DIE Lunæ, 28 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Præsens Dominus REX.
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. Coventrie, Ds. Custos Mag. Siglli.
p. Comes Marleborough, Mag. Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Comes Manchester, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
p. Dux Buckingham, Mag. Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembroc, Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Mountgomery, Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Kantii. (Cap.)
p. Comes Rutland. (Sword.)
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Bridgewater.
p, Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
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 Norwich.
p. Comes Petriburgen.
p. Comes Standford.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
p. Vicecomes Conway.
p. Vicecomes Newarke.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Delawarr.
Ds. Morley et M.
p. Ds. Stourton.
p. Ds. Darcy.
p. Ds. Vaux.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
Ds. (fn. *) Cromewell.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. (fn. †) Petre.
p. Ds. Spencer.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Newenham Padd.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Grey.
p. Ds. Deyncourt.
p. Ds. Conway.
p. Ds. Mountjoy.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvy.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Howard.
p. Ds. Weston.
p. Ds. Goringe.
THE Lords being in their Robes, and the Commons
with their Speaker at the Bar; His Majesty came,
and, sitting in His Royal Throne, said,
"I have given Commandment to My Lord Keeper to
speak somewhat unto you in My Name, trusting better to his Voice than My own."
Then the Lord Keeper, having conferred first with
His Majesty, said:
Lord Keeper's Speech.
"My Lords, and you the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, ye cannot but remember the great and important Affairs concerning
the Safety both of State and Religion, declared at
first from His Majesty's own Mouth to be the Causes of
assembling this Parliament. The Sense whereof, as it
doth daily increase with His Majesty, so it ought to
do, and His Majesty doubts not but it doth, with
you; since the Danger increaseth every Day, both by
Effluxion of Time and Preparation of the Enemy.
"Yet His Majesty doth well weigh that this Expence of Time hath been occasioned by the Debate
which hath arised in both Houses, touching the Liberty of the Subject, in which, as His Majesty takes
in good Part the Purpose and Intent of the Houses,
so clearly and frequently professed, that they would
not diminish or blemish his Regal and just Prerogative;
so He presumes you will all confess it a Point of extraordinary Grace and Justice in Him to suffer it to
rest in Dispute, without Interruption.
"But now His Majesty, considering the Length of
Time which it hath already taken, and fearing nothing
so much as any future Loss of that whereof every
Hour and Minute is so precious; and foreseeing that
the ordinary Way of Debate, though never so carefully husbanded, must, in regard of the Forms of
both Houses, necessarily take up more Time than
the Affairs of Christendom can well permit; His Majesty, out of great and Princely Care, hath thought
of this Expedient to shorten the Business, by declaring the Clearness of His own Heart and Intention.
And therefore He hath commanded me to let you
know, that He holds the Statute of Magna Charta,
and the other Six Statutes insisted on for the Subjects Liberty, to be all in Force; and assures you
that He will maintain all His Subjects in the just
Freedom of their Persons, and Safety of their Estates;
and that He will govern according to the Laws and
Statutes of the Realm; and that you shall find as
much Security in His Majesty's Royal Word and
Promise as in the Strength of any Law you can
make; so that hereafter you shall never have Cause
"The Conclusion is, That His Majesty prayeth that
God, who hath heretofore blessed this Kingdom, and
hath put in His Heart to come this Day to you,
will make the Success hereof happy, both to King
and People; and therefore He desires that no Doubt
or Distrust may possess any Man, but that you all
will proceed speedily and unanimously in the Business."
Copy of this Speech sent to the Commons.
This being spoken, His Majesty departed; and a
Copy of this was sent to the Commons, by the Gentleman Usher from the Lord Keeper.
Earl of Cleveland's Privilege.
Ordered, His Majesty's Writ of Habeas Corpus
cum Causa to be awarded to the Sheriff of Midd. ret.
immediate, to bring Jeremy Bygott, Servant to the Earl
of Cleveland, and arrested contrary to the Privilege of
Parliament, before their Lordships; the which Jeremy
Bygott is in Execution upon a Statute Staple, and all
his Goods extended, at the Suit of Thomas Moore,
Jurati in causa Vicecomitis Purbeck: videlicet,
||To answer truly to such Questions as shall be demanded by the Committee of Privileges, etc.|
Lord Morley's Privilege.
The Lord Morleye's Letter was read; whereupon it
was Ordered, John Mayne, Servant to the Lord Morley, to be freed out of the Serjeant's Custody, paying
the due Fees. Memorandum, The said John Mayne was
first apprehended upon Suggestion that he had counterfeited the Lord Mountague's Protection, and resisted
the Serjeant's Man, prout antea 3 et 9 Aprilis; and
now the Lord Morley justified the said John Mayne to be
Lord Delawar's Privilege.
Thomas Willoughby was this Day again brought before
the Lords, and affirmed, that he had discharged all
Executions against him, save only One by Roberte Reynder; and informed their Lordships that the Bond was
taken by one Roberte Tennent, in the Name of the said
Reynder; and that Tennent was satisfied, the which Tennent lay now Prisoner in The Fleet in Execution.
Ordered, A Habeas Corpus, etc. to bring Tennent
hither, ad satisfaciendum, etc. ret. immediate. And Roberte Reynder to appear here then also.
Lord Keeper to discharge Privileged Persons arrested in Time of Privilege, during the Recess.
A Bill is to be drawn, by Mr. Serjeant Crewe and
Mr. Attorney General, to enable the Lord Keeper, etc.
to set at Liberty any Privileged Person, arrested within
the Times of Privilege of Parliament, after the Prorogation or Dissolution of the Parliament.
Ld. Gerrard's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, concerning Dutton Lord
Put to the Question, and generally Assented unto.
This Bill was presently sent down to the Commons,
by Sir Charles Cæsar and Sir Roberte Rich.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, diem Martis, 29m diem instantis Aprilis, hora
9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.