Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 13 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, he being not well.
Mason, Duke of Newcastle's Servant, arrested.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by John Hutton and Thomas Hodgson, "That Richard Mason, menial Servant to the Duke of Newcastle, a Peer of this Realm, was Yesterday arrested, by John Hill, Serjeant at Mace belonging to the Prison now called Woodstreet Compter in London, and Thomas Osborne his Deputy, and carried to Prison, notwithstanding that they were told at the Time of the said Arrest that the said Richard Mason was the Duke of Newcastle's Servant, and claimed Privilege accordingly:"
Hill and Osborn to be attached.
Which being a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Hill and Thomas Osborne, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by John Hutton and Thomas Hodgson, "That Richard Mason, menial Servant to the Duke of Newcastle, a Peer of this Realm, was Yesterday arrested, at the Suit of Bold Boughew Esquire, Warden of The Fleete, and is detained Prisoner in Bishops-Gate, now called The Compter of Woodstreat, London, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Richard Mason be, forthwith upon Sight of this Order, discharged of his present Imprisonment caused by the said Arrest: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Morley and Grenvile versus Elwes.
The House heard further the Counsel and Witnesses in the Cause between Cutbert Morley and Bernard Greenvile Esq. Plaintiffs, by Petition, and Jeremy and Henry Elwes Defendants:
And it is ORDERED, to proceed in the further Hearing of the said Cause To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 14um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.