LORD KEEPERs of The PARLIAMENTARY GREAT SEAL DURING THE COMMON weALTh,
TILL THE FIRST APPOINTMENT OF LORD COMMISSIONER WHITELOCK.
Consternation of the Parliament when the Great Seal was carried to the King,
Page 33. They send Writs to be sealed by Littleton, 33. Littleton's equivocal
Answer,34. Proceedings in Parliament respecting Great Seal, 34. Ordinance
against Use of Great Seal by the King, 34. Despair of the Lawyers, 34. Plan
for new Great Seal, 35. Opposition to it, 35. Arguments for it, 35. Resolu-
tions of the Commons rejected by the Lords, 35. Conferences, 35. Reasons
of Commons, 36. Commons order new Great Seal to be made, 37. New
Great Seal in Custody of Speaker, 37. Perplexity of Commons, 37. Prynne's
"Opening of Great Seal of England,” 38. Committee of Commons, 38.
Serjeant Wi. 38. The Lords consent to use of new Great Seal, 39. Ordi-
nance, 39. Parliamentary Commissioners of Great Seal, 39. Ceremony of
swearing them in, 40. Proclamation by the King, charging those concerned in
making the new Great Seal with High Treason, 40. Court of Chancery re-
opened, 41. Origin of “Suitors' Fund'' in Chancery, 41; Activity of Serjeant
ilde, 41. Proceedings on Capture of King's Great Seal at Oxford, 41. Self.
denying Ordinance respecting the Great Seal passes Commons, 42. Rejected
}. Lords, 42. Ordinance making the Speakers of the two Houses joint
eepers of the Great Seal, 43. Authority of the Lords Commissioners defied
by Judge Jenkins, 43.
Complaints against the two Speakers as o Judges, 44., Ordinance for appoint-
"g the Earl of Kent, Lord Grey de Werke, Whitelock, and Widdrington,
ommissioners of Great Seal, 44. Reasons for writing Life of Lord Keeper
hitelock, 45. His Origin, 45. Education, 45. Called to Bar, 46. Circuit,
* Introduction to Noy, the Attorney General, 46. Manager of Masque to
the Queen, 16. "Chairman of Quarter sessions, 47. Takes popular side, 47.
is Moderation, 47. Returned to Parliament, 47. His Maiden Speech, 47.
One of the Managers of Impeachment of Lord Strafford, 47. Whitelock doubts
WOL. III, 2