Wednesday, the 13th of May, 1657.
THE House being acquainted, that Robert Harvey
was . . the Door, being brought as a Delinquent,
for causing Major Waring, a Member of this House, to
be arrested: And, being brought to the Bar, kneeling, and
examined by Mr. Speaker, what Direction he gave for
arresting Major Waring, on behalf of Mr. Audley; saith,
Direction was given by his Uncle, for arresting one
Sewell: Saith, he gave no Direction concerning Major
Waring, to have him arrested; and the Direction given
by his Uncle was, to file a Bill in the Exchequer, against
Major Waring, as Sheriff.
The House being acquainted, that Mr. Hugh Audley,
who hath been summoned touching this Business, to attend
the House, was now at the Door; he was called in; and,
standing at the Bar, Mr. Speaker acquainted him, that
there was a Suit, in the Name of Mr. Harvey, against one
Sewell: Answereth, Yes. Being demanded, whether he
did not appoint him to pay Mr. Grigg Money for that
Suit; he saith, one Rea did pay it by his Appointment:
Saith, he spake but once with Grigg; which was, to have
Instructions to prosecute the Suit; and, after he had taken
notice of the Leases, which were Harvey's, and shewed
him a Lease of his own: But he said, he could not declare
against him; but told him, he would file a Bill against
the High Sheriff: Mr. Audley did tell him, he did not
know he might do so; and did not know the Name of
the Sheriff, nor that he was arrested, till afterwards; and
told Grigg, he was to blame to do it. Being demanded,
whether he knew, in this Prosecution, that Major Waring
was a Member of Parliament; saith, he did not know it
till Thursday last, after he had been arrested: He saith,
he did not give any Direction for Prosecution against
Major Waring: And thereupon withdrew.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, further
to examine the Truth of the Business, touching the
Breach of Privilege, in the arresting Major Waring, and
to state the Matter of Fact, and report it to the House.
Major Aston, Colonel Shapcott, Major Audley, Mr.
Bampfeild, Mr. Fowell, Lord Strickland, Mr. Bacon,
Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Smyth, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Highland, Mr. Lloyd, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Tigh, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Lislebone Long, MajorGeneral Whalley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major Saunders,
Mr. Pedley, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Margetts, Mr. Butler,
Colonel Cock, Colonel Chadwick, Alderman Foote, Major
Mason, Mr. Brisco, Mr. Stewart, Captain Blackwell,
Major-General Packer, Dr. Clarges, Mr. Westlake, Mr.
Disbrow, Colonel Coker, Sir Edward Rhodes, Colonel
Gorges, Mr. John Trenchard: To meet this Afternoon,
at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: With
Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and
Resolved, That the Bill for the Adventurers for Lands
in Ireland be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate adjourned Yesterday, upon the Report of his
Highness' Speech to the House at Whitehall.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of Clock; and nothing to intervene.