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 Mercurii, 20 Novembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee, to which Mr. Caron's Petition was referred; viz. Sir Humphry Winch, Sir Nicho. Carew, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Francis Windham.
A Bill for settling of certain Manors and Lands, late of John Beckham, in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts, and raising of Portions for his younger Children, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
Assigning Exchequer Debts.
An ingrossed Bill for assigning Debts in the Exchequer was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for assigning Orders in the Exchequer, without Revocation.
Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Elections, touching the Election for the Town of Weymouth in Dorsettshire, between Sir John Coventry and Mr. Harvy, that the Committee, upon full Examination of the whole Matter, the Committee were clear of Opinion, that Sir John Coventry was duly elected, and ought to sit.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir John Coventry was duly elected, and ought to sit.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir John Heath, and Mr. Kent, be added to the Committee of Elections.
Woodmongers and Innholders.
Sir Thomas Higgons reports from the Committee, to which it was referred to examine the Abuses and Exactions of Woodmongers, That the Committee had agreed to propose some Matters: Which he opened to the House.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the same Committee, formerly appointed for Examination of Abuses and Exacts complained of in the Ballast Office; and also to consider of a Way how to provide publick Wharfs; and to make free and easy the Rates of Lighters, Barges, Horses, and Carts, employed in carrying of Fewel; and to report it, with their Opinions herein, to the House; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege -A Member charged with Corruption.
Mr. Bourchier being called in, and examined;
Ordered, That the Twelve Merchants, that did manage the Business relating to the French Merchants, do attend the House To-morrow Morning; and that the Serjeant do leave Notice at their several Houses for them to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Cressett and Mr. Bennett do attend To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning.