Sabbati, 9 Novembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That it be referred to Mr. Rigby, Sir
Charles Harbord, Mr. Boscawen, Dr. Arras, Sir Nico
Slaning, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Westphaling, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John
Moreton, Lord Ancram, Mr. Henry Coventry, Sir John
Corryton, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Trevor, Sir Edmund Windham, Sir John Stroade, or any Five
of them, to prepare, and bring in, a Bill to regulate Abuses
and Exactions in the Post Office: And they are to meet
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Dr. Wharton's Estate.
A Bill to enable Jane and Henry Perkins to ensure
Dr. Wharton's Land, purchased in the County Palatine
of Durham, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Upon several Complaints of great Abuses and Exactions
committed by Hackney Coachmen;
Ordered, That it be recommended to Sir Charles Harbord, and Sir John Denham, to put the Laws in Execution against Hackney Coachmen.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to consider
the Matter upon the Debate in the House, for impowering the Magistry of the principal Clothing Towns to
have several Seals, to affix to such Woolen Cloaths as
are right and honestly made; and to consider of any
other Matter or Proposal, which shall be offered, to encourage the Cloathing Trade, and regulate Abuses therein, by using Seals, or otherwise; and to inspect the Laws
in Force relating to this Matter; Mr. Coventry, Sir Thomas Bludworth, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Streete, Sir
John Moreton, Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr.
Pryn, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Thomas
Clergis, Col. Birch, Sir James Thynn, Sir Fran. Gooderick,
Mr. George, Mr. Thomas Gower, Sir Charles Harbord,
Sir George Downinge, Sir Solloman Swale, Sir William
Lewis, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Charles
Wheeler, and all the Members that serve for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Cornewall, Kent, Yorkshire, and
Shropshire: And all that come are to have Voices: And
they are to meet on Monday next at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Motion being made touching the Patent of the Merchant Adventurers, that the same is very destructive to
the Cloathing Trade;
Ordered, That the Matter touching the Patent of the
Society of the Merchant Adventurers, whether the same
be a Grievance or Benefit to the People, be taken into
Debate on this Day Sevennight.
Miscarriages of the War.
Sir Robert Brookes reports from the Committee for
examining the Miscarriages of the late War, that the
Committee had agreed upon Two Votes to be reported
to the House: Which are as followeth; viz.
That the Committee do likewise move the House,
that an Address be sent to his Royal Highness, that he
would be pleased to let the House know, what Orders he
gave for the fortifying of Sheernesse; and to whom, and
That the Committee do humbly move the House,
that some of their Members be commanded to go and sit
at Trinity House; to examine and find out the Abuses of
Tickets and other Miscarriages relating to the late War.
The First Votes being read, and debated;
Resolved, &c. That an Address be made to his Royal
Highness the Duke of Yorke, by Lord Ancran, Sir Robert
Brookes, Sir Phillipp Musgrave, Sir William Coventry, to
desire his Highness, that he will be pleased to let the House
know, what Orders he gave for the fortifying of Sheerenesse, and to whom, and when.
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed the Matter of the Debate
upon the First Head of Accusation against the Earl of
The Question being put, That the Earl of Clarendon,
upon the First Head of Accusation, be impeached of
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
|Sir Thomas Osborne
|Sir Clifford Clifton
||for the Noes,
|Sir Robert Brookes
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the rest of the
Heads be adjourned till Monday Morning, Ten of the
Ordered, That all Committees which were to meet this
Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday next, at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, at the Places formerly appointed.
And all Persons that were to attend any Committee, are
to give their Attendance accordingly.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning next, Eight of the Clock.