Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 31 Jan. 14 Car.
THE Lord Richardson reports Amendments to the Bill to enable Mrs. Clemence Rivers, and Mrs. Rose Ryvers, to sell certain Lands and Houses for Payment of the Debts of Edward Rivers Esquire, deceased, and Provision for his younger Children: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be returned to Mr. Dean Hardy, and Mr. Alsop, for the Sermons by them preached Yesterday before this House: And that they be desired to print their Sermons: And Sir Thomas Meres is to return the Thanks of this House to Dean Hardy; and the Lord Richardson to Mr. Alsop.
Yorkshire Cloth Trade.
Sir William Lowther reports Amendments to the Bill for the better Regulating of the Manufacture of broad mixed Woolen Cloth, within the West Riding of the County of Yorke: Which he read with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of Brecon, That, upon the Petition of Mr. Progers, complaining of the undue Election of Mr. Jeoffries, as Knight for the said County of Brecon, the Committee had fully heard the Witnesses on both Sides; and were fully satisfied, that the Writ was long detained; and the Election not made in the usual Place: That many who were for Mr. Progers, were refused, discouraged, or delayed; and the Poll adjourned to his Prejudice; and divers indirect Means used, to advance the Number of Election for Mr. Jeoffries, and to diminish the Number of those that were for Mr. Progers, who would have had the Majority of Voices, if the Election had been fairly carried: And the Opinion of the Committee, that the Election of the said Mr. Jeoffries was void.
Leave of Absence.
Privilege-a Person discharged.
William Holmes the Constable, that was committed for a Breach of Privilege, in seizing and detaining Mr. Whorwood, and using of him very rudely, was this Day called in to the Bar of this House: And having, upon his Knees, acknowledged his Offence, and humbly begged Pardon of the House: After a grave Reprehension given him by Mr. Speaker,
And Mr. Solicitor General made Report, from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and desired the House might again resolve itself into a Committee, on Thursday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.