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, 12 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Money given to indigent Officers.
A PETITION of the indigent loyal Officers was read.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in for taking an Account of the Sixty thousand Pounds, and Relief of the indigent loyal Officers.
A Petition of the Distillers of Strong Waters in and about the City of London was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the same Committee, to which the Petition of the Farmers of Excise on imported Liquors, and the Petition of the Merchants trading in Brandy, were committed; to take the Matter of the Petition into Consideration; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to this House.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Morgan, Sir Thomas Woodcock, and Sir John Kerle, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, for repairing and Maintaining of Churches: And Sir Adam Browne is desired to bring in the Bill.
A Bill on the Behalf of Colonel Richard Conquest was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Corn and Grain Measures.
A Bill for ascertaining the Measure of Corn and Grain was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.
Growth of Timber.
Ordered, That the Bill to improve the Growth of Timber and Wood be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill for maintaining and repairing of Highways be read To-morrow Morning.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the Observations of the Commissioners of Accounts.
Exception to a Member's Words.
Sir Charles Wheeler having let fall some Words, at which the House took Disgust; and standing up, and explaining himself, in his Place; was commanded to withdraw.
And the Matter being debated;
And Sir Charles being called in; and being in his Place, Mr. Speaker did acquaint him, that the House took much Exceptions against his Words, as very unparliamentary:
And Sir Charles, in his Place, declaring he was very sorry he had given any Disturbance to the House, was excused.-
Information being given to the House, of a Misdemeanour, and Breach of Privilege, committed by Mr. Henry Brunckard, formerly a Member of this House;
Ordered, That Mr. Brunckard be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the Misdemeanour, and Breach of Privilege, objected against him.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Carr and Sir Thomas Meres do repair to Mr. Attorney General, he being sick, as the House was informed, and inquire of him the Reason why the Information exhibited against Mr. Brunckard in the King's Bench, was stopped, and not proceeded in.-
The Question being propounded, that the Commissioners of Accounts be again called into the House;
The Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of Accounts be called in.
And being called in; and placed by the Bar of the House; and desired to give a Reason of their Observations, and why they did so style them:
Which they having done; and being withdrawn;
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned till To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock: And the Commissioners are desired then to be present.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eight of the Clock.