Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 3 die Martii.
Ashdowne Forest Bill.
Report concerning the Importation of Foreign Cattle.
Upon Report from the Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Act against importing Foreign Cattle, &c. "That the Lord Delamer hath brought them several Letters from Sir Thomas Manwaring, concerning the great Abuses committed in those Parts of Cheshire and Flintshire, by importing Foreign Cattle contrary to the said Act, and in particular complaining of Mr. Ogle Hatfeild, as a great Importer of the said Cattle, and of his malicious Prosecution against one James Bruen, a late Constable of Stapley, in Cheshire, for his endeavouring to put the Law in Execution, according to his Duty:"
Bruen to be prosecuted for it.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Letters and Papers be sent to Mr. Justice Twisden, the Judge of Assize, who is desired by the House to examine the whole Business; and to take such Order therein as he shall think fit; and of his Proceedings therein to make Report to the House: And the Lord Delamer is desired to write to Sir Thomas Mainwaring, "That he attend the Judge of Assize at Shrewsbury, with such Examinations and Proofs as he hath taken concerning it."