Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 2, 1578-1614. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 7 die Decembris,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Maintenance of Navigation.
HODIE 3a vice lecta est Billa, videlicet, An Act for the Maintenance of Navigation, quæ communi omnium Procerum Assensu conclusa est.
Increase of Mariners.
Item 2a vice lecta cst Billa, An Act for the Increase of Mariners.
Hodie allatæ sunt a Domo Communi duæ Billæ:
Clothiers of Boxsted and Langham.
Keeping the Sabbath.
Prima, For the Clothiers of Boxsted and Langeham, in the County of Essex, quæ conclusa est.
Sccunda, For the better and more reverent observing of the Sabbath Days.
Lord Bindon claims one Finnies to be reieased from the Compter, as his Servant; but Privilege is refused him.
Memorandum, That, whereas the Lord Viscount Bindon moved the Lords, for the Privilege of the House, for one Roberte Finnies, alledging that he was his Serthe Computer, as his Servant; but Privilege is refused him. vant, the Lords gave Commandment to the Gentleman Usher, to go to the Compter in Wood-street, where the said Roberte Finnies then lay, upon an Execution, and to bring the said Roberte Finnies, and the Parties that arrested him, before them. And this Day the said Lords, after the Hearing of the Cause, thought it not convenient that the said Roberte Finnies should enjoy the Privilege of this House, as well because he claimed not the Privilege when he was first arrested, nor in the Compter when he was charged with the Execution; as also for that he was not a menial Servant, nor yet ordinarily attendant upon the said Viscount. And further Ordered, That the Officers of the Sheriffs of London should take again in Execution the said Finnies, and convey him unto the Place from whence he came; and that the bringing of the said Finnies before the said Lords, at their Commandment, should not be in any wise prejudicial to the Sheriffs, or their Officers.
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in crastinum, hora consueta.