Die Mercurii, 10 Januarii, 1648.
Publication by Mr. Pryn.
THE House did this Day take up the Report made
by Mr. Humphry Edwards, of the Answer returned by Mr. Pryn, touching his owning the scandalous
Pamphlet, intituled, "A brief Memento to the present
unparliamentary Juncto touching their present Intentions
and Proceedings, to depose and excute Charles Stuart,
their lawful King," in these Words following; viz.
"I will give no Answer, until I am commanded by a
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Pryn, by this Answer that he
hath returned by Mr. Humphry Edwards and Mr. Fry,
Members of this House, hath disowned the Authority of
Mr. Pryn sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Pryn be forthwith sent for,
in safe Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
Courts of Justice.
Mr. Lisle reports Amendments to the Ordinance for
settling Proceedings in Courts of Justice:
Which Amendments were twice read: And, upon the
Question, the said Ordinance was re-committed to the
former Committee. And
It is Ordered, That the said Committee have further
Power to require and injoin all such Persons as they shall
think fit, as well Judges, Serjeants at Law, Counsellors
at Law, as any other Officers, to advise and assist therein.
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Whitlock,
and Mr. Serjeant Withrington, be in particular injoined to
give their Attendance at the said Committee, To-morrow
Morning at Eight of Clock: and that the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House do give them notice hereof.