Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 14 . . . Aprilis, 1675.
King appoints to be attended.
MR. Secretary Coventry reports from the King, That He had appointed the House to attend Him at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, with the Address of Thanks.
Bills depending last Session.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to view the Bills which were depending last Session; and see which of them are useful; and represent such as are most necessary, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Richard Foord, Sir Samuell Bernardiston, Mr. Powle, Sir Richard Everrard, Sir James Smith, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Pettus, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Coventry; or any Three of them: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to inspect the former Laws for repairing and maintaining Highways; and consider wherein they are defective; and to prepare and bring in a Bill for the effectual Repairing and Maintaining thereof:
And it is referred to Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir John Pettus, Sir Lancelott Lake, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Russell, Mr. Cholmondly, Mr. Crouch, Sir Richard Everrerd, Sir Jeoffry Shakerley; or any Three of them: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege-Detention of a Member.
Information being given to the House, that Sir John Prettiman, a Member of this House, is detained Prisoner in the Prison of the King's Bench;
Ordered, That the Marshal of the King's Bench do bring Sir John Prettiman To-morrow Morning to this House, together with the Cause of his being detained in Prison, from the Attendance of this House.
A Bill for the Augmentation of small Vicarages, &c. was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sir John Morton, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Franc.Windham, Sir John Lowther, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Stockdayle, Sir Solloman Swale, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Nicholas Morris, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir John Bramston, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Serjeant Seise, Mr. Newport, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Dawney, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Shawe, Mr. Thom. Morris, Mr. Crouch: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Production of Rolls of Parliament.
A Copy of a Record of a Parliament Roll of 2° Ric. IIdi. being tendered; and a Translation thereof read to the House; and a Debate arising thereupon, touching the Translation and Printing thereof;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate thereof be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock: And, that the Keeper of the Records of the Tower do then attend with the original Record.
And Copies of Records of Parliament Rolls of the 36 of Edward the Third, and of the 4th of Henry the Fourth, be also tendered to the House;
Resolved, &c. That the Keeper of the said Records do also attend To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, with the said original Records.
Address for removing the Duke of Lauderdale.
Resolved, &c. That an Address be presented to his Majesty, to remove the Duke of Lauderdale from all his Employments, and from His Presence and Councils, for ever; being a Person obnoxious and dangerous to the Government.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to draw up the Reasons and Grounds of the Address: And that it be referred to Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Thomas, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Russell, Lord Ancram, Mr. Weld, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sir CharlesWheeler, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Nicholas Carew, Mr. Garraway, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Cheney, Lord Cavendish, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Buscowen, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Serjeant Jones; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The House attends the King.
THE House being met, in order to the Attending on the King with the Address of Thanks;
Adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.