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 Mercurii, 27 Novembris, 1667.
Privilege in a Suit against a Member.
THE House being informed, that there is a Suit in Law depending in the Exchequer, between Robert A Price, and Edward A Price, Plaintiffs, and James Hayes, and Robert Jefforyes, Gentlemen, Defendants; the Defendants being named by Consent; but the Title is Sir Edward Hungerford's a Member of this House:
Ordered, That all Proceedings at Law in the said Cause be stopt during the Sessions of Parliament.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Bishop have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
A Bill to enable a Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts, and raising Portions for the younger Children, of John Jeremy Esquire, deceased, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Friday next.
Exchequer Writs of Error.
A Bill for determining Writs of Error, brought in the Exchequer, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday next.
Thefts and Robberies.
A Bill for the better and more effectual Discovery and Prosecution of Thieves and Highway Robbers, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.
A Paper of Proposals for an Address to his Majesty, for issuing a Proclamation to prevent Thefts and Robberies, was read; and ordered to lie on the Table, that it might be perused and considered, and the Matter taken again into Consideration.
Prisoners at Flushing.
A Petition of poor distressed Prisoners at Flushing in Zealand, was read.
Resolved, &c. That an Address be made to his Majesty, by Mr. Comptroller, Sir William Doyley, Sir John Moreton, Sir George Downing, Sir John Knight; humbly to desire his Majesty to take care for the speedy Relief and Enlargement of the poor Seamen and Prisoners in Zealand.
A Bill for exporting tanned Leather was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That it be committed to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thomas Tompkins, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir John Knight, Mr. Rigby, Sir William Lewis, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Justinian Isham, Lord Ancram, Sir John Shaw, Sir George Downeing, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Coventry, Sir William Lowther, Sir Anthony Ierby, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Barnaby: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Importing Irish Cattle.
A Petition of the Justices of the Peace, and Grand Juries, of the County of Chester, was read; and the Matter touching Frauds and Abuses in importing Foreign Cattle, contrary to the Act, debated.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to peruse the Act against importing Irish Cattle; and to see, if the same be in any Part defective; and what Frauds and Abuses there are in the Execution of that Law; and how the same may be remedied; and to bring in a supplemental Bill, if they see Cause; viz. Mr. Seymour, Sir Foulk Lucy, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Rigby, Sir Henry Newton, Sir John Knight, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Moreton, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Birch, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Jones; or any Three of them: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse the Acts of Navigation; and to prepare and bring in a Bill, if they see Cause, for making free from Trade all such Ships now in the Hands of the King's Subjects, as have been already taken Prize, and are so adjudged in the Admiralty; and for reinforcing the former Laws of Navigation; viz. Sir John Knight, Sir William Coventry, Mr.Comptroller, Sir Thomas Struckland, Sir Anthony Ierby, Colonel Birch, Mr. Spry, Mr. Weld, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Garroway, Sir John Shaw, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Harbord, Sir William Lewis, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pryn, Sir Phillipp Warwick, Sir William Tompson, Mr. King, Sir Tho. Clergis, and all that serve for the City of London, or any Port Towns; or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Impeachment of Pett.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Brooke's Report concerning Commissioner Pett be heard To-morrow Morning.
State of Trade.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Matter of Trade.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.