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, 11 die Decembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That Thomas Styles, the Servant of one Mr. Anthony Gawdy, be sent for into Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for causing the Oxen or Cattle of Sir Henry Felton, a Member of this House, to be distrained, in Breach of the Privilege of this House: And that the said Oxen or Cattle be restored to the said Sir Henry Felton.
Earl of Clare's Estate.
Money received for indigent Officers.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to take and examine the Accompts of the Treasurer of the Monies received for the truly loyal indigent Commission Officers; and of the like Monies received by Mr. Cooper, or any others; and to examine what is unpaid; and in whose Hands the same is; and also to examine all Frauds in the Disposure, Payment, and the Non Payment of the said Money; and, if they see Cause, to bring in a Bill for that Purpose; viz. Sir Adam Browne, Major General Edgerton, Sir Edmund Wyndham, Sir George Reeves, Sir Hugh Wyndham, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Richard Braham, Sir Edmund Wallpoole, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. King, Sir Antho. Irby, Col. Kirby, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Whitley, Col. Sandys, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Geo. Weld, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Mr. Morrice, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Gilb. Talbott, Col. Wyndham, Col. Birch; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Prices of Wines, &c.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituied, An Act for the better Execution of the Laws concerning the Prices of Wines; and for the Prevention of the Sophistication of them: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Restraints on Juries.
The House resumed the Hearing of the rest of the Report touching the Matter of Restraints upon Juries; and That upon the Examination of divers Witnesses in several Causes, of Restraints put upon Juries by the Lord Chief Justice Keeling: Whereupon the Committee made their Resolutions. * * * *
That the Proceedings of the Lord Chief Justice, in Cases now reported, are Innovations in the Trial of Men for their Lives and Liberties; and that he hath used an arbitrary and illegal Power, which is of dangerous Consequences to the Lives and Liberties of the People of England; and tends to the introducing of an arbitrary Government.