Lunae, 9 Februarii
THE Offence of Goodwin, for serving an Order, out of the Chancery, on Sir Tho. Bowyer, to be respited, till the other Two heard.
Mr. Waller preferred Two Petitions from Merchants, Referred to the Committee for Mr. Rolles, and all other Petitions of like Nature.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Greene, Leave to depart, and to be here again this Day Fortnight.
Mr. Cooke preferreth another Petition. Referred to the same Committee for Mr. Rolles' Business.
A Petition from the Merchants, and Mr. Billingsley, read.
Referred to Mr. Secretary Cooke, Mr. Chancellor Duchy, Mr. Waller, Mr. Alderman Molson, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Cage, Mr. Bunce, Mr. Godfrey, Mr. Kirkham, Sir Raphe Freeman, .. Purphery, Mr. Roydon, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Jo. Davers, Mr. Rolles, Sir Ro. Killigrew, Sir H. Martyn, Mr. Francklyn, Sir Jo. Ellyott, Mr. Coriton, Mr. Sherwyll, Mr. Cooke, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Coxe, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Harrison: - Thursday, Two Clock, Court of Wards : With Power to send for
Witnesses, Records, Writings, &c. and to hear Counsel.
Mr. Hackwill reporteth from the Committee for Elections, Returns, and Privileges, Part of the Case for the Election at Flynt. - That the Writ issued by the Privity and Direction of the Lord Keeper. That the Clerks in the Crown Office claimed, in Times of Prorogation, to make out Writs of Course, without Order from the Lord Keeper; yea, that they had done it sometimes in Times of Adjournment. That the Clerks have brought Precedents, appearing in their Books, from the 14th of Queen Eliz. whereby it appeared, in the Prorogation of the Parliament, from 14o Eliz. to 23 Eliz. 46 Writs; and in the Parliament of 1 Jac. in the Prorogation, . . Writs; and Two Writs, made in Time of Adjournment, That the Committee hath left the Matter to the Resolution of the House, without any Opinion delivered by the Committee.
Narration concerning Cosens.
Mr. Speaker presenteth a Narration from Mr. Attorney, written with his own Hand, and subscribed with his Name, concerning the Affidavits, and his not proceeding against Mr. Cosens.
Privilege - Prevarication.
Sir Jo. Ellyott reporteth from the Committee, to examine Mr. Rolles, a great Abuse, by Sheriff Acton, unto the Committee, by Prevarications, and indirect and repugnant Answers; which the Committee held to be a great Abuse to the Committee.
1. Upon Question, Mr. Sheriff Acton to be sent for to the House To-morrow, Nine Clock.
2ly, Upon Question, to be sent for as a Delinquent. He first to kneel, and then to be spoken to by Mr. Speaker, to stand up.
Dr. Steward and Dr. Talbott called in, of Counsel for Mr. Jones; Who argued the Questions about Bishop Mountagewe's Confirmation.
Standing in the Entry.
Ordered, upon Question, That every Member of the House, that shall stand in the Entry, shall pay 12d. And Mr. Serjeant to take it of them, as they stand there.
A Petition from Dr. Steward, read.
The Committee for Religion, to sit To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.