House of Commons Journal Volume 1
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'House of Commons Journal Volume 1: 01 May 1621', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 1: 1547-1629 (1802), pp. 598-600. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=9491 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Martis, 1 Maii

Upminster Manor.

L. 1. AN Act for assuring the Manor of Upminster, in the County of Essex, to Sir A. Aucher, and Sir Roger James, Knight, and to Eliz. De la Founteyne, and their Heirs.

Sir D. Digges moveth, this Bill may be committed, at the same Time, when the other Bill is, concerning Frythe's Creditors, and to the same Committees; that so they may both go, and be debated, together : And,Ordered.

Cloughe's,&c. Conveyance.

L 2a. An Act to enable Edmond Cloughe Esquire - Sir H. Poole: - Dangerous to suffer Tenants for Life to pass away the Inheritance of Lands. - Not against the Body of the Bill: But to have the Circumstances well considered.

Mr. Carvyll, accordant.

Sir Ro. Bevyll: - That this standeth with the true Intent of the first settling. - To commit it.

Sir Francis Darcy, accordant. -

Committed to Sir H. Poole, Sir Ro. Bevyll, Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Ro. Payne, Sir Francis Darcy, Sir Wm. Fleetewood, Mr. Carvyle, Sir Ed. Coke, Sir Myles Sands, Sir H. Slingesby, Sir Wm. Strowde, Sir W. Heale, Mr. W. Raynescrofte, Mr. Taylor, Sir Ro. Askew, Sir Nich. Carye, Sir Fer. Fairfax, Mr. Iresby: - Friday, Court of Wards.

Merchant Adventurers.

Mr. Delbridge: - That the Sub-committee, appointed to consider of the Merchant Adventurers Patent, &c. may have Liberty to send for any other publick Books, or any

Merchants, to inform them; and particularly, the Book of Impositions. - And Ordered.

Light-houses.

Sir Edw. Coke reporteth, that, as he was required by the House, he acquainted the Lord Admiral with the Desire of the House about the Light-houses. That he consented to any Provision this House should make, by Bill, or otherwise, for the Good of the Commonwealth. -

Double Thanks for this, both from the King, and the Lord Admiral, for their Respect, in sending to my Lord Admiral.

Grievances - Sir G. Marshall.

Sir Edw. Coke reporteth Sir Geor. Marshall's Case. -

That the Committee resolved, this Decree to be a Grievance; and to go to the Lords about it. - That this was made coram non Judice, by the Statute of 15 H. VI. and that this Suit primae impressionis. That Sir Geor. in undertaking this Suit, had offended audaciously : And the Bill, Decree, and all the Proceedings, to be taken off the File, and be buried in Oblivion ; because this a Scandal to the State, and King, in Selling of Honour.

Message from the King.

Mr. Secretary - a Message from the King, concerning this Business ; acknowleging the Respect of the House herein, and returneth the House Thanks. - Knoweth not how the Letter gotten from him. - Condemneth the Course; and giveth Consent to the Taking off the File, the Decree, &c.

Baronets.

For the Baronets: - He the Fountain of all Honour, and he to be the only Judge of Honour: Hopeth therefore, the House will not proceed further in this. -

Justices of Peace.

That his Majesty desireth the House to be tender in meddling with Clergymen being Justices of the Peace. - Will now, for a while, take it into his Care. For Bishops, and some grave Doctors of Divinity, doubteth not, but the King will think fitting.

Grievances - Sir G. Marshall.

Sir Edw. Coke: - That, if Sir G. Marshall will not consent to the Taking the Decree off the File, to go to the Lords for his further Punishment.

Privilege - Informing King of Proceedings.

Sir J. Perrott: - Not to go to the Lords about this.

Sir D. Digges : - That the Clergy, who have informed the King of this, upon Trust and Hear-say. That resolved by the Committee, to leave the Bishops, and other dignified Persons, to the King's Pleasure; only to petition the King, that others, who had Cure of Souls, might not be distracted by this civil Office, from their spiritual Callings.

