DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 18 die Aprilis,
tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Eborum.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Covent. et Leich.
p. Epus. Carlien.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Well.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
|p. Jac. Ley, Miles et Bar. Ds. Capit. Justic. Locum tenens etc.
p. Vicecomes Maundevil, Mag. Thes. Angliæ.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Buck. Magn. Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
Comes Richmond, Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc. Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestr.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabrig.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Berks.
p. Vicecomes Doncastr.
p. Vicecomes Feildinge.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willoughby de Er.
Ds. Morley et Mounteg.
p. Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Wentwoorth.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Darce de Chich.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Chandois.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Wotton.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Gray de Grooby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Har.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Knyvett.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Digby.
Lords Leave to be absent.
THE Lord Steward,
The Lord Bp. of Lincoln,
|Have Leave to be absent.
The Lord Treasurer signified unto the Lords, That
(by the Appointment of their Lordships) he did Yesterday present unto His Majesty their Lordships humble
Thanks for His Majesty's Gracious Respect to their Lordships, in the Message to this House, touching the Lord
Both Houses to attend His Majesty at Whitehall.
His Majesty answered, That (fn. *) this Acceptation of the
Lords is as pleasing to His Majesty as His Majesty's
Message could be unto the Lords. And His Majesty
said further, that this Accession of Parliament (though
no new Session) gives His Majesty Occasion to say somewhat to the Lords; and therefore His Majesty's Pleasure
is, that the whole House do wait on His Majesty at
Whitehall, on Friday next, in the Afternoon.
The Lord Chamberlain signified Order to be given
by His Majesty, for the Lower House to be there also.
The House was adjourned (as a Committee) ad libitum, to discuss and debate, in what Order to proceed
with Sir Henry Yelverton.
The Lords being agreed thereon, the Lord Chief Justice
returned to the Lord Chancellor's Place.
Sir Henry Yelverton brought to the Bar.
Sir Henry Yelverton, being brought by the Gentleman
Usher to the Bar, and kneeling until he had Leave, and
was willed to stand up; the Lord Chief Justice read
the Particulars wherewith he was charged; unto the
which the said Sir Henry Yelverton made several Answers immediately.
The Particulars and the Answers follow, in bæc verba:
Sir Henry Yelverton is charged:
1. That he did commit divers, for refusing to enter
into Bonds, to restrain their own Trade, &c. before he
had any Authority to require any such Bonds.
He confesseth, he committed divers to Prison; and
justifieth the same.
That he committed none to restrain them of their
Trade, but for their Stubbornness, in not obeying the
King's Commandment; which he did to advance the
lawful Profit of His Majesty; and that he had Authority to do it.
2. That he first signed and directed the Warrants
Dormants, having no Authority for the same, and yet
containing many unwarrantable Clauses.
He drew one, and first signed it, and no Clause unwarrantable in that. He justifieth that. For the others,
he neither denieth nor confesseth, but remembers not
whether he drew them or not.
3. That he advised the Patent of Gold and Silver
Thread to be resumed into the King's Hands, conceiving
the same to be a Monopoly, and advised the Patentees
to proceed by Contract with the King.
He advised it not alone. He was the weakest amongst
many that advised the Contract. He denies that he
conceived it to be a Monopoly, and doubts not but to
prove it to be no Monopoly. He denies that he confessed any such Thing to the Commons. He denies his
Advice in the Contract to colour a Monopoly. He
advised it in his Duty to the King.
4. He, to procure a Proclamation to take Bonds,
signed a Docket, shewing his advising thereupon with
the Recorder of London and the City, whereas the Recorder was not acquainted with it.
He utterly denies he made any such Docket; he did
sign a Docket, that he had acquainted the Lord Chancellor and Recorder of London with it; and he did acquaint the Lord Chancellor and the Recorder of London
with it, and willed the Recorder to acquaint the City;
but denies that the Docket is, that he acquainted the
City with it.
5. That Three Thousand Four Hundred and One
Quo Warrantos (to the Vexation of the People) were
brought by him, touching the Patent of Inns, and but
Two came to Trial.
