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A44360 Due order of law and justice pleaded against irregular & arbitrary proceedings in the case and late imprisonment of George Whitehead and Thomas Burr in the city and county gaol of Norwich, from the 21st day of the 1st moneth called March, 1679, to the 12th day of the 5th moneth, called July, 1680 being an impartial account of the most material passages and letters to the magistrates relating to the said proceedings with the prisoners above said : wherein the people called Quakers are vindicated and cleared from popery : published for information and caution on the behalf of true Protestants and English-mens birth-rights. Hookes, Ellis, d. 1681. 1680 (1680) Wing H2660; ESTC R7941 74,567 109

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commit_v and_o detain_v in_o prison_n above_o these_o five_o week_n if_o we_o be_v offender_n let_v we_o know_v our_o offence_n for_o which_o we_o be_v commit_v if_o not_o do_v not_o go_v about_o to_o ensnare_v we_o do_v not_o seek_v occasion_n against_o we_o it_o be_v enough_o to_o punish_v we_o if_o find_v guilty_a of_o what_o charge_v against_o we_o in_o our_o mittimus_fw-la we_o entreat_v the_o mayor_n and_o court_n to_o do_v we_o right_o in_o this_o matter_n that_o our_o mittimus_fw-la may_v be_v read_v mayor_z and_o some_o other_o well_o you_o shall_v have_v it_o read_v g.w._n keeper_n where_o be_v our_o mittimus_fw-la produce_v it_o that_o it_o may_v be_v read_v as_o the_o mayor_n and_o other_o justice_n here_o present_a have_v engage_v r._n tender_v they_o the_o oath_n put_v the_o oath_n to_o they_o if_o you_o will_v take_v it_o that_o shall_v serve_v etc._n etc._n if_o not_o you_o incur_v a_o praemunire_n etc._n etc._n a_o hideous_a noise_n in_o the_o court_n among_o some_o under_o clerk_n and_o officer_n about_o the_o oath_n viz._n some_o under_o clerk_n etc._n etc._n what_o say_v you_o answer_n will_v you_o take_v the_o oath_n will_v you_o kiss_v the_o book_n clerk_z reads_z i_o thomas_n whitehead_n do_v true_o and_o sincere_o acknowledge_v profess_v testify_v and_o declare_v in_o my_o conscience_n etc._n etc._n here_o a_o interruption_n upon_o his_o mistake_n of_o thomas_n for_o george_n g.w._n the_o oath_n be_v none_o of_o the_o premise_n contain_v in_o our_o mittimus_fw-la which_o we_o be_v to_o answer_v to_o at_o this_o session_n and_o to_o be_v try_v upon_o t.b._n our_o all_o be_v at_o stake_n we_o perceive_v the_o recorder_n be_v determine_v concern_v we_o we_o must_v have_v liberty_n to_o speak_v we_o be_v
therefore_o to_o will_n and_o require_v you_o to_o receive_v and_o keep_v the_o say_a george_n whitehead_n and_o thomas_n burr_n in_o the_o common_a goal_n for_o the_o city_n and_o county_n aforesaid_a until_o they_o shall_v be_v from_o thence_o discharge_v by_o due_a order_n of_o law_n and_o hereof_o fail_v not_o give_v under_o my_o hand_n and_o seal_n the_o 21_o day_n of_o march_n anno_fw-la dom._n 1679._o to_o the_o constable_n of_o the_o ward_n of_o west-wymor_a and_o to_o either_o of_o they_o to_o convey_v and_o to_o your_o keeper_n of_o the_o common_a goal_n aforesaid_a to_o receive_v and_o keep_v the_o say_a george_n whitehead_n and_o thomas_n burr_n according_a to_o this_o warrant_n g.w._n do_v the_o recorder_n own_o this_o to_o be_v a_o true_a copy_n yea_o or_o nay_o r._n i_o care_v not_o whether_o it_o be_v true_a or_o false_a there_o be_v another_o mittimus_fw-la against_o you_o etc._n etc._n g.w._n let_v this_o