Die Jovis, 16 Aprilis, 1668.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Dalston have Leave to go
into the Country.
Complaint against Sir P. Pindar.
Ordered, That the Matter concerning Sir Peter
Pindar, be referred to the Committee of Grievances: And
to take it into Consideration on Wednesday next.
A Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Brome Whorwood, to vacate a Decree for Alimony, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Bainh.
Throckmorton, Mr. King, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Pepis, Sir
Robert Brookes, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Morice, Sir
Thom. Heblethwaite, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Milward,
Mr. Vaughan, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Wm. Oglander, Major
General Langhorn, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir John Moreton,
Mr. Mountague, Mr. Piercy Goring, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Sir Robert Long, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Lord
Richardson: And all that shall 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.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
An ingrossed Bill for the Increase and Preservation of
Timber within the Forest of Deane was read.
A Proviso, to exclude Red and Fallow Deer, was
tendered; and once read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be read a
It passed in the Negative.
Another Proviso, to prevent the Firing of Wood in
the Forest, was twice read: But it being found necessary
to make some Alterations thereunto, which could not
be done at the Table, the Proviso was withdrawn, that
the Recommitment of it might not hinder the passing
of the Bill: But the Sense of the House was, that a Bill
might be brought in next Session, for a general Remedy
of Mischiefs of this Kind.
Another Proviso, for enabling his Majesty to make
Leases of the Quarries of Coal and Grindstones in the
Forest of Deane was thrice read; and, on the Question,
agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And the Title
shall be, An Act for Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane: And Sir Bainham
Throckmorton is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Brandy and Strong Waters.
A Petition was tendered, and opened, to the House
on the Behalf of some Merchants, touching Brandy and
strong Waters; and the Matter debated:
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Petition be further debated on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for the City of London be read
on Saturday next.
Charges against Sir W. Penn.
Sir Wm. Penn having tendered and delivered in an
Answer in Writing, as to the Matter of Imbezzlement of
Prize Goods objected against him in the Narrative of
the Commissioners of Accounts;
The Answer of Sir Wm. Penn was read.
A Letter of the Commissioners of Accounts, directed
to Mr. Speaker, was read.
Sir Nicholas Carew reports from the Commissioners of
Accounts, that they had transmitted the original Depositions and Evidence relating to the Imbezzlement of Prize
Goods, having not Time to make Extracts; but had sent
a Calendar to direct to such Particulars as did relate to
Sir Wm. Penn: Which he delivered in:
And the Evidence concerning Sir Wm. Penn's Imbezzlement of Prize Goods being read;
And Sir Wm. Penn, in his Place, giving Answer in
several Particulars which did arise upon debating the
Matter in the House;
A Motion being made to call in Sir Joseph Jordan, to
testify his Knowledge in this Matter.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Joseph Jordan be called in to
Sir Joseph Jordan was called in, and examined.
And the Matter to Sir Wm. Penn's Imbezzlement of
Prize Goods being further debated:
The Question being propounded, That an Impeachment be had against Sir Wm. Penn;
The Question being put, That the Question be now
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The main Question being put, That an Impeachment
be had against Sir Wm. Penn;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho.
Littleton, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Nicho. Carew, Sir
Thom. Meres, Sir Francis Goodrick, Sir Robert Atkins,
Mr. Weld, Mr. Scawen, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Job
Charlton, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Wright, Col. Birch, Mr.
Seymour, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Steward, Mr. Milward,
Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Waller, Mr. Coleman, Sir Jo. Moreton, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the
Impeachment; and to search into Precedents, in relation
to the Suspension of Members from Sitting whilst they
are under Impeachment; and report it to the House.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Cuttance, Sir Thom. Tyddiman, and Mr. Cuttance, who were to attend this Day,
do attend the House on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.