Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 14 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Brunsell, a Proctor in Convocation, Privilege.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Henry Brunsell Clerk, and Prebendary of Ely, a Proctor for the said Church in the Convocation; praying a Summons for Thomas Ashe, of Balbrough, in the County of Derby, an Attorney at Law, (fn. 1) may be summoned, to answer his Offence, in causing the Petitioner to be arrested, in November, 1666, during the Sitting of the Convocation, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
Ashe sent for, for arresting him.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Ashe be, and is hereby, required, forthwith upon Sight of this Order, to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer his said Offence.
E. Northumb. Proxy.
The House was made acquainted, "That the Earl of Northumberland, being ill disposed in his Health, and not able to attend this House, hath sent his Proxy."
E. of Clarendon not to be committed on a general Charge.
Next, this House proceeded in Consideration of the Business Yesterday, concerning the Impeachment brought from the House of Commons against the Earl of Clarendon, of Treason.
And the House inspected other Precedents, to see what hath been done upon general Accusations from the House of Commons of Treason, where no particular Treason is specified; as, the Precedent in the Earl of Bristoll's Case, 1° Caroli Primi, 1626, 11 Maii; and the Case of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 18th of Dec'r, 1640.
And, after a long Debate, it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this be offered to the House of Commons: "That the Lords have not complied with the Desires of the House of Commons concerning the Commitment of the Earl of Clarendon, and sequestering him from Parliament, because the House of Commons have only accused him of Treason in general, and have not assigned or specified any particular Treason."
ORDERED, That this Resolution be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference, To-morrow Morning.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Lewin and Sir Moundiford Brampston:
To let them know, that the Lords desire a Conference, To-morrow Morning, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, concerning their Desire made to the Lords upon the Impeachment of the Earl of Clarendon.
The Committee to consider of Woollen Draperies are to meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 15um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.