Mercurii, 15o Februarii
E. of Dorset.
L. 2a. DORSETT. - Committed to Sir Geor. More, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir H. Poole, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sherfeild, Sir Geor. Goring, Sir Jo. Finch, Knights and Burgesses of Sussex and Surrey, Sir Nich. Saunders, Mr. Selden, Mr. Bisse, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Jo. Butler, Sir John Stradling, Sir Edw. Spencer, Lord St. John, Mr. Whatman, Mr. Law. Whitaker, Mr. Wentworth : - Friday Afternoon, in the Court of Wards, Two Clock.
L. 1. An Act for Subscription.
L. 1. - Recusants Children. Mr. Pymme, Mr. Cage, and Mr. Solicitor, to desire a Bill from Mr. Attorney General, concerning the same Subject.
L. 1. An Act concerning Edmund Nicholson, Projector of the pretended pretermitted Customs.
L. 2. An Act against scandalous and unworthy Ministers : - Committed . . Sir Jo. Finch, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Whitakers, Sir William Boulstreade, Sir George More, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Nath. Rich, Sir Francis Goodwynn, Sir B. Hickes, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Delbridge, Sir Cl. Throckmorton, Sir Edw. Scott, Mr. Chambers, Sir Jo. Stradling, Sir A. Temple, Mr. Newbery, Mr. Ersfeild, Mr. Littleton, Mr. Dyett, Mr. Pymme, Mr. Jordan, Sir A. Ingram, Sir Tho. Grantham, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Bisse, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Francis Drake, Sir W. Earle, Mr. Wentworth, Mr. Strode, Sir G. Gerrard, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir P. Haman, Mr. More, Mr. Middleton, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Clipsby Crew, Sir H. Poole, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir William Walter, Sir Capel Bedell: - Monday Two Clock, Court of Wards.
Privilege - Arrest of a Member.
Sir Jo. Finch reporteth from the Committee for Privilege, the Case of Mr. Gifford - That it appeared, that 6o Jan. One of the Burgesses first elected, viz. Sir Tho. Jermyn ; and 11o Jan. Mr. Gifford elected; but that the Town Clerk had dated the Indenture 30o Jan. as conceiving it was to bear Date the Day of the next County : So as he was arrested after his Election, but before the Return : his Arrest being 23o Jan.
Sir Jo. Finch also reporteth, that the Committee of Opinion, that Sir Tho. Badger his Man shall be delivered by Habeas Corpus, by Warrant from this House.
Upon Question, Sir Tho. Badger his Man to have Privilege ; and a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Crown, for an Habeas Corpus, to bring him hither.
The Dispute, and Resolution, concerning Mr. Gifford's Case, to be deferred till To-morrow,
Ordered, That all the Lawyers of the House shall attend the Committee of Grievances this Afternoon; and the Committee to have Power to send for any of them, which shall be then absent.
The House declareth, that, notwithstanding the said Opinion of the Committee, the House hath Power, when they see Cause, to send the Serjeant immediately, to deliver a Prisoner.