Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 2

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...before they be examined. But, he withdrawing, the house appointed the lord keeper to send. for these in writing from the earl of Strafford. Nov. 27. The lords took into consideration to give resolution to those Heads of the Message from the commons which are not resolved of, whereby to give an Answer to the commons; and the particular that was debated was, "Th.0 Examination of Privy Counsellors and Assistants of this house upon oath;" for J lie freer debate w hereof, the house w as adjourned into a committee; and being resumed, i; was ordered, That all such peers of this lion, house as shall be required shall, for this lime, and upon this occasion, be examined i on oath; and that all the assistants shall be likewise sxamincd upon oath, if it be required. Petition of the E. of.Strafford concerning Witnesses. This day the Petition of the earl of Strafford was read, in hsc verba: "The humble Petition of Thomas Earl of Stratford, his Majesty's Lieut. General of Ireland. "Most humbly sheweth; That, in obedience to your lordship's order, and in due acknowledgment of your lordships noble justice and respect vouchsafed this your petitioner the other day, he now expresseth in writing that humble request he made then concerning the Examining of Witnesses, which, with your lordships favour, was this: That there might he no admission of any Examination of Witnesses in this cause till your petitioner bad put in his Answer to the Charge of Treason exhibited against him. That, after answer, no witness should be examined before your petitioner had the name of such witness delivered unto him by your lordships order, to the in-tent (as by his council he should be advised) he might either except against such witness, or cross-examine...show more

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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,306g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938216
  • 9781236938213