Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 7 Februarii, 19 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That the Matter concerning the Double Return for the Borough of Weymouth, between Sir John Coventry and Mr. Harvey, be referred to the Committee of Elections; to examine, and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
Ordered, That all Proceedings in the Suits brought in the Name of Wm. Simonds, as Lessee to Jeremy Smith, against Charles Braddock, and other the Tenants of Mr. Rigby, a Member of this House, be stayed, during the Session and Privilege of Parliament.
Message from the King.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they will be ready for a Conference with the House at Eleven of the Clock this Morning in the Painted Chamber, upon the Impeachment against the Lord Mordant.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, That the Committee had examined the Matter of Breach of Privilege objected against Thomas Bristoll; and that the Committee found him guilty of the Breach of Privilege.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Bristoll be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege, in causing Thomas Harnston, Bailiff to Mr. Pierrepont, a Member of this House, to be detained in Prison, contrary to the Order of this House.
Estates for Lives.
Amendments and Provisoes made to the Bill, sent from the Lords, to prevent Inconveniences by want of Proof of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas, or absenting themselves, upon whose Lives Estates do depend, were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Bills from Lords, &c.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill for rebuilding the City of London, with some Amendments, and a Proviso to be added to the Bill: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for extending a former Act touching Avowries and Replevins, to the Principality of Wales, and Counties Palatine.
Lords desire a Conference.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, That the Lords desired this Conference to preserve the right Understanding between both Houses: And that the Lords insisted upon it, That they might deny a free Conference with the Commons; and cited a Precedent, 12 Jac. where a free Conference was denied the Commons, in point of an Imposition: And that, in point of Judicature (which the Lords insisted on to be only in the King and Lords) they might deny the Commons a free Conference.
Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference: And that it be referred to Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Waller, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Thomas Lec, Mr. Pryn, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up an Entry, to be made in the Journal of this House, for asserting the Method and Proceedings of this House, concerning the last free Conference had with the Lords.
The Plague, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be returned to the Lords: And that Sir Wm. Thompson do carry up the said Bill; and put the Lords in mind of the Bill to prevent the Spreading of the Plague; and the Matter concerning the Canary Patent.
Flax and Hemp.
Estates for Lives.
The Question being put, That the Bill for the Redress of Inconveniences by want of Proof of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas, or absenting themselves, upon whose Lives Estates do depend, with the Amendments, be now read;
|Sir Jonathan Trelawney,||For the Yeas,||26.|
|Sir Thomas Lee,||For the Noes,||26.|
|Sir Robert Holt,|