Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 6 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
A BILL for confirming the Estate of Sir Ralph Bancks in the Manor of Thribesket, alias Thrisbesbet, and other Lands in the County and Borough of Carmarthen, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Jo. Coventry, Col. Sandys, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Sandys, Col. Reames, Sir Nico. Cary, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Mr. Tregonnell, Col. Phillips, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Crouch, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Street, Sir Jo. Fitz James, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Thom. Monpesson, Major General Egerton, Mr. Onslow, Sir Thom. Woodcock, Mr. Bulteele, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Culleford, and all the Members that serve for the County of Carmarthen: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for continuing and settling the Navigation of the River Way, in Surry, was read the First time.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, that they met on Thursday last, to consider of the Case touching the Return of Sir Ralph Bovey: And that Jonathan Ball, who was elected Constable for the Year ensuing, and got himself sworn out of the County, being not to come into his Office till January next, had joined in the Return, when there were Two other Constables then in Office; and that the Committee were of Opinion, that Sir Ralph Bovey was not returned by the proper Officer; and that the said Jonathan Ball had committed a Misdemeanor, in making an undue and false Return.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Ralph Bovey was not returned by the proper Officer.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Bucks do attend on Monday, to take the Indenture, unduly returned, off the File; and do cause a new Return to be made of the Person elected to serve for the Borough of Agmondesham.
Ordered, That Jonathan Ball be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, and brought to the Bar of this House, upon his Misdemeanor, in making a false Return for the Borough of Agmondesham.
Election made void by treating.
A Debate being touching the making void of all future Elections which shall appear to be procured by Money or by Entertainments of Meat and Drink;
Resolved, &c. That this Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning: And that the Bill prepared to prevent Extravagancies at, and for regulating, Elections, be then brought in, and read.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the House of Lords, by Sir Wm. Child, and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that his Majesty will be pleased to receive the Thanks of both Houses, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
The House reassumed the Debate of the Report from the Commissioners of Accounts; and proceeded in the Reading of the Copies of such Papers by them delivered into the House; which they had received, by way of Answer, from several Accountants: And having read to the Twenty-seventh Paper in Number, the whole being Thirty-three;
Resolved, &c. That the Reading of the rest of the said Answers and Papers be adjourned till Monday Morning Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Bill for suppressing Conventicles be read on Monday Morning the Second time.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
THE House being met, Mr. Speaker and the Members went in a Body, and attended his Majesty in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, according to his Majesty's Command, with the Vote concerning Thanks to his Majesty for issuing his Proclamation against Nonconformists.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.