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, 15 Novembris, 1667.
A COMPLAINT being made, that one Walter Carnaby had, in Breach of Privilege of Parliament, caused Sir Cecill Bishopp, a Member of this House, to be served with a Writ of Subpæna, to appear in Chancery, at Carnaby's Suit;
Hampton Bishopp Inclosure.
Dr. Wharton's Estate.
Ordered, That Col. Birch and Col. Kirby be added to the Committee, to which Dr. Chamberlain's Petition is committed: And the Committee is revived: And it is referred to any Three of them: And they are to sit on Monday next.
Restraints on Juries.
Lords desire a Conference
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a Conference with this House, at Eleven of the Clock this Morning, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Desires of this House to their Lordships, on the Impeachment of the Earl of Clarendon.
Mr. Harberd reports from the Committee, to which the Petition of Sir John Wintour, and another Petition of the Inhabitants, who claim Right of Common in the Forest of Deane, was committed; that they had considered of the whole Matter; and agreed on a Resolve; which he opened in the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury be desired to give Directions, for Stay of all further Proceedings upon the Commission lately issued out of the Exchequer, touching the Forest of Deane, till the matter here depending be further examined.
A Petition of Sir Paule Painter Knight, Ferdinando Georges Gentleman, and others, on Behalf of themselves and others; concerning his Majesty's Plantations in America; and the Paper of certain Heads and Particulars relating thereto, and annexed to the Petition; was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition, and Paper annexed, be committed to the Committee of the whole House appointed to take into Consideration the general Balance of Trade; and that the Clerk of this House do deliver Copies thereof to such Persons as shall desire the same, on the Behalf of the Royal Company, or other Persons concerned; who are to deliver in their Answer thereto, in Writing, by this Day Sevennight: And that the Royal Company do then cause their Charter to be brought in.
Earl of Clarendon's Noncommitment.
Ordered, That Mr. Vaughan. Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Edw. Seymour, be appointed to manage the Conference with the Lords, upon the Message touching the Earl of Clarendon.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Conference with the Lords, that they had attended the Conference: And that the Earl of Oxford, having read a Vote of the Lords House, had also delivered the same in Writing, to be communicated to this House: Which he read; and, after, delivered it at the Clerk's Table: And the Vote, being again read, is as followeth; viz.
Die Jovis, 14 Novembris, 1667.
"Resolved, upon the Question, that the Lords have not complied with the Desires of the House of Commons, concerning the Commitment of the Earl of Clarendon, and sequestering him from Parliament; because the House of Commons have only accused him of Treason in general; and have not assigned or specified any particular Treason."