Die Veneris, 12 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Money given to indigent Officers.
A PETITION of the indigent loyal Officers was read.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in for taking
an Account of the Sixty thousand Pounds, and Relief of
the indigent loyal Officers.
A Petition of the Distillers of Strong Waters in and
about the City of London was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the same
Committee, to which the Petition of the Farmers of Excise on imported Liquors, and the Petition of the Merchants trading in Brandy, were committed; to take the
Matter of the Petition into Consideration; and report it,
with their Opinions therein, to this House.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Morgan, Sir Thomas Woodcock,
and Sir John Kerle, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, for repairing and
Maintaining of Churches: And Sir Adam Browne is desired to bring in the Bill.
A Bill on the Behalf of Colonel Richard Conquest was
read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on this Day Sevennight.
Corn and Grain Measures.
A Bill for ascertaining the Measure of Corn and Grain
was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time
on Monday next.
Growth of Timber.
Ordered, That the Bill to improve the Growth of Timber and Wood be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill for maintaining and repairing
of Highways be read To-morrow Morning.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the
Observations of the Commissioners of Accounts.
Exception to a Member's Words.
Sir Charles Wheeler having let fall some Words, at
which the House took Disgust; and standing up, and
explaining himself, in his Place; was commanded to
And the Matter being debated;
And Sir Charles being called in; and being in his Place,
Mr. Speaker did acquaint him, that the House took much
Exceptions against his Words, as very unparliamentary:
And Sir Charles, in his Place, declaring he was very
sorry he had given any Disturbance to the House, was
Information being given to the House, of a Misdemeanour, and Breach of Privilege, committed by Mr.
Henry Brunckard, formerly a Member of this House;
Ordered, That Mr. Brunckard be sent for, in Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer
the Misdemeanour, and Breach of Privilege, objected
Ordered, That Sir Robert Carr and Sir Thomas Meres
do repair to Mr. Attorney General, he being sick, as the
House was informed, and inquire of him the Reason why
the Information exhibited against Mr. Brunckard in the
King's Bench, was stopped, and not proceeded in.-
The Question being propounded, that the Commissioners of Accounts be again called into the House;
The Question being put, That this Question be now
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of Accounts
be called in.
And being called in; and placed by the Bar of the
House; and desired to give a Reason of their Observations, and why they did so style them:
Which they having done; and being withdrawn;
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned till
To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock: And the Commissioners are desired then to be present.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees which were to sit
this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning Eight of the Clock.