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, 7 Maii, 1668.
Complaint against Sir P. Pindar.
ORDERED, That Sir Peter Pindar do attend the Committee of Grievances, at their first Sitting after the Recess; and that the Committee do then proceed in the further Examination of the Matters objected against him: And John Brett is at the same time. . attend, to give what Evidence he can in this Matter.
St. Albans Writ.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for electing a Member to serve for the Town of St. Albans, in the room of Mr. Jenings, lately deceased.
Information being given to the House, that Robert Shelley, the menial Servant of Mr. Lionell Walden, a Member of this House, is lately arrested and detained in Prison, in Breach of the Privilege of this House, in the Poultry Compter: Which Arrest was made by Wm. Salisbury Serjeant at Mace, and Francis Walker his Yeoman: And the House being satisfied that the said Robert Shelley is the menial Servant of Mr. Walden, and the Person chiefly employed in the managing his Affairs:
Ordered, That the said Robert Shelley be discharged of his Imprisonment, and forthwith set at Liberty.
St. James' Parish.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to erect a Church, and make a Parish, in the Buildings in and near St. James in the Fields, distinct from the Parish of St. Martin's.
Irish Land Adventurers.
Ordered, That the third Monday of the Sitting of the House, after the Recess, be appointed for the further Hearing of the Cause upon the Petition of the Adventurers of Lands in Ireland.
Articles of Impeachment against Henry Brunckard Esquire, were read.
The first Article was read a Second time: And the Articles being debated; and some Amendments being proposed;
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Rigby, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Frederick Hide, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Wright, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, or any Three of them, to withdraw and bring in the Articles amended according to the Debates.
The Question being propounded, That a Message be sent to his Majesty, to desire him, that the Adjournment of the Parliament be for as long Time as his Majesty's publick Occasions will permit.
The Question being put, That this Question be put;
It passed in the Negative.
Mr. Speaker asking the Opinion of the House, whether, the Adjournment being long, he ought to be attended with the Mace, and forbear to practise;
The Opinion of the House was, that he ought to be attended with the Mace, as in the time of shorter Adjournments.
A Report to be made.
Ordered, That the Report of Serjeant Charlton be heard To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill for the due ordering of the Accounts of Administrators be read To-morrow Morning.