Die Mercurii, 11 die Decembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That Thomas Styles, the Servant of one
Mr. Anthony Gawdy, be sent for into Custody, by
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy,
for causing the Oxen or Cattle of Sir Henry Felton, a Member of this House, to be distrained, in Breach of the
Privilege of this House: And that the said Oxen or Cattle
be restored to the said Sir Henry Felton.
Earl of Clare's Estate.
The ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, concerning the Earl of Clare, was read the First time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time
Ordered, That the Committee for regulating the Cloathing, be revived: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir Phillip Warwick reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for making use of Foreign Prize
Ships, as English built.
A Bill for that Purpose; . . was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second
time To-morrow Morning.
Money received for indigent Officers.
A Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of the truly
loyal, deep-suffering, Commission Officers, was read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to
take and examine the Accompts of the Treasurer of the
Monies received for the truly loyal indigent Commission
Officers; and of the like Monies received by Mr. Cooper,
or any others; and to examine what is unpaid; and in
whose Hands the same is; and also to examine all Frauds
in the Disposure, Payment, and the Non Payment of the
said Money; and, if they see Cause, to bring in a Bill
for that Purpose; viz. Sir Adam Browne, Major General
Edgerton, Sir Edmund Wyndham, Sir George Reeves, Sir
Hugh Wyndham, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir
Cha. Wheeler, Sir Richard Braham, Sir Edmund Wallpoole, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. King, Sir Antho. Irby,
Col. Kirby, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Whitley, Col.
Sandys, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Geo. Weld, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Mr. Morrice, Lord Fanshaw, Sir
Gilb. Talbott, Col. Wyndham, Col. Birch; or any Five of
them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Prices of Wines, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Proctor and Dr.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituied, An Act for the better Execution of the Laws
concerning the Prices of Wines; and for the Prevention
of the Sophistication of them: To which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
Restraints on Juries.
The House resumed the Hearing of the rest of the Report touching the Matter of Restraints upon Juries; and
That upon the Examination of divers Witnesses in several
Causes, of Restraints put upon Juries by the Lord Chief
Justice Keeling: Whereupon the Committee made their
Resolutions. * * * *
The Resolutions of the Committee are as followeth;
That the Proceedings of the Lord Chief Justice, in
Cases now reported, are Innovations in the Trial of Men
for their Lives and Liberties; and that he hath used an
arbitrary and illegal Power, which is of dangerous Consequences to the Lives and Liberties of the People of England; and tends to the introducing of an arbitrary
That, in the Place of Judicature, the Lord Chief
Justice hath undervalued, vilified, and contemned, Magna
Charta, the great Preserver of our Lives, Freedoms, and
That he be brought to Trial, in order to condign
Punishment, in such manner as the House shall judge
most fit and requisite.
Lord Chief Justice desires to be heard.
The House being informed that the Lord Chief Justice
desired to be heard, at the Bar of this House, to make
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Chief Justice Keeling
have Liberty to be heard, at the Bar of this House, to
make his Defence to the Matter charged against him, on
Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That a Copy of the Heads of the Report
concerning the Lord Chief Justice Keeling be delivered
to his Lordship.
Impeachment of Pett.
Ordered, That the Articles against Mr. Pett be read
Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the
Bill for exporting of tanned Leather, be heard To-morrow
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.