DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 1 die Martii.
E. of Nottingham's Privilege. Weld's Arrest.
The Petition of Henry Penn was read, being committed to The Fleet by this House, for procuring one
Weld to be arrested, who was Servant to the Right
Honourable the Earl of Nottingham; for which he is
most heartily sorry, and humbly submitteth himself to
the Pleasure of this House. Hereupon the House did
Order, That the said Penn be called to the Bar, and
make his Submission to this House, and then to be released of his said Imprisonment.
Sir Richard Hubert, Groom-Porter's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Richard Hubert, Knight, GroomPorter, was read, and referred to the Committee for
The Wardens of the Company of Stationers to appear, on account of L. Strafford's Charge being printed.
The House being informed, That the Charge against
the Earl of Strafford was printed; it was Ordered,
That the Master and the Four Wardens of the Company of Stationers in London, have Notice to appear here
in Court upon Wednesday Morning next.
Communion Table in Churches to remain where it is accustomed to be.
Ordered, That every Lord Bishop, in his particular
Diocese, shall give Directions, and take Care, that the
Communion-Table, in every Church in his Diocese,
doth stand decently, in the ancient Place, where it
ought to do by the Law, and as it hath done for the
greater Part of these Threescore Years last past.
Committee for Religion.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to take into Consideration all Innovations in the Church
The L. Treasurer.
E. of Bath.
E. of South'ton.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Dorsett.
E. of Sarum.
E. of Warwick.
E. of March.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Clare.
E. of Berks.
E. of Dover.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
|L. Bp. of Exon.
L. Bp. of Carlile.
L. Bp. of Ely.
L. Bp. of Bristoll.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
L. Bp. of Chichester.
Ds. Willoughby de Earseby.
Ds. Howard de Charl.
Ds. Grey de Werk.
Ds. Howard de Escr.
Their Lordships, or any Nine of them or more, to
meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon; and afterwards to meet at such Times
as they themselves shall please to appoint.
Ordered, That the Cheshire Petition be referred to
the aforesaid Committee.
Next, a Petition of the Lord Archbishop of Cant.
was read, in hæc verba:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The Humble Petition of William Lord Archbishop
Archbishop of Cant.'s Petition.
"That whereas it is your Petitioner's hard Fortune
to lie at this present under a most heavy Charge before your Lordships, he most humbly and thankfully
acknowledgeth your Lordships great Favour in hearing him so patiently when he was last before you.
"And humbly prayeth, that, with your Lordships
Good-liking, he may have a Copy of his said
Charge, and Counsel assigned him, whereby
he may be the better enabled for his just Defence, and will not doubt but, by God's Assistance, to make his Innocency appear to your
"For whose Prosperity he shall daily pray, &c."
The Names of such Counsel as he humbly desired to
be assigned, were:
Mr. Lane, Attorney to the Prince's Highness.
Mr. Recorder of London.
Mr. Serjeant Rolles.
Mr. Herne, of Lincolne's Inne.
Mr. Low, of The Inner Temple.
Mr. Lightfoote, of Greys Inne.
Dr. Merricke, in regard of the High Commission.
And Mr. Alkorne, to be his Solicitor.
Ordered, That the Lord Archbishop of Cant. shall
have Counsel, saving such as are of Counsel with the
Earl of Strafford; but Mr. Alkorne to be his Solicitor.
And further Ordered, That the Earl of Strafford and
the Lord Archbishop of Cant. shall not be permitted to
come together in The Tower.
Message to the H.C. about the Scots Business.
After this, the House was adjourned during Pleasure,
to debate the Demands of the Scotts, touching their last
Article; and the House being resumed, it was Ordereed, That a Message shall be sent upon Wednesday Morning next, to desire a Conference with the House of Commons, touching the Scots Business.
E. of Nottingham's Privilege. Penn discharged.
Henry Penn, that was committed to The Fleet, for arresting one Weld, a Servant of the Right Honourable
the Earl of Nottingham, contrary to the Privilege of
Parliament, was brought to the Bar, and made his Submission, that he was heartily sorry for the same; and
desired Pardon of this House, and Releasement from his
Imprisonment for this Business.
Hereupon the House Ordered his Releasement accordingly.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.