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, 8 die Junii, 1675.
Trade with France.
ORDERED, That the Report concerning the State of the Matter between France and England, in reference to trade, be heard To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
The ingrossed Bill for Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An Act for Continuance of a former Act for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins tanned and dressed, was read the Third time.
A Proviso was tendered, to be made Part of the Bill; and twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and read a Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso agreed to, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Continuance of a former Act, intitutled, An Act for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins, tanned and dressed: And Sir Thomas Littleton is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Lords reminded of Message for Conference.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint them, That, in order to preserve a good Correspondency between the Two Houses, the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses in Parliament assembled, had sent to remind their Lordships of the last Message, wherein a Conference was desired with them, by this House, upon the Matters delivered at the last Conference, by the Lords: And that Sir Thomas Littleton do go up to the Lords with the said Message.
Lieutnant of Tower receives Writs of Habeas.
Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, gives an Account to the House, of his receiving the Persons committed to the Tower, into his Custody, in Obedience to the Order of this House; and that the Black Rod, coming afterwards with an Order from the Lords, and demanding them out of his Custody, he denied to deliver them, because they were committed by Order of this House: And that, after he had received the Votes of this House, last Night, relating to the said Persons, now Prisoners in the Tower by Order of this House, Sir George Charnock Serjeant at Arms, attending the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, brought him four several Writs of Habeas Corpus, under the Great Seal of England, for bringing the said several Persons this Morning at Ten of the Clock, before His Majesty, in his present Parliament at Westminster: And that he did, according to the Vote of this House, humbly crave the Advice and Direction of this House, what he should do therein:
And the Matter being debated;
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Directed not to return them.
Mr. Speaker did, by the Direction of the House, intimate to Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, that he should forbear to return the said Writs of Habeas Corpus; acquainting him, that it was the Opinion of the House, that he could be in no Danger in not returning the same.
The several Writs of Habeas Corpus issued out under the Great Seal of England, and directed to Sir John Robinson Lieutenant of the Tower, for bringing the Bodies of Mr. Serjeant Peck, Mr. Serjeant Pemberton, Sir John Churchill, and Mr. Porter, befor his Majesty, in his present Parliament at Westminster, about Ten of the Clock this Morning, being severally read; and the Matter debated;
Lords Journals to be inspected.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee that was Yesterday appointed to inspect the Journals of the Lords House, do inspect the said Journals, and see what Proceedings hath been since had there, concerning Mr. Serjeant Peck, Mr. Serjeant Pemberton, Sir John Churchill, and Mr. Porter; and report the same to the House.
Committee of Precedents.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to inspect the Lords Journals, and Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Serjeant Seys, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Edward Baynton, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Lionell Jenkins, Sir Tho. Littlelton, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, or any Three of them, to inspect and search all such Rolls, Records, and Entries, as they shall think necessary; and see what Precedents they can find in Cases of like Nature, concerning Writs of Habeas Corpus, and Returns thereof; and to report the State of the whole Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House, To-morrow Morning: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon (except the said Committee last appointed) be adjourned.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Matter touching the Writs of Habeas Corpus, directed and delivered to the Lieutenant of the Tower, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.