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, 15 die Decembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Queen's Colledge, Oxford.
HODIE 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of Her Majesty's Letters Patents, granted to the Queen's Colledge in Oxford, quæ commissa est ad ingrossandum.
Savoy. Marquis of Winchester.
Item 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Savoye.
Item 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Payment of the Debts of John late Marquis of Winchester, due to the Queen's Majesty.
Newark upon Trent.
Item 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Paving of Newarke upon Trent, in the County of Nottingham, quæ commissa est ad ingrossandum.
The Humble Submission of James Diggs unto the High Court of Parliament, as well for his Contempt unto the said Court, as to Sir Roger Manwoode, Lord Chief Baron, by his untrue and unadvised Speeches in his Bill of Complaint.
Digges's Submission for Contempt of the House and the Chief Baron Manwood.
"Whereas, I, the said James Diggs, did of late exhibit a Bill of Complaint unto your Honourable Lordships, in this High Court of Parliament, against the said Lord Chief Baron, wherein, amongst other Things, is contained as followeth: that is to say, that the said Lord Chief Baron doth still continue an obstinate Intention, to frustrate your Lordship's Honourable Order, taken for the discharging of the great Bonds of the said James Digges's Sureties, boldly saying that the same your Lordship's Honourable Order should be undone, or brought about again, as by the said Bill of Complaint doth appear: And where also it pleased your most Honourable Lordships, upon the Humble Petition of me the said James Digges, to call before your Honourable Lordships that Witness, which I, the said James Digges, did avouch for the Proof of the Allegations before rehearsed in the said Bill of Complaint against the said Lord Chief Baron; which Witness being heard and examined at large, touching the said Allegations, with the Circumstances of the same, openly before your Honourable Lordships, in this High Court of Parliament, it hath plainly and evidently appeared, that there was no such obstinate Intention in the said Lord Chief Baron, nor that he did utter the said Words or Speeches abovementioned; whereupon it hath pleased your Honourable Lordships to Order, That I, the said James Digges, should, before your Lordships, openly, in this Honourable Court of Parliament, recognize my Fault, for this my untrue and unadvised Complaint made against him.
"Wherefore I, the said James Digges, being now heartily sorry for my said untrue and unadvised Complaint, in the Speeches aforesaid, exhibited against the said Lord Chief Baron, do openly, before your Lordships, in this most High Court of Parliament, confess and acknowledge my said Offence, in my said unadvised and untrue Complaint made against the said Lord Chief Baron; and do here, before your Lordships, heartily pray and desire the said Lord Chief Baron to remit and forget my said untrue and unadvised Complaint made against him; and withall do most humbly beseech all your Lordships to pardon my Contempt and Offence committed to this most High Court, in exhibiting unto your Lordships of the said unadvised and untrue Complaint."