Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 24o Februarii
Croft's, &c. Restitution.
John Smyth returned Burgess for Camelforde in Cornub', upon a Declaration by Mr. Marshe, that he had come to this House, being outlawed, and also had deceived divers Merchants in London, taking Wares of them to the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, minding to defraud them of the same, under the Colour of Privilege of this House; the Examination whereof, committed to Sir Jo. Mason and other of this House, was found and reported to be true; and a Writ of Capias utlagatum against him, directed to the Sheriffs of London, returnable 15o Paschae next, at the Suit of William Pynchebek and Johan his Wife, in a Plea of Detinue :
Upon which Matters Consultation had in the House, the Question was asked by Mr. Speaker, if he should have Privilege of this House, or not; and, by the more Number of Voices, it seemed that he should not have Privilege: And upon the Division of the House, the Number, that would have him not to have Privilege, was 107 Persons ; and the Number, that would he should be privileged, was 112 Persons; and therefore Ordered, That he shall still continue a Member of this House.