Die Veneris, 8 Novembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That these Members following be
added to the Committee, to which Mr. Taylour's
Petition was committed; and that the Committee be revived, and do sit in the Afternoon; viz. Sir John Coriton,
Mr. Rigby, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Norden, Mr. Whitaker, Sir John Covett, Mr. John Elliott, Sir William Lewis,
Col. Birch, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Boscawen,
Mr. Hobby, Col. Phillipps, Sir James Thynn, Sir Richard
Browne, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Garaway, Sir Walter Young,
Mr. George Clerke, Sir William Coventry, Sir John
Moreton, Sir William Smith, Sir John Talbott, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. Mainard, Sir Edmund Windam, Sir Norton
Knatchbold, Sir Clifford Clifton.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued,
be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places
Dispatch of Public Business.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider
of Obstructions in Dispatch of publick Business, be revived; and that they do, in particular, consider of a
Penalty on such Members as make Default in coming to
Privilege- Freedom of Speech.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Freedom of
Speech in Parliament be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Trade with Scotland.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee concerning the Balance of Trade between
England and Scotland; viz. Sir John Knight, Col. Kirby,
Sir John Talbott, Sir Thomas Allen, Lord Anchram, Sir
John Corryton, and all the Members that serve for the
County of Lancaster.
Darnley's &c. Nat.
Ordered, That Katherine Darnley, an Infant, Katherine
the Wife of Francis Aytough, and John their Son, and
Infant be inserted in the Bill of Naturalization.
A Bill against clandestine Marriages was read the First
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Case between Sir Vere Fane,
and the Lord Fitzwilliams, touching the Election of the
City of Peterborough; that all the Inhabitants, which pay
Scot and Lot, have Voices in Election; and that the
Lord Fitzwilliams had the Majority of Voices, though
Sir Vere Fane were returned by the Bailiff of the City;
and that the Committee was thereupon of an Opinion that
the Lord Fitzwilliams was duly elected, and ought to sit;
and that the Bailiff had made an undue Return.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, that the Lord Fitzwilliams was duly elected,
and ought to sit.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown, and the Bailiff
of Peterborough, do attend with the Record in the House,
that it may be mended:
And they accordingly attended at the Table. The
Name of Sir Vere Fane was razed out, and the Name of
the Lord Fitzwilliams inserted.
The Bailiff being, after, called in; and kneeling at the
Bar, acknowledged his Offence in making the undue Returns; and that he did it through Ignorance. And, having
had the Reproof of the House, from Mr. Speaker, was
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed other Debate of the Matter
upon the Heads of Accusation against the Earl of
Resolved, &c. That this House have sufficient Inducement to impeach the Earl of Clarendon.
The First Head of the Accusation being read;
The Question on that being, Whether the Earl of
Clarendon should be impeached of Treason, or not;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Matter be
adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.