DIE Veneris, videlicet, 13 die Novembris.
Earl of Cleveland's Privilege. Dixon's Habeas corpus staid.
It was moved, That the Habeas corpus awarded for
Robert Dixon, Servant to the Right Honourable the
Earl of Cleveland, be stopt, until the said Earl comes to
Town; and so Ordered.
Benson to be sent for, to answer scandalous Words against the Lords Commissioners, for treating with the Commissioners of Scotland.
The Lord Savill moved the House, That whereas the
Lords Commissioners appointed by His Majesty to treat
with the Commissioners of Scotland at Rippon, about
weighty Affairs, wherein their Lordships have performed their Duties carefully and faithfully; and the
same being Yesterday reported by the Earl of Bristoll to
both Houses of Parliament, and approved, that their Lordships the Commissioners have clearly and truly declared
the several Proceedings; yet one Robert Benson, an Attorney at Law, hath taken upon him the Boldness to
traduce all the aforesaid Lords Commissioners and their
Service, and hath publicly scandalized their Lordships
with base Terms, as calling their Lordships "base covenanting Lords," etc. for which the House did Order
that the said Robert Benson should be speedily sent for;
and, in case he doth not confess the Words, that the
Witnesses shall be sent for.
Queen's Jointure Bill
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported the Queen's
Bill, with one Amendment; which being read first
without the Amendment, and afterwards being read
Twice after the Amendment inserted, and Agreed unto,
it was Ordered, That the Bill should be ingrossed.
Report of the Earl of Strafford's Commitment certified to the King.
The Earl of Bristoll reported to the House, That,
according to their Lordships Directions, the Earl
Marshal, Earl of Bedford, Earl of Essex, Earl of Cambridge, Earl of Holland, and himself, did Yesterday
wait on His Majesty, to give him an Account of what
had passed concerning the Earl of Strafford, and His
Majesty answered, That, if He had any Thing to
signify to their Lordships for Expedition in that Business, He would do it by the usual Way, by the Lord
Report of the Conference concerning the Proceedings at York and Rippon
The Lord Keeper reported to the House the Effect
of the Conference Yesterday with the Committee of
both Houses, touching the Proceedings at Yorke, and
of the Lords Commissioners with the Scottish Commissioners at Rippon.
The Lord Keeper, ending his Report, moved the
House, That the Lords Commissioners might have
Thanks from their Lordships, for their great Pains:
and that the Narration of their Proceedings, which was
Yesterday reported to both Houses, may be approved
of by this House; and Ordered it should be so
Earl of Salisbury's Privilege Floyd's Arrest.
One Thomas Perbery was brought to the Bar, as a
Delinquent, at whose Suit Hugh Floyde, menial Servant
to the Right Honourable the Earl of Sarum, was arrested by John Clarke, contrary to the Privileges of
Parliament, and the said John Clarke, Bailiff, being told
by Edward Perryn, and Thomas Thornehill (who affirmed
the same upon Oath), that the said Hugh Floyd was protected by the Earl of Sarum, his Lord; answered them
in a contemptuous and scornful Manner, that the said
Earl might protect his Horses, if he would; whereupon it was Ordered, That the said Thomas Perbery
should be committed to Prison, there to remain until he
hath paid all the Charges of the said Hugh Floyd in
this Suit, and until their Lordships Pleasure be further
known. And it was further Ordered, That the said
John Clarke shall ride upon a Jade, with his Face towards the Horse-tail, from The New Palace in Westminster, to The Old Exchange in London, with a Paper
on his Head, declaring his Offence, on Monday Morning next, the 16th of this present November; and likewise that the said Hugh Floyd shall forthwith be released
out of Prison, and the Action discharged.
Earl of Winchelsea's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling
of the Sale and Leasing of Lands, for Payment of the
Debts of Thomas late Earl of Winchelsea.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 14m diem instantis Novembris, Dominis sic decernentibus.