Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 9 die Januarii, 1670.
ORDERED, That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Ordered, That the Matter concerning an Election of a Member to serve for the Town of Dunwich, be referred to the Committee of Elections, to take the same into Consideration on Tuesday next; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that Sir Thomas Allen, and Mr. Wood, between whom the Question is, do forbear to sit, till the Matter touching the Election be determined, and further Order given.
Ordered, That such Witnesses, on either Side, as can testify in the Matter concerning Lindsey Level, be summoned; and do attend on the Day appointed for the Hearing that Cause.
A Bill for Sale of Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Sir Thomas Ogle, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir William Doyley, Sir John Coryton, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Ashley, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John. Talbot, Lord Richardson, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Woodcock, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Walden, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Price, Mr. Morris, Sir Anth. Irby, Col. Reames, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Eyre, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Will. Morley, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Wright, Sir Rich. Powle, Col. Williams, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Greenvile, Sir John Newton, Mr. Ford, and all that serve for the Counties of Lincolne and Suffolke: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Delays in Courts of Justice.
A Bill for preventing Abuses and Delays, in Courts of Justice, was read.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second time.
Call of the House.
The House then proceeded to the Calling over the Members, according to former Order.
And several Members making Default in Attendance;
Ordered, That a List be made, of the several Members, Defaulters in Attendance; and that the same be Called over on this Day Sevennight, on the Penalty of a double Assessment in the Bill of Subsidies, upon such, whose Excuses shall not be allowed by the House.
Privilege- Assault of.
Upon calling the Name of Sir John Coventry;
Sir J. Coventry.
Information being given of an Assault made upon him, on the same Night of that Day the House did rise before Christmas, by a Number of about Fifteen Persons armed, Horse and Foot, who did assassinate and wound the said Sir John Coventry; and that he continues still so ill of his Wounds, that he is not in a Condition to attend;
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of Breach of Privilege committed, and Assault made, upon Sir John Coventry, a Member of this House, be taken into Consideration the First Business To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Miles Stanley, an Apothecary, living in Princes-street, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for his Breach of Privilege, in seizing and detaining the Goods of Col. Strode, a Member of this House, though he does know they are Col. Strode's Goods.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.