Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 18 die Aprilis, 1671.
Privilege-Assault of a Member.
THE House being informed, that Sir Anthony Cope, a Member of this House, was Yesterday in the Evening, stopt and assaulted by one * Landisdall; who expressed contemptuous Words, in Breach of the Privilege of this House; viz. That, because he was a Member of this House, he would send him to the Compter.
Ordered, That * Landisdall the Beadle of Billingsgate Ward, living in the Parish of St. Mary Hill, in the City of London, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Breach of Privilege of this House, in affronting Sir Anthony Cope, a Member of this House; and for contemptuous Words against this House.
The House being informed, that one Mr. Samuell Hartlip had affronted Sir John Morley, a Member of this House, in Expressions to this Effect, That he valued him no more than the Dirt under his Feet; and that his Tongue was no Slander; and that these Expressions were at, or near the House Door, and in relation to Words spoken in the House, by the said Sir John Morley;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Samuel Hartlip be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the said Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, by Mr. Cheney, to desire a Conference, with their Lordships upon their Amendments to the Bill to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle.
The House resumed the Debate of Amendments to the Bill for the better Settling of the Maintenance of the Parsons, Vicars, and Curates, in the Parishes of the City of London, burnt by the late dreadful Fire there; and agreed to the same.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Settlement of the Maintenance of the Parsons, Vicars, and Curates, in the Parishes of the City of London, burnt by the late dreadful Fire there: And that Mr. Crouch do carry up the same to the Lords.
Privilege- Petition from a Person in custody.
A Petition intituled, The humble Petition of Herbert Jones, was read.
The said Herbert Jones, being called in to the Bar of the House, to justify his Petition, satisfied the House, That he was never served with any Order of Summons, from the Committee of Privileges; but only with the Order of the House referring of it to the said Committee, to examine his and others Breach of Privilege against Sir Trevor Williams, a Member of this House.
Resolved, &c. That the said Herbert Jones be discharged from his Commitment in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.
Lords agree to Conference.
Mr. Cheney reports, That the Lords agree to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon their Lordships Amendments to the Bill concerning Cattle.
Ordered, That Mr. Cheney, Sir Thom. Lee, Col. Birch, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Steward, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Robert Howard, be appointed the Managers of the said Conference.
Fines and Forfeitures.
The Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill for the better Recovery of Fines and Forfeitures due to his Majesty, were read a First, Second, and Third time; and agreed unto.
Preservation of Game.
The Amendments, from the Lords, to the Bill for Preservation of the Game; and for Securing Warrens, were read a First, Second, and Third time; and agreed unto.
The Amendments, from the Lords, to the Bill for Discovery of such as have defrauded the Poor of the City of London, of the Monies given in the Time of the late Plague and Fire, were read a First, Second, and Third time; and agreed unto.
Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the Bill, sent down from the Lords, for preventing the Disturbances of Seamen, and Preservation of his Majesty's Naval Stores, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.