persons.
"This Freedom to continue Twenty Days before
and after every Session; in which Time the Lords
may conveniently go Home to their Houses in the
most remote Parts of this Kingdom.
"That all the Lords, after the End of this Session, be
very careful in this Point, and remember the Ground
of this Privilege, which was only in respect they should
not be distracted, by the Trouble of their Servants,
from attending the serious Affairs of the Kingdom;
and that therefore they will not pervert that Privilege
to the public Injustice of the Kingdom, which was
given them only that the whole Realm might, in this
High Court, draw the clearer Light of Justice from
them; in which Case, every one ought rather to go
far within, than any way exceed, the due Limits.
"That hereafter, before any Person be sent for in
this kind, the Lord whom he serves shall, either by
himself, or by his Letter, or by some Message, certify
the House, upon his Honour, that the Person arrested
is within the Limits of the Privilege before expressed.
"And for the Particulars, they must be left to the
Judgement of the House, as the particular Cases shall come
in Question, wherein the House wants not all Means,
as well by Oath as without, to find out the true Nature of the Servant's Quality in his Lord's Service;
and thereupon, if by the House it be adjudged contrary to their true Intent, any Member whatsoever must
not find it strange, if, in such Case, both he himself
suffer Reproof (as the House shall think fit), and his
Servant receive no Benefit of the Privilege, but pay
the Fees; whereas the Justice of the Kingdom must
be preferred before any other personal Respect, and
none to be spared that shall offend after so fair Warning."
This was read the Second Time, and directed to be
entered as delivered to the House, as the Opinion of
some of the Lords of the Committee for Privileges,
&c. but suspended by the House to be entered as an
Order of the House till they had taken further Consideration thereof.
No Person to be sent for before the Complainant put in Security to pay Costs, if he make not good the Complaint.
The Lord Keeper moved the House, That, if any
Complaint be hereafter made, (fn. *) the Party complained of
shall not be sent for, unless the Complainant put in Security to pay Costs, if he proves not his Allegation;
which was well approved of.
Nothing to be entered as an Order till the Speaker ask; and the House approve.
The House was also moved, That no Motion be entered as an Order, unless the Lord Keeper do first demand the Opinion of the Court, whether the same shall
be allowed of as an Order or no? and then the same to
be set down as an Order, and read; which was well approved also.
This Parliament was called for Supply of the Palatinate.
The Lord Digby put the Lords in Mind, That this
Session was called for the present Support of the Palatinate, as was delivered by a Message from His Majesty
unto both Houses at the Beginning thereof.
His Lordship likewise signified, That he hath since
received many Advertisements of the great and present
Danger the Palatinate is (fn. †) likely to be in, as well by the
Army of the Duke of Bavaria, in Pursuit of Count
Maunsfeild; as also by the Army of that Count (who
came for the Defence of the Palatinate), if he be not
speedily supplied with Means from hence; for that, the
Country not being able to pay his Soldiers, nor to feed
so great an Army, he is thereby in some Distress for the
Relief of his Men: That divers Treatises of Peace have
been offered him, with fair Terms for himself, and yet
he will not hearken to any, so long as he hath Hope to
be relieved from hence, and may in any reasonable
Time be assured thereof; with which Advertisements,
and of the Danger and Hope of the Palatinate, his Lordship thought good (in Discharge of his Duty to the King)
to acquaint their Lordships, and desired their Lordships to
take the same into their Consideration.
To confer with the H. C. about the Palatinate.
The Lords, having duly weighed the same, it was
Agreed (being first put to the Question), That there
shall be a Meeting with the House of Commons, concerning this Narration made by the Lord Digby.
Lord Keeper to make Introduction, and Lord Digby the Narration.
It was also moved, and Agreed, That, at the said
Meeting, the Lord Keeper shall first make an Introduction, and then the Lord Digby shall proceed in his Narration to the Commons.
The Lord Digby desired to be directed by the House,
or by a Committee, for this his Narration. It was Agreed,
That his Lordship shall set down the Heads thereof in
Writing against To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 15m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona,
Dominis sic decernentibus.