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House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 April 1675

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Mercurii, 28 Aprilis, 1675.

Prayers.

Fines and Recoveries.

ORDERED, That Sir Phillipp Musgrave, Colonel Grey, Colonel Kirkby, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Morris, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for better Assurance of such as Claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was committed.

Davyes' Estate.

A Bill to enable Trustees to raise Monies towards Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davyes Gentleman, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Debts on Bonds, &c.

A Bill for the better Recovery of Debts due upon Bonds and Bills, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Hith Election.

Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Evidence and State of the Case touching the Election of a Member to serve for the Port of Hith; and a Vote of the Committee thereupon; viz. That Sir Leoline Jenkins is duly elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Port of Hyth: Which Report being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and twice read;

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Lionell Jenkins is duly elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Port of Hith.

Earl of Danby's Impeachment.

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate of the Matter upon the Patent of the 31th of March last, according to the Vote made Yesterday, in reference to the First Article, contained in the Articles against Thomas Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of England; containing several Offences, Crimes, and Misdemeanors, of a very high Nature.

The Question being propounded, That this Patent is illegal, and contrary to the Course and Constitution of the Exchequer;

The Question being put, That these Words, "and contrary to the Course and Constitution of the Exchequer," be left out of the Question;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers Col. Strangwayes, for the Yeas, 181.
Sir Hen. Ford,
Tellers Sir Tho. Littleton, for the Noes, 105.
Mr. Powle,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Word "illegal" be left out of the Question;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, Whether this Patent is a Ground fit for an Impeachment of the Lord Treasurer;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, Whether any fit Matter does appear in the Examination of this Article to impeach the Lord Treasurer;

It passed in the Negative.

King appoints to be attended.

Mr. Secretary Coventry reports from his Majesty, That his Majesty had appointed the House to attend him To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, with their Address, to prevent the Anticipation of the Customs.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.