Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunae, 14o Aprilis
Educating in Popery.
L. 2a. An Act for the Mitigation of the Sentence of the greater Excommunication, and for Preserving of ecclesiastical Jurisdiction : - Committed to Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Edw. Leech, Sir Edw. Thelluall, Sir Tho. Cannon, Sir H. Bellingham, Sir H. Martyn, Sir W. Earle, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr.
Coriton, Mr. Sherfeild, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Knightly, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Selden, Sir Francis Barrington, Mr.Cooke, Mr. Bamfeild, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Hackwill: - To-morrow, Two Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Liberty of the Subject.
Sir Edw. Coke, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Selden, which argued the Case of the Liberty of the Persons of the Subjects from Imprisonment, to bring in, by Thursday next, their several Arguments, fair written; as also the Copies of the Records, produced by them: And the Clerk to insert the Arguments into the Journal, and to have Liberty to give out Copies of them.
Privilege - Aspersion on a Member.
Information given, that a Lord, viz. the Earl of Suffolke, said, upon Saturday last, that a Gentleman of this House (inuendo, Mr. Selden) deserved to be hanged, for razing a Record; with some other Speeches to the like Purpose.
Mr. Selden, called up, upon a Motion to that Purpose, to justify himself in this Particular of razing a Record 1st, Denieth it in general: 2ly, In particular, he delivered in to the Lords divers Copies . . Records examined by himself, and divers other Members of the House; wherein he far from doing any such Thing, as charged upon him.
21 H. VIII. when the Statute of Non-residence came in, Bishop Fisher said. This was for want of Faith, &c. The House would not sit, till righted. The Bishop after turned this, by way of Distinction, upon Bohemia.
2ly, Upon Question, Sir Ro. Phillippes, in this Message, to desire Justice from the Lords against the Lord of Suffolke, for the Wrong done to the House of Commons in general, and to a Member thereof, viz. Mr. Selden, in particular, employed in their Service.
Answer to King's Message.
The Speech, to be used by Mr. Speaker, by way of Introduction, upon the Nine Propositions, brought in, in scriptis : Read ; and then secondly read ; and consented unto, by a general Acclamation, without any Question.
Privilege- Aspersion on a Member.
Sir Ro. Phillipps reporteth from the Lords, that their Answer is, 1. A Signification of the Desire of the Lords, to continue, and if possible, increase, the Correspondence between both Houses: That thereupon they had presently taken Consideration thereof: That the Earl of Suffolke had there openly protested, upon his Honour, he had used no such Words to Sir Jo. Strangwayes. -
That the Lord Keeper intimated, that their thus speedy proceeding in this Business,did give a Testimony of their Desires to give full Satisfaction to this House, upon all Occasions, and to respect every Particular thereof.
Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Kirton, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Coriton, Sir W. Earle, Sir D. Digges, Mr. Pymme, Sir Fra. Seymor, Mr. Rolles, Sir W. Fleetewood, Mr. Alford: - To-morrow Morning, Seven Clock, Court of Wards.