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House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 January 1674

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Martis, 27 die Januarii, 1673.

Prayers.

Privilege.

A COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege, committed by Charles Taylor, Thomas Burchett, William Williams, and the Widow Covell; in causing Mr. Edward Manning, the menial Servant of Sir John Coriton, to be arrested and detained in Prison, by one Calvert White, and * Hughes, Bailiffs, and their Followers; and in uttering contemptuous Words against the Privilege and Dignity of this House.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant, for Discharge of the said Mr. Manning: And that it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter of Breach of Privilege against the House; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House; and to take it into Consideration on Thursday next.

Piscary Preservation.

A Bill for the Preservation of the Piscary, in the Rivers of Severn, Avon, and Tame was presented to the House, and read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Lord Cornwallis' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis; and to enable him to raise Money for Payment of Debts, and providing for his Brothers and Sisters, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Illegal Imprisonment.

A Bill to prevent the Imprisoning of the Subjects in illegal Prisons; for sending them to Prisons beyond the Seas, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Thursday, aften Ten of the Clock.

Advice on King's Speech.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of his Majesty's last Speech.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of the whole House, a Vote and Resolve of the Committee, to be presented to the House: Which was delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and is as followeth; viz.

That, upon Consideration of his Majesty's gracious Speech, and the Proposals from the States General of the United Provinces, this Committee is of Opinion, that his Majesty be humbly advised to proceed in a Treaty with the said States, in order to a speedy Peace.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That, upon Consideration of his Majesty's gracious Speech, and the Proposals from the States General of the United Provinces, this House is of Opinion, That his Majesty be humbly advised to proceed in a Treaty with the States, in order to a speedy Peace.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.