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, 8 Novembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee, to which Mr. Taylour's Petition was committed; and that the Committee be revived, and do sit in the Afternoon; viz. Sir John Coriton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Norden, Mr. Whitaker, Sir John Covett, Mr. John Elliott, Sir William Lewis, Col. Birch, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Hobby, Col. Phillipps, Sir James Thynn, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Garaway, Sir Walter Young, Mr. George Clerke, Sir William Coventry, Sir John Moreton, Sir William Smith, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Mainard, Sir Edmund Windam, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir Clifford Clifton.
Dispatch of Public Business.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider of Obstructions in Dispatch of publick Business, be revived; and that they do, in particular, consider of a Penalty on such Members as make Default in coming to Prayers.
Privilege- Freedom of Speech.
Trade with Scotland.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee concerning the Balance of Trade between England and Scotland; viz. Sir John Knight, Col. Kirby, Sir John Talbott, Sir Thomas Allen, Lord Anchram, Sir John Corryton, and all the Members that serve for the County of Lancaster.
Darnley's &c. Nat.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Case between Sir Vere Fane, and the Lord Fitzwilliams, touching the Election of the City of Peterborough; that all the Inhabitants, which pay Scot and Lot, have Voices in Election; and that the Lord Fitzwilliams had the Majority of Voices, though Sir Vere Fane were returned by the Bailiff of the City; and that the Committee was thereupon of an Opinion that the Lord Fitzwilliams was duly elected, and ought to sit; and that the Bailiff had made an undue Return.
The Bailiff being, after, called in; and kneeling at the Bar, acknowledged his Offence in making the undue Returns; and that he did it through Ignorance. And, having had the Reproof of the House, from Mr. Speaker, was discharged.