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 Jovis, 27 Februarii, 1667.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Dalton, and Mr. John Buller, being now present, attending the Service of the House, and not able, by reason of Sickness, sooner to attend, be discharged of their Fines of Forty Pounds apiece, for failing to attend at the Call of the House.
Ordered, That Simon Martin, John Hallett, John Nettle, Henry Stippon, and George Taprell, be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in driving and impounding the Cattle of Sir Jona. Trelawny, a Member of this House, out of a Field, called Ashen Crosse Park, and other Grounds, belonging to a Tenement, called Lower Treley, in the Parish of Pelint.
Importing Irish Cattle.
Information being given, that Wm. Townshend, Henry Parmiter, Giles Bower, and Ogle Hatfield, had by Fraud and Combination, since the passing the late Act against importing Irish Cattle, caused some Thousands of Irish Cattle to be imported, and disposed, contrary to the Act;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to which the additional Bill against importing Irish Cattle was committed, to examine the Matter of Abuse and Misdemeanour before-mentioned; and report it to the House: And the Committee is revived; and they are to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon; and the Persons before-mentioned are to be summoned to attend the Committee the 11th of March next.
Monies due to the Crown.
Ordered, That Col. Birch, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Col. Sandys, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Sprye, Sir Jo. Warre, or any Three of them, to be joined to Sir Charles Harbord; to assist him in perfecting the remaining Part of his Report, touching Lands alienated from the Crown.
Theft and Robberies.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Fitz James, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Kirby, Sir Jo. Lowther, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Surry, Bucks, Essex, Berks, Hampshire, Kent, and Cambridgeshire, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill to prevent Theft and Rapine, was committed.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Privilege.- Reflection on Members.
Ordered, That Mr. Constantine be summoned to attend this House, to give an Account and Answer touching his Letter now read, seeming to reflect upon some Members of this House, and Proceedings of Parliament.
Miscarriages of the War.
Hearth Money Tax.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply; and humbly moved, that the House would resolve into a Committee on Saturday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.