Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, videlicet, 5 die Junii:
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Gordon, Dean of Sarum, his Wife and Children. Appointed to be ingrossed.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Restitution in Blood of Thomas Littleton, eldest Son of John Littleton, late of Franckley, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, deceased, John Littleton, second Son, etc. Appointed to be ingrossed.
Watermen, etc. Exped.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Wherrymen or Watermen.
Clergy from Sheep-stealers, etc. Rejected.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to take away Clergy from Stealers of Cattle and Sheep.
Jesuits, Recusants, etc.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the due Execution of the Statutes against Jesuits, Seminary Priests, Recusants, etc.
And was referred to Committees: videlicet,
Lord Chief Justice of England,
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,
Lord Chief Baron,
Mr. Baron Clarke,
Mr. Baron Savile,
Mr. Doctor Stanhope,
Mr. Doctor Swale,
Mr. Attorney General,
|To attend the Lords.|
Appointed to meet upon Thursday next, the 7th of this Instant, by Two in the Afternoon, at the Council Chamber at Whitehall.
Bishop of Bristol's Book.
(fn. 1) Report made by the Lord Chancellor of that which past in the Conference with the Committees of the Lower House upon Saturday last, the Second of this Instant, touching the Book written by the Bishop of Bristoll. Whereupon, after that the Lords had entered into Speech and Consideration of some meet Course to be taken for yielding Satisfaction unto the Lower House concerning that Matter, they did all Agree in Opinion, That the same might best be done, if the said Bishop would voluntarily acknowledge himself to have committed an Error in that Behalf, and to be sorry for it; which Acknowledgment the said Bishop, in the End, did accordingly make; and did express the same in those Words following; videlicet,
"1. I confess that I have erred, in presuming to deliver a private Sentence in a Matter so dealt in by the High Court of Parliament.
"2. I am sorry for it.
"3. If it were to do again, I would not do it.
"4. But I protest it was done of Ignorance, and not of Malice towards either of the Houses of Parliament, or any particular Member of the same; but only to declare my Affection to the intended Union, which I doubt not but all your Lordships do allow of."
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 7m Junii, hora octava.