DIE Martis, videlicet, 16 die Januarii.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Comes Essex, L. General.
Comes Warwicke, L. Admiral.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby of Parham.
Archbishop of Cant's Counsel.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Laude Archbishop of Cant. It is Ordered, That Mr. Richard
Gerrard shall be added, to be of Counsel with the said
Message to the H. C. that the Lords are ready to proceed against him.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House is ready to proceed
against the Archbishop of Cant. upon the Impeachment
brought up by them.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will presently send
some Members of their House, to manage the Evidence
against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Archbishop of Cant. at the Bar.
The Members of the House of Commons, that were
appointed to manage the Evidence, being come, the
Lords commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod to bring the said Archbishop of Canterbury to the
Bar, as a Delinquent;
And having kneeled until he was bid by the Speaker
to stand up;
Charge against him.
Mr. Serjeant Wylde said, "That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, in
their Names, and in the Names of all the Commons
of England, having impeached, by several Articles,
Wm. Laude, Archbishop of Canterbury, of High
Treason, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, with
a Saving to themselves a Liberty to add new Articles, or amend as they shall see Cause: And the
said Archbishop being brought this Day before
this House to be tried for his Offences, (fn. *) they desired that all the several Impeachments against him
may be read."
Which accordingly was done.
To put in his Answer.
Then Mr. Serjeant Wylde desired the Answer to these
Articles may be read.
But, in regard there was no Answer yet made to
these Articles, it is Ordered by this House, That
the said Archbishop of Canterbury shall put in his Answer in Writing, into this House, to the First and furthere Articles of Impeachment brought up from the
House of Commons against him, by Monday Morning
next peremptorily; and that the same Counsel formerly
assigned him shall be of Counsel with him.
House adjourned till 10a cras.