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, 17 Aprilis, 1668.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Breach of Privileges objected against Robert Snell, for arresting the Servant of Mr. William Jay, a Member of this House; and proceeding in Replevins, whilst he is here attending; be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to examine and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And all Persons concerned are, upon Summons, to attend the Committee.
Privilege- Libellous Publication.
Ordered, That the Matter concerning Throp the Bookseller of Chester be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine, and report it, with their Opinions therein to the House: And they are to take it into Consideration at their next Meeting: And all Persons concerned are to attend the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable the Execution of a Trust for Payment of the Debts, and providing for the younger Children of Richard Taylor Esquire, deceased: And Sir Richard Francklyn is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Sir Wm. Penn's Impeachment.
State of Trade.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Petition of the Merchants and Clothiers in and near the City of Exeter was committed; to take this Petition into their Consideration; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Miscarriages of the War.
The House being informed, that Sir John Harman was attending at the Door, to give an Account of the Miscarriage, in slacking Sail, and not pursuing the Dutch Fleet, in the Year 1665, contrary to the express Order of his Royal Highness the Duke of York; and that Captain Cox and others were also at the Door;
Sir John Harman, Captain Cox, and several others, were called in; and examined: And Mr. Brunckard a Member of this House, being heard in his Place; and further Time being desired, on his Behalf, to give his Answer to the Evidence and Matters objected against him; and the Matter, as to Sir John Harman, being debated;