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
A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read the
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
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.