DIE Jovis, videlicet, 15 die Julii.
Witnesses in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.
||Sworn, and to be examined concerning the Archbishop of Cant.|
|Lord Bishop Ely,
Hodie 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for
quieting (fn. *)
Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
||Assistants, any Two of them.|
Both Houses to attend the King P. M.
The Lord Chamberlain signified to this House, "That
His Majesty hath appointed both Houses to wait on
Him at Whitehall, this Afternoon, at Four a Clock,
in the Banqueting House."
Committee to prepare the Heads to be delivered to the King from both Houses.
Then these Lords were appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to
consider and draw up some Heads of what shall be delivered to the King from both Houses:
L. Privy Seal.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Justice Heath and Justice Mallett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning them.
To let them know, that His Majesty hath appointed
both Houses to wait upon Him this Afternoon, at Four
a Clock, in The Banqueting House, at Whitehall; and
further to desire, that a select Committee of their House
may meet with a select Committee of Lords, to agree
upon what shall (fn. *) be delivered to the King from (fn. *) both
That a select Committee of the House of Commons
shall give a present Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Clergy's Subsidy Bill.
Hodie lecta 1a
vice unica , An Act for the Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy. The Bill
was Once read; the Preamble and Confirmation was
read Three Times; and afterwards, being put to the
Question, it was consented to pass, nemine contradicente.
Then the Confirmation being subscribed by the Clerk of
the Parliament, "Soit baille aux Communs," it was sent
down to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfeild
and Serjeant Fynch, to pass there.
E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.
Next, the Cause of the Earl of Nottingham was
heard, against the Earl of Middlesex, for vacating a
Recognizance of Ten Thousand Pounds, by a Decree
in the Court of Wards, Twenty-two Years past; for
Recompence of which Damage the Earl of Nottingham
desired that the said Decree, (fn. †) made by the Earl of
Middlesex when he was Master of the Court of Wards (fn. ‡) ,
and that he may have Reparation for his Damages sustained herein, his Real Security of Ten Thousand
Pounds being vacated, and turned into a Personal Security of One Thousand Pounds.
The Counsel of the Earl of Middlesex, in Answer
hereunto, alledged, "That this was but Error in Point
of Judgement, and no Corruption charged."
Next there was produced the Notes of the sworn
Register of the Court of Wards, which were taken at
the Hearing of the said Cause, upon which the Decree
was grounded, and drawn up by the Register, and presented to the Attorney of that Court, and perused and
allowed by him, without any Privity or Confirmation of
the Earl of Middlesex.
But there arising a Question, whether the Register's
Notes should be read or no, the Counsel were commanded to withdraw; and, for the Debate hereof, the
House was put into a Committee during Pleasure; and,
after some Consideration, the House was resumed; and
it was Resolved, upon the Question, That these
Notes shall be read.
Clergy's Subsidy Bill.
The Messengers returned this Answer: That they
have delivered the Bill of the Subsidy of the Clergy to
the House of Commons.
Report from the Committee, about the Queen's Journey, to be delivered to the King.
Then the Lord Privy Seal reported what the Committee conceived fit to be delivered by the Speaker of
this House, from both Houses, to His Majesty; which
was read, in these Words, videlicet:
"Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Lords and
Commons, taking Notice of an Intention of the
Queen's Majesty to pass beyond the Seas, whereby
the Kingdom will be deprived of the Comfort of Her
Majesty's Presence, they have thought good to express their humble Duties and Affections to Your Majesty, and to the Royal Person of the Queen, in some
Considerations which they now do present to You, as
they conceive very important for the Good of this
Kingdom, and the Safety and Contentment of Her
Majesty, whose Honour and Happiness shall always
have a chief Place in their Estimation and Desires.
"Which Considerations are these following
"Here read the Considerations brought up from
the House of Commons Yesterday at the Conference:
"All which they humbly commend to Your Majesty's
Princely Wisdom; beseeching Your Majesty that,
by Your Allowance, they may represent their humble Desires to the Queen's Majesty, at such Time,
and with such Number of both Houses, as Her Majesty shall please to appoint."
Which being ended, this (fn. *) House did approve of
Lord Mohun Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Mohun hath Leave to be
absent, upon some urgent Occasions about his Estate,
until the next Sitting of Parliament.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pym:
Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Army.
To let their Lordships know, that they allow of the
Preface of the Message, which is to be delivered to His
Majesty; and that their select Committee is ready to
meet, concerning the disbanding of the Army.
That the Committee of this House will meet with
their select Committee, at Five a Clock this Afternoon,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Veneris, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.