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 Veneris, 19 Novemb. 1669. 21 Car. II.
MAtthew Hebert did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants of the City of Chester, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Scouring the River, and making it navigable to the City of Chester: And it is referred to Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir Thomas Hanmer, and Col. Birch, to prepare and bring in a Bill.
A Petition of Sir Reynold Foster Baronet, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on the Behalf of Sir Reynold Foster, for Deafforesting of Hamilton Chase.
Corn and Grain Measures.
A Bill for ascertaining the Measures of Corn and Grain, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Lowther, Col. Sandys, Mr. Bridgman, Col. Birch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Serj. Mainard, Col. Reames, Mr. Orme, Mr. Steward, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Richard Oatcley, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Spry, Sir John Talbott, Sir James Thyn, Sir Jo. Stroud, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Culleford, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Buller, Mr. Pepis, Sir Jo. Bennet, Col. Phillips, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Jo. Kerle, Mr. Buller, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Jo. Newton, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Thom. Morice, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thom. Tomkins, Sir John Ernley: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Tuesday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and to take the Debates of the House into Consideration: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege- assaulting a Member.
Information being given to the House of an Assault and great Abuse committed against Mr. Mainard a Member of this House, in St. Martin's Lane, as he was passing home last Night from the Committee of Elections, by one Henry Davison; who without any Provocation assaulted Mr. Mainard, and took his Sword from him, probably with a Design to rob him, had not Mr. Mainard seized and detained him, till other Company came in: And then the said Davison being carried before Mr. Filmer a Justice of Peace, where, using many Oaths, and very insolent and provoking Language, was nevertheless set at Liberty upon Bail:
Resolved, &c. That Henry Davison be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, to answer his Misdemeanor and Breach of Privilege, in assaulting and abusing Mr. Mainard a Member of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Filmer be sent for to attend the House to answer the Complaint made against him.
The House resumed the Consideration of the Motion for the King's Supply:
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Motion for the King's Supply be adjourned till Friday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, nothing to intervene.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.