15. Protestation of the House of Commons.
[March 2, 1628-9. Rushworth, i. 660. See Hist. of Engl. vii.
1. Whosoever shall bring in innovation of religion, or by favour or
countenance seek to extend or introduce Popery or Arminianism, or other opinion
disagreeing from the true and orthodox Church, shall be reputed a capital enemy
to this Kingdom and Commonwealth.
2. Whosoever shall counsel or advise the taking and levying of the
subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, not being granted by Parliament, or shall be
an actor or instrument therein, shall be likewise reputed an innovator in the
Government, and a capital enemy to the Kingdom and Commonwealth.
3. If any merchant or person whatsoever shall voluntarily yield, or pay
the said subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, not being granted by Parliament, he
shall likewise be reputed a betrayer of the liberties of England, and an enemy
to the same.
 This protestation was recited by Holies after the Speaker
had been held down in his chair, as the King was approaching to break open the
door of the House of Commons.
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