Die Lunæ, 11 Novembris, 1667.
Restraints on Juries.
THE Question being put, That the Matter referred
to the Committee concerning Juries, be suspended
It passed in the Negative.
A Petition of Margaret Caron was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be referred to Sir
Edmund Windham, Mr. Onslow, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir
Edward Massey, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Jonothan Trelawney, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Henry Wynn, Mr. Marvell,
Mr. Edward Phillipps, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Robert
Brookes, Sir William Heyward, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir
Charles Harwood, Sir Thomas Tompkins, Sir Robert Carr,
Sir William Coventry, Col. Phillipps, Sir Nicho. Slaning,
Mr. Edward Seymour, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Pryn, Sir William Gawdy,
Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Torrington, Sir Tho. Clergis:
And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, to examine
the Matter of the Petition; and to report the same, with
their Opinions therein, to the House: And then they are
to summon and hear all Persons concerned: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Dr. Peter Chamberlaine was read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Dr. Arras, Mr.
Pryn, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Coleman, Sir Job Charlton, Sir
Soloman Swale, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Talbott, Mr.
George, Col. Kirby, Mr. King: And they are to consider
of the Petition; and to bring in a Bill thereupon, if they
think fit: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill against Pluralities, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee be appointed to
Mr. Pryn, Sir Charles Wheeler, Dr. Burrell, Sir Walter
Young, Sir Courtney Poole, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Charles
Harbord, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Anthony Irby,
Sir Robert Holt, Sir George Reeve, Sir William Lewis,
Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Morris, Mr. Onslow, Sir Henry
Yelverton, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thomas Clerges, Sir Henry
Capell, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Edward Masters, Serjeant
Mainard, Mr. Crouch, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Thomas Gower,
Col. Stroud, Lord Richardson, Sir Edmund Pye, Sir Lanc.
Lake, Sir John Moreton, Mr. King, Mr. Street, Sir Edmund Windham, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Carr,
Mr. Marvell, Mr. Jay, Sir Hum. Wynch, Lord Fitzwilliams, Mr. Orme, Sir Thomas Morres: And all that come
are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow,
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Earl of Clarendon's Impeachment.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the rest
of the Heads of Accusation against the Earl of Clarendon:
And the several Heads being read, to the Sixteenth
Head; the Sixteenth Head was read.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and discovered and
betrayed his secret Counsels to his Enemies," be added
to that Head.
The Question being propounded, That it may be declared, by the Members that gave the Inducement for
this Head, whether they received Information from a
Foreigner, or not;
And the Question being put, That the Question be put;
It passed in the Negative.
The Sixteenth Head, as amended, was read; and is as
"That he hath deluded and betrayed his Majesty, and
the Nation, in Foreign Treaties and Negociations relating
to the late War, and discovered and betrayed his secret
Counsels to his Enemies."
The Question being put, That the Earl of Clarendon,
upon this Head, be impeached of Treason;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Robert Carr
||for the Yeas,
|Sir Charles Wheeler
Sir Robert Brookes
||for the Noes,
|Sir Thomas Allen
So it was resolved in the Affirmative,
That the Earl of Clarendon, upon this Head, be impeached of Treason.
The Seventeenth Head, being the last Head, was read.
Upon Debate of the whole Matter,
Resolved, &c. That an Impeachment of Treason, and
other High Crimes and Misdemeanours, be carried up to
the Bar of the House of Lords, against the Earl of
Resolved, &c. That the House carry up this Impeachment To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees, which were to sit
this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon; and to sit in the Place formerly appointed: And all Persons, that were to attend
any Committee, are to give their Attendance then
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.