Die Jovis, 5 Decembris, 1667.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
ORDERED, That Sir William Terringham, and
Colonel Robert Phillipps, have the Leave of this
House to attend, and give Evidence, before the Lords, in
the Cause concerning Colonel Samuel Sandys.
Ordered, That Mr. Grey, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr.
Whorwood, Sir George Harcopp, Mr. Flint, Mr. Lowland
Berkley, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Daniell, Sir Robert
Cordell, be added to the Committee touching the Lady
Williams, and her Daughters.
A Petition of the Bailiffs, Aldermen, Burgesses, and
Commonalty of the Borough and Port Town of Great
Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, was read; and the
Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill
for repairing the Harbour and Pier of Yarmouth, according to the Desire of the Petition.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to look into
the Act concerning the Repair of Dover Pier; and to
see what Powers are thereby given for taking the Accompts
of Money raised for Repair of that Pier; and by whom it
hath been received; and how the Persons concerned may
be brought to an Accompt; and also to inquire, how the
Money raised for setting out Busses for the Fishing Trade,
and also for Relief of the Poor in the Time of the Plague,
hath been employed, and whether any of it be in Arrear,
and in whose Hands; and to report it, with their Opinions
therein, to the House: And it is referred to Mr. Boscawen, Col. Birch, Sir John Knight, Mr. Jolly, Sir John
Berkenhead, Sir Francis Clarke, Lord Richardson, Sir
William Tompson, Col. Sandys, Mr. Love, Sir Richard
Ford, Mr. Spry, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Coventry, and
all the Members of this House, that serve for the Seaports, and for Kent: And they are to meet on Monday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner
Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and
Upon a Petition delivered in, and Information given,
on the Behalf of the several Persons concerned in the Bill
for erecting Pest-Houses in Cambridge; who, as is alleged, are like to be much prejudiced, if that Bill pass: And
the Bill being ingrossed;
Ordered, That the Bill be read on Monday next; and
that all Persons concerned be then heard by the Counsel,
at the Bar of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Matter
Prize Ships free for Trade was committed, be revived;
and do sit this Afternoon.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords
To-morrow Morning, by Sir Robert Howard; and that
the Paper of the Earl of Clarendon, and the Votes of this
House relating thereto, be by him sent up, and delivered,
at the Conference, to the Lords.
Resolutions respecting securing Persons impeached.
The Question being propounded, that, when any Subject shall be impeached of High Treason, generally, by the
House of Commons, before the Lords in Parliament; and
desired to be forthwith secured; such Person impeached
ought, for the Safety of the King and Kingdom, to be
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It was resolved in the Affirmative:
And the main Question being put; it was
Resolved, That, when any Subject shall be impeached
of High Treason, generally, by the House of Commons
before the Lords in Parliament; and desired to be forthwith secured; such Person impeached ought, for the
Safety of the King and Kingdom, to be accordingly
Resolved, &c. That when such impeached Person shall
be secured, the Lords may limit a convenient Time to
bring his particular Charge before them, for the avoiding
Delay in Justice.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.