Die Mercurii, 27 Novembris, 1667.
Privilege in a Suit against a Member.
THE House being informed, that there is a Suit in
Law depending in the Exchequer, between Robert
A Price, and Edward A Price, Plaintiffs, and James
Hayes, and Robert Jefforyes, Gentlemen, Defendants;
the Defendants being named by Consent; but the Title
is Sir Edward Hungerford's a Member of this House:
Ordered, That all Proceedings at Law in the said Cause
be stopt during the Sessions of Parliament.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Bishop have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
A Bill to enable a Sale of Lands for Payment of the
Debts, and raising Portions for the younger Children, of
John Jeremy Esquire, deceased, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on
Exchequer Writs of Error.
A Bill for determining Writs of Error, brought in the
Exchequer, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Thefts and Robberies.
A Bill for the better and more effectual Discovery and
Prosecution of Thieves and Highway Robbers, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.
A Paper of Proposals for an Address to his Majesty,
for issuing a Proclamation to prevent Thefts and Robberies, was read; and ordered to lie on the Table, that
it might be perused and considered, and the Matter taken
again into Consideration.
Prisoners at Flushing.
A Petition of poor distressed Prisoners at Flushing in
Zealand, was read.
Resolved, &c. That an Address be made to his Majesty,
by Mr. Comptroller, Sir William Doyley, Sir John Moreton,
Sir George Downing, Sir John Knight; humbly to desire
his Majesty to take care for the speedy Relief and Enlargement of the poor Seamen and Prisoners in Zealand.
A Bill for exporting tanned Leather was read the
Resolved, &c. That it be committed to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thomas Tompkins, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir John Knight, Mr. Rigby, Sir William
Lewis, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Justinian
Isham, Lord Ancram, Sir John Shaw, Sir George Downeing, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Coventry, Sir William Lowther,
Sir Anthony Ierby, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Crouch, Sir
Richard Oateley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holt, Sir
Thomas Lee, Mr. Barnaby: 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.
Importing Irish Cattle.
A Petition of the Justices of the Peace, and Grand
Juries, of the County of Chester, was read; and the
Matter touching Frauds and Abuses in importing Foreign
Cattle, contrary to the Act, debated.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to peruse the Act against importing Irish Cattle; and to see, if
the same be in any Part defective; and what Frauds and
Abuses there are in the Execution of that Law; and how
the same may be remedied; and to bring in a supplemental
Bill, if they see Cause; viz. Mr. Seymour, Sir Foulk Lucy,
Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Pryn, Mr.
Boscawen, Mr. Rigby, Sir Henry Newton, Sir John
Knight, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Moreton, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Birch, Sir Richard Oateley,
Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Jones; or any
Three of them: 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.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse the
Acts of Navigation; and to prepare and bring in a Bill,
if they see Cause, for making free from Trade all such
Ships now in the Hands of the King's Subjects, as have
been already taken Prize, and are so adjudged in the
Admiralty; and for reinforcing the former Laws of Navigation; viz. Sir John Knight, Sir William Coventry, Mr.Comptroller, Sir Thomas Struckland, Sir Anthony Ierby,
Colonel Birch, Mr. Spry, Mr. Weld, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Garroway, Sir John Shaw, Sir
Richard Ford, Mr. Harbord, Sir William Lewis, Mr.
Waller, Mr. Pryn, Sir Phillipp Warwick, Sir William
Tompson, Mr. King, Sir Tho. Clergis, and all that serve
for the City of London, or any Port Towns; or any Five
of them: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Impeachment of Pett.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Brooke's Report concerning
Commissioner Pett be heard To-morrow Morning.
State of Trade.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, upon the Matter of Trade.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.