Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 14 Novembris, 1667.
Harris', &c. Petition.
A PETITION of Henry Harris, Allixander Harwood, William Langley, John Wells, and Mathew Hatton, on the Behalf of themselves and others, late Inbitants near the Tower of London, was read.
A Bill for the exchanging certain Manors and Lands of William Palmes Esquire, for other Lands settled upon him and his Issue by Mary his Wife, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill concerning the Draining of Lindsey Level, was tendered, and some Debate had thereupon.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read on Saturday next.
Privilege- Arresting a Witness.
A Complaint being made of a Breach of Privilege, in arresting, and detaining in Custody, one William Bateman, that should attend the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to give his Testimony touching the Elections for the Town of Haverfordwest.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections to examine the Matter of Breach of Privilege; and that the Officer, in whose Custody the said Wm. Bateman is, do bring the said Bateman to attend the Committee of Privileges and Elections, at their next Sitting.
Impeachment of Pett.
A Motion being made, and a Debate arising upon the Vote made Yesterday, for re-committing the Matter concerning Commissioner Pett to the Committee appointed to inquire after Miscarriages, to hear such Witnesses as should be offered, and expedite their Report;
Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to speak against the Order made Yesterday, concerning Commissioner Pett.
Resolved, &c. That the Order made Yesterday concerning Commissioner Pett, be discharged.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee appointed to examine Miscarriages, to draw up an Impeachment against Commissioner Pett, upon the whole Matter before them.
Assigning Exchequer Debts.
Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill for assigning Exchequer Debts, was committed to, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Privilege- Freedom of Speech.
Ordered, That the Report, concerning Freedom of Speech in Parliament, be taken into Consideration on Monday next.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; Mr. Pawlett St. John, Mr. Garraway, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Phillipp Terwhite, Sir Walter St. John, Lord Ancram, Mr. Peircy Goreing, Mr. Lucy, Sir William Thomas, Major Gen. Edgerton, Mr. Buller, Sir John Dawney, Sir Robert Holt, Lord Newborrough, Sir Richard Franklin, Lord Torrington, Mr. Dunstar, Mr. Henry Goreing, Sir Hen. Felton, Sir John Fredericke, Sir George Carew, Sir Thomas Hearle, Mr. Rashley, Mr. Speccott, Mr. Hum. Weld, Mr. John Elliott, Sir Thomas Carew, Lord Fitzwilliams.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.