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 Jovis, 12 Decembris, 1667.
JOHN Nortman did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Money received for indigent Officers.
Ordered, That Sir John Rolls Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Col. Lowther, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Tompkins, be added to the Committee, to which the Matter concerning the truly loyal indigent Officers, is committed.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for indemnifying the late Sheriffs of London, by the Escape of Prisoners in the Time of the Fire, be revived; and to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And all the Members of the Long Robe are added to the said Committee.
Repairing Highways - Thefts and Robberies.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the repairing of the Highways, and the Committee concerning the Prevention of Robberies, be both revived, and joined together; and to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Committee of Grievances.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Grievances have Leave to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, for Dispatch of the Causes now depending before them: And that the Committee, to which Mr. Taylor's Petition was committed, do sit at the same time.
Ordered, That the Writ for a new Election at Malmsbury in the County of Wilts, be delivered to Sir James Thynn, Knight of the Shire.
Ordered, That the Name of John Nortman be inserted into the ingrossed Bill for Naturalization; he being this Day sworn; and having received the Sacrament, as, by Certificate attested, appears.
Land Revenue in in Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That the Surveyors General of his Majesty's Lands in England and Ireland do, at the First Meeting next after the Recess, bring into this House an Account of what Part of his Majesty's Lands, Revenues, Rents, and Fee Farm Rents, and forfeited Lands, have been alienated or granted, since the 25th of March 1640; and to whom; and for what Consideration; with the respective annual Values thereof.
A Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of Alexander Fitton Esquire, Prisoner in the King's Bench, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Coleman, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Ancram, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Waller, Sir John Birkenhead, Major General Edgerton, Sir John Moreton, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Jolly, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Richardson, Sir Henry Cæsar, Mr. Crouch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Jo. Trevor, Mr. Garraway, Sir Nicho. Carey, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Jo. Coventry, Sir Fretchvile Hollis: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; particularly to send to Sir John Lenthall, to cause the said Mr. Fitton, now his Prisoner, to be brought in Custody before the Committee, according to the usual Course of Law.
Lords agree to Votes delivered at Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Childe and Sir Tho. Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they agree with this House in the Votes delivered them at the last Conference.
A Person sent for in custody.
The House being informed, that one Symonds had transported the Earl of Clarendon;
Ordered, That * Symonds, belonging to one of the Customhouse Ketches, be sent for in safe Custody, forthwith, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy.
Sir Geo. Downing reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for exporting tanned Leather, was committed, several Amendments and Additions, agreed upon by the said Committee, to be made to the same: Which he read in his Place: Which, being afterwards twice read at the Clerk's Table, were, upon the Question, severally . . agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Commissioners of Public Accounts.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which it was referred, the Names of Twenty Persons, out of which the House may choose a Number of Commissioners to be inserted into the Bill for taking and examining the publick Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of Commissioners be Nine.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Brereton be one of the Commissioners for taking aud examining the publick Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That Sir George Savile be one of the Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Giles Dunstar be one of the Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Pierpont Esquire be one of the Commissioners.
The Question being put, That Sir James Langham be one of the said Commissioners;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
And so it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Col. Henry Osborne be one of the said Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Turner Alderman of London be one of the said Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. George Thompson be one of the said Commissioners.
The Question being put, That Leave be given to name a Commissioner, contrary to the former Order of this House;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Gregory be one of the said Commissioners.
Resolved, That the Quorum of the Commissioners be Five.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate upon the Bill of Accounts be adjourned till Saturday Morning.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Dr. Crofts;
Banishing Earl of Clarendon.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two Bills: One, intituled, An Act for enabling of Sir William Juxon Knight and Baronet, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Dr. Wm. Juxon, the late Archbishop of Canterbury, to recover part of his Estate: The other, intituled, An Act for Banishing and Disenabling the Earl of Clarendon: To which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Saturday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.