Sir Edw. Coke:- - That parochial Ministers tied to their Charges: Not fit to be in Commission. - An ancient Writ to discharge them of it.

Mr. Speaker : - Apparent, the King misinformed. - No Bill in the House, nor intended. - To inform the King hereof, and what the true Intentions of the House were in this Matter.

Resolved, This to be done, by Mr. Secretary, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sir Edw. Coke.

Sir Edw. Sands moveth for an Order, that, whensoever it shall hereafter appear, that the King is misinformed, the Speaker, as the Mouth of the House, may inform the King thereof.

Mr. Alford: - Sorry, the King should be thus daily informed of our Consultations. - That the King may be intreated, not thus often to interpose ; which endangereth the Liberties of this House.

Sir H. Poole moveth, a Petition to the King, that he will censure those, which thus misinform him. - For the Baronets ; acknowlegeth the King's absolute Power in disposing Honour. - Never hereditary Honour established amongst the Commons. - Speaketh not, to advise the House to proceed further in it, because of the King's Pleasure.

Sir D. Digges: - To inform the King, that in Durham, where but 12 in Commission of the Laity, there are 13 of the Clergy, and Dependents upon the Clergy.

Mr. Chancellor offereth his Service, to inform the King concerning the Justices of Peace: But, for the Baronets ; to leave it, or let the Speaker relate it. - Moveth, it may be set down in Writing.

Mr. Raynscrofte: - That the Commissioners for the Subsidy being appointed by the Lord Treasurer, and after the Bishop sent other Names, and it was altered.

Sir Ro. Phillippes : - Not to present the Heads as yet; which are now read by Sir D. Digges; because not as yet ripe: For the future, to take Care to prevent Misreports; and that to be done by Mr. Speaker, as Sir Edw. Sands supra. - Not for the Gravity of the House to send always by the Privy Council.

Mr. Noy: - Not to make a general Order, for Mr. Speaker his informing the King; but to do it upon Occasions, as shall be offered.

Sir N. Rich ; - In H. IV. Time an Ordinance in both Houses of Parliament, that no Consultation in either House should acquaint the King with any such Thing, till agreed upon. - Moveth, a Committee, to peruse. -

Sir Edw. Coke, Sir Edw. Sands, Mr. Noye, Mr. Alford, Sir D. Digges, Sir H. Withrington, Sir N. Rich, Mr. Hackwyll, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Sir Edw. Peyton, to consider of the ancient Ordinances, and Orders, concerning Informations, given to his Majesty, of the Consultations of the House; and what Course fittest to inform the King, when he is misinformed : - To-morrow Morning, in the Committee Chamber.

Grievances - Sir G. Marshall.

Upon Question, the Bill, Proceedings, and Decree, in Sir Geor. Marshall's Case to be a Grievance.

Sir Edw. Coke. - Not to have an Order for the Taking the Bill and Decree off from the File, without the Consent of Sir G. Marshall.

Mr. Raynscrofte: - That the Master of the Rolls, being acquainted with the Opinion of his Majesty, and this House, therein, may, and, no Doubt, will, cause them to be taken off the File.

Sir Sam. Sands: - To make no Motion to any inferior Court, - We not an inferior Court, though the inferior Part of a Court of Parliament. - To present this to the Lords, who have Power to take it off the File.

Mr. Noye: - Where our Intention to take away the Memory of these Blots in our Time, this Course, by the Lords, will increase it.- - Either by Bill to damn it, or else Sir Geor. Marshall to be sent for, and ordered to move, himself, to have it done.

Mr. Mallett: - To go to the Lords. - The questioning, and damning this, will be a Grace to our Times, and no Blemish.

Mr. Serjeant Davys: - That, by the Shewing of the Order, declaring the Opinion of this House, no Doubt, but the Master of the Rolls will take it off.

