[Speeches and arguments before a committee of both houses of parliament concerning the rights and privileges of the subjects], [April to June, 1628].

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England and Wales. Parliament (1628). [Speeches and arguments before a committee of both houses of parliament concerning the rights and privileges of the subjects], [April to June, 1628].

[Speeches and arguments before a committee of both houses of parliament concerning the rights and privileges of the subjects], [April to June, 1628].

Manuscript, in a single secretary hand, of a collection of speeches concerning the liberties of freemen and the illegality of imprisonment without indictment. The collection includes the House of Commons' petition to the king to uphold Magna Carta, which bars such imprisonment; the King's answer; speeches by Sir John Eliot; Robert Phillips; Sir Edward Coke; Sir Dudley Digges, and Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, among others, on the same subject, and listing numerous cases of seizure of freemen; and the proposal of an act against long and unjust detainment in prison. At the end of the manuscript are copied "The Earl of Bristolls letter to the King March 1663/4; and "A letter from the Earle of Shaftsbury on his retirement in 74 to the Earle of Carlisle."

1 v. (ca. 170 p.) ; 19 x 16 cm.

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