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 Lunæ, 11 Novembris, 1667.
Restraints on Juries.
THE Question being put, That the Matter referred to the Committee concerning Juries, be suspended till Friday;
It passed in the Negative.
A Petition of Margaret Caron was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be referred to Sir Edmund Windham, Mr. Onslow, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Edward Massey, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Jonothan Trelawney, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Henry Wynn, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Edward Phillipps, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir William Heyward, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Charles Harwood, Sir Thomas Tompkins, Sir Robert Carr, Sir William Coventry, Col. Phillipps, Sir Nicho. Slaning, Mr. Edward Seymour, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Pryn, Sir William Gawdy, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Torrington, Sir Tho. Clergis: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And then they are to summon and hear all Persons concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Dr. Peter Chamberlaine was read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Dr. Arras, Mr. Pryn, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Coleman, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Talbott, Mr. George, Col. Kirby, Mr. King: And they are to consider of the Petition; and to bring in a Bill thereupon, if they think fit: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill against Pluralities, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee be appointed to Mr. Pryn, Sir Charles Wheeler, Dr. Burrell, Sir Walter Young, Sir Courtney Poole, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Robert Holt, Sir George Reeve, Sir William Lewis, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Morris, Mr. Onslow, Sir Henry Yelverton, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thomas Clerges, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Edward Masters, Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Crouch, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Thomas Gower, Col. Stroud, Lord Richardson, Sir Edmund Pye, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Moreton, Mr. King, Mr. Street, Sir Edmund Windham, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Jay, Sir Hum. Wynch, Lord Fitzwilliams, Mr. Orme, Sir Thomas Morres: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the rest of the Heads of Accusation against the Earl of Clarendon:
And the several Heads being read, to the Sixteenth Head; the Sixteenth Head was read.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and discovered and betrayed his secret Counsels to his Enemies," be added to that Head.
The Question being propounded, That it may be declared, by the Members that gave the Inducement for this Head, whether they received Information from a Foreigner, or not;
And the Question being put, That the Question be put;
It passed in the Negative.
The Sixteenth Head, as amended, was read; and is as followeth;
"That he hath deluded and betrayed his Majesty, and the Nation, in Foreign Treaties and Negociations relating to the late War, and discovered and betrayed his secret Counsels to his Enemies."
The Question being put, That the Earl of Clarendon, upon this Head, be impeached of Treason;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Robert Carr||for the Yeas,||161.|
|Sir Charles Wheeler|
|Sir Robert Brookes||for the Noes,||89.|
|Sir Thomas Allen|
So it was resolved in the Affirmative,
That the Earl of Clarendon, upon this Head, be impeached of Treason.
The Seventeenth Head, being the last Head, was read.
Upon Debate of the whole Matter,
Resolved, &c. That an Impeachment of Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanours, be carried up to the Bar of the House of Lords, against the Earl of Clarendon.
Resolved, &c. That the House carry up this Impeachment To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees, which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to sit in the Place formerly appointed: And all Persons, that were to attend any Committee, are to give their Attendance then accordingly.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.