Sir Edw. Sands concordat cum Mr. Mallett.

Sir H. Withrington:- - If we cannot ourselves, with our own Power, cause these to be taken off the File, to go to the Lords. - Not to send to the Master of the Rolls.

Sir H. Poole ; - To declare it, by our Order here, that the House thinketh fit, the said Bill, Proceedings, and Decree, should be taken off the File. - And Ordered. Mr. Mynn: - That, if he have exemplified the Decree, or Writ De executione ordinis, he shall bring them into the House. - And Ordered.

Sir Wm. Cope: - That any Judge is to obey the Direction of this Court, That Sir Geo. himself, upon Notice, will procure it to be done.

Mr. Crew: - Only to declare our Opinion here, but to make no Motion to the Chanc' about it.

Report to be made.

Ordered, Mr. Noye shall make his Report To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock, all Business set apart.

Floyde's Libels.

Dr. Penington, called to the Bar, as a Witness against Floyde, charged by Mr. Speaker to speak the Truth, touching the scandalous Words against the Palatyne, &c.

- That coming into Floyde s Chamber, Floyde told him he heard Prague was taken; and Goodman Palsgrave and Goodwife Palsgrave had taken their Heels, and were run away; and, as he heard, thatGoodwife Palsgrave was taken Prisoner. And that he answered, that then he wished, himself and all other able Men might go, and not return with Life, till she were redeemed; -

That Floyde said, he was a Fool; and sorry to hear him say so. -

And thereupon he, - that he, and such as he was, were fit only to blow up Parliament-houses, and kill Princes. -

That he discovered this to the Warden of the Fleete, either the same Day, or the next. -

That it was about a Month or Two after, before -

That Mrs. Broughton was present at the Speaking of these Words. That her Husband and Willyams were in the Chamber, but say, they heard nothing. That Mrs. Braughton did hear the Words. That, being a Prisoner, he went to visit Floyde. - No discontentment between them, before, or sithence.

The Warden of the Fleete called in, and demanded by Mr. Speaker, whether Penington did not tell him of those Speeches by Floyde, answereth, that by Chance, he heard, by a Maid, of his Words, that such Words were spoken. That he expected, Penington would have told him of it. Two Days after, sent to Penington; and conferring with him about other Things, and expecting he would have spoken of it, did not; and therefore he asked Penington of it; who then said, he had heard the said Words of Floyde; and being demanded by the Warden what he would do in it, said, he had writ a Letter. That after Cole - him of such Words. That Penington did not acquaint the Warden with it before ; and that then he told him, he had no Witness of the Speaking of it.

Penington : - That he acquainted the Warden with this, the same, or next Day, in his Dining Room.

The Warden : - That Lettice Harrys is his Maid's Name, who first told him of it.

Penington: - That he came to the Warden, to borrow a Chronicle of him, because of a Difference between him and Floyde, about Vortiger; and then told him of it.

The Warden, again demanded, if Penington spake to him the Words supra, as alleged by Penington, saith first, to his Remembrance, he spake them not; after said assuredly, he did not.

Sir Edw. Coke: - The Warden ingenui dominus:- - Doubteth, peccati servus. - Observeth the Warden first confident Affirmations; after confronted, saith, to his Remembrance, he did not; after, again said assuredly, he did not. - Sorry, he called him to the Bar. - A popish Heart - Moveth, a special Committee, to examine this Cause this Afternoon.

Mr. Crew: - Great Cause to take this to Heart. - To send presently for Lettice Harrys, and Pinchbacke, and Mrs. Broughton. - Resolved.

Sir Tho. Row : - To confront Penington and Floyde.

