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 Veneris, 24 Aprilis, 1668.
MR. Crouch reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for Continuance of an Act to suppress seditious Conventicles, was committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee: Which he read, and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Message concerning Adjournment.
HIS Majesty, by His former Message, thought fit to acquaint you, that He intended the present Session of Parliament should determine on Monday the 4th of May: But, finding that the Proceedings in many important Businesses, now under Agitation, would be lost, if there should be a Cession; and that many things, not yet foreseen, may happen to induce him to call you together again before Winter; hath now thought fit to acquaint you, that He intends only an Adjournment for about Three Months; and desires you therefore to perfect the Bill for Supplies, and such others as may be made ready by the said 4th of May, so that he may then give His Royal Assent to them before the Adjournment.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Seymour, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Steward, Mr. Rigby, Sir Nicholas Cary, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Jo. Strode, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Crouch, Lord Richards . ., Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Jo. Covett, Col. Reames, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Westphaling, Serj. Mainard, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Thomas Lee, Col. Reames, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Jones, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir Charles Harbord, Lord Angier, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Progers, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Jo. Monson, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Clifford Clifton, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir W. Penn's Impeachment.
Clerks of the House.
Ordered, That every Knight of the Shire do pay Ten Shillings, and every other Member of the House Five Shillings; and that all that made Default in former Payment, do pay what is in Arrear to Mr. Marsh, who is appointed to collect the same, to be distributed by Mr. Speaker to the Clerks and Under Officers.
The House to sit to-morrow.
Impeachment of Sir W. Penn.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Weld, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Nicho. Carew, Mr. Waller, Sir Walter Young, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Tho. Littleton, be appointed to attend the Conference with the Lords.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Robert Brookes acquaints the House, that himself, and Sir Nicho. Carew, according to the Order of the House, had attended the Commissioners of Accounts; and received from them their Exceptions to the Accounts of Sir George Carterett in Writing; as also an Extract out of their Journal, of some Proceedings concerning his Accounts: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.