mittimus_fw-la be_v consider_v first_o doff_v thou_o own_v it_o to_o be_v a_o true_a copy_n or_o no_o we_o have_v it_o attest_v r._n it_o may_v be_v it_o be_v what_o then_o it_o may_v be_v true_a for_o aught_o i_o know_v etc._n etc._n or_o to_o that_o effect_n g.w._n then_o pray_v observe_v this_o mittimus_fw-la the_o tenor_n of_o it_o what_o it_o contain_v 1_o st_o as_o to_o the_o cause_n of_o our_o commitment_n 2_o dly_z that_o be_v the_o premise_n which_o we_o be_v to_o answer_v to_o and_o to_o be_v try_v and_o deliver_v upon_o 3_o dly_z and_o that_o according_a to_o law_n or_o according_a to_o due_a course_n of_o law_n etc._n etc._n 1_o st_o then_o the_o charge_n concern_v matter_n of_o fact_n i.e._n be_v at_o a_o meeting_n and_o 2_o dly_a what_o such_o a_o meeting_n or_o how_o qualify_v i.e._n a_o meeting_n in_o disturbance_n of_o the_o public_a peace_n etc._n etc._n these_o be_v the_o matter_n in_o charge_n against_o we_o which_o the_o court_n ought_v to_o take_v judicial_a cognizance_n of_o either_o to_o acquit_v we_o if_o clear_a or_o to_o condemn_v we_o if_o guilty_a of_o any_o such_o meeting_n r._n read_v the_o other_o mutimus_fw-la you_o have_v a_o copy_n doubtless_o g.w._n we_o have_v a_o copy_n of_o the_o second_o warrant_n but_o this_o be_v not_o to_o be_v evade_v this_o be_v the_o mittimus_fw-la this_o contain_v the_o cause_n of_o our_o commitment_n and_o the_o charge_n that_o lie_v against_o we_o etc._n etc._n which_o the_o court_n be_v bind_v only_o to_o take_v cognizance_n of_o for_o we_o be_v thereby_o refer_v to_o the_o quarter-session_n r._n read_v the_o second_o warrant_n that_o contain_v the_o cause_n to_o wit_n my_o tender_v you_o the_o oath_n etc._n etc._n by_o take_v whereof_o you_o ought_v to_o show_v your_o allegiance_n or_o obedience_n to_o the_o king_n g.w._n either_o the_o mittimus_fw-la be_v a_o legal_a mittimus_fw-la or_o it_o be_v illegal_a if_o legal_a then_o let_v we_o answer_v to_o the_o premise_n etc._n etc._n if_o the_o oath_n be_v insist_v upon_o to_o evade_v the_o mittimus_fw-la that_o will_v bespeak_v either_o want_n of_o other_o matter_n against_o we_o or_o else_o that_o the_o mittimus_fw-la or_o commitment_n be_v illegal_a r._n read_v the_o second_o warrant_n etc._n etc._n g.w._n we_o have_v exception_n against_o the_o second_o warrant_n if_o i_o read_v that_o the_o exception_n ought_v also_o to_o be_v read_v shall_v read_v they_o when_o i_o have_v read_v the_o warrant_n court_n well_o you_o may_v read_v both_o g.w._n now_o the_o court_n be_v engage_v and_o concern_v to_o make_v good_a the_o liberty_n grant_v i_o to_o read_v our_o exception_n when_o the_o warrant_n be_v read_v the_o second_o warrant_n read_v which_o follow_v norwich_n city_n and_o county_n of_o norwich_n whereas_o george_n whitehead_n and_o thomas_n burr_n be_v late_o send_v by_o my_o warrant_n unto_o the_o common_a goal_n for_o the_o city_n and_o county_n aforesaid_a bacon_n francis_n bacon_n for_o be_v seditious_o assemble_v with_o some_o hundred_o of_o other_o disloyal_a person_n against_o the_o public_a peace_n and_o in_o contempt_n of_o the_o law_n and_o government_n of_o this_o realm_n now_o for_o that_o the_o say_v george_n whitehead_n and_o thomas_n burr_n be_v suspicious_a person_n and_o stranger_n to_o this_o city_n aforesaid_a and_o be_v unwilling_a to_o declare_v that_o duty_n which_o they_o and_o every_o true_a and_o well_o affect_v subject_a aught_o to_o bear_v by_o bond_n of_o allegiance_n to_o our_o gracious_a