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 Sabbati, 23 Februarii, 1667.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
MR. Coleman reports from the Committee, to which the Petition of Mr. Alexander Fitton was committed, That the Committee had met, and heard the Allegation and Evidence of the Petitioner, and had commanded him to report the Matter of Fact, and Matter of Law, to the House; and a Resolve of the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered in his Report at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Matter of the Petitioner's Complaint, concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, is fit to be argued at the Bar of this House.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Privileges of this House; and to inquire into the Precedents concerning the Jurisdiction and Manner of the Lords Proceedings in Cases of this Nature; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House; viz. Mr. Vaughan, Sir Walter Young, Sir John Maynard, Sir Edward Thurland, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Coleman, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Seymour, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Steward, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Col. Birch, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Mountague, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Steward; or any Three of them; and to meet de die in diem: And it is recommended to Mr. Vaughan, Serj. Maynard, and Mr. Prynn, to take special Care in this Business.
Leave of Absence.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Miscarringes of the War.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that it was a Miscarriage; that, notwithstanding his Majesty had 18,000 Men in Pay, in dispersed Ships, in the Year 1667, there was not a sufficient Number of Ships left to secure the Rivers of Medway and Thames.