DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 2 die Decembris.
Exchange between the Bp. of London and Sir Nicholas Crispe.
Hodie 1a (fn. †) vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Exchange of Land, between the Right Honourable the
Lord Bishop of London, Lord Treasurer, and Sir Nicholas Crispe, Knight, which Bill is to be new-drawn,
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Walter Earle, to this Effect.
Message from the H. C. touching some Witnesses to be examined in the E. of Strafford's Cause.
That they are ready, with a Committee, to present
divers Witnesses, to be examined in the Cause concerning the Earl of Strafford; and this to be done with
all Speed and Secrecy.
That the Lords are now in some serious Business;
but will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own,
with convenient Speed.
Lords to be deputed for taking their Examinations
Whether any of the Bishops should be nominated for this Business.
Hereupon the House thought fit to nominate some
Lords for taking the preparatory Examination of Witnesses; and, because the Accusation of the House of
Commons against the Earl of Strafford was for High
Treason, there grew a Question, whether, in this
Case, any of the Lords the Bishops should be named
amongst the other Lords for the Examination of Wit
For the Debate of this, the House was adjourned
into a Committee.
The Bishops to consider of it.
And the House being resumed, it was thought fit
that the Lords the Bishops should have Time to consider hereof against To morrow Morning.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usquein diem Jovis, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Decembris, hora nona, Dominis sic