Die Jovis, 12 Decembris, 1667.
JOHN Nortman did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the
Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Money received for indigent Officers.
Ordered, That Sir John Rolls Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Col.
Lowther, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir
Rich. Oatley, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Tompkins, be added
to the Committee, to which the Matter concerning the
truly loyal indigent Officers, is committed.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
indemnifying the late Sheriffs of London, by the Escape
of Prisoners in the Time of the Fire, be revived; and to
sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And all the Members of the Long Robe are
added to the said Committee.
Repairing Highways - Thefts and Robberies.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the repairing
of the Highways, and the Committee concerning the
Prevention of Robberies, be both revived, and joined
together; and to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
Committee of Grievances.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Grievances
have Leave to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, for Dispatch of the Causes now depending before them: And
that the Committee, to which Mr. Taylor's Petition was
committed, do sit at the same time.
Ordered, That the Writ for a new Election at Malmsbury in the County of Wilts, be delivered to Sir James
Thynn, Knight of the Shire.
Ordered, That the Name of John Nortman be inserted
into the ingrossed Bill for Naturalization; he being this
Day sworn; and having received the Sacrament, as, by
Certificate attested, appears.
Land Revenue in in Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That the Surveyors General of his Majesty's Lands in England and Ireland do, at the First
Meeting next after the Recess, bring into this House an
Account of what Part of his Majesty's Lands, Revenues,
Rents, and Fee Farm Rents, and forfeited Lands, have
been alienated or granted, since the 25th of March 1640;
and to whom; and for what Consideration; with the
respective annual Values thereof.
A Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of Alexander
Fitton Esquire, Prisoner in the King's Bench, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to
Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Coleman, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir
Solomon Swale, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Lord Ancram, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Waller, Sir John
Birkenhead, Major General Edgerton, Sir John Moreton,
Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Jolly, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Lord Richardson, Sir Henry Cæsar, Mr. Crouch,
Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Jo. Trevor, Mr. Garraway, Sir
Nicho. Carey, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Jo. Coventry, Sir Fretchvile Hollis: And all that come are to have
Voices: 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; particularly to send to Sir
John Lenthall, to cause the said Mr. Fitton, now his Prisoner, to be brought in Custody before the Committee,
according to the usual Course of Law.
Lords agree to Votes delivered at Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Childe and
Sir Tho. Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they agree with this House in the Votes
delivered them at the last Conference.
A Person sent for in custody.
The House being informed, that one Symonds had
transported the Earl of Clarendon;
Ordered, That * Symonds, belonging to one of the
Customhouse Ketches, be sent for in safe Custody, forthwith, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or
Sir Geo. Downing reports from the Committee, to which
the Bill for exporting tanned Leather, was committed,
several Amendments and Additions, agreed upon by the
said Committee, to be made to the same: Which he read
in his Place: Which, being afterwards twice read at the
Clerk's Table, were, upon the Question, severally . .
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments,
Commissioners of Public Accounts.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to
which it was referred, the Names of Twenty Persons, out
of which the House may choose a Number of Commissioners to be inserted into the Bill for taking and examining the publick Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of Commissioners be
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Brereton be one of the
Commissioners for taking aud examining the publick
Resolved, &c. That Sir George Savile be one of the
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Giles Dunstar be one of the
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Pierpont Esquire be one of
The Question being put, That Sir James Langham be
one of the said Commissioners;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir John Moreton,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Lanc. Lake,
Lord St. John,
||For the Noes,
And so it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Col. Henry Osborne be one of the
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Turner Alderman of
London be one of the said Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. George Thompson be one of the
The Question being put, That Leave be given to name
a Commissioner, contrary to the former Order of this
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Gregory be one of the
Resolved, That the Quorum of the Commissioners be
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate upon the Bill
of Accounts be adjourned till Saturday Morning.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and
Banishing Earl of Clarendon.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two
Bills: One, intituled, An Act for enabling of Sir William
Juxon Knight and Baronet, Executor of the last Will and
Testament of Dr. Wm. Juxon, the late Archbishop of
Canterbury, to recover part of his Estate: The other,
intituled, An Act for Banishing and Disenabling the
Earl of Clarendon: To which the Lords desire the
Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned till Saturday at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.