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 Mercurii, 8 Aprilis, 1668.
ORDERED, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege objected on the Behalf of Sir Robert Brookes, a Member of this House, against one Thomas Young; who having Lands contiguous to Sir Robert Brookes; caused his Fences to be laid open; and hath driven and impounded the Cattle of Sir Robert Brookes; be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to examine the Matter, and report it to the House; and that the said Young do attend the Committee, and give an Account therein.
A Bill enabling Richard Fowler Esquire to receive the Rents of certain Lands in the County of Salop, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday Morning next.
Trials of Peers.
An ingrossed Bill sent from the Lords, for the better regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time on this Day Sevennight.
A Petition of the Creditors of Sir Thomas Dawes was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be referred to Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Rob. Brookes, Sir Rob. Carr, Mr. Cheyne, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Humfry Wynch, Mr. Seymour, Mr. James, Sir Richard Braham, Sir John Knight, Sir Thomas Littleton, Col. Birch, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Vaughan, Col. Kirkby, Mr. Musgrave, Sir James Thyn, Mr. Harbord, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir John Harrison, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Robert Long, Mr. Hide, Serj. Seis, Mr. Jones, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir Justinian Isham, Sir Wm. Morley, Mr. Morice, Sir Bainham Throckmorton: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And to examine the Matter of the Petition, and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Tayler's Estate be read To-morrow Morning.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Ordered, That the Bill for preventing the Exportation of Wool be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Jurors be read Tomorrow Morning.
Milford Haven Light-house.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of Grievances, the Case concerning erecting a Light-house at St. Anne's Head, near Milford Haven; and the Resolves of the Committee thereupon; viz.
That it be reported to the House, as the Opinion of this Committee, that the Patent for erecting a Lighthouse at St. Ann's Head, near Milford Haven in Wales, is a common Grievance.
That it be reported to the House, as the Opinion of this Committee, that these Three Persons, John Man, John Morice, and Isaac Morgan, who have put this Patent in Execution, by receiving Monies thereupon, be summoned to answer the same.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, That the Patent for erecting a Light-house at St. Anne's Head, near Milford Haven in Wales, is a common Grievance.
Resolved, &c. That these Three Persons, John Man, John Morice, and Isaac Morgan, who have put this Patent in Execution, receiving Monies thereupon, be summoned to answer the same.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved by such Members of this House as are of his Privy Council, to call in the Patent for erecting a Light-house at St. Anne's Head, near Milford Haven in Wales.
The King's Speech considered.
The House then, according to former Order, resumed the Consideration of the latter Part of his Majesty's Speech.
The Question being propounded, That his Majesty be desired to send for such Persons as he shall think fit, to make Proposals to him, in order to the uniting of his Protestant Subjects;
And the Question being put, That this Question be put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative:
And the main Question being put, That his Majesty be desired to send for such Persons as he shall think fit to make Proposals to him, in order to the uniting of his Protestant Subjects;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went out.
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the latter Part of his Majesty's Speech be adjourned till this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for continuing the Act against Conventicles be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.