king_n they_o do_v several_o refuse_v to_o take_v and_o pronounce_v the_o oath_n of_o obedience_n to_o the_o king_n majesty_n due_o tender_v unto_o they_o and_o after_o they_o be_v several_o require_v to_o do_v the_o same_o by_o i_o these_o be_v therefore_o in_o his_o majesty_n name_n to_o will_v and_o command_v you_o to_o keep_v the_o say_a george_n whitehead_n and_o thomas_n burr_n in_o the_o common_a goal_n for_o the_o say_a city_n and_o county_n without_o bail_n or_o mainprize_n until_o the_o next_o general_n quarter-session_n of_o the_o peace_n to_o be_v hold_v for_o the_o city_n and_o county_n aforesaid_a and_o hereof_o fail_v not_o give_v under_o my_o hand_n and_o seal_n the_o 23d_o day_n of_o march_n anno_fw-la dom._n 1679._o to_o the_o keeper_n of_o the_o common_a goal_n for_o the_o city_n and_o county_n of_o norwich_n g.w._n i_o hope_v the_o recorder_n can_v deny_v the_o copy_n to_o be_v true_a r._n i_o will_v vindicate_v it_o by_o law_n in_o any_o court_n in_o england_n etc._n etc._n or_o to_o that_o effect_n g.w._n hear_v the_o exception_n against_o this_o second_o warrant_n i_o will_v read_v they_o deliberate_o if_o the_o court_n have_v any_o thing_n to_o object_n against_o any_o particular_a that_o may_v be_v read_v over_o again_o after_o the_o first_o read_v court_n read_v they_o go_v on_o etc._n etc._n the_o exception_n against_o the_o second_o warrant_n for_o detention_n of_o the_o prisoner_n in_o the_o common_a goal_n without_o bail_n or_o mainprize_n bear_v date_n the_o 23d_o day_n of_o march_n anno_fw-la dom._n 1679._o exception_n i._n first_o the_o prisoner_n be_v commit_v till_o session_n there_o to_o answer_v to_o the_o premise_n contain_v in_o their_o mittimus_fw-la therefore_o the_o court_n ought_v to_o take_v judicial_a cognizance_n thereof_o that_o be_v of_o the_o charge_n contain_v in_o the_o say_v mittimus_fw-la for_o their_o trial_n and_o discharge_v thereupon_o by_o due_a order_n of_o law_n and_o not_o to_o suffer_v the_o second_o warrant_n to_o be_v insist_v upon_o nor_o the_o mittimus_fw-la to_o be_v evade_v exception_n 2._o second_o because_o that_o after_o the_o command_v give_v to_o the_o keeper_n to_o keep_v they_o in_o the_o common_a goal_n until_o the_o next_o general_n quarter-session_n etc._n etc._n the_o lawful_a conclusion_n be_v want_v viz._n until_o they_o shall_v be_v deliver_v by_o due_a course_n of_o law_n see_v cook_n in_o the_o 2d_o part_n of_o his_o institutes_n fol._n 52._o concern_v a_o commitment_n by_o lawful_a warrant_n exception_n warrant_n warrant_n note_v that_o the_o prisoner_n foresee_v that_o the_o recorder_n will_v insist_v upon_o the_o second_o warrant_n as_o the_o mittimus_fw-la do_v therefore_o prepare_v this_o second_o exception_n the_o warrant_n or_o mittimus_fw-la faith_n he_o contain_v a_o lawful_a cause_n aught_o to_o have_v a_o lawful_a conclusion_n viz._n and_o he_o safe_o to_o keep_v until_o he_o be_v deliver_v by_o law_n etc._n etc._n and_o not_o until_o the_o party_n commit_v do_v give_v further_a order_n and_o this_o do_v evident_o appear_v by_o the_o writ_n of_o habeus_n corpus_n both_o in_o the_o king_n bench_n and_o common_a plea_n exchequer_n and_o chancery_n again_o he_o say_v second_o the_o mittimus_fw-la ought_v to_o be_v as_o have_v be_v say_v till_o he_o be_v deliver_v by_o law_n ibid._n cook_n 2_o part_n inst_z fol._n 53._o again_o now_o as_o the_o mittimus_fw-la must_v contain_v the_o cause_n so_o the_o conclusion_n must_v be_v according_a to_o law_n