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 Lunæ, 17 Februarii, 1667.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
THESE several Members, Defaulters in Attendance on the Call of the House, upon their Excuses, allowed by the House, were discharged of their several Fines of Forty Pounds apiece; viz. Sir Wm. Bowyer, Mr. Jo. Churchill, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Eyres, Sir Robert Cordall, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Jo. Cotton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Noell, all now present, and attending this House; Sir John Burlace, and Sir Math. Appleyard, both sick, not able to attend.
Privilege- Eligibility of a Member.
Information being given, that Sir Henry Vaughan, being elected to serve for the County of Carmarthen, was a Person outlawed, after Judgment, for a Debt due on a Bond of One thousand Pounds; and the Question being, Whether he can regularly be continued a Member of the House;
Ordered, That this Matter, touching Sir Henry Vaughan, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine, and report it, with their Opinions, to the House: And the Record of the Outlawry is to be produced at the Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Master of the Rolls, who, by reason of Sickness, is not able to attend the Service of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Humphry Winch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Lord Fanshawe, Sir Robert Atkins, or any Three of them, do attend the Lord Chief Baron, to receive Satisfaction, what hath been done, as to the Ease of the Charge of Sheriffs, and Discharging them, in the Exchequer, upon their Accompts; and report it to the House.
Illegal fining of Jurors.
A Bill against Menaces, Fines, Imprisonments of Juries and Jurors, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Weymondsold be read the First Bill To-morrow Morning.
The King's Speech to be considered.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of his Majesty's Speech be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Miscarriages of the War.
The House then proceeded in the further Debate of the Report concerning Miscarriages in the late War: And the latter Part of the First Paper was read; and debated: But the House found no Cause to pass any further Vote thereupon.
The Second Paper, relating to the Miscarriage of Sheernesse, was read; and debated:
Resolved, &c. That the not sufficient fortifying Sheernesse, in June 1667, was a Miscarriage.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Report concerning Miscarriages be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.