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 Lunæ, 2 Martii, 1667.
ORDERED, That Sir Wm. Thompson and Mr. Love be added to the Committee to which Baron Hilton's Bill was committed.
Col. Kirby reports from the Committee to which the Bill on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondsold Esquire, was committed, for settling of divers customary Lands of the Manor of Wimbleton, that the Committee had carefully perused the Bill, and examined the Matter, and found no Cause to make any Alteration therein.
Resolved, That the Bill be ingrossed.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee, to which the Bill to enable John Peckham Esquire to sell Lands in Norfolke, to pay Debts, was committed, a Clause to be added to the Bill: Which he read: And the same being Twice read, and an Amendment agreed thereto, in the Question;
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Mr. Sewell's Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, on the Behalf of Mr. Sewell, be read To-morrow Morning.
Importing Irish Cattle.
The additional ingrossed Bill against the Importation of Foreign Cattle, was read,
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act against the Importation of Foreign Cattle.
Commissioners of Publick Accompts.
Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Commissioners appointed by the Act of Parliament for the Accompt of publick Monies, by Sir Robert Carre, and Sir Tho. Lee, to desire them to expedite that Matter; and give Intimation when they shall be ready to impart any thing of their Proceedings to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Capell have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Dawney, and Mr. Leighton, being disabled by Sickness sooner to attend the Service of the House, be discharged of their Fines of Forty Pounds apiece.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Sam. Sandys the younger have Leave to go into the Country on Wednesday next.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Pemberton and Mr. Offley be, by this House, assigned Counsel to Mr. Fitton, upon his Petition depending in this House.
The House then proceeded to the Hearing of the Cause, upon the Petition of Jo. Mary, and Dorothy Stonehouse:
And the Counsel, on both Sides, being called in to the Bar; and the Petitioners Case opened and stated by their Counsel; and several Witnesses being called in, and examined; and divers Deeds and Writings being likewise read, as Evidence on their Behalf;
Resolved, That the House be adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon; and that they do then resume the further Hearing of the Cause.
THE House being met, did again proceed in the further Hearing of the Cause upon the Petition of John, Mary, and Dorothy Stonehouse, on the Part of the Petitioners: And several other Witnesses were called in, and examined on their Behalf.
It being proposed, that Mr. John Lenthall, who married the Lady Stonehouse, another of the Petitioners, should be examined, as a Witness, in the Cause on their Behalf; but the Counsel on the other Side excepting against his Testimony, as a Person concerned in point of Interest; and that his Testimony may tend to his own Discharge;
The Parties, and the Counsel, being withdrawn; and the Matter being debated;
The Question being put, Whether Mr. John Lenthall shall be admitted in this Cause, as a Witness, or not;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Evidence of the Lady Stonehouse be admitted in this Case;
It passed in the Negative.
A Paper in Writing, signed with the Name of the Duchess of Albemarle, being tendered to the House, as a Narrative, or Evidence, of her Knowledge touching the Matter in Question: Which being brought in without any Desire or Direction from the House;
The Question being put, That the Paper of Testimony of the Duchess of Albemarle be read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
And so passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard, and Mr. Henry Coventry, do attend the Duchess of Albemarle to receive such Testimony, as her Grace can give in the Case, concerning such Children of the Lady Stonehouse: And one Counsel, on each Side, have also Leave to attend with them, if they think fit, for their Attendance therein; and to propose such Propositions, as they conceive requisite.
Several other Witnesses were called in, and examined: And all the Matter of the Evidence, on the Behalf of the Petitioners, which they had now to offer, being fully heard; the Counsel of the Lord Cornbury (being the Person concerned in point of Interest) attending; and being ready, and offering to make Defence, and give Answer to the Matter complained of by the Petitioners, and the Evidence given in on their Behalf: But it being very late in the Evening, and there being several Matters of Consequence appointed for each remaining Day this Week;
Resolved, That the House will proceed in the further Hearing of the Cause, upon the Petition of the said John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse, on this Day Sevennight.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.