DIE Lunæ, 13 die Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de B.
Ds. Gerard de Brom.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Berkley Strat.
Ld. Gerard versus Fitton & al.
ORDERED, That on Wednesday next, the Fifteenth
of this Instant July, Alexander Fytton, Edward Lloyd,
John Cade, and John Wright, shall be brought to this
Bar, to receive the Judgement of this House against
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Lord Marquis of Winton and the Lord St.
John his Son shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Three of the Clock.
Herring Fishery Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for regulating
the Herring and other Fisheries."
King to be attended, concerning a Fast.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chamberlain is hereby
appointed to attend His Majesty, and present the humble
Desires of both Houses of Parliament to Him, "That
He would appoint a Day upon which the Humiliation
shall be kept."
The Lord Chamberlain went; and immediately returned, and gave the House this Account: "That
he hath waited on His Majesty; and He hath pleased
to appoint Tuesday come Sevennight to be the Day
for the Humiliation, for these Parts."
Judges Opinion, concerning the E. of Bristol's Charge against the E. of Clarendon:
This Day being appointed for the Judges to deliver
their Opinion upon the Articles of High Treason exhibited by the Earl of Bristol against the Lord Chancellor; the Judges being all present, the House in order
hereunto caused the said Articles to be read.
And then the Lord Chief Justice Bridgman, by the
Agreement, and in the Name, of all the rest, delivered
in this unanimous Answer following; videlicet,
"1. We conceive, That a Charge of High Treason
cannot by the Laws and Statutes of this Realm be
originally exhibited by any One Peer against another
unto the House of Peers; and that therefore the
Charge of High Treason by the Earl of Bristoll
against the Lord Chancellor, mentioned in the Order
of Reference to us of the Tenth of this Instant
July, hath not been regularly and legally brought
"2. And if the Matters alledged in the said Charge
were admitted to be true (although alledged to be
traiterously done), yet there is not any Treason in
ORDERED, That the Debate concerning this Business is adjourned until To-morrow Morning.
Message from the King concerning it.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That
he had a Message to deliver to this House from the
King; which, he said, he had written down from His
Majesty, because he would not mistake; and desired
Leave to read it."
Which he did; and then the House commanded the
same should be read by the Clerk, in these Words following:
"His Majesty, having received from His House of
Peers a Copy of the Writing which the Earl of
Bristoll had delivered in, containing Articles of supposed High Treason and other Misdemeanors against
the Chancellor of England, doth give your Lordships very many Thanks, for your great Care and
Regard in transmitting the same to Him; upon View
of which, His Majesty finds several Matters of Fact
charged, which upon His own certain Knowledge
are untrue. And His Majesty cannot but take Notice of the many scandalous Reflections in that Paper
upon Himself and His Relations, which He looks
upon as a Libel against His Person and Government;
for which, and other Things, His Majesty will in due
Time take such Course against him as shall be
agreeable to Justice."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, vidclicet, 14um diem instantis Julii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.