Dr. Willys, brought to the Bar, as a Witness in this Cause, saith, that Penington told him, Floyde had spoken to him the Words alleged by Penington; and that Penington told him, he had told the Warden of it; and that he had concealed it. That Floyde and Penington great Friends then, and ever after: So Penington and the Warden. That Francis Alured, and John Broughton, and his Wife, Prisoners in the Fleete, can testify, that Floyde said, there was a Play, wherein the Lady running away with a Child at her Back, and another in her Arms, and her Husband carrying a Cradle. - This with Joy. -

That one Hardman, a Prisoner there, resorting for Council to Floyde, found great Rejoicing, when any thing went ill with Prague. - Drinking Healths, he and his Company. -

That Broughton, and his Wife, will affirm, as Penington, the scornful Words spoken by Floyde: And thinketh, Lettice Harrys can speak the like.

Cole: - As going to preach, Floyde told him, Prague was taken ; and that now they might speak freely; and that he, or any other Nobleman, had as good Right to be King of Wales, as the Palatyne to be King of Bohemia, - None then present. - That he told the Warden these Words, and those spoken to Penington, and which Penington had told him; and that the Warden answered, the Words were foul; but he took no Notice of them. - That this spoken about the 11th or 12th of January.

Sir Francis Kinnaston commendeth the great Honour of these Princes, and - the great Lewdness of Floyde. Moveth, Floyde his Study maybe presently searched, and his Papers viewed : - And -

Mr. Recorder, Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Hackwyll, Sir Tho. Low, Sir J. Horsey, Sir Tho. Row, Sir Tho. Hobby, Sir Francis Barrington, to open his Study, Trunks, or Chests, in the Fleete, and Temple.

Answer from the King.

Master of the Wards reporteth to the House, that he delivered the Paper itself to his Majesty ; who, reading it twice, asked, what the Reason of our long Sitting: Who answered, To give him Satisfaction : For which the King first returned Thanks ; and that he, having begun, would finish it. Would take double Care : Would follow their Steps. Would be so far from infringing our Liberties, that he would, upon all Occasions, ratify and confirm them, - To make a good Use of our Time,

Martis, 1 Maii. Post meridiem.

Lumley.

L. 3a. LUMLEY-.

Sir Tho. Wentworth, and Sir Christofer Hildyard: - To stay the Passing the Bill.

Sir Tho. Riddall, contra. - Sir Geor. Manners -

Upon Question, passed.

Cloth Trade.

Master of the Wards, - for the Bill of Cloth. - That fitter to review the many Laws for Cloth, and reform, than to make new.

Jermy.

Jermy. L. 2a. An Act to make void -

Sir Ro. Bevill, - for Commitment, and Notice.

Sir H. Poole: - That this Bill is, to be relieved against a Fine, enforced by a Decree made contrary to an Act of Parliament. -

Committed to Sir H Poole, Sir Tho. Row, Sir Edw. Peyton, Sir G. Gerrard, Sir Wm. Pooley, Mr. Clench, Sir P. Fretchwell, Sir Rich. Lovelace, Sir Ro. Bevill, Sir Francis Goodwyn, Sir Francis Fane, Mr. Alford, Mr. Noye, Mr. Glanvyle, Sir Edw. Mountague, Sir Francis Barrington, Sir Tho. Low, Sir Myles Sands, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Hopton, Knights and Burgesses of Cambridge, Sir Ro. Phillippes, Knights of Suffolke, Sir Ro. Crane, Sir Jo. Hubbart: - This Day sevennight, Exchequer Chamber.

Floyde's Libels.

Sir A. Ingram: - That Floyde delivered them Two Keys of his Trunks. - Found Beads in his Pocket. - In the Fleete opened One Trunk ; found there Beads, and Friars Girdles : In the second, some Writings. - That under the Bed-clothes they found Three Books. -

They examined first Broughton; who said about Christmas last, he, and his Wife, and Penington, went into Floyde's Chamber: That he going away, and returning Half an Hour after, Penington, in a Passion, told him, Floyde had called Good wife Palsgrave, &c. as Penington. -

That Floyde asked Broughton, about Six Days after, asked, whether Penington a Spy. -

That Broughton's Wife saith, she heard them talking of Prague, and Bohemia, and the Palsgrave; but gave no such special Ear to it, as that she heard the Words mentioned by Penington, being looking out of the Window, to see them play at Bowls. -

That Hardman saith, that divers People came to him -

- What will become of this Lad now? - And, that Besse must now come home again to her Father. - Called Goodman and Goodwife Palsgrave. - And, that they oft met, and rejoiced at it.

