DIE Martis, videlicet, 13 die Aprilis.
E of Strafford at the Bar.
The Lord Steward adjourned this House to Westm.
Hall. The Lords being all sat in their Places, the
Lieutenant of The Tower brought forth the Earl of
Strafford to the Bar. The Lord Steward told him, that
he was to sum up his Evidence first, and afterwards the
Commons were to state the Evidence.
E. of Strafford sums up his Evidence.
Then the Earl of Strafford made a Recollection of all
his Evidence to each Article, and summed all up together; and concluded, "That nothing charged against
him could be made good to be Treason, neither by
Statute Law, nor Common Law."
The Commons sum up theirs.
Next Mr. Glynn, after a Time of Repose, proceeded
to sum up the Evidence for the Commons, and apply
all the Articles together, and so to state the Evidence
that the Treason may appear the better.
Mr. Pim's Speech.
This being done; Mr. Pim answered divers Excuses
that the Earl of Strafford made in his Defence, and
shewed "what a transcendent Offence it is to endeavour to subvert the Fundamental Laws of the Kingdom;" and concluded, "that the Committee for the
Commons have done in the managing their Evidence
for Matter of Fact; as for making their Charge to be
High Treason, in Point of Law, they must resort to
their House, to receive their Directions therein."
The Earl of Strafford desired, "That, having made
his Defence to his Charge concerning Matters of Fact,
he may have the Benefit of his Counsel to speak to the
Matter of Law."
The Lord Steward told him, that their Lordships will
take it into Consideration, and will give an Answer in
The Lord Steward adjourned the House to the usual
E. of Strafford's Counsel to speak in Point of Law.
The Lords, being come up into the House, took the
Request of the Earl of Strafford into Consideration, and
Resolved to let the Earl of Strafford know that they will
hear his Counsel speak in Point of Law on Thursday
Morning next, in Westm. Hall; and the Lieutenant of
The Tower is to have Order from this House to bring
him, and the House of Commons to have Notice of it.
Scotch Business to be considered.
Ordered, That the Scotts Business is to be considered
of To-morrow Morning, and the Paper sent from the
House of Commons to be considered of To-morrow in
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 14m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.