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 Novembris, 1667.
GEORGE Capell, Son of John Capell, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Tho. Leventhorp's Committee be revived, and do sit this Afternoon: And that Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Waldron, Sir Edward Walpoole, Sir John Norton, be added to the Committee.
Miscarriages of the War.
Ordered, That Sir Fretzville Hollis, and Sir John Norton, be added to the Committee to inquire after the Miscarriages of the late War.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir Fretzville Hollis be added to the Committee of Elections.
A Bill for the Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts, and making Provision for the Lady and Daughters of Sir Henry Williams, deceased, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Capell be added to the Committee for Highways.
London Merchants Petition.
A Petition of Sir William Ryder, &c. on the Behalf of themselves, and many other Merchants in and about London; and a Narrative of their Case, thereto annexed; was read.
The Question was propounded, That this Petition be referred to a Committee;
The Question being put, That the Question be now put;
It passed in the Negative.
Privilege- Freedom of Speech.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Report concerning the Freedom of Speech in Parliament: And the Statute of 4° Hen. VIII, concerning Richard Strode, being read; and the Report again read; and the Matter debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Judgment given, 5° Car', against Sir John Elliott, Denzill Hollis, and Benjamin Vallintine Esquires, in the King's Bench, was an illegal Judgment, and against the Freedom of Privileges of Parliament.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewin and Sir William Glasscocke;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, on the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Which being agreed to;
Ordered, That the Persons formerly appointed do manage the Conference.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference with the Lords.
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Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Conference, which was first desired, on the Message from the Lords on Thursday: And that the Messenger, that goes up for the Conference, do acquaint their Lordships with the reason, why it was not sooner agreed to: And Sir Robert Howard, and Mr. Vaughan, are to draw up the Reasons against Monday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Tompkins, Sir George Probert, and Col. Williams, be added to the Hearth Committee.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned, except the Hearth Committee: And they are to sit this Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.