House of Commons Journal Volume 9
29 March 1679


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Sabbati, 29 die Martii, 1679.


Entries in Journal.

ORDERED, That the Orders and Proceedings of this House, after they are read every Morning, be entered into the Journal the same Day.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journal every Morning, and see that true Entries be made.

And it is referred to Mr. Papillon, Sir John Knight, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Mildmay, Sir John Cloberry, Mr. Duboys, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Rushworth, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Tempest, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Patience Ward; or any Two of them.

Bridgewater Election.

The House being informed, that Sir Halswell Tynt Baronet is returned to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bridgewater in the County of Somerset, by Two Indentures; and that he ought to sit;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter of the said Return, the First Business; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Attainder of Earl of Danby.

Sir Robert Peyton reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to summon Thomas Earl of Danby to render himself to Justice by a certain Day; or, in Default thereof, to be attainted; was committed, That the Committee had met; and had gone through the Bill; and had made some Amendments: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Disbanding the Army.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock, take into Consideration the Disbanding of the Forces that have been raised or brought over from beyond the Seas, since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677, and yet remain undisbanded: And that the Paymaster of the Army, and the Commissary of the Musters do then bring in an Account of the respective Regiments, Troops, and Companies, or Parts of Regiments, Troops, and Companies, that have been raised, or brought over from beyond the Seas, since the said Twenty-ninth of September 1677; and that yet remain undisbanded; and what is due to them.

Information against a Member.

Mr. Everard being called in; and having given his Evidence touching the Information against Sir John Robinson, a Member of this House;

And the House being informed, that there were several Papers of Examinations taken from Mr. Everard, and now in the Hands of Mr. Secretary Coventry;

And Mr. Secretary Coventry being indisposed, and not able to attend the Service of the House;

Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the Matter of the Information against Sir John Robinson, a Member of this House, be adjourned till this Day Sevennight.

Cambridge Election.

A Petition of Sir Thomas Willis Baronet, and Roger Pepys Esquire; complaining of undue Practices in the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Cambridge; was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee of Elections and Privileges do sit on Monday next; and have Liberty to receive Petitions relating to Elections on that Day only.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning, Eight of the Clock.