DIE Veneris, videlicet, 18 die Decembris:
Order for sitting at the Committees.
It was moved, That the Order of the House may be
kept, That none but Earls and the Lords Committees
do sit at the Table in the Painted Chamber at a Conference; and that then the Judges are not to be covered; which was Ordered accordingly.
Mr Longuevile versus E of Kent, touching the Baronies of Hastings and Ruthin.
It was this Day Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament assembled, upon reading of the humble Petition of the
Right Honourable Anthony Earl of Kent, Lord Gray of
Ruthin, Hastings, and Washford, That the Officers of
Arms do forthwith assist the said Earl of Kent, and
Charles Longevile, Esquire, for the perfecting and true
stating of their Pedigree; and it was further Ordered, That the Earl of Kent shall deliver his Exceptions, by his Counsel, to the said Pedigree, unto the
Counsel of the said Mr. Longevile, upon Monday next,
being the 21st Day of this Instant Month of December.
Conference touching the Treaty with the Scots reported.
The Lord Keeper reported the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons, to this Effect
"His Lordship, by Way of Introduction, told them,
The Lords Commissioners had some further Account
to give concerning the Treaty with the Scottish Commissioners, and some Papers, which were delivered
from them, to be read to both Houses, some concerning Two Peers of this Realm, others concerning the
State of the Scottish Army at this Time.
"The Lords Commissioners began with the Heads
of the Scottish Demands, and gave an Account how
far they had proceeded therein. The Articles were
"1. That His Majesty would be graciously pleased
to command, That the last Acts of Parliament may
be published in His Highness's Name, as our Sovereign Lord, with the Estates of Parliament convened
by His Majesty's Authority.
"To which His Majesty hath condescended.
"2. Next, That the Castle of Edenburgh, and other
Strengths of the Kingdom of Scotland, may, according to the first Foundation, be furnished and
used for our Defence and Security.
"3. Thirdly, That our Countrymen, in His Majesty's
Dominions of England and Ireland, may be freed
from Censure, for subscribing the Covenant; and be
no more pressed with Oaths and Subscriptions unwarranted by our Laws, and contrary to their National Oath and Covenant approven by His Majesty.
"Condescended to thus far, that such as are of
the Scottish Nation, dwelling as Inhabitants in
England or Ireland, shall be subject to the
Laws of that Kingdom wherein they live;
and so the like to be allowed to our Nation
dwelling in Scotland reciprocally, but this extends not to such as only trade as Merchants,
and are not Inhabitants.
"4. That the common Incendiaries, who have been
the Authors of this Combustion in His Majesty's Dominions, may receive their just Censure.
"To which His Majesty hath yielded, that such
of their Nation shall be left to the Trial of
their Parliament in Scotland; those of our
Nation to the Proceeding of the Parliament
here; and against Two Peers of our Nation,
they have presented Papers of Accusation to
the Parliament; to wit, against the Lord
Archbishop of Cant. and the Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland, which Papers were read openly
in the House.
"5. Fifthly, That our Ships and Goods, with all
the Damages thereof, may be restored.
"Nothing done herein.
"6. Sixthly, That the Wrongs, Losses, and Charges,
which all this Time we have sustained, may be repaired.
"7. Seventhly, That the Declaration made against
us as Traitors may be recalled.
"8. And in the End, by Advice and Consent of the
Estates of England convened in Parliament, His Majesty may be pleased to remove the Garrison from
the Borders, and any Impediment that may stop
free Trade; and, with their Advice, to condescend
to all Particulars that may establish a stable and wellgrounded Peace, for enjoying of our Religion and
Liberties against all Fears of Molestation and Undoing, from Year to Year, or as our Adversaries
shall take Advantage.
"After these were read, the Paper of the Scots concerning the State of their Army, and the Two Accusations against the Archbishop of Cant. and the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
"Here follows the said Papers.
"After the Papers were read; the Conclusion was,
That the House of Commons would take Things
into Consideration; and that they would give a free
Conference concerning the Effect of the Paper touching the Army."
Witnesses sworn in E. Strafford's Cause.
The Lord Newburgh and Sir Robert Kinge were sworn
at the Bar, in the Cause concerning the Earl of Strafford; and afterwards the Lord Keeper gave them a
Charge from the House for Secrecy, until Publication
or Leave of the House.
Exchange between the Bp of London and Sir Nicholas Crispe.
It was Ordered, upon Motion, these Words ["Right
Honourable"] in the Bill for Exchange of Land in
Fulham between the Bishop of London Lord Treasurer
of England, and Sir Nic. Crispe, Knight, Fol. 2.
Linea 2a, be left out; and the Place being Once read as
it was before, and Twice read after those Words struck
out, the House did approve of it, and allowed it should
Preparation to be made for a Conference about the Scottish Army.
After this it was moved, That Preparation might be
made for a free Conference with the House of Commons, about the Paper which concerned the State of
the Scottish Army.
For debating whereof, the House was put into a
Committee, and adjourned during Pleasure.
And, after some Consideration thereof, the House
was resumed; but nothing Resolved of.
Message from the H. C concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury.
They charge him with High Treason.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Hollis, who told their Lordships: That he, by the Command of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the
House of Commons, and in the Name of all the Commons of England, did accuse William Laude, Archbishop of Canterbury, of High Treason; and desired
their Lordships, in their Names, that the said Archbishop of Cant. may be forthwith sequestered from
sitting in Parliament, and be committed to safe Custody;
and further he was commanded to let their Lordships
know, that, within convenient Time, they will bring
up to this Honourable House the Articles against
His Grace, being present in the House, desired Leave
to speak; which their Lordships granted. Afterwards
his Grace was commanded to withdraw; and the House
taking the Business in Consideration, did Order, That
the said Archbishop of Cant. upon the Accusation of
High Treason by the House of Commons, should be
presently committed to the safe Custody of the Gentleman Usher, and to be sequestered from sitting in Parliament until he hath cleared himself of this Accusation.
At the Bar.
Committed to the Gent. Usher.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. being called to the
Bar as a Delinquent; the Lord Keeper, by the Directions of the House, told his Grace, That their Lordships, upon the Accusation of High Treason against
him by the House of Commons, have Ordered, That
he shall be presently committed to the safe Custody of
the Gentleman Usher, and be sequestered from sitting
in Parliament, until he hath cleared himself of the Accusation laid against him; and, offering to speak for
some Miscarriages in his former Speech, was not permitted: But, the House being acquainted that his Grace
desired their Lordships to give him Leave to go Home
and fetch some Papers, whereby to enable him to make
his Defence to his First Charge, the House was pleased
to give way thereunto, and should take his own Time this
Afternoon to sort his Papers, but directed that it should
be done in the Presence of the Gentleman Usher; and
afterwards to return to the House of the Gentleman
Usher this Night, and to be in safe Custody.
Not to be visited by Lords without Leave of the House.
Ordered, That no Members of this Honourable
House shall visit the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury,
without Leave of this Court first asked.
Blanch to be released out of the Fleet.
It was moved, (fn. *) The Lords Committees for Imprisonments, etc. have considered of the Petition of Jo.
Blanch, of the Island of Jarnse, a very poor Man, and
a Prisoner in The Fleet, and do think fit that he be
released; which was Ordered by the House accordingly.
Commons acquainted with the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commitment.
The Commons were called in; and the Lord Keeper
told them, That the House had committed the Archbishop (fn. †) of Cant. to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher,
upon their Accusation.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 19m diem instantis Decembris, hora
nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.