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, 4o Aprilis
Mr. Hackwill reporteth from the Committee for Privileges, the Case for Yorke. - No Question, but Sir A. Ingram well elected: The Question between Sir Tho. Savyle, and Alderman Hoyle. The Determination thereof forborn by the Committee, till further hearing. -
But that divers Misdemeanors in several Persons; viz. in the Two Sheriffs, and Two of the Aldermen, viz. Hempsworth and Cooper; concerning the Election. -
In the Sheriffs; in the Precipitating their giving their Declaration of the Election ; in refusing the Poll, with unfitting Speeches ; in returning Sir Tho. Savyle, where Alderman Hoyle duely elected. ......
Persons sent for.
Upon Question, Alderman Cooper, and Hemsworth, to be sent for, as Delinquents, for undue Preparation of the Election; and to bring with them Sir Jo. Savyle's Letter. Upon Question, the Two Sheriffs, Henry Thomson, and Tho. Atkinson, to be likewise sent for, as Delinquents.
John Vaux, the Sheriff's Clerk, to be sent for, as a Witness: So Alderman Dickenson.
Tuesday next after Easter Week, to be the Time of their Appearance.
Complaint of a Letter.
A Complaint by Mr. Wyld, concerning an unfit Letter written about Droitwich Election. a Letter.
This referred to the Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, In respect to the better Preparation to the Fast To-morrow, and to the Communion upon Sunday, that no Committee, or the House, shall sit this Afternoon.
Liberty of the Subject.
Sir Edw. Coke reporteth from the select Committee appointed to consider, and report, what they think the best way to take, concerning the Liberty of the Subjects Persons [and] Goods, -
All of One Opinion, that a Conference to be desired with the Lords, for Matters concerning the ancient and certain fundamental Liberties of the Subject. This to be done [by] Message upon Monday: Then to come to Particulars. -
Sir D. Digges, for an Introduction; Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Littleton, and Mr. Selden, to be employed.
Upon Question, a Conference to be desired with the Lords, concerning certain ancient and fundamental Liberties of England.
2ly, This to be sent upon Monday next. Nine Clock : And, that the Conference, to be desired, concerneth. ....
3ly, Sir D. Digges, for an Introduction; Sir Edw. Coke, Mr. Littleton, and Mr. Selden, to be employed at the Conference.
4ly, Every of them to make Choice of Two other, to assist them.
Sir D. Digges - Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Pymme.
Sir Edw. Coke electeth Mr. Rolles, and Mr. Hackwill.
Mr. Selden - Mr. Herberte, and Mr. Whitby.
Mr. Littleton - Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr Charles Jones.
Mr. Secretary Cooke to pray the Conference.
Message from the King.
Mr. Secretary Coke delivereth a Message from the King - That his Majesty is most sensible of the Importance .....
Mr. Secretary to deliver this Message in Writing, and to deliver it in, that it may be entered in the Journal.
Tonage and Poundage.
L. 2a. An Act of a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: - Committed to a Committee of the whole House; - Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, in the House.
Mr. Speaker adjourneth the House till Monday Morning next, Eight Clock.