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, 9 Februarii
Leave of Absence.
Referred to Mr. Secretary Cooke, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Mr. Waller, Mr. Alderman Molson, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Cage, Mr. Bunce, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Kirkham, Sir Raphe Freeman, .. Purphery, Mr. Roydon, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Jo. Davers, Mr. Rolles, Sir Ro. Killigrew, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Francklyn, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Sherwyll, Mr. Cooke, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Coxe, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Harrison: - Thursday, Two Clock, Court of Wards : With Power to send for
Mr. Hackwill reporteth from the Committee for Elections, Returns, and Privileges, Part of the Case for the Election at Flynt. - That the Writ issued by the Privity and Direction of the Lord Keeper. That the Clerks in the Crown Office claimed, in Times of Prorogation, to make out Writs of Course, without Order from the Lord Keeper; yea, that they had done it sometimes in Times of Adjournment. That the Clerks have brought Precedents, appearing in their Books, from the 14th of Queen Eliz. whereby it appeared, in the Prorogation of the Parliament, from 14o Eliz. to 23 Eliz. 46 Writs; and in the Parliament of 1 Jac. in the Prorogation, . . Writs; and Two Writs, made in Time of Adjournment, That the Committee hath left the Matter to the Resolution of the House, without any Opinion delivered by the Committee.
Narration concerning Cosens.
Privilege - Prevarication.
Sir Jo. Ellyott reporteth from the Committee, to examine Mr. Rolles, a great Abuse, by Sheriff Acton, unto the Committee, by Prevarications, and indirect and repugnant Answers; which the Committee held to be a great Abuse to the Committee.