DIE Martis, videlicet, 12 die Martii, post meridiem.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gower.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons
Yesterday return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will take the Lord
Howard's Ordinance into Consideration, and will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Henry Vane's Examination against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Earl of Rutland and the Lord Howard reported
to this House, "That, according to their Lordships
Order, they have taken the Examination of Sir Henry
Vane Knight; and they desired how the same should
be disposed of:" And it is Ordered, That it shall
be delivered to the Committee of the House of Commons.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.
The Lords being ready for the Trial of the Archbishop
of Canterbury, and the Committee of the House of Commons that managed the Evidence being ready, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to bring
in the Prisoner; and accordingly he was brought to the
Bar, where he kneeled as a Delinquent, until he was
commanded to stand up.
Then the Bishop made it his humble Suit to this
House, "That he might receive his whole Charge first,
and afterwards make his entire Answer to the Particulars together."
The Committee of the House of Commons desired
that each particular Charge might have the particular
Proof, and the particular Defence, as it was in the Trial
of the Earl of Strafford.
Hereupon the Company was commanded to withdraw.
And this House Ordered, That the same Course
shall be observed in the proceeding of the managing of
the Evidence as was on the Trial of the Earl of Strafford; which was, to answer particularly to every several
The Committee of the House of Commons were
called in again; and the Prisoner was brought again to
the Bar; and the Speaker told him the Resolution of this
House concerning his Desire, as aforesaid.
Then the First and further Articles against him
were read, and likewise his Answer to the same; which
being done, Mr. Serjeant Wyld made a Speech, by (fn. *) Way
of Introduction; which being done, the Bishop, by Leave
of the House, made a short Speech in Answer to it.
Ordered, That this House will proceed further in
the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock; and that the Lieutenant of The Tower shall bring him again To-morrow
The King's Letter and the Answer to be printed.
Ordered, That the King's Letter and the Answer of
both Houses to His Majesty shall be printed by the
Printer of this House, and none else.
House adjourned till 10a cras.