He cannot particularly answer it; if it appear upon
Record, that there be so many signed by him, he confesseth it; until then, he humbly desires to be retained
in their Lordships Favour; adding, that, if he ever
deserved well of His Majesty, it was in this. And added,
that the King and Subject were more abused by that
Patent than by any other; and that he suffers at this
Day for that Patent, as he takes it.
6. That he commenced divers Suits in the Exchequer, touching the Gold and Silver Thread, but did not
prosecute the same.
It may be he did.
These Answers and Confessions being read, the said
Sir Henry Yelverton (having Leave to speak) said, he
thought himself happy, that, in these Mists of His Majesty's Disfavour, His Majesty was pleased to cast that
Grace upon him, as to send him to this Honourable
House. That Innocency hath her present Answer; Wisdom requires Time: Therefore he made his humble
Suit, to have a Particular of his Charge in Writing,
and Time to answer the same; and that he might have
Leave to repair to his Chamber at Grays-Inn, and to
his House, to search his Papers, for that the Matters
objected against him did look into his Actions of Four,
Five, and Seven Years of his serving His Majesty.
The Speech ended, Sir Henry Yelverton was withdrawn; and the House having taken this into their
Consideration, he was brought to the Bar again; and
the said Answers and Confessions were read unto him by
the Clerk, and acknowledged by Sir Henry Yelverton
to be truly set down; yet desiring that the same might
not preclude him, touching his future Defence, desiring a
Sevennight for his further Answer.
The Lord Chief Justice signified unto him, That
the Lords were pleased, that he should have a Copy of
the Charge objected against him, and Leave (under the
Lieutenant's Charge) to go to his House in Aldersgate
Street, and unto his Chamber in Grays Inn, to view
his Papers, and to have Time until Saturday come Sevennight, to make his further Answer, which was more
than his own Request.
The Lieutenant of The Tower being called in, was
commanded by the Lords to carry Sir Henry Yelverton
and Sir Francis Michell to The Tower again. And the
Lieutenant was further commanded by the Lords, to
permit the said Sir Henry Yelverton (with a Keeper) to
go unto his House in Aldersgate Street, and to his Chamber in Grays-Inn, to search and view his Papers (as was
desired), the said Sir Henry Yelverton returning to The
Tower every Night.
And further, that the said Lieutenant do bring the said
Sir Henry Yelverton again before their Lordships, on
Saturday come Sevennight, by Nine of the Clock in
The Lieutenant humbly desired, that he might have
an Order of this House for the same; which was granted; and the same (being signed by the Clerk) was delivered unto him, in bæc verba.
Lieutenant of The Tower's Order for Sir Henry Yelverton.
"It is this Day Ordered by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal of the High Court of Parliament, That
Sir Allen Appesley, Knight, His Majesty's Lieutenant
of The Tower, do permit Sir Henry Yelverton, Knight,
from Time to Time, to go (with a Keeper) unto his
Chamber in Grays-Inn, and unto his House in Aldersgate Street, to search and view his Papers, and other
Writings there; the said Sir Henry Yelverton returning to The Tower every Night.
"And it is further Ordered by the Lords, That the
said Lieutenant do bring the said Sir Henry Yelverton
before their Lordships on Saturday come Sevennight,
by Nine of the Clock in the Morning."
Jurati in causa Domini Cancellarii:
Moved by the Lord Hunsdon, and Ordered by the
House, That the Lord Chief Justice do every Morning,
before the Adjournment of the Court, cause the Names
of the Lords Committees, appointed to meet that Day
in the Afternoon, to be read by the Clerk.
Moved by the Earl of Arundell, that the Three several
Committees, in causa Domini Cancellarii do make their
Report To-morrow Morning of the Examinations by
them taken touching the Lord Chancellor; and the
Clerk to produce the Examinations in that Cause taken
in Court, to the End their Lordships may give the
Lord Chancellor such Particulars of his Charge as their
Lordships shall judge sit.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius, Locum tenens Domini Cancellarii, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, decimum nonum diem Aprilis, Dominis sic decernentibus.