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 Veneris, 24 Aprilis, 1668.
MR. Crouch reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for Continuance of an Act to suppress seditious Conventicles, was committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee: Which he read, and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed on the Report.
The Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso for taking Distresses for Fines imposed, and not paid, was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, that the Proviso be made Part of the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
Message concerning Adjournment.
Mr. Secretary Morice delivers in a Message from his Majesty in Writing: Which being read, is as followeth; viz.
HIS Majesty, by His former Message, thought fit to acquaint you, that He intended the present Session of Parliament should determine on Monday the 4th of May: But, finding that the Proceedings in many important Businesses, now under Agitation, would be lost, if there should be a Cession; and that many things, not yet foreseen, may happen to induce him to call you together again before Winter; hath now thought fit to acquaint you, that He intends only an Adjournment for about Three Months; and desires you therefore to perfect the Bill for Supplies, and such others as may be made ready by the said 4th of May, so that he may then give His Royal Assent to them before the Adjournment.
Given at the Court at Whitehall the 24 of April, 1668.
A Bill to prevent the Refusal of Writs of Habeas Corpus, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Seymour, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Steward, Mr. Rigby, Sir Nicholas Cary, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Jo. Strode, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Crouch, Lord Richards . ., Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Jo. Covett, Col. Reames, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Westphaling, Serj. Mainard, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Thomas Lee, Col. Reames, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Jones, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir Charles Harbord, Lord Angier, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Progers, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Jo. Monson, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Clifford Clifton, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir W. Penn's Impeachment.
The ingrossed Articles of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn, were read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Articles of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn be carried up, and delivered at a Conference with the Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard do go up to desire a Conference with the Lords, in relation to the Articles of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn.
Clerks of the House.
A Petition of the Under Clerks and Officers attending the House, being tendered to the House;
Ordered, That every Knight of the Shire do pay Ten Shillings, and every other Member of the House Five Shillings; and that all that made Default in former Payment, do pay what is in Arrear to Mr. Marsh, who is appointed to collect the same, to be distributed by Mr. Speaker to the Clerks and Under Officers.
The House to sit to-morrow.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill, concerning the King's Supply, be heard the First Business To-morrow Morning; and no other Business to intervene.
Impeachment of Sir W. Penn.
Sir Robert Howard reports, that the Lords had agreed to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Weld, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Nicho. Carew, Mr. Waller, Sir Walter Young, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Tho. Littleton, be appointed to attend the Conference with the Lords.
Sir Robert Howard, reports that he had delivered in the Articles of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn to the Lords, at the Conference.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Robert Brookes acquaints the House, that himself, and Sir Nicho. Carew, according to the Order of the House, had attended the Commissioners of Accounts; and received from them their Exceptions to the Accounts of Sir George Carterett in Writing; as also an Extract out of their Journal, of some Proceedings concerning his Accounts: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Earl of Sandwich.
Resolved, That the present Debate concerning the Earl of Sandwich be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.