House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 9 November 1667

Pages 17-18

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

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Sabbati, 9 Novembris, 1667.

Post Office.

ORDERED, That it be referred to Mr. Rigby, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Boscawen, Dr. Arras, Sir Nico Slaning, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Westphaling, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Moreton, Lord Ancram, Mr. Henry Coventry, Sir John Corryton, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Trevor, Sir Edmund Windham, Sir John Stroade, or any Five of them, to prepare, and bring in, a Bill to regulate Abuses and Exactions in the Post Office: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Dr. Wharton's Estate.

A Bill to enable Jane and Henry Perkins to ensure Dr. Wharton's Land, purchased in the County Palatine of Durham, was read.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Thursday next.

Hackney Coachmen.

Upon several Complaints of great Abuses and Exactions committed by Hackney Coachmen;

Ordered, That it be recommended to Sir Charles Harbord, and Sir John Denham, to put the Laws in Execution against Hackney Coachmen.

Clothing Trade.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to consider the Matter upon the Debate in the House, for impowering the Magistry of the principal Clothing Towns to have several Seals, to affix to such Woolen Cloaths as are right and honestly made; and to consider of any other Matter or Proposal, which shall be offered, to encourage the Cloathing Trade, and regulate Abuses therein, by using Seals, or otherwise; and to inspect the Laws in Force relating to this Matter; Mr. Coventry, Sir Thomas Bludworth, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Streete, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Thomas Clergis, Col. Birch, Sir James Thynn, Sir Fran. Gooderick, Mr. George, Mr. Thomas Gower, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir George Downinge, Sir Solloman Swale, Sir William Lewis, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Charles Wheeler, and all the Members that serve for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Cornewall, Kent, Yorkshire, and Shropshire: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Merchant Adventurers.

A Motion being made touching the Patent of the Merchant Adventurers, that the same is very destructive to the Cloathing Trade;

Ordered, That the Matter touching the Patent of the Society of the Merchant Adventurers, whether the same be a Grievance or Benefit to the People, be taken into Debate on this Day Sevennight.

Miscarriages of the War.

Sir Robert Brookes reports from the Committee for examining the Miscarriages of the late War, that the Committee had agreed upon Two Votes to be reported to the House: Which are as followeth; viz.

That the Committee do likewise move the House, that an Address be sent to his Royal Highness, that he would be pleased to let the House know, what Orders he gave for the fortifying of Sheernesse; and to whom, and when.

That the Committee do humbly move the House, that some of their Members be commanded to go and sit at Trinity House; to examine and find out the Abuses of Tickets and other Miscarriages relating to the late War.

The First Votes being read, and debated;

Resolved, &c. That an Address be made to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, by Lord Ancran, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Phillipp Musgrave, Sir William Coventry, to desire his Highness, that he will be pleased to let the House know, what Orders he gave for the fortifying of Sheerenesse, and to whom, and when.

Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.

The House then resumed the Matter of the Debate upon the First Head of Accusation against the Earl of Clarendon.

The Question being put, That the Earl of Clarendon, upon the First Head of Accusation, be impeached of Treason;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.


Sir Thomas Osborne for Yeas, 103.
Mr. Seymour
Sir Clifford Clifton for the Noes, 172.
Sir Robert Brookes

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the rest of the Heads be adjourned till Monday Morning, Ten of the Clock.


Ordered, That all Committees which were to meet this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Places formerly appointed. And all Persons that were to attend any Committee, are to give their Attendance accordingly.

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