The four and twentieth Article not urged.
Page 391 25. That not long after the dissolution of the said last Parliament (viz. in the months of May, and June) he the said Earl of Strafford did advise the King to go on rigorously in levying of the Ship-mony, and did procure the Sheriffs of several Counties to be sent for, for not levy∣ing the Ship-money, divers of which were threatned by him to be sued in the Star-chamber; and afterwards by his advice were sued in the Star-chamber, for not levying the same; and divers of his Majesties loving subjects were sent for and imprisoned by his advice, about that and other illegal payments.
And a great loan of a hundred thousand pounds was demanded of the City of London, and the Lord Maior and the Aldermen, and the Sheriffs of the said City, were often sent for by his advice to the Coun∣sel Table, to give an acc•unt, of their proceedings in raising of Ship-money, and furthering of that loan, and were required to certifie the names of such Inhabitants of the said City as were fit to lend, which they with much humility refusing to do, he the said Earl of Strafford did use these or the like speeches: viz. That they deserved to be put to Fine and Ransom, and that no good would be done with them, till an example were made of them, and that they were laid by the heels, and some of the Aldermen h•nged up.