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.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
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.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Freedom of Speech in Parliament be made on Tuesday Morning next.
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.
Ordered, That Katherine Darnley, an Infant, Katherine the Wife of Francis Aytough, and John their Son, and Infant be inserted in the Bill of Naturalization.
A Bill against clandestine Marriages was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on Thursday next.
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.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Lord Fitzwilliams was duly elected, and ought to sit.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown, and the Bailiff of Peterborough, do attend with the Record in the House, that it may be mended:
And they accordingly attended at the Table. The Name of Sir Vere Fane was razed out, and the Name of the Lord Fitzwilliams inserted.
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.
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed other Debate of the Matter upon the Heads of Accusation against the Earl of Clarendon.
Resolved, &c. That this House have sufficient Inducement to impeach the Earl of Clarendon.
The First Head of the Accusation being read;
The Question on that being, Whether the Earl of Clarendon should be impeached of Treason, or not;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Matter be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.