Sir Tho. Hobby: - To have some appointed, to view the Writings, that are found with Floyde.

A Paper read, taken out of Floyde's Patent: - Ridiculous, and foolish; mentioning Sir Edw. Coke.

The same Committee to examine Lettice Harrys, and peruse the Evidences brought in.

Sir H. Manwaring: - That hath heard the Lord Warden say, that, when he President of Wales, Floyde questioned for speaking against the Bible. - And now is questioned for speaking against the noble King and Queen of Bohemia. - Therefore, sithence he hath spoken against God and Man, moveth, that neither for God or Man's Sake he may have Mercy.

Floyde, at the Bar, charged by Mr. Speaker with, speaking the scandalous Words before-mentioned, against the Prince Palatyne, or his Lady, and with his denying thereof: Persisteth in his Denial thereof.

Penyngton, confronting Floyde, repeateth his former Speech.

- That knoweth not, just at what Time these Words spoken.

Knoweth no such Man as Fryer, except Dr. Fryer.

Mr. Hackwyll: - That, in the Examination of Lettice Harrys, he observeth, that she heard -

That she denieth, she ever acquainted the Warden of the Fleete; but that she acquainted one Willyams with it, because she -

Sir Ro. Phillippes: - Came with a Resolution to speak freely in this Parliament. Wisheth a better Occasion to shew his Affection to this noble Lady the King's Daughter. - 1. The Offence : 2ly, Against whom committed : 3ly, the Punishment.- -

The Offence : Scornful, contumelious, and spiteful, against the King and Queen of Bohemia.

The Persons, against whom: The hopeful Issue of our great Master. - Of the King saith, because he endeavoured to be happy, God made him unhappy. - For her: Equal in Virtue and Honour to any. - Floyde a Knave from his Original: A Popish Knave, the most dangerous of all other.

Punishing Floyde.

For his Punishment: - To have him carried from Westmynster Gate, with his Face to an Horse Tail; a Paper upon him, in great Letters; " A popish Wretch,

for dishonouring the King's Children:" - To the Tower ; and there to lie in Little Ease.

Sir Tho. Row: - Because a Prisoner committed from the Lords of the Council, to go to the Lords, to let them know, we desire to have him whipped through London.

Sir D. Digges, - as Sir Tho. Row.

Sir Francis Kinnaston: - That Floyde put into the Commission of the Peace.

Sir Geor. Moore: - No Punishment too great for this Offence. - Precedents have a Beginning. - To whip him back to the Fleete,

Mr. Whitson voucheth a Precedent of the * in Spayne.

Mr. Raynscrofte: - 1,000l. Fine, to be employed in the Wars of the Palatinate; and to spare his Whipping.

Mr. Neale: - To carry him in a disgraceful Manner to the Tower; and he there to remain, till further directed by the Lords.

Sir Francis Seymor: - To go from Westmynster at a Cart's Tail, with his Doublet off, to the Tower, the Beads about his Neck, and as many Lashes by the Way as Beads.

Mr. Salter: - To punish first here, then may be punished by the Lords. - To send him to the Tower. - Whipping: Beads: Tower: Little Ease. - Then further Punishment by the Lords.

Sir Edw. Gyles: - Sorry, so unworthy a Wretch should bear the Name of an Englishman; yet might evade, and say, he were a Welshman. - Pillory here, with a Paper of his Head, containing his vile Words: - Whipped; his Beads and Crucifixes, and especially his Friars Girdle, about him: If these can defend him from good Whipping, well. - So many more at the Court Gate; and so at the Temple, and Cheapesyde. - Then to return him to the Fleete: For cannot put him into a worse Prison.

