Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 10 Februarii
Isaac Detrow, Servant to Sir Wm. Brereton, One of the Members of this House, to have Privilege of Parliament; and Francis Mathewes, who served him with a Subpoena, to answer in the Star-chamber, to be sent for.
Committed to Mr. Pymme, Sir D. Digges, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Jo. Wray, Sir Jo. Maynard, Mr. Wyld, Mr. Coxe, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Ro. Harley, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Goodwyn, Sir Rich Tichborne, Mr. Hackwyll, Mr. Sherfeild, Sir Tho. Grantham, Mr. Bellasys, all Burgesses of Port Towns, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Francis Darcy, Lord Rochford, Sir Jo. Maunsell, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Selden, Sir Tho. Culpepper: - Thursday next. Two Clock, in the Star Chamber, Sir Nath. Rich to have the Care of the Bill.
Privilege - Subpoenaing a Member.
Mr. Rolles informeth the House, that Yesterday, being at a Committee in the Exchequer Chamber, one came in to him, and told him, one was without to speak with him; and going out, one Nicholas Shrimpton, One of Mr. Attorney's Messengers, served him with a Subpoena into the Star-chamber, for his Appearance there this Day; the Subpoena dated 7o Febr. That he telling him, he was to take Knowledge, he was a Parliament-man, the Messenger said to him, " Will you then refuse the Writ?" Mr. Rolles answered, " No, if you will serve it on me:" And thereupon he served it, and delivered him the Writ. That Yesternight, about Nine of the Clock, he received a Letter from Mr. Attorney-general, excusing this, by the Mistake of his Messenger, and promising the withdrawing of the Information: And delivered in both the Subpoena, and Letter.
4ly, Upon Question, all Committees named by the House, and having Power, from the House, to send for Persons or Witnesses, to have like Power, from the House, to require any to attend the House, at such Time, as they shall think fitting.
Mr. Sheriff Acton called in, and first kneeling, then spoken to by Mr. Speaker, to stand up; and then charged, by Mr. Speaker, with refusing to answer some Particulars, indirect answering others, Contrariety in others, and a scornful casting in an impertinent Paper. He excuseth it, by the Shortness of his Memory: Protesteth his
Letters to Universities.
Ordered, Mr. Speaker, by his Letters to the Body politique of both Universities, in the Name of the House, for sending Copies of all such Recantations, Censures, and Submissions, as have been made by or to any in either the Universities, for Popery or Arminianism; and of all such Determinations, concerning the same, as have been there made.