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 Sabbati, 23 Februarii, 1667.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
MR. Coleman reports from the Committee, to which the Petition of Mr. Alexander Fitton was committed, That the Committee had met, and heard the Allegation and Evidence of the Petitioner, and had commanded him to report the Matter of Fact, and Matter of Law, to the House; and a Resolve of the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered in his Report at the Clerk's Table.
And the Resolve of the Committee was again read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Matter of the Petitioner's Complaint, concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, is fit to be argued at the Bar of this House.
The Petition of the Lord Gerrard, to the House of Lords, was read.
The Order and Sentence of the House of Lords was read.
The Petition of Alexander Fitton, to this House, was read.
Resolved, That the Matter, upon the Report, touching the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, be heard at the Bar of this House on Tuesday come Sevennight.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Privileges of this House; and to inquire into the Precedents concerning the Jurisdiction and Manner of the Lords Proceedings in Cases of this Nature; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House; viz. Mr. Vaughan, Sir Walter Young, Sir John Maynard, Sir Edward Thurland, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Coleman, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Seymour, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Steward, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Col. Birch, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Mountague, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Steward; or any Three of them; and to meet de die in diem: And it is recommended to Mr. Vaughan, Serj. Maynard, and Mr. Prynn, to take special Care in this Business.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Coleman have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Faunt have Leave to attend the Assizes.
Ordered, That Sir Fran. Goodrick have Leave to attend the Assizes.
Ordered, That Mr. Otway have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Deane Forest Committee be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Orme, being sick, be excused from his Fine.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Banistre Mainard (his Lady being sick) be excused for his going into the Country.
Miscarringes of the War.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Report concerning Miscarriages in the late War:
The First Paper of the Report, relating to the Miscarriages, in not having a sufficient Number of Ships left to secure the Rivers of Medway and Thames, was read; and debated:
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that it was a Miscarriage; that, notwithstanding his Majesty had 18,000 Men in Pay, in dispersed Ships, in the Year 1667, there was not a sufficient Number of Ships left to secure the Rivers of Medway and Thames.
The Sixth Paper, relating to Miscarriages in Payment of the Fleet by Tickets, was read:
Resolved, That the Practice of discharging of Ships, in the late War, by Tickets, was a Miscarriage.
Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning Eight of the Clock.