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, 28o Martii
The Warrant being delivered in, and read; it appeared, it was only to carry Soldiers, to be billeted, unto all such within that Division, as should refuse to pay the Billetting-money imposed upon them.
Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir P. Hayman, Mr. Coriton, Sir Jo. Jackson, Sir Francis Seymor, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Owfeild, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Bisse, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Row. Cotton, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir O. Luke, Sir M. Fleetwood, Mr. Francis Drake, Sir Tho. Culpepper, Lord St. John, Sir W. Earle, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Hampden, Sir Jo. Wray: This Committee to have Power to send for Witnesses, Parties, Letters, &c. To examine the Misdemeanor of this Constable, and the Warrants, either for the Billetting of Soldiers, or for the Rating or Levying of Money for them, within the County of Surrey : And the Deputy Lieutenants of that County, being Members of this House, to attend that Committee, and to produce the Warrants they have made, and the Authority, by which they have done it. And the Constable to remain in the Custody of the Serjeant, till the further Pleasure of the House delivered ; - Two Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Mr. Sparke: - That, as Deputy to the Sheriff of Cornewayle, he made Return of One Indenture to the Clerk of Return. the Crown, and their Names entered by him; and that after, another Indenture returned, not by the Sheriff.
The Clerk of the Crown, To-morrow Morning, Eight Clock, to certify the House, how he received the second Indenture; and if not received from the Sheriff, then those Members, returned by the Sheriff, to sit in the House, until they be displaced by Order of the House.
Sir Jo. Coke reporteth from the Committee, for the Petition for Execution of the Laws against Recusants, that, with the Addition of the Word " Commons,'' and with some few Alterations, put in a Paper by themselves;, which referred to the Judgment of the House: Which Alterations read by him. -
That the Opinion of the Committee is, at the next Conference to offer these Alterations to the Committee of the Lords, with the Reasons thereof for them; but, if they will not yield to them, then the Committee to have Power to agree unto the other Petition, with inserting the Word " Commons," without any other Alterations.
Upon Question, Power to the Committee, to present these Alterations to the Lords, with the Reasons of this House for them, and to hear the Reasons against them ; and then to leave it to their Lordships, to accept them, or to take the other, as formerly sent down.
Members make Election.
Report made from the Committee for Privileges, by Mr. Hackwill. - 1. For Colchester: Only One Return made by the Bailiffs, in which Sir Tho. Cheeke and Mr. Alford returned. That the Bailiffs, Aldermen, and Common Council, consisting of 42, in an upper Room, read the Writ, and there elected Sir Tho. Cheeke, and Mr. Alford: In a lower Room, the common Sort of Burgesses in general elected Sir Tho. Cheeke, and Sir Wm. Masham. -