Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, primo Februarii, 14 Car. Regis.
This House being informed, That one Lawrence Barrowe and John Fox, of Furnival's Inn, his Attorney at Law, do prosecute an Action of Trespass at Law against Thomas Huett, a menial Servant to the Baron of Kinderton, one of the Members of this House, for taking a Distress for a Heriot due to the said Baron of Kinderton; which he can only justify under the Baron of Kinderton's Title; whose Privilege is thereby violated;
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do examine, whether the said Thomas Huett be a menial Servant to the said Baron of Kinderton, or his Title only concerned in the Suit in Question: And, if he finds the same so to be, then the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, is to apprehend the said Barrow and Fox, to answer their said Breach of Pirvilege.
Sir John Talbot reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Sale of Sir Robert Slingsby deceased his Lands, for Payment of his Debts, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Court of Assurance.
Mr. Goodrick reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Regulating of Hackney Coaches was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the same be re-committed to the former Committee at large; who are impowered to receive Proposals: And all the Members that come to the said Committee are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, That the Matter be re-committed to the former Committee: And they are to meet, in the Place formerly appointed, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to sit de die in diem; and to make Report so soon as conveniently they may: And that, till that Report be made, the Hearing of the Matter touching his Election, at the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be suspended.
Leave of Absence.
Lords desire a Conference.
Ordered, That the Persons under-named do manage the said Conference: Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Dr. Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir John Brampston, Sir Robert Atkins, Serjeant Rainsford, Sir Phillip Warwick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir Edmond Peirse.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to examine and make Inquiry touching the Authors, Printers, and Publishers, of the seditious Pamphlet, called "The Summary Reasons," with the Members formerly added thereunto by an Order of the Twelfth of December last, do consider of a Paper this Morning presented to the Members of this House, intituled, "Certain Propositions concerning the Excise of Liquids, &c.;" which tends to disturb the Endeavours of this House, in settling the Excise of Beer and Ale, and to discountenance any Proposals made to advance the same: And Mr. Clifford and Mr. Churchill are added to the same Committee: And the said Committee, or any Three or more of them, are to call before them the Authors, Publishers, and Printers of the said Paper: And to send for any Persons or Papers: And to make Report to this House.
Conference with Lords.
Serjeant Rainsford reports from the Conference, That the Lord Chancellor declared, That the Lords took Notice, that Six of the Persons excepted in the Act of Oblivion, were omitted in the Bill for Execution of the Persons attainted of High Treason: And that though the Lords could have inserted their Names, by way of Amendment to the Bill; yet, in Civility, and for keeping a good Correspondence with this House, the Lords desired to know the Reasons, which induced this House to omit the said Six Persons.
Resolved, That another Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference. That, at That Conference it be declared, That this House doth acknowledge the Lords Respects, in desiring to preserve a good Correspondence with this House, which this House should endeavour to continue: But, that this House doth not find any Precedent, for giving in their Reasons in such manner as is desired, until there be some Alterations in the Bill, that may occasion the same: And Mr. Seymour is, on Monday Morning next, to go up to the Lords, to desire the said Conference.
Great Level of Fens.
The Parties, with their Counsel, being called in; and several Orders, Deeds, and Evidences, read; and some Witnesses produced; and Counsel on both Sides, as to Sir Wm. Tirringham's Title, fully heard; and the Counsel of his Highness the Duke of Yorke being also heard;
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Business touching the Interest of Colonel Sandys and Sir William Tirringham, in the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, be adjourned till Wednesday Morning next: At which Time this House will proceed to deliver their Judgment therein.