viz._n the_o prisoner_n safe_o to_o keep_v until_o he_o be_v deliver_v by_o due_a order_n of_o law_n and_o not_o until_o he_o that_o make_v it_o shall_v give_v other_o order_n or_o the_o like_a ibid._n fol._n 591_o 592._o exception_n 3._o second_o the_o three_o exception_n be_v deduce_v by_o way_n of_o inference_n from_o the_o second_o three_o therefore_o the_o justice_n have_v no_o legal_a power_n to_o give_v other_o order_n or_o warrant_n which_o interpose_v between_o his_o commitment_n of_o the_o prisoner_n and_o their_o delieverance_n by_o due_a course_n of_o law_n which_o be_v mention_v in_o the_o warrant_n of_o commitment_n but_o not_o in_o this_o pretend_a warrant_n for_o detention_n the_o justice_n who_o commit_v the_o prisoner_n have_v no_o legal_a jurisdiction_n over_o they_o thus_o by_o himself_o to_o interpose_v to_o fasten_v they_o they_o be_v thrust_v out_o of_o his_o hand_n by_o their_o commitment_n and_o thereby_o refer_v to_o the_o
quarter-session_n for_o their_o discharge_n thereupon_o by_o due_a order_n of_o law_n interruption_n on_o the_o read_n the_o three_o exception_n in_o this_o objection_n viz._n r._n if_o a_o man_n owe_v twenty_o man_n money_n the_o first_o that_o arrest_v he_o lay_v he_o into_o goal_n but_o the_o other_o may_v lay_v their_o action_n upon_o he_o for_o all_o that_o or_o if_o a_o man_n rob_v in_o several_a place_n and_o be_v lay_v into_o goal_n for_o one_o robbery_n and_o there_o come_v a_o hue-and-cry_a after_o he_o for_o another_o shall_v be_v go_v free_a of_o that_o because_o he_o be_v arrest_v already_o g.w._n that_o be_v not_o our_o case_n there_o be_v no_o parity_n between_o they_o we_o be_v not_o commit_v to_o goal_n on_o any_o such_o account_n as_o upon_o any_o action_n of_o debt_n robbery_n etc._n etc._n nor_o be_v we_o chargeable_a with_o any_o new_a matter_n or_o crime_n when_o the_o second_o warrant_n be_v write_v more_o than_o when_o our_o mittimus_fw-la be_v write_v and_o we_o first_o commit_v to_o prison_n pray_v let_v i_o read_v on_o the_o matter_n be_v further_o clear_v exception_n 4_o four_o the_o second_o warrant_n be_v contradictory_n to_o the_o first_o in_o that_o it_o admit_v of_o no_o bail_n nor_o mainprize_n for_o the_o prisoner_n which_o the_o first_o admit_v of_o in_o these_o word_n viz._n be_v require_v to_o find_v surety_n for_o their_o respective_a appearance_n at_o the_o next_o general_n session_n whereas_o the_o prisoner_n be_v no_o more_o criminal_a when_o the_o second_o warrant_n be_v make_v than_o when_o the_o first_o be_v make_v be_v then_o in_o hold_n upon_o their_o commitment_n exception_n 5._o five_o the_o prisoner_n be_v not_o convent_v nor_o have_v in_o examination_n before_o the_o justice_n when_o the_o second_o warrant_n be_v make_v to_o answer_v for_o themselves_o as_o they_o ought_v judicial_o to_o have_v be_v if_o he_o have_v any_o new_a matter_n unbailable_a against_o they_o or_o any_o matter_n of_o such_o high_a and_o criminable_a nature_n when_o he_o make_v the_o second_o which_o he_o have_v not_o when_o he_o make_v the_o first_o as_o to_o render_v they_o uncapable_a of_o bail_n therefore_o his_o second_o warrant_n be_v illegal_a and_o extrajudicial_a and_o the_o court_n be_v bind_v to_o take_v notice_n of_o it_o after_o the_o five_o exception_n the_o recorder_n again_o interrupt_v viz._n r._n while_o i_o have_v to_o do_v here_o i_o will_v not_o suffer_v myself_o to_o be_v thus_o reflect_v upon_o it_o be_v a_o dishonour_n to_o the_o court._n court_n