DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 23 die Novembris.
Justice Heywood stabbed by James.
The Lord Keeper signified to the House, from the
King, "That His Majesty was informed of the foul
Fact committed lately on Justice Heywood, who was
stabbed in Westminster Hall (the King's House), by
one James; and that His Majesty desires the Business
may be speedily examined by this House; and to
proceed against him with such exemplary Punishment as the Wisdom of this House shall think fit." (fn. ‡)
Proceedings against the E. of Strafford to be speedy and secret.
To the Fourth Head, "That the Proceedings
may be speedy and secret," it was Agreed, That
their Lordships will provide that they may be so.
Members of the H C to be present at the Examinations.
For the Fifth, "That some Members of the
House of Commons may be present at the Exami
Memorandum, That this, by Consent of the House, was commanded to be vacated, being Resolved afterwards.
3. "The Examination of the Privy Counsellors upon Oath.
Before their Lordships proceeded, they thought it fit that the Oath of a Privy Counsellor should be read; which accordingly was Twice publicly
read And then, for the better discussing of the Particulars, the House was adjourned into a Committee, during Pleasure.
Afterwards, the House being resumed,
It was Ordered, "That Privy Counsellors shall be examined upon Oath."
"nations," this House hath referred it to the Committee of Privileges, to look upon Precedents; and
to report them to the House; and afterwards their
Lordships think it fit to have a Conference with the
House of Commons.
It was Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Lincolne
shall be added to the Committee of Privileges.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, 24m diem instantis Novembris, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.