Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 16o Februarii
L. 1a. AN Act to prevent the Abuse of false Measures, used in the Sale of Sea-coals.
Buying Offices, &c.
L. 1a. An Act against the Procuring judicial Places for Money or other Reward; and against giving and taking of Bribes.
L. 2a. An Act for the Avoiding of a Lease of 5,000 Years, of the Manor of Malden, and other Lands in the County of Surrey, Parcel of the Possessions of Merton College, in the University of Oxford, unduly procured from the said College: - Committed to Mr. Comptroller, Chancellor Duchy, Sir Geor. More, Sir M. Abbot, Sir Jo. Savyle, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Ew. Thelluall, Mr. Carvyle, Mr. Wentworth, Dr. Eden, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Lowther, Sir Francis Vincent, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Francis Drake, Sir Francis Stewart, Mr. Selden, Sir Roger Twisden, Sir H. Martyn, Sir Wm. Spencer, Mr. Rich. Spencer, Serjeant Hitcham, Sir Nich. Saunders, Sir Jo. Finch, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Clarcke, Mr. Francis Finch, Sir H. Poole, Sir Wm. Walter, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Brett: - This Day sevenninght Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And Notice to be given to the Parties; and Counsel to be heard before the Committee, if they desire it.
Exporting Wool, &c.
L. 2a. An Act against the Exportation of Wool, Wool-fells, &c.
Moved, a Time may be limited, for questioning, and Trial of the Felony, made by this Act. And moved by another, the Tryal may be by Men of Quality, and not by the ordinary Jurors, of small Value, or Judgment. Moved also, the Admiral Jurisdiction may not be excluded -
Committed to Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor Exchequer, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Sir H. Poole, Sir D. Digges, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Clercke, Mr. Rich. Spencer, Sir Jo. Savyle, Sir H. Wallopp : And all, that will come, to have Voice. - Monday, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Mr. Whitby reporteth from the Committee for Grievances, the Restraint of all trading by Sea, for fear of the Dunkirkes, and of Pirates, both of Merchants and Fishermen. - That the Dunkirkers do also adventure to the very Ports, and breed a great Terror to the Inhabitants upon the Land.
A Letter from a Prisoner in Sally, read,.
Resolved, That upon Wednesday next, this Matter of Restraint of Shipping, and Fishing, and all other Matters of like Nature, shall be debated in the House: and, against that Time, the Business to be prepared by the Members of this House ; and all the Members of the House are required then to attend, by Nine Clock.
Privilege - Arrest of a Member.
Mr. Emanuell Cifford his Case thus: Elected a Burgess for St. Edm. Bury, in Suffolke, 11 Jan. taken in Execution 23o Jan. the Indentures of Return dated 30 Jan.
Sir H. Poole: - The Time of the Election to be respected, not the Date of the Indentures of the Return ; for then may be in the Power of a Sheriff, or other Officer, to defeat our Privilege. - To deliver him.
Mr. Whystler, contra. - That the Return being, inTime, false, we cannot amend it: And how shall it be amended ; sithence Sir Tho. Jermyn elected 6o Jan. and Mr. Gifford, 11 Jan. ? - Is against these straggling Elections.
Mr. Weild, pro: Mr. Solicitor doubtful.
Mr. Rolle: - That the Sheriff is to amend the Return, by the Command of this House. - Moveth, to hear the Party interested ; being not fully satisfied of the Matter in Fact, for the Time of the Election.
Mr. Taylor, pro : - And that the Indentures are to be dated the 11 th of Febr. [a] being the Day of the Election. - That the Sheriff is to amend the Return.
Mr. Saunders, pro.
Mr. Wentworth is for the Privilege. - Doubteth how the Town Clerk can amend it ; because no Party to the Indenture, as the Sheriff, in other Cases, is.
Mr. Strode: - That the Town Clerk is to amend this, as in Mr. Maynard's Case.
Upon the first Question, the Return of the Indenture in the Date, to be amended, and dated 11 Jan.
Upon the second Question, this to be amended by Mr. Mallowes, the Town Clerk, who committed the Error, for the one Part; and by the Sheriff for the other Part.
The Town Clerk to be here To-morrow Morning, to amend the Return; and the Clerk of the Crown, with the Indenture.