Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Saturni, videlicet, 30 Maii:
Maintenance of Husbandry, in Hereford.
THE Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Provision of Meadow and Pasture, etc. in the County of Hereford, was returned to the House, by the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, the first of the Committees, with a short Addition thought meet to be added, which was presently Twice read, and thereupon appointed to be written and annexed to the Bill to be sent to the Lower House, for their Consideration of it.
Bills from the H. C.
Wherrymen and Watermen.
3. An Act for the repealing of one Clause, or Branch, of a Statute, made in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord James, the King's Majesty that now is, of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the 37th, intituled, An Act concerning Wherrymen and Watermen. Prima vice lecta.
E. of Bedford's Privilege Danson's Arrest.
Whereas Richard Arnold, of the City of Westminster, Brewer, was brought this Day before the Lords, to answer a Complaint made for the Arrest of John Danson, Innholder, and Servant to the Earl of Bedford; forasmuch as, both Parties being heard, it appeared unto the Lords, that there was no sufficient Cause of Complaint on that Behalf, the said Danson being no ordinary and menial Servant of the said Earl, and that he did carry himself therein fraudulently, rather to draw on the Occasion of Complaint against Arnold, than in due and orderly Manner to use the Benefit of the Privilege, having willingly, and by his own Consent to the Bailiff of Westminster, yielded to be served with a Writ, and put in Bail, so as the Body of the said Danson, being always at Liberty, could not be thought to be hindered from any Attendance on his said Lord and Master; nor the Serving of the Writ in that Manner be taken for an Arrest, by which means the Lords supposed rather the Honour of the House to be abused than any Privilege justly claimed; it was therefore ORDERED (after Admonition given to the said Danson, that he should be careful not to offend on such or the like Occasion hereafter), That the said Richard Arnold should be discharged and dismissed from farther Attendance for that Matter; and that the said John Danson should satisfy and discharge all ordinary Fees and Duties, wherewith the said Arnold should have been charged, if he had been found faulty in this Cause.