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 Jovis, 25 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Recovery of Tithes.
A BILL to enable Vicars to receive their Tithes, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Crouch, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Morice, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Jo. Northcote, Col. Birch, Sir Robert Howard, Lord Richardson, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Milward, Sir Jo. Morley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Daniell, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Nico. Slaning, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Jo. Moreton, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Culleford: And they are to meet on Tuesday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Duffeild Frith Inclosure.
A Bill to confirm and establish an Inclosure of Part of the Forest of Duffeild Frith, in the County of Derby, was read the First time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be rejected;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Report of Sir Charles Harbord, touching the Alienation of Crown Lands, be read, and taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight.
Privilege- Detention of a Member.
Ordered, That an Order be sent to the Sheriff of Norwich, to discharge Mr. Francis Corye, a Member of this House, out of Prison; being detained upon mean Process, that he may attend the Service of the House.
Lord Orrery's Impeachment.
A Petition of Sir Edw. Fitz Harris Baronet, and Phill. Alden Gentleman, was read; to which there was affixed a Paper, containing several Articles of Impeachment against the Earl of Orrery of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanours; which was also read:
And the Petitioners being called in to the Bar of this House; and the Petition and Articles shewed to them, which they did own; and averred, that the Matters were acted, and Words spoken, since the Act of Oblivion; and were ready to make out the Particulars by Proof: And so withdrew.
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that the Charge in the Articles being in Part treasonable, the House desired to know, whether, as to that, they were Witnesses, or Prosecutors:
To which they made Answer, That they were only Prosecutors to that Part; and that one of their Witnesses, to make Proof of it, was in Town; but they had others, which were not: And desired a Warrant of Summons, and Time to bring them in.
And they being withdrawn; and the Matter debated;
The Question being proposed, Whether this Charge against the Lord Orrery does contain any treasonable Matter;
The Question being put, That this Question be now put;
The House divided:
The Noes went out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
The main Question being put, Whether this Charge against the Lord Orrery does contain in it any treasonable Matter;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Orrery be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do go to the Lord Orrery, and let him know, he has the Order of this House to bring him in Custody to this House, to answer a Charge exhibited against him: And, if he find him in a Condition not able to come, then to leave a Servant to attend him, till he is: And that he do also deliver him a Copy of the Charge exhibited against him.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned till Monday Morning: And the Commissioners are then desired to be present.
Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.