Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 25 Octobris, 1667.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
A BILL to indemnify the late Sheriffs of London, touching Escapes, and other Matters, occasioned by the late dreadful Fire, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time, on Tuesday next.
A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Prynn, Sir Thomas Higgons, Sir Sollomon Swayle, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Wm. Lewis, Col. Reames, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Tho. Lee, Serj. Charlton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Dr. Burwell, Lord Richardson, Sir George Reeve, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Knight, Sir John Vaughan, Mr. Pleydall, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Moreton, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Col. Birch, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Col. Gilby, Sir Edward Walpoole, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Sir Henry Cæsar, Sir John Shawe, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Maynard, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir James Thyn, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Spry, Sir Fr. Goodrick, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Comptroller, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And all that come, to have Voices: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to consider of the Proposals for procuring a Work-house; for the Bill to have a Retrospect only for such as are really poor, to be relieved; and such as are able, to be enforced to pay, as far as they are able; of Abuses, in suffering Prisoners to go at large; for Relief of such as are detained Prisoners for Fees only; and all the Particulars now proposed; and such other Proposals as shall be made: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Lord Mordaunt's Impeachment.
A Petition of Wm. Taylour Esquire; and Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Mordaunt and others; was read: And Mr. Taylour being called in, did own the Petition and Articles; and affirmed he was ready to make out the Matter contained therein.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to consider of the Petition, and other Articles annexed; and to examine, what new Matter is in this Petition and Articles which was not contained in the Articles and Petition formerly exhibited; and to state what that new Matter is; and what the Progress and Proceedings were in this Business in the former Session of Parliament; and to report it, with their Opinion, to the House; viz. Colonel Sandys, Sir Thomas Higgons, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Col. Kirkby, Sir Ja. Thynn, Sir John Vaughan, Sir John Talbott, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Edward Seymore, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Walter Young, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Knight, Sir Jonoth. Trelawney, Lord Fanshawe, Mr. Weld, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Bain. Trockmorton, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Torrington, Mr. King, Mr. Prin, Lord Ancram, Mr. Seymor, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Charles Herbord, Col. Phillipps, Mr. Vaughan, Col. Reames, Sir Richard Francklin, Mr. Rigby, Sir Henry Cæsar, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Birch, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Pepes, Sir Francis Goodricke, Mr. Outway, Mr. Harbord, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Francis Lawley, Mr. Cooke, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Charleton, Sir George Clerke, Mr. Crouch, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Edward Walpoole, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Thomas Osborne: And all that come, are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Thefts and Robberies.
Ordered, That an Address be made to his Majesty, by the Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Secretary Morris, and the Lord Torrington; humbly to acquaint his Majesty of the Complaints of the great Damages and Dangers, which daily happen by Thefts and Robberies: And, that his Majesty would give Leave for some Members of this House, to advise with the Lord General; and consider for some speedy Course to be taken, for appointing Guards, and securing the Countries and Highways; and of a Reward for such as shall be employed therein.
Woodmongers and Inn-holders.
A Petition of the Woodmongers was read: And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Execution of the Vote, passed Yesterday, concerning the Woodmongers, be suspended, till a Report be returned from the Committee, concerning the Matter.
Miscarriages of the War.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Arlington be attended by Mr. Comptroller and Col. Kirby; and desired to peruse his Letters and Papers of Intelligence; and set down, in Writing, the particular Dates of those Letters that gave him Intelligence of the Dutch Fleet coming out, and of their being forth accordingly; and of all other Letters relating thereunto; and the Time of the Reception of them, and when imparted; and the Dates of the Orders thereupon; and the Time of dividing the Fleet: And, that the Letters themselves, which concern nothing but what relates to this Matter, be brought into this House; and for such Letters as do concern other Matters, the Contents of so much in them as concern this Affair, to be abstracted, and imparted to the House.