|That it be reported to the House, That in pursuance of their Order
of the 27th of March instant The Councell hath caused fower persons
to be apprehended viz: Lieuten[an]t Colonell John Lilburne, Mr. William
Walwyn, Mr. Richard Overton & Mr. Thomas Prince That the Councell
hath beene informed by some witnesses, who were before the Councell.
That the said Lt. Colonell Lilburne did read the Booke called Englands
new Chains discovered on Sunday last at Winchester House, before a
great multitude of people and perswaded Subscriptions to it, and endeavoured
to answer obiections made against it, And did there affirme that himselfe,
and three others viz: Mr. Walwyn, Mr. Prince and Maior; Cobbet would
make good that matter of that Booke, with their lives. That there
were alsoe taken in the Lodging of Mr Overton some quantity of the
said Bookes w[hi]ch were wett, and now comeing forth from the presses.
That when the said fower persons first abovementioned were called
into the Councell, and interrogated, whether they were Authours, Contrivers,
framers or publishers of the said Booke, they did not only refuse
to answere, but disputed the Authority of the Councell. That the Councell
hath Comitted the said fower persons to the Tower, till they might
informe the House thereof That they may take it into their consideracon
in what manner the said prisoners may be further proceeded against.