House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 16 October 1667

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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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Mercurii, 16 Octobris, 1667.


Observation of Sunday.

A BILL for the better Observations of the Lord's Day was read.

Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time.

Preventing Growth of Popery.

A Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on this Day Fortnight.

Dispatch of publick Business.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to consider, what doth obstruct the Proceedings of the publick Business of the House; and what the ancient Use and Practice of the House hath been, for the Dispatch of publick Business; and report the Matter of their Opinion; and what they think fit to be done for Redress of Delay in publick Business; viz. Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Sollo. Swale, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Walpoole, Serj. Maynard, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Waller, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Trever, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Comptroller, Serj. Charlton, Dr. Burrell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir Cha Harbord, Sir Tho. Lee; or any Three of them: 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.

Restraints on Juries.

The House being informed, that there have been some Innovations of late in Trials of Men for their Lives and Deaths; and in some particular Cases, Restraints have been put upon Juries, in the Inquiries;

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Vaughan, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Sollo. Swale, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Stanley, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Waller, Sir John Norton, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Wm. Windham, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Waller, Lord St. John, Sir Walter Long, Mr. Swinsen, Mr. Scawen, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Edward Walpoole, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. King, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Walter Young Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Wm. Lewis, Lord Vaughan, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Secretary Morrice, Serj. * *, Dr. Burrell, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Edward Thurland: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; to examine and consider of the Matters aforesaid; and to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House: And they have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; viz. Mr. Hatton, Sir Phil. Howard, Sir Hen. Fran. Lee, Mr. Geo. Lowe, Mr. Lovelace, Mr. Samuell Sandys junior, Sir Wm. Stanley, Lord Morpeth, Colonel Legg.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Speaker reports, That both Houses had Yesterday attended his Majesty; and that his Majesty, after the Address of Thanks was read, was pleased to deliver himself to this Effect following; viz.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I thank you for your Thanks. I am glad the Things I have done, have given you so good Satisfaction. And, for the Earl of Clarendon, I assure you, I will never employ him again in any publick Affairs whatsoever.

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