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, 23 Octobris, 19 Car. 2di.
A PETITION of Sir John Prettyman was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to consider of the Petition, and examine the Matter of Fact; and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
A Bill for settling Lands in Sir Richard Wiseman, and John Plott, to enable them to perform a Trust, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Saturday next.
Writs of Certiorari.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee to which the Bill to prevent Abuses in granting Writs of Certiorari, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made, and a Proviso to be added: Which being twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Bill for the more effectual repairing and maintaining Highways, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
Weights and Measures.
A Bill for regulating and ascertaining of Weights and Measures, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for settling the charitable Uses of Baron Hilton, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on this Day Sevennight.
Miscarriages of the War.
The House being informed, that it will be necessary to receive some Informations from his Highness Prince Rupert, and his Grace the Duke of Albemarle, concerning some Miscarriages at Chatham and Sheernesse, and other Matters relating to the late War:
Ordered, That Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Tho. Higgons, Colonel Kirby, Mr. Waller, Lord Ancram, Colonel Legg, Lord Buckhurst, do attend his Highness Prince Rupert, and his Grace the Duke of Albermarle; and present to them, the Thanks of this House, and the great Esteem they have of their eminent Merit in the late War; and also, to desire them to impart to this Committee, what they have observed or know of any Miscarriage therein; and, particularly, concerning the Division of the Fleet in the Year 1666: And that this Committee make Report thereof to this House.
A Bill for enabling of Ministers for Recovery of their Tythes, was read the Second time: But the Bill being interlined and razed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, for that Clause, be laid aside, with Prejudice to a new Bill to be prepared and brought in for the same Purpose, by the Committee formerly appointed: Who are hereby revived; and to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that these Persons following be added to the Committee; Mr. Hungerford, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Birch, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Warr, Mr. Boscawen.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.