THE MEETING OF THE THIRD PARLIAMENT OF CHARLES I. TO THE MEETING OF THE LONG
9. Notes of a Bill brought in by Sir Edward Coke to secure the
liberties of the subject.
[April 29, 1628. Harl. MSS. 1771, fol. 123. See Hist. of Engl.
An Act for the better securing of every freeman touching the
propriety of his goods and liberty of his person.
Whereas it is enacted and declared by Magna Carta that no freeman is to
be convicted, destroyed, &c., and whereas by a statute made in E. 7, called
de tallagio non concedendo; and whereas by the Parliament, 5 E. 3, and
29 E. 3, &c.; and whereas by the said great Charter was confirmed, and that
the other laws, &c.
Be it enacted that Magna Carta and these Acts be put in due execution
and that all allegements, awards, and rules given or to be given to the
contrary shall be void; and whereas by the common law and statute it appeareth
that no freeman ought to be committed by command of the King,
&c.; and if any freeman be so committed and the same returned upon a
habeas corpus, he ought to be delivered or bailed, and whereas by the
common law and statutes every freeman hath a propriety of his goods and estate
as no tax, tallage, &c., nor any soldier can be billeted in his house,
Be it enacted that no tax, tallage, or loan shall be levied &c., by
the King or any minister by Act of Parliament, and that none be compelled to
receive any soldiers into his house against his will.
 'convicted ' in MS.
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