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 Lunæ, 22 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections the State of the Case concerning the Election for the Borough of Evesham, upon the Petition of Sir James Rushout; and the Questions arising thereupon, being Three, viz.
And that the Committee were of Opinion, that the common Burgesses had Voices in Election; and that the Election by the Mayor, Aldermen, and chief Burgesses, was not good: That the Election was not voted: That Sir James Rushout had the Majority of Voices, and was duly elected.
|Sir Jo. Sidenham,||for the Yeas,||132.|
|Sir Richard Everard,|
|Sir Jo. Talbott,||for the Noes,||120.|
|Mr. Tufton,||for the Yeas,||117.|
|Sir Charles Wheeler,||for the Noes,||158.|
Resolved, &c. That the Mayor of the Borough of Evesham be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Misdemeanor and Miscarriage, in making the Return for the Borough of Evesham, and denying the Poll.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do certify the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, that the House have this Day resolved the Election to be void which was lately made upon the Death of Sir Abraham Cullen, who lately served as a Member of this House of Commons, for the Borough of Evesham in the County of Worcester, desiring him, that a Writ may issue forth, under the said Great Seal, for the electing of a new Member to serve in this present Parliament in his Place and Stead.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Pierpoint, Sir Wm. Hartopp, Sir Jo. Austin, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Jo. Bennett, Mr. Foulk Grevill, Mr. Henley, Mr. Steward, Sir Jo. Fagg, Mr. Hambden, Mr. Edw. Lewis, Mr. Hayles, Mr. Goring, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
Ordered, That this House will, To-morrow Morning Nine of the Clock the first Business, proceed in the further Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners for Accounts; nothing to intervene: And the Commissioners are desired to be then present.
Delay of a Writ.
A Complaint being made, of some Neglect or Miscarriage, committed by Mr. Serjeant Flint, a Member of this House, in detaining in his Hands the Writ for electing a Member to serve for the Town of Tamworth, whereby the Election hath been delayed;
A Member reprimanded.
And Mr. Serjeant Flint being, by Command of the House, withdrawn; and the Matter debated; the House being of Opinion, that there was a Miscarriage in this Matter by the said Mr. Serjeant Flint; who being called into his Place, Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, having given him a Reprehension for the same: And so was excused.