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, 8 Maii, 1668.
SIR Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Privilege, the Case of Sir George Probert; that the Committee had examined the Matter; and were of Opinion, there was a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir George Probert: But that Andrew Nicholas was the principal Person concerned, and took upon him the whole Business: And that the Committee were of Opinion, that Andrew Nicholas was clearly guilty of the Breach of Privilege.
Ordered, That the said Andrew Nicholas be continued in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, until he shall give up Possession, and submit to perform what is in his Power to do, accordingly; and that the other Persons in Custody, for their Breach of Privilege against Sir George Probert, be discharged of their Commitment.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, the Case of the Lord Newburgh; that the Committee had examined the Matter, and found, that the Right and Title to the Lands in Question, was in the Lord Newbourgh; and that John Deacon, his Tenant, was, in Breach of Privilege, turned out of Possession by John and Francis Wrenham: And that the Committee were of Opinion, that they were guilty of the Breach of Privilege.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with . . . Committee, that John and Francis Wrenham are guilty of the Breach of Privilege objected against them; and that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do take and detain them in Custody, till they shall yield up Possession, and perform what is in their Power to do, to restore the Lord Newburgh to the same Condition he and his Under Tenants were, before the Breach of Privilege committed.
Persons in Custody.
Ordered, That such Persons as are now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, and have not been heard, nor the Matters objected against them examined, have their Liberty, upon Security to appear next Meeting of the House; without paying Fees during the Time of Adjournment: And that such Persons as are in Custody, for taking Possession, or doing any other Act, in Breach of Privilege, when they have yielded Possession, and obeyed what is in their Power to perform, be released, on Security, without paying Fees during the Adjournment.
Information being given, that John Ward, and * Waters, had caused a Subpæna out of the Court of Chancery to be left at the House of Sir Richard Oateley, a Member of this House, whilst he is attending the Service of this House, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and that further Proceedings in Law in this Cause be stopped, during this Session of Parliament.
Ordered, That this Matter of Breach of Privilege, be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to take the same into Consideration the first Saturday of their Meeting, after the Recess; and that the said Waters do forbear any further Proceedings in the mean time.
Sir Robert Brookes reports the Articles of Impeachment against Mr. Brunkard, drawn up in pursuance of the Order and Direction of this House: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; and the Words "Navy Royal" instead of "Fleet," agreed to be inserted: And, with that Alteration, the several Articles were, upon the Question, agreed.
Trials of Peers.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the better regulating the Trial of Peers, was read the Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Bill be read the Third time;
It also passed in the Negative.
A Message from the Lords, by Wm. Child and Sir Mundeford Brampston;
Lords intend to sit.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they intend to sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and desire you to do so too.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
The Lords have also commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed to the Bill for the Preservation of Timber in the Forest of Deane.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
SIR Thomas Meres reports from the Committee for inspecting the Act for the Militia, some Resolves of the said Committee; viz.
That the House be moved to make present Inquiry, what is become of the Three Months Tax given by this Parliament for the Use of the Militia, established by Act of Parliament; and that the several late High Sheriffs, or other Person or Persons who have received the said Tax, or any Part thereof, do give a speedy Account how they have disposed of the same, or any Part thereof; and to whom, and by what Order; and what thereof remains still in their Hands.
Resolved, &c. That the House be moved to desire his Majesty to reimburse, according to Law, all such Person or Persons who have laid out any Pay or Money for Duty done by their Soldiers in the last Year's Service.