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 Sabbati, 27 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Timothy Remington be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, for his Breach of Privilege, in causing Sir John Hotham, a Member of this House, to be served with a Process of Subpæna, out of the Court of Chancery.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Chewne, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thom. Gower, Doctor Burwell, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Strickland, Sir John Heath, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Noell, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Scowen, Mr. Dalston, Mr. Millward, Sir John Newton, Lord Richardson, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Piercy Goring, Mr. Mallet, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Onslowe, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Colonel Sandys, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Richard Oately, Sir Geo. Reeves, Colonel Lowther, Sir Richard Temple, and all the Members that serve for the County of York: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to summon the Lords of such Manors as have Right of Common, and such Townships, and other Persons that are concerned; and give them convenient Time to attend: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Daniell, Serjeant Mainard, Sir Edm. Pearse, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Street, Sir Thom. Dolman, Mr. Morice, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Hender Robats, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Robert Brookes, Lord Richardson, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Richard Everard, Sir John Knight, Mr. Scowen, Sir Robert Robarts, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Marvill, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Hardes, Mr. Robert Laton, Sir John Fagg, Colonel Morley, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Rich. Oately, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Fran. Clarke, Sir Walter St. John, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Essex and Middlesex, and all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, That the Committee had examined the Matter touching the Election for the Town of Plymton between Sir Edmond Fortescue and Sir Nicholas Slaning: That there were Two Indentures returned under the Common Seal of the Town of Plymton; by one of which Sir Edmond Fortescue is returned; and by the other Sir Nicholas Slaning: But that the pretended Indenture by which Sir Nicholas Slaning is returned, doth contain in it an absurd and unusual Clause, to this Effect; viz. "That Sir Nicholas is returned to serve, so as the Parliament and Committee of Privileges shall approve of it:" And, besides, the original Indenture is not returned, but only a pretended Counter-part; So that the Committee were of Opinion, That the Return was not double; and that Sir Edmond Fortescue ought to sit, till the Merits of the Cause be heard and determined.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with ... Committee of Elections, That the Return for the Town of Plymton is not double; And that Sir Edmond Fortescue ought to sit, till the Merits of the Cause be determined.
Resolved, &c. That John Keland High Sheriff of the County of Devon, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy; for his Misdemeanor and Abuse, in making the Returns for the Town of Plymton.
Resolved, &c. That Edward Hayman, Under Sheriff in the County of Devon, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy; for his Misdemeanor and Abuse, in making the Returns for the Town of Plymton.
Resolved, &c. That Nicholas Horsman, Mayor of the Town of Plymton, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy; for his Misdemeanor and Abuse, in making the Returns for the Town of Plymton.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to prevent Abuses in Returns and Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and it is referred to Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Street, and Mr. Pryn, to prepare and bring in a Bill.
Mr. Millward reports That the Committee had received, from their Sub Committee, the Heads of an Imposition on sealed Papers and Parchments, proposed to be Part of the Compensation in lieu of Chimney Money; and the Estimate of the yearly Value thereof: But the Committee thought not fit to proceed therein; for that the Sum to be raised by Sale of Chimney Money was not ascertained; and therefore humbly moved, That the House would ascertain the same.