House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 May 1678

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 May 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802), pp. 478. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p478 [accessed 15 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 May 1678", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) 478. British History Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p478.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 May 1678", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802). 478. British History Online. Web. 15 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p478.

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Mercurii, 8 die Maii, 1678.

Prayers.

Privilege- a person discharged.

A PETITION of Daniell Harvey, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege, by him committed against Sir James Smith, a Member of this House, was read; whereby he acknowledges his Offence, and begs Pardon of the House.

Ordered, That the said Daniell Harvey be called in to the Bar of the House, and discharged, paying his Fees.

And the said Daniell Harvy being brought to the Bar, and kneeling, Mr. Speaker, after a Reprimand, acquainted him, That he was discharged, paying his Fees.

Courts of Conscience.

Ordered, That the Knight Marshal be heard by his Counsel at the Bar of the House, touching the Bills for erecting Courts of Conscience, on this Day Sevennight.

Highways.

A Bill for repealing a Clause in the Act concerning the Highways, was read the First time.

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

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Meeres, Chairman of the Committee of Elections and Privileges, be called down out of the Speaker's Chamber, to make his Report.

Committee for Addresses.

The Question being put, That the Committee appointed to draw up the Addresses to be presented to his Majesty, do continue sitting, to perfect their Report;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Bludworth, for the Noes, 66.
Mr. Spry,
Tellers, Sir John Napier, for the Yeas, 50.
Alderman Bence,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Committee of Privileges.

The Question being put, That the House will now proceed to hear the Reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the House be adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Committee for Addresses.

ORDERED, That the Committee, appointed to draw up the Addresses to be presented to his Majesty, have Leave to sit, to perfect their Report.

Duchy of Cornwall.

A Bill to enable his Majesty to lett Leases of the Duchy of Cornwall, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Weld, for the Yeas, 127.
Mr. Spry,
Tellers, Sir John Knight, for the Noes, 84.
Mr.Rashley,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Spry, Sir John Knight, Sir Trevor Williams, Serjeant Street, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Harbord, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Coplestone Bamfeild, Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Hamden, Mr. May, Mr. Weld, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Arrundell, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Garraway, Sir Ric. Temple, Serj. Seis, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Ernley, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Arrundell, Sir John Carew, Mr. Gray, Sir Court. Poole, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Windham, Mr. Treby, Mr. Buller, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hen. Ford, Colonel Birch, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And the Committee are to take care, that the Clause in the Bill touching the Inclosing of the Forests, Wastes, and Commons, be left out: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Executors and Administrators.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Creditors to recover their Debts of the Executors and Administrators of Executors de son tort demesne, was read the First time.

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

Address for removing the Duke of Lauderdale.

Sir Tho. Clerges reports from the committee to whom it was referred to prepare an address to be presented to his Majesty to remove the Duke of Lauderadale from his Councils and Presence, An Address agreed by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's . . .: Where the same was read.

The First Paragraph of the said Address being read a Second time;

The Question being put, To agree to the said Paragraph;

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Sir John Talbot, for the Noes, 152.
Sir John Hanmer,
Tellers, Sir Hen. Goodrick, for the Yeas, 151.
Mr. Herbert,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Second Paragraph being read a Second time;

The Question being put, That the Word "therefore" be left out of the said Paragraph;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Tregonwell, for the Yeas, 157.
Mr. Hopkins,
Tellers, Lord O'Brien, for the Noes, 161.
Sir Chr. Musgrave,

And so it passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till Friday Morning, Eight of the Clock.