DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 13 die Februarii.
Sir Robert Barckley's Bail discharged.
It was moved, That Mr. Justice Heath and Sir John
Lenthall, Knight, be discharged from their Recognizance,
wherein they stood bound with Mr. Justice Barckley, for
his Forth-coming; which was Ordered by the House
accordingly, and the Recognizance to be vacated.
Proclamation for Lord Finch's Appearance to be issued.
Ordered, That a Proclamation be sent forth, to all
the Counties of England and Wales, to summon Jo.
Lord Fynch, late Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of
England, to appear Personally before the Lords in Parliament, to answer to an Accusation of High Treason
brought up against him by the House of Commons;
which Appearance of his is to be on the 10th of March
next ensuing; and the said Proclamation to be in hæc
"Rex Vicecomitibus etc. Salutem. Cum Communltas
Regni Nostri Angliæ, in præsenti Parliamento, Johannem Dominum Finch de Fordich, nuper Custodem
Magni Sigilli Angliæ, de Alta Proditione accusaverit
et impetierit; cumque per Dominos Temporales, in
eodem Parliamento, de Assensu et Avisamento Nostris,
ordinatum existit, quod Proclamatio per totum
Regnum Nostrum Angliæ publice fiat, quod idem Johannes Dominus Finch, in propria Persona sua, compareat, et se reddat, coram Nobis et præsatis Dominis, decimo die Martii proxime futuro, ad respondendum de eadem Proditione; et ad standum
recte coram Nobis et præ satis Dominis in hac parte;
Nos, volentes prædictam Ordinationem effectui debito
mancipari, tibi præcipimus, firmiter injungendo, quod
statim, visis præsentibus, in singulis Civitatibus et
Villis Mercatoriis, et aliis Locis, in Balliva tua, ubi
melius expediri videris, ex parte Nostra; publice proclamari facias, quod prædictus Johannes Dominus
Finch, in propria Persona sua, compareat et se
reddat, coram Nobis, et præsatis Dominis, in præsenti Parliamento Nostro, decimo die Martii prædicto,
ad respondendum de Proditione prædicta, et standum
recte coram Nobis et præsatis Dominis, in hac parte,
juxta formam Ordinationis prædictæ et Nos de
Diebus et Loeis Proclamationis prædictæ, cum facta
fuerit, sub Sigillo tuo distincte et aperte, sine
Dilatione, reddas certiorem, hoc Breve Nobis remittens."
Leave to Sir William Pennyman, to speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Report of the Conference concerning the Amendments of the Bill to prevent the too long Intermission of Parliaments.
Message to the H. C. for a further Conference touching this Bill.
Ordered, That Sir William Pennyman have Leave to
speak with the Earl of Strafford, at The Tower, about
some Business concerning his Estate.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, That the Lords Committees of this House have met with the Committees of
the House of Commons, and are agreed upon the Additionals and Amendments in the Act for preventing
the Inconveniencies which happeneth by the long Intermission of Parliaments, sent to the House of Commons
from this House; which Additionals and Amendments,
being read Three Times, were agreed by all, nemine
contradicente, fit to pass with the Bill, and to be sent
down. Hereupon a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, by the Master of the Rolls and Mr. Justice
Foster: To desire a Conference, with a select Committee
of both Houses, touching the Bill for Triennial Parliaments, in the Painted Chamber, presently, if it
standeth with their Conveniency.
Benbrigg to make his Submission.
Upon reading the Petition of Phillip Bembrigg, it was
Ordered, That the said Bembrigge do appear here
on Monday next, and make his Submission, according to
a former Order of this House.
Judgement against Dr. Pocklington, to be put in Execution.
Ordered, That all whom it concerns, shall put in
Execution the Judgement of this House against Dr.
Answer from the H. C.
The Answer to the Message from the House of Commons was: That they will give a Meeting presently.
Hereupon the same Lords Committees to whom this
Bill was first committed, were appointed now to meet
at this Conference.
Bill to prevent the too long Intermission of Parliaments.
The House being adjourned during Pleasure, the
Lords went to the Conference; which being done, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Privy Seal reported
to the House, That the Lords Committees have delivered
to the Committees of the Commons the Bill for Triennial Parliaments, together with the Additionals and
Message from the House of Commons, for a Conference about disbanding the Irish Army, etc.
After this, a Message was delivered by Sir Robert
Harlow, from the House of Commons: To desire a Conference, with a Committee of both Houses, at their
Lordships best Conveniency, touching Three Particulars:
First, concerning he disbanding the new Army in
Secondly, about disarming of Papists in England.
Thirdly, about removing the English Papists from
The Answer to the said Message was, That their
Lordships will give a present Meeting, in the Painted
Lords appointed to report this Conference.
The Lord Privy Seal,
Lord Viscount Say et Seale,
Were appointed to report the Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and, it being late, it was Ordered, That the Report of the Conference shall be
upon Monday Morning next.
The Petition of the Earl of Strafford was read, in
Earl of Strafford's Petition for a longer Time to put in his Answer.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in the High Court of Parliament
"The humble Petition of Tho. Earl of Strafford,
His Majesty's Lieutenant General of Ireland.
"Most humbly sheweth,
"That, in Obedience to your Lordships Order of the
Third of this Instant, he hath applied himself, with
his best Endeavours, to prepare his Answer to the
Charge against him by Wednesday next; having, immediately after the Copy of the Charge taken out,
sent a Messenger expressly into Ireland, for Copies
of such Records, Warrants, and other Writings, as
he must necessarily use in framing his said Answer;
but, the Winds having ever since been so contrary,
he cannot yet see any Likelihood that the said Messenger hath yet gotten a Passage into Ireland.
"He therefore humbly beseecheth your Lordships
to be pleased to grant him a longer Time for
putting in his Answer; by which he doubts
not but to clear himself of all the Accusations laid against him, and to appear a Person
capable of your Lordships Favour and good
"So, with all due Thankfulness, acknowledging your Lordships many Noble Respects towards him, he humbly desires
the Continuance thereof.
"And he shall wish unto your Noble
Lordships all Increase of Honour
Ordered, That this Petition be Rejected.
Lord Morley's Cause to be heard.
Ordered, That the Lord Morley's Cause be heard
upon Monday come Sevennight, videlicet, 22d Day of February; and then all Parties to appear, and Witnesses
to be produced.
Ordered, That the Cause for Sutton Marsh be heard
on Friday, the 19th of February.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 15m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.