Die Veneris, 24 Aprilis, 1668.
MR. Crouch reports from the Committee, to which
the Bill for Continuance of an Act to suppress
seditious Conventicles, was committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee: Which he read, and
delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed on the
The Amendments were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso for taking Distresses for Fines imposed, and
not paid, was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, that the Proviso be made
Part of the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Jonath. Trelawny,
||for the Yeas,
||for the Noes,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments and
Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
Message concerning Adjournment.
Mr. Secretary Morice delivers in a Message from his
Majesty in Writing: Which being read, is as followeth;
HIS Majesty, by His former Message, thought fit to
acquaint you, that He intended the present Session of
Parliament should determine on Monday the 4th of May:
But, finding that the Proceedings in many important
Businesses, now under Agitation, would be lost, if there
should be a Cession; and that many things, not yet
foreseen, may happen to induce him to call you together
again before Winter; hath now thought fit to acquaint
you, that He intends only an Adjournment for about
Three Months; and desires you therefore to perfect the
Bill for Supplies, and such others as may be made ready
by the said 4th of May, so that he may then give His
Royal Assent to them before the Adjournment.
Given at the Court at Whitehall the 24 of April,
A Bill to prevent the Refusal of Writs of Habeas Corpus, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Seymour, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Steward, Mr. Rigby, Sir