Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 11 Januarii, 1648.
Mr. Pryn refuses attendance.
The House being informed, that Weaver, a Servant to the Serjeant at Arms that attends this House, who was, by Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, sent to take Mr. Prynn into safe Custody, and to bring him to this House, was at the Door;
He was called in; and then he informed the House, That he did repair to Mr. Prynn, and served the said Warrant upon him: That Mr. Prynn thereupon gave him this Answer; viz. That upon the Sixth of December last, as he was coming to do his Duty in the House of Commons, he was taken by Colonel Pryde and Sir Hardres Waller; and by them imprisoned, he knew not for what Cause: That he yet remains under that Restraint; and is not yet discharged from that Imprisonment: And that therefore he would not come upon that Warrant.
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