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, 17 die Februarii, 1673.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
MR. Sawyer reports from the Committee, to which the Bill concerning Writs of Habeas Corpus, was committed, several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes agreed to be made, and added to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, with some Amendments, agreed, and made at the Table, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso, being tendered to be added to the End of the Bill, was, upon the Question, agreed, with the Addition of these Words, to the End of the Proviso; "or the Decease of the Person in Prison, or his Delivery out of Prison."
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, agreed to, be ingrossed.
And it is recommended to Mr. Sawyer to take care of the Ingrossment.
Ordered, That the Report of the Election for the County of Suffolke, be made on Thursday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.
Impeachment of Earl of Arlington.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Articles against the Earl of Arlington, That some Difficulties had occurred to the said Committee, whereby they were retarded in their Proceedings; and desired the Direction of the House, whether the Meaning of the House was, that Proofs should be made before the Committee; or some other Member, undertaking to produce some Persons who shall prove what is alledged, shall be admitted as Proof, within the Meaning of the said Order.
And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That it be re-committed to the former Committee to proceed upon the Articles against the Earl of Arlington, Head by Head; and report particularly to the House, what Proofs or Inducements shall be offered to the Committee, fit for an Impeachment, upon every Head of the said Articles.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.