Die Lunæ, 17 Februarii, 1667.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
THESE several Members, Defaulters in Attendance
on the Call of the House, upon their Excuses, allowed by the House, were discharged of their several
Fines of Forty Pounds apiece; viz. Sir Wm. Bowyer,
Mr. Jo. Churchill, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Eyres, Sir
Robert Cordall, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Jo. Cotton, Sir Edw.
Hungerford, Mr. Noell, all now present, and attending
this House; Sir John Burlace, and Sir Math. Appleyard,
both sick, not able to attend.
Privilege- Eligibility of a Member.
Information being given, that Sir Henry Vaughan,
being elected to serve for the County of Carmarthen, was
a Person outlawed, after Judgment, for a Debt due on a
Bond of One thousand Pounds; and the Question being,
Whether he can regularly be continued a Member of
Ordered, That this Matter, touching Sir Henry Vaughan,
be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections,
to examine, and report it, with their Opinions, to the
House: And the Record of the Outlawry is to be
produced at the Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Master of the Rolls, who, by reason
of Sickness, is not able to attend the Service of this House,
have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Tho. Gower, Sir
Humphry Winch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert
Carr, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Lord Fanshawe, Sir Robert Atkins, or any Three of them, do
attend the Lord Chief Baron, to receive Satisfaction,
what hath been done, as to the Ease of the Charge of
Sheriffs, and Discharging them, in the Exchequer, upon
their Accompts; and report it to the House.
Illegal fining of Jurors.
A Bill against Menaces, Fines, Imprisonments of
Juries and Jurors, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Weymondsold be
read the First Bill To-morrow Morning.
The King's Speech to be considered.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of his Majesty's Speech
be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Miscarriages of the War.
The House then proceeded in the further Debate of
the Report concerning Miscarriages in the late War:
And the latter Part of the First Paper was read; and
debated: But the House found no Cause to pass any
further Vote thereupon.
The Second Paper, relating to the Miscarriage of
Sheernesse, was read; and debated:
Resolved, &c. That the not sufficient fortifying Sheernesse, in June 1667, was a Miscarriage.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Report
concerning Miscarriages be adjourned till To-morrow
Resolved, &c. That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.