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, 7 Novembris, 1667.
Committee of Privileges.
ORDERED, That Mr. How, Sir Richard Oately, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Churchill, Sir Fran. Lake, Sir Richard Lee, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Stockdaile, Sir Richard Powle, Sir Thomas Carew, Sir Nicholas Slaning, Sir Richard Maleverer, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Mr. Robert Spencer, Lord Newbourough, Sir Thomas Mompesson, Mr. Peregrene Barty, Sir Richard Lewis, Mr. Dennis, Lord Castleton, Mr. Gold, Sir Phillip Sherrerd, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Robert Thomas, Sir Herbert Price, Lord Mandeville, Sir Edward Wise, Sir John Strowde, Col. Whitley, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Richard Ingoldsby, Sir William Killigrew, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Andrew Newport, Sir Francis Compton, Mr. Banister Mainard, be added to the Committee of Elections and Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for electing a new Member to serve for the Town of Barnstable, in the room of Sir John Chichester, deceased.
Ordered, That the Members that do serve for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolke, be added to the Committee touching the Pest-houses at Cambridge.
An ingrossed Bill for the taxing and assessing of the Lands of the Adventurers within the great Level of the Fens; and one Amendment, agreed, on the Question, and made at the Table; and a Proviso, ingrossed, being twice read, and, on the Question, agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that . . . Title shall be, An Act for the Taxing and Assessing of the Lands of the Adventurers within the great Level of the Fens.
Assigning Exchequer Debts.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to which the Bill for assigning Debts in the Exchequer, was committed, a Clause to be added, and some Amendments to be made, to the Bill: Which being read, and debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to the former Committee: Who are hereby revived; and do sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed: And they are impowered to prepare, and bring in, a Clause of Allowance of a reasonable Fee for making Assignments.
Thefts and Robberies.
The House then resumed the Matter, upon the Proposals of securing of the Highways from Thefts and Robberies: . . . being again read and debated;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed to advise with the Lord General; to consider of the Proposals; and to prepare, and bring in a Bill; and also an Address, to be presented unto his Majesty, according to the said Proposals: And the especial Care of it be recommended to Colonel Birch: And the Committee is hereby revived; and they are to sit at Two a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill to restrain Pluralities, and to augment the Stipend of Vicars and Curates, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on Saturday next.
Restraints on Juries.
Ordered, That Mr. Lee, and the Gaoler of Newgate, and such others, that were appointed to attend the Committee of Juries Yesterday, are to attend on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed the further Consideration of the Heads of the Accusation delivered in against the Earl of Clarendon. * * * *