Mercurii, 9 die Junii, 1675.
Report from Committee of Precedents.
SIR Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee to
whom it was referred to search for Precedents, touching Writs of Habeas Corpus returnable in Parliament,
That the Committee had found several Precedents of
Writs of Habeas Corpus returnable in Parliament; and
had considered of them; and that the Committee thereupon had agreed upon Four Resolves, to be presented to
the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they,
being Twice read, were, upon the Question, severally
agreed; and are as followeth;
Persons committed by the House, not to be liberated but by its Authority.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That no Commoners of England, committed by Order or Warrant of
the House of Commons for Breach of Privilege or Contempt of that House, ought, without Order of that House,