Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 9 die Junii, 1675.
Report from Committee of Precedents.
SIR Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to search for Precedents, touching Writs of Habeas Corpus returnable in Parliament, That the Committee had found several Precedents of Writs of Habeas Corpus returnable in Parliament; and had considered of them; and that the Committee thereupon had agreed upon Four Resolves, to be presented to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they, being Twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed; and are as followeth;
Persons committed by the House, not to be liberated but by its Authority.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That no Commoners of England, committed by Order or Warrant of the House of Commons for Breach of Privilege or Contempt of that House, ought, without Order of that House,