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X. Because this resolution strikes at and abridges the king's prerogative in Ireland : all appeals and writs of error in parliament being coram rege in parliamento. And therefore these words, coram non judice, take from the king the judicial power, which is given him there.
XI. Because it is the glory of the English laws and the blessing attending the Englishmen, that they have justice administered at their doors, and not to be drawn, as formerly, to Rome by apeals, which greatly impoverished the nation : and by this order, the people of Ireland must be drawn from Ireland hither, whensoever they receive any injustice from the chancery there, by which means poor men must be trampled on, as not being able to come over to seek justice.
XII. The danger of altering, changing, or lessening a consti. tution (tor above five hundred years unshaken, or so much as called in question,) in any one thing, the custom and usage of courts being the law of courts, may occasion the destruction of the whole. The judicial power of the House of Peers of Ire. land, in criminal causes, by way of impeachment, and otherwise, may, by the same reason, be called in question, as their judicature in civil causes, which will encourage evil disposed men, especially those in employment in that kingdom, who are generally very arbitrary, to act wickedly: and the better we preserve the constitution of Ireland, and of the Plantations dependent on England, the better we shall preserve our own; and they will be a barrier to ours, to prevent any invasions of theirs. And since the kings of England have, in all times in matters relating to the revenue, made their grants, by letters patent, and not only impowered the parliament of Ireland to hear, correct, reform, and amend them, but also acquiesced in their judgments, it ought not now to be questioned.
XIII. Because this taking away the jurisdiction of the House of Lords in Ireland, may be the means to disquiet the Lords there, and disappoint the kings affairs :
XIV. Because the judicial power of the house of Lords of Ire. land is, in no respect, altered by an act of parliament. The statute of the 10th of Henry 7th, cap. 4. called Poyning's Law, only directs a new form of passing bills into laws, but alters nothing of the judicial power; but neither allows or enables them to make the laws as they please ; and this will as well hold against the jurisdiction of this House, which ought not to be suffered.
END OF APPENDIX TO VOL. I.