Die Martis, 21 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Buck.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Yorke.
D. of Gloucester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.
Bill for Judicial Proceedings.
The Bill for Judicial Proceedings, with all the Amendments and Provisos, was read.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Anthony Irby Baronet, &c.; who brought up a
Bill to indemnify certain Officers in Courts of Justice.
Report of the Conference concerning the Bill of Indemnity.
The Report was made of the Effect of the Free Conference Yesterday had with the House of Commons,
concerning the Bill of Indemnity:
"The House of Commons say, That they abhor and
detest the horrid Murder of the late King; but they
hold themselves in Honour bound to insist upon the
Number of Seven to be excepted for Life and Estate,
because they conceive that many came in upon the
King's Proclamation; and they are obliged to consider
those Persons that came in upon the Public Faith,
and the King's Honour is concerned in it. They said
further, That the King's Message from Breda was intended to pardon all, excepting such Persons as should
be excepted by Parliament. That the House of Commons do propound an Expedient, that those that came
in upon the Proclamation should stand in the Bill as
they are brought from the House of Commons, and
a Bill to be brought in hereafter to proceed against
them as the Parliament shall think sit, both for Life
"Concerning their Lordships excepting Sir Henry
Vane and Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Colonel Lambert and
Daniell Axtell, for Life and Estate; the House of Commons say, there is nothing appears to them to give
that Sentence upon them: Therefore they desire that
these Four Persons may stand in the Classis as they
came up in the Bill.
"Concerning the Four Persons their Lordships have
excepted for Life and Estate, upon the Account of
sentencing to Death the Four Peers; the House of
Commons say, That One of those Four is dead, and
another is as good as dead: And they do not insist
upon the shedding of Blood upon the Account of the
Death of Commoners; and they hoped their Lordships would not have the Sacrifice of the King's Blood
to be mingled with any other Blood.
"Concerning the Business touching Ireland; the
House of Commons do agree to their Lordships Alterations.
"And they desire that their Lordships would concur
with them in the aforesaid Particulars, as they are
brought from the House of Commons."
Committee to prepare Heads for a further Conference about it.
And after a long and serious Debate of this Business:
It is Ordered, That the Lords as managed this Free
Conference with the House of Commons, with the Addition of his Highness the Duke of Glocester, Earl of
South'ton, and the Lord Seymour, shall meet, and consider of Reasons, according to the Sense of this Debate,
to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons To-morrow Morning, to fortify their Lordships
Resolutions herein; and to offer such Expedient as they
conceive may tend to a good Conclusion of this Business
between the Two Houses; and to report the same to
this House To-morrow Morning.
House adjourned till 9a cras.