DIE Jovis, videlicet, 12 die Novembris.
Sir William Beecher's Petition.
Sir William Beecher's Petition was read, wherein he
doth acknowledge his Error, in opposing his Sense to
the Judgement of this Honourable Assembly, where
upon, and considering the Infirmity and Sickness of the
said Sir William Beecher, their Lordships were pleased
to extend their Favours towards him; and Ordered,
That he should be released speedily of his Imprisonment.
The King to be acquainted with the Earl of Straffords Commitment.
It was moved, That their Lordships would be
pleased to take it into their Considerations, that His
Majesty be made acquainted with the just Commitment Yesterday, and sequestering from this Honourable House, of the Earl of Strafford, with the Reasons
and Manner of it. For that Purpose, divers Lords
were appointed, to recollect and gather the Heads of
those Particulars, as are fit and material to be represented unto (fn. ‡) His Majesty.
The Names of the Lords appointed for that Purpose were, The
E. of Bedford.
E. of Essex.
|E. of Cambridge.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Holland.
These Lords withdrew themselves into the Prince's
Passage between England and Ireland opened by His Majesty.
The Earl Marshal reported to the House, That himself, with the rest of the Lords appointed with him
Yesterday, have humbly besought His Majesty, for the
opening of the Passage between Ireland and England,
whereby the Subjects may have free Passage, may be
opened, notwithstanding any Restraint. And His Majesty was pleased immediately to give Orders, That, by
the same Means as it was restrained, it should again be
opened, and made free.
House to be called.
Ordered, That the House shall be called upon
His Majesty to be moved, to open the Passage between Ireland and England by Proclamation.
The Lord Keeper was appointed by their Lordships,
and in Behalf of their Lordships, humbly to present unto
His Majesty their Desire, That, as the free Passage between Ireland and England was restrained by Proclamation, so His Majesty would be pleased to open it again
Relation of the Treason of Oconnor, an Irish Roman Priest.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench signified
to the House, That this Morning himself and Mr. Attorney General were commanded, by His Majesty, to
deliver unto their Lordships the Relation concerning one
Oconnor, an Irishman, a Romish Priest, now close Prifoner in The Gatehouse; his Offence being of a high and
transcendent Nature. He told their Lordships, that he
hath been examined by a Justice of Peace of Middlesex.
The Witness against him is One Woman, and she of good
Fame and Credit, and now a good Protestant, though
formerly a Romish Recusant. This Woman hath had
often Discourse with the said Oconnor, who told the
Woman that many Thousands were in Pay, to be ready
to cut all the Protestants Throats; and being asked how
that could be, he answered, "By killing the King first;"
and being asked how that could be, he said, "This Hand
(meaning his own Hand) should do it." This they were
commanded to signify unto their Lordships, that they
may examine further the Proceedings, if their Lordships so please. Hereupon their Lordships thought fit
that Oconnor should be forthwith tried by Law, before
the Judges, in the King's Bench, but afterwards their
Lordships were informed that the House of Commons
had sent to the Judges, that his Trial might (fn. †) be deferred until the Judges hear from them.
Viscount Stafford introduced.
This Day the Lord Viscount of Stafford was introducted in his Robes, between the Lord Viscount Campden and the Lord Mowbray; and, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal, Garter, and the Gentleman
of the Black Rod going before, he presented his Patent
of Creation, bearing Date 11 die Novembris, 16° Caroli Regis, on his Knee, to the Lord Keeper; and, after
it was delivered to the Clerk, and read, he was brought
to his Place on the Viscounts Bench.
Order upon the Earl of Stanford's Petition.
It was moved, That those that are Delinquents in the
Earl of Stanford's Petition, and are Officers in His
Majesty's Army in the North, that the Earl of Northumberland, Lord General, be made acquainted with it;
and he to give Directions in it. The other Delinquents
are to be sent for, by the Order of this House.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Thomas Roc, to this Effect videlicet,
Message from the House of Commons for a Conference, touching the Proceedings at Yorke,
and touching the Breach of the Lords Privileges by Two of their Members.
That the House of Commons, having received a
Message touching a Conference with a Committee of
both Houses, concerning a Narration of the Proceedings at Yorke, and with the Scottish Commissioners at
Rippon, he was commanded to let their Lordships know,
that the Commons will be ready to give their Lordships
a Meeting, when they shall please to appoint; and
touching the Message from their Lordships, concerning
the infringing of their Privilege by Two Members of the
House of Commons, they will be ready, at some longer
Time, to give them an Answer.
These Messengers of the Commons withdrew; and
the Lord Keeper, reporting the said Message to the
House, was appointed to return this Answer: That,
concerning the first Part of their Message, their Lordships will be ready to give a Meeting, with a Committee
of both Houses, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon,
in the Painted Chamber.
Message to the House of Commons, concerning the Passage between England and Ireland.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and the
Lord Chief Baron: To let them know, That the Lords
have moved His Majesty, touching the opening and
clearing the Passage from Ireland to England, whereby
the Subjects may have free Passage; and that His Majesty hath willingly condescended thereunto; and to
that Purpose hath given Order it shall be done speedily
The Judges return this Answer only: That they have
acquainted the House of Commons with the Message.
Report of the Reasons to be signified to His Majesty for the Earl of Strafford's Commitment.
The Lords being returned from drawing the Heads
whereof to give His Majesty an Account (fn. ‡) concerning the
Commitment and Sequestering of the Earl of Strafford,
the Earl of Bristoll reported them to the House; and,
being approved, the said Lords were appointed to present them presently to His Majesty.
The Lord Keeper was appointed by the House to
make an Induction before the Narration, which is to
be delivered in the Afternoon at the Committee of both
Houses; and the Lords Commissioners to sit together in
the Middle of the Table.
Earl of Cleveland hath Leave to be absent for Two
or Three Days.
Earl of Hartford excused.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in horam secundam
post meridiem hujus dier, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Huc usque examinatur per Dominos,
He. Bathon. Warwicke.
Mowbray Et Matravers.
Conference about the Proceedings at York and Rippon.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal went into the
Painted Chamber, to the Conference of both Houses,
and, after the Lords Commissioners had made a long
Narration of the Treaty at Rippon, with the Scottish
Commissioners, and the Affairs at Yorke, being returned
into the House;
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris,
videlicet, 13m diem Novembris instantis, hora 9a, Dominis