Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 13 die Decembris, 1678.
Absensees without Leave.
ORDERED, That Mr. Pit, Sir John Strode, Col. Tytus, and Mr. Faunt, having departed the Service of the House without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House: And that they shall not be admitted to take their Places until they have paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.
Ordered, That, if Mr. Pitt, Sir John Strode, Col. Titus, and Mr. Faunt, do appear before the Rising of the House, the Warrant shall be respited.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Steward have Leave to go into the Country, in order to the Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Sir William Blacket have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had examined the Matter touching the Breach of Privilege against Sir Philip Mounckton, a Member of this House, in arresting and detaining Timothy Remington his menial Servant: That the Under Sheriff did acknowledge, that the said Timothy Remington was arrested, and is still in Custody; but that he did not know him to be the Servant of Sir Philip Mounckton, at the time of the Arrest: And that Sir Philp Mounckton did own the said Timothy Remington to be his menial Servant; and that he was employed in the Selling of his Corn and other Things, in the nature of a Bailiff or Steward; and desired the Privilege of the House.
Ordered, That the said Timothy Remington be discharged from his Imprisonment, by Warrant from Mr. Speaker.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, further to proceed upon the Bill for granting a Supply to his Majesty, for paying off and disbanding the Forces, that have been raised, or brought over from beyond the Seas, since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee, That the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments: And that he was ready to report, whensoever the House should order it.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.
Trades of Popish Recusants.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Beversham and Sir Edward Low;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act disabling Popish Recusants to use or exercise certain Professions and Trades; and compelling them to remove from the Cities of London and Westminster: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.