how_o many_o more_o have_v you_o to_o read_v g.w._n but_o a_o very_a few_o i_o shall_v quick_o have_v do_v you_o may_v call_v for_o any_o of_o they_o to_o be_v read_v over_o again_o when_o i_o have_v do_v court_n you_o may_v go_v on_o go_v on_o exception_n 6._o six_o if_o it_o be_v object_v that_o the_o prisoner_n refuse_v to_o take_v and_o pronounce_v the_o oath_n of_o obedience_n to_o the_o king_n be_v due_o require_v by_o justice_n bacon_n that_o be_v a_o apparent_a mistake_n if_o the_o warrant_n of_o their_o commitment_n be_v of_o credit_n it_o shall_v be_v evidence_n in_o that_o it_o admit_v of_o bail_n as_o before_o which_o the_o refusal_n of_o the_o say_a oath_n be_v so_o require_v admit_v not_o of_o but_o the_o prisoner_n be_v not_o commit_v on_o that_o account_n and_o therefore_o the_o second_o or_o collateral_a warrant_v which_o be_v of_o another_o date_n and_o no_o commitment_n be_v ground_v on_o a_o mistake_n in_o that_o point_n and_o be_v a_o extrajudicial_a thing_n and_o therefore_o not_o to_o be_v take_v notice_n of_o but_o reject_v by_o the_o court_n and_o hold_v for_o none_o exception_n 7._o seven_o justice_n bacon_n can_v not_o legal_o not_o due_o require_v the_o prisoner_n aforesaid_a to_o take_v the_o say_a oath_n according_a to_o the_o tenor_n and_o plain_a express_a word_n of_o the_o statute_n provide_v in_o that_o case_n they_o not_o be_v under_o those_o circumstance_n and_o cause_n which_o the_o law_n provide_v and_o limit_n as_o precedent_n to_o one_o justice_n his_o be_v authorize_v to_o require_v it_o see_v 3_o jac._n c._n 4._o and_o 7_o jac._n c._n 6._o and_o dalton_n just_o pac_fw-la fol._n 94_o and_o 95._o upon_o the_o seven_o exception_n when_o read_v the_o recorder_n allege_v thus_o viz._n r._n if_o i_o find_v you_o under_o any_o one_o of_o those_o circumstance_n or_o cause_n i_o may_v tender_v you_o it_o add_v observation_n add_v 1_o st_o but_o he_o do_v not_o assign_v or_o show_v any_o one_o circumstance_n that_o the_o prisoner_n be_v under_o to_o warrant_n his_o alone_a tender_a of_o the_o oath_n however_o he_o hereby_o grant_v that_o he_o have_v no_o power_n alone_o to_o require_v the_o say_a oath_n without_o limitation_n of_o such_o precedent_a circumstance_n 2_o dly_z the_o circumstance_n and_o cause_n precedent_n and_o prescribe_v by_o the_o statute_n 7_o jac._n c._n 6_o be_v the_o person_n stand_v indict_v or_o convict_v for_o not_o come_v to_o church_n etc._n etc._n or_o complain_v of_o by_o the_o minister_n petty-constable_n and_o churchwarden_n or_o any_o two_o of_o they_o to_o any_o justice_n of_o peace_n near_o adjoin_v to_o the_o place_n where_o any_o person_n complain_v of_o shall_v dwell_v etc._n etc._n it_o be_v only_a in_o such_o case_n that_o one_o justice_n have_v power_n to_o require_v the_o say_a oath_n his_o power_n be_v apparent_o limit_v by_o the_o law_n to_o certain_a precedent_n circumstance_n under_o which_o circumstance_n and_o capacity_n neither_o the_o prisoner_n nor_o the_o justice_n stand_v and_o therefore_o be_v not_o in_o statu_fw-la quo_fw-la for_o the_o oath_n to_o be_v legal_o require_v of_o they_o by_o one_o justice_n exception_n 8._o eight_o the_o oath_n of_o obedience_n can_v not_o be_v legal_o tender_v on_o the_o 21_o of_o march_n 1679._o be_v the_o lord_n day_n because_o that_o no_o writ_n process_n warrant_v order_n judgement_n or_o decree_n be_v to_o be_v serve_v on_o that_o day_n except_o in_o case_n of_o 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