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 Martis, 22 Jan. 18 Car. IIdi.
Seamen and Naval Stores.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Batten, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Walden, Mr. George, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Hen. Whittaker, Mr. Sandys, Sir Thom. Allen, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Russell, Sir Robert Atkins, Colonel Williams, Colonel Windham, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Daniell, Lord Ancram, Lord Herbert, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Mallett, Sir John Earnley, Mr. Millward, Mr. Coleman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edw. Wallpoole: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And that they have Leave to accept of a Proviso for such as are poor to take Administration gratis.
|Lord Ancram,||For the Yeas,||45.|
|Sir John Talbott,||For the Noes,||37.|
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Petition of the Merchants trading to France, on the Behalf of themselves, and other English Merchants, was committed, That the Committee had fully examined the Matter; and heard the Evidence offered on their Behalf: and had agreed upon several Resolves: Which he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Goods claimed by the Petitioners, now in the Ships, are the proper Goods of Englishmen; and that no Part of them belong either to French, Dutch, or any of his Majesty's Enemies.
And that the Committee is of Judgment, That the Persons concerned in these Goods are fit Objects for his Majesty's gracious Favour, and your Charity: And that you should be requested to present their sad Condition to his Majesty, and be Intercessors for their Relief.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee; and is of Opinion, That the Goods claimed by the Petitioners, now in the Ships in Question, are the proper Goods of Englishmen; and that no Part of them belong either to French, Dutch, or any of his Majesty's Enemies.
Resolved, &c. That this House is of Opinion, That the Persons concerned in these Goods are fit Objects of his Majesty's gracious Favour: And that an Address be made, to present their sad Condition to his Majesty; and to intercede for their Relief.
|Lord Cornbury,||For the Noes,||70.|
|Sir Allen Apsley,|
|Mr. Brunckard,||For the Yeas,||84.|
|Sir Jo. Trelawney,|
|Lord Cornbury,||For the Noes,||84.|
|Sir Robert Howard,|
|Mr. Hyde,||For the Yeas,||81.|
Impeachment of Lord Mordant.
Mr. Speaker, That the House of Peers being acquainted, on the Behalf of the Lord Viscount Mordant, That some material Witnesses his Lordship hath Occasion to make use of in his Defence to the Impeachment brought up by the House of Commons, are Members of that House; viz. Sir George Carteret, Vice Chamberlain of his Majesty's Houshold; Sir John Denham, Knight of the Bath; Sir Richard Braham, and Sir Thomas Woodcoke, Knights; the Lords have thought fit to give Notice thereof to the House of Commons, that they may give Directions for their Attendance at the Hearing.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Members of this House, desired by their Lordships, have Leave to attend the Hearing of the Clause upon the Articles of Impeachment sent up against the Lord Mordant.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords by Mr. Edw. Seymour, with the Names of such Witnesses as are to be examined to make out the Impeachment against the Lord Mordant: And that the Lords be desired to make forth a Summons for their Attendance at the Hearing; and to acquaint the Lords, That this House had given Leave to their Members to attend them at the Hearing against the Lord Mordant.
Ordered, That Serjeant Mainard, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Seis, Mr. Coleman, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Seymour, Sir Francis Goodrick, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Swynfen, be appointed to manage the Evidence, at the Hearing, upon the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Mordant.
Fire of London.
Sir Robert Brookes reports from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Causes of the late Fire, the Examination of several Persons concerning the same: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Bill concerning Bedford Level was committed, be revived: And that Serjeant Fountaine be summoned, and heard this Afternoon, What he hath to offer against the said Bill: And for that Purpose they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir George Downing, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Heath, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Brunckard, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Colonel Birch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Edw. Wallpoole, Sir Edm. Pearse, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Comptroller, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Jones, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jolly. Mr. Pepis, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Coventry: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And it is referred to the same Committee, to consider of a Recompence to be made to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
Lord Norris' Estate.
Regulating the Press.
Prisoner to be kept in Custody.
Resolved, &c. That the Keeper of the Gatehouse be enjoined to detain de Leur in safe Custody: And the Committee is to examine the Matter. How he came out of the Serjeant's Custody; and report it to the House: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon.