Lunæ, 18 die Decembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A Member discharged from Custody.
ORDERED, That Mr. Michell, in Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting
himself from his Service in Parliament, be discharged out
of Custody, paying his Fees.
Sir John Darell reported from the Committee of
Privileges and Elections, the Matter touching Edward
Smith, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, for a Breach of Privilege against Sir Thomas
Miller, a Member of this House: The which he delivered
in, in Writing, at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was
read; and is as followeth; viz.
That the said Edward Smith, being brought before
them, confessed, That he had served the said Sir Thomas
Miller with a Subpœna and Order out of the Court of
Exchequer; but said he was sorry for it: And that he said,
he was a Clerk to Mr. Wakeford; but had no express
Order from his Master to serve Sir Tho. Miller, only to
serve Two or Three of the Commissioners; and that what
he did, was as Servant to the said Mr. Wakeford; and
that it was about the Dean and Chapter of Chichester's
Business; and that he did not consider, that Sir Tho.
Miller was a Parliament-Man at that time; but at the
same time said, he lived at Chichester, and lived there
when Sir Thomas was so elected.
And that, upon the whole Matter, the Committee came
to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to
the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same
was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That Edward Smith did, on the 22d Day of May last,
knowing Sir Thomas Miller to be a Member of Parliament, serve the said Sir Thomas Miller with a Subpœna
and Order out of the Court of Exchequer.
Ordered, That the said Edward Smith be brought to
the Bar of this House, To-morrow Morning, in order to
A Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That John Wakeford be sent for in Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for causing Sir
Tho. Miller, a Member of this House, to be served with
a Subpœna and Order out of the Court of Exchequer,
during the Time of Privilege;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Defaulters at Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Names of the Members, who made
Default to appear upon the Call of the House this Day
Fortnight, be called over upon Wednesday Morning next,
at Ten a Clock: And that such of them as shall not then
attend, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of
Elections and Privileges, touching the Election for the
Borough of Stockbridge in the County of Southampton,
be made upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Clarke have Leave to go
into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary
The House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled,
An Act for the frequent Calling and Meeting of Parliaments.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Colonel Granville took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Colonel Granville reported from the said Committee,
That they had gone through the Bill; and directed him
to report the same to the House, without any Amendments.
Then the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider
of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for Maintenance of the Land-Forces, was read.
And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do
leave the Chair;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be
granted to their Majesties, for Maintenance of the LandForces.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.