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, 24 Jan. 18 Car. IIdi.
Lord Norris Estate.
Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to which the Bill for investing the Estate of James Lord Norris in certain Trustees was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made by the Committee to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Three Bills; the one intituled, An Act for making Provisions for such Places or Persons as shall be infected with the Plague; another Act, intituled, An Act for erecting a Judicature for determining of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London; another Act, intituled, An Act for Naturalizing of Dame Mary Frazer, and others, with some Alterations and Additions: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, That the Committee had examined the Matter of Breach of Privilege objected against Thomas White, in causing Henry Chowne Esquire, a Member of this House, to be arrested; and found, That, the First of April last, being Twenty-two Days before the Sitting of the House, Matthew White, Servant and Kinsman of Thomas White, gave a Warrant to Robert Ryde Bailiff, to execute on Mr. Chowne; and charged him to take good Bail at his Peril; for the Damage was great: And the Damage set down at the Foot of the Warrant was Ten thousand Pounds: And that this Warrant was also of the Hand-writing of Thomas White; and was executed on Mr. Chowne on the Lord's Day, as he was coming from the Church: And that this Matter was looked upon by the Committee as a malicious Conspiracy to disgrace Mr. Chowne, and a Design to prevent him from giving his Attendance in Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee of Privileges, That there was a Practice and Design, in the said Thomas and Matthew White, to prevent Henry Chowne Esquire from giving his Attendance in Parliament: And that they are guilty of the Breach of Privilege, in causing the said Mr. Chowne to be arrested.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That the Lord Bridgwater and Lord Anglesey did manage the Conference; and delivered the Bill touching the Accompts of publick Monies, with some Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill; and the Reasons of the Lords for such Amendments, and in Reply to the Reasons of this House: And delivered in the Bill, with the Amendments, at the Clerk's Table.
Seamen and Naval Stores.
SIR Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee to which the Bill to prevent Abuses in Seamen was committed, some Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
The Connsel for Mr. Howard, and others, concerned in the Bill; and Mr. Serjeant Fountaine; and the Counsel of the Lord Gorge, Mr. Chichley, and such others as were against the Bill; being called to the Bar of this House, and fully heard;