DIE Veneris, 25 die Aprilis,
Domini, tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. Hereforden.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Bath, et Well.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Gloucestren.
p. Epus. Carliol.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Ds. Coventry, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
p. Comes Marleborough, Magnus Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Comes Manchester, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
p. Dux Buckingham, Mag. Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Lindsey, Mag. Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Mares. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembroc, Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Mountgomery, Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Kantii.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Bridgewater.
p. Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Bristol.
p. Comes Angles.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bolingbrooke.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Berk.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Monmouth.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgh.
p. Comes Stanford.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
p. Vicecomes Newarke.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Percy.
p. Ds. Delawarr.
p. Ds. Stourton.
p. Ds. Darcy.
p. Ds. Vaux.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Harr.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
p. Ds. Newnham.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Grey.
p. Ds. Deyncourt.
p. Ds. Conway.
p. Ds. Tregoze.
p. Ds. Tufton.
p. Ds. Mountioy.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvy.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Weston.
p. Ds. Goringe.
Better Maintenance of the Ministry.
HODIE the Earl of Westmerland reported the Bill
for better Maintenance of the Ministry fit to pass, with
some Amendments, and a Proviso to be added. The
which were presently Twice read, and allowed of, and
the Bill to be ingrossed.
L. Newark introduced.
Hodie Robertus Pierpoint, Vicecomes Newarke, introductus est, Robis suis Parliamentaribus indutus, per Vicecomites Say et Seale et Wimbleton, Garter præeunte;
He was placed between the Lord Viscount Conway and
the Lord Viscount Bayninge.
The Lords being put in Mind of the Businesses appointed for this Day, concerning the Liberties of the
Subject; the House was adjourned, ad Libitum.
Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Liberty of the Subject.
The House being resumed again; the Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported, That the Committee appointed
for the great Business have thought sit, That a Message
be sent unto the Commons, for a present Conference,
between the former Committees. His Grace further
reported, That the said Committee thought (fn. *) it fit to be
declared unto the said Commons at the said Conference,
That the Lords have considered of their Proposition:
That they have not denied the same: That they have
thought good to propound somewhat unto them,
which is not yet voted here by their Lordships, but
presented unto them as a Ground alone for further
Conference; and that the Commons shall have Liberty to add unto the same, or to alter or take away any
Part of it, as they think good: That we are neither out of Love with their Propositions, nor in Love
with our own."
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on this Business.
This Report ended; the Message was sent to the
Commons, for a present Conference accordingly, by the
Two Lords Chief Justices.
The said Proposition was also read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Propositions to be offered to the Commons, touching the Liberty of the Subject.
"1. That His Majesty would be pleased graciously
to declare, That the good old Law, called Magna
Charta, and the Six Statutes, conceived to be Declarations or Explanations of that Law, do stand still
in Force, to all Intents and Purposes.
"2. That His Majesty would be pleased graciously
to declare, That, according to Magna Charia and the
Statutes afore-named, as also according to the most
ancient Customs and Laws of this Land, every Free
Subject of this Realm hath a Fundamental Propriety
in his Goods, and a Fundamental Liberty of his Person.
"3. That His Majesty would be graciously pleased
to declare, That it is His Royal Pleasure to ratify and
confirm, unto all and every His Loving and faithful
Subjects, all their ancient several just Liberties, Privileges, and Rights, in as ample and beneficial Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as their Ancestors
did enjoy the same, under the Governments of the
best of His most Noble Progenitors.
"4. That His Majesty would be further pleased graciously to declare, for the good Contentment of His
Loyal Subjects, as for the securing of them from future Fears, That, in all Cases within the Cognizance
of the Common Law, and concerning the Liberty of
His Subjects, His Majesty will proceed according to
the Common Law of the Land, and according to the
Laws established in the Kingdom, and in no other
Manner or Use.
"5. And as touching His Majesty's Royal Prerogative, intrinsical to His Sovereignty, and entrusted
Him from God, ad communem totius Populi Salutem,
et non ad Destructionem; His Majesty would resolve
not to use or divert the same to the Prejudice of any
His Loyal People, in Propriety of their Goods or Liberty of their Persons; and in case, for the Security
of His Majesty's Royal Person, the common Safety
of His People, or the Peaceable Government of His
Kingdom, His Majesty shall find just Cause, for Reason of State, to imprison or restrain any Man's Person, His Majesty would graciously declare, That,
within a convenient Time, He shall and will express a
Cause of his Commitment or Restraint, either general or special; and, upon a Cause so expressed, will
leave him immediately to be tried, according to the
common Justice of the Kingdom."
Answer from the H. C. touching the Conference.
The Messengers returned Answer, That the Commons
will presently attend this Conference.
The House was thereupon again adjourned, ad Libitum; and the said Committee being returned from the
Report of the Conference.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported, That, after a Preamble used by his Grace, prout antea, the
said Proposition was delivered unto the Commons in Writing, with Liberty for to add, alter, or take away, any
Part of it. And that one of the Committee for the
Commons expressed their great Joy for this Manner of
Proceeding, and rendered the Lords most hearty Thanks.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, diem Sabbati, 26m instantis Aprilis, hora nona,
Dominis sic decernentibus.