Sir Raphe Hopton: - To suspend our Judgment, till his Papers examined : For may aggravate his Offence.

Sir J. Perrott: - To the Tower at first: Then to send to the Lords about it.

Sir Tho. Hobby: - To leave out none of these Punishments. - The Doubt, because committed by the Lords. - To suspend our Judgment, till his Papers examined.

Mr. Mallory: - Not to defer it, nor to put it off to the Lords.

- Consenteth to the Punishment, spoken of by Punishing Sir Ro. Phillippes: - And Pillory at Powles Cross.

Sir Francis Darcy addeth, boring through his Tongue.

Sir J. Horsey; - To have his Tongue cut out, or slit at least. - Doubteth, he an Intelligencer ; which may be discovered by his Papers. - To suspend our Sentence.

Sir Edw. Cecill: - To make this Punishment greater; than hath been, in like Cases, hath been for Subjects Scandals. - To bore him through the Tongue; and a B. on his Forehead.

Sir Geor. Goring: - Now called up.- - To have him set upon an Ass: - 12 Stages, as 12 Beads: At every One to swallow a Bead; and 12 Jerks to make him -

Mr. Salisbury: - Sorry, hath any Welsh Blood in him: Yet but half, for half English. - Agreeth with the most severe Punishment.

Mr. Pryce: A Paper: Pillory: Riding upon an Horse backward: And 200l. Fine.

Sir Ro. Bevell: - Agreeth with the greatest Punishment, but Blood; and would not have the Beads, &c. put upon him, lest should be thought to be for his Religion. - To defer the Fine, for Search of the Papers, for his greater Punishment.

Sir Jo. Jephson: - To punish it presently. - To whip him to the Tower; viz. as far again, as those for the Spanish Ambassador : - And a good Fine.

Sir Rich. Gravenor: - Not to defer his Punishment. - Whipping to the Tower: - Papers: - Beads with him: - Out of the Commission of the Peace: - Unbarristered.

Mr. Finch: - Desireth all these Punishments; yet no corporal Punishment, because no Proof upon Oath against him. - Pillory.

Sir Tho. Weyneman:- To carry him to the Fleete, and whip him. - And hopeth, upon Search of his Papers, to find Matters to hang him.

Sir Jo. Strangwayes: - To make a Precedent in this Case, if none before. - Whipping: - Boring his Tongue at Cheapesyde: and then to return him to the Fleete.

Sir Edw. Wardor: - To make a Precedent, if none before. - To return him, now to the Dungeon in the Fleete. - Whipping: - As many Lashes, as the Prince and Princess old: - Boring in the Tongue.

Sir Guy Palmes: - No Blood. - Tower, &c.

Mr. Angell: - A Gag in his Mouth, to keep him from crying, and procuring Pity.

Mr. Towerson: - To have him stand upon the Pillory at the Exchange that the strange Merchants may know it, and publish it abroad. :

Sir Jo Walter: - To avoid Cruelty in his Punishment.

- To villify him, as he hath done these noble Princes. - To ride backward On an Horse: - A Fine, that may go to the Palsgrave; because asked, whither the Lad would go: - Pillory: - His Beads, &c. to be hanged about him, to shew, from what Root this grew. - That he laughed at the Loss of Prague; therefore to make him cry by whipping.

Mr. Mallett: - Tower presently.- - Whipping, &c. to be respited, till the Papers perused.

Mr. Glanvyle secondeth Sir Jo. Walter's Motion. - Not to be disputed, but we may do that, which we are about to do.-: - To do this, and leave further Punishment to the Lords.

Mr. Alford concurreth with Sir Jo. Walter in all, but whipping. - To fine him, instead of whipping.

Sir H. Anderson concurreth with Sir Ro. Phillippes. - Not satisfied, to take him out of the Prison, whereunto the Lords of the Council have committed him. Paper :

- Branded : - Ride backwards: - Beads about him.

Sir Edw. Sands: - Much Difficulty in this Cause. - To be well advised. - That Our Sentence will be censured in a great Part of the Christian World. - The Root from ill Affection to Religion, and so to our State. - That only Two eminent Persons, viz. Ed. VI. and Queen Jane, scaped the virulent Tongues of Opposites in Religion. This Lady the third. - Praised by all her Enemies. - Would join with the Lords, but for the great Business, we have, and shall bring them; - Not to meddle with his Religion, but his Offence in Tongue. - That will make him be canonized. - Commendeth Sir Jo. Walter's

Censure : Differeth only in One Point, viz. Whipping; which the Punishment of a Slave; where he a Gentleman, except first degraded. - This degrading not in our Power, but in the Earls Marshal. - To punish him, wherein he hath offended. - Goodman, and Goodwife, Words of Contempt, not of Slander. - To punish him with as much Contempt as may be: Riding backward: - Paper: - Pillory in divers eminent Places: - Imprisonment in a Dungeon for some moderate Time: - Fine:

Mr. Pymme: - To whip him, except within some reasonable Time he pay 1,000l. Fine.

Sir Francis Goodwyn: - No Whipping; but Fine, instead of that. - Tower, because that our Prison.

Master of the Wards: - To give Punishment for the Fault committed. - If make a Precedent, let it be without Exception.

Not to give such a Sentence, as shall hurt the King's Children. - Though his Religion the Ground of his evil Affection, yet not questioned here for it. - Sorry, we so uncertain in the Power of this House. More puzzled this Parliament than ever before. - Told, in the Beginning of this Parliament, we an absolute Court: That, in some Cases, we to judge alone; in others, with the Lords; in others, the Lords alone.

Sir Edw. Mountagew: - That not in our Power to remove him, because the King's Prisoner in the Fleete.

Mr. Mallory: - As we have Power to send for him hither, we have Power to send him to the Tower.

Sir Wm. Strowde, contra,

Sir Rich. Worseley: - The Fleete not a fit Prison.

Upon Question, Floyde to be returned Prisoner to the Fleete this Night, and to lie in Bolton's Ward there.

Upon Question, to be brought hither again Tomorrow Morning, and to be set on the Pillory here at Westmynster, Two Hours, from Nine till Eleven.

Upon Question, to ride from Westmynster to the Exchange, and there to stand upon the Pillory Two Hours.

Upon third Question, to ride backward upon an Horse, without a Saddle, his Face backward to the Horse Tail, and the Tail in his Hand, and Papers on his Head.

Upon Question, the Inscription, on the Papers and Pillory, to be, " For false, malicious, and despiteful Speeches, against the King's Daughter, and her Husband."

Upon Question, to stand upon Pillory, in like Manner, in Cheapsyde, on Friday, from Ten till Twelve, and ride thither in like Manner, and ride back as before.

Upon Question, fined at 1,000l.

The former Committee to survey and examine the Papers in the Trunk.

Sir Tho. Wentworth moveth for a select Committee, to Consider of the Accusations, Testimonies, and Particulars of our Judgment.

This to be done by the same Committee: Sir Edw. Sands, Sir Tho. Wentworth, Sir George Moore, and Mr. Sherfeild added. This to be done with all Speed, and to be reduced into Writing.

The Sentence to be executed by the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and a Warrant, for that Purpose, to issue under Mr. Speaker's Hand; and that Warrant to be drawn by the former Committee.

Floyde called in to the Bar, and kneeling, Mr. Speaker pronounced his Judgment.

The Warden of the Fleete commanded to lodge Floyde this Night in Bolton's Ward, and to bring Floyde hither to Westmynster Palace, by Eight of the Clock, and to deliver him from time to time.