Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 1, 1547-1629. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 19o Aprilis
E. of Devon's Estate.
Unity in the Church, &c.
Sir T. Mounson.
L. 2a. An Act against scandalous Ministers, and unworthy: - Committed to Sir Francis Barrington, Sir W. Earle, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Francis Finch, Mr. Pymme, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Packer, Mr. Mathewes, Sir Francis Seymour, Sir Ro. Brooke, Mr. Jordan, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Rolles, Mr. Attorney Wards, Mr. Sherfeild, Mr. Coriton, Sir Ro. Pye. Sir Nath. Rich, Mr. Knightley, Sir Row. Cotton, Sir Jo. Jackson, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Wm. Constable: Tuesday, Two Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Sir W. Earle reporteth from the Committee for Examination of Complaints against Deputy Lieutenants, a Complaint made from Taunton against Sir Jo. Stoell and Mr. Wm. Waldron. - 100 Soldiers sent to be billetted at Taunton; billetted there with good Content, for Two Months together. Sir Jo. Stoel, conceiving Displeasure against the Town, for their Election of the Burgesses for this Parliament, got to him Mr. Waldron, and removed, by their Warrant, Twelve of them, to be billetted in the best Mens Houses of the Town, whereof the Mayor, and Mr. Browne, the Recorder, Two. They, being thus backed, entered violently into Mens Houses, and threatened to burn the Town. Mr. Browne's Wife so terrified, inforced to leave the Town. -