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 Martis, 3 Decembris, 1667.
Privilege- Libellous Publication.
ORDERED, That Sir John Moreton, Sir Charles Herbord, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Seymour, Sir George Downing, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir William Lowther, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Rich. Browne; or any Three of them; . . . to examine who was the Author, Printer, and Publisner, of the scandalous printed Paper, set forth in the Name of the Shoemakers; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
The Question being put, That no printed Briefs, Papers, or Breviates, of any Matter, be brought to the Doors, or given, or distributed, amongst the Members of the House;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went out.
And so it passed in the Negative.
Privilege- a person discharged from custody.
Ordered, That Mr.Morrice be discharged from his Commitment, from the Serjeant at Arms; paying his Fees.
Ordered, That the Lord Vaughan be added to the Committee, to which the Bill concerning Henry Williams was committed.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Seymour be desired to deliver in Papers of Examination, which are in his Hands, concerning the Two East India Prizes: And that Sir William Penn do attend the Committee, and give his Information concerning the Matter, before these Papers be made publick.
Ordered, That the Marshal of the King's Bench do cause George Wood, his Prisoner in Execution, to be brought to attend, and give Information, at the Committee concerning Juries, when it shall be required.
A Petition of John, Mary and Dorothy Stonehouse, Infants, and younger Children of Sir James Stonehouse, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be committed to Mr. Seymour, Sir John Moreton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir John Holland, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Coventry, Sir Henry Cæsar, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Fretzvile Hollis, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Walter, Sir William Lowther, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir John Brampston, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Chetwyn, Lord Fitzwilliams, Sir Walter Younge, Lord Ancram, Lord St. John, Sir Franc. Windham, Col. Hollis, Lord Cavendish, Lord Torrington, and all the Members that serve for Oxford and Oxfordshire: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mundiford Brampston and Sir John Cowell;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, an Act for enabling Trustees to make Leases for Payment of the Debts, and providing for the Children, of Sir Charles Stanley: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That this Bill be read on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock.
General Naturalization Bill.
A general Bill for Naturalization, was read the Second time.-
Message from Lords- Withdrawing of the Earl of Clarendon.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Twisden Mr. Justice Browne;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us down to acquaint you, that they have received a large Petition from the Earl of Clarendon; intimating, that he was withdrawn.-
General Naturalization Bill.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Bill for general Naturalization be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Address for preventing Escape of Earl of Clarendon.
Resolved, &c. That an Address be made to his Majesty, in the Name of this House, by the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council, humbly to desire his Majesty to give order to stop all Sea Ports, to prevent the Escape of the Earl of Clarendon:
That the Members, who did formerly manage the Conferences with the Lords, be appointed to draw up a Declaration for the Vindication of this House, in their Proceedings touching the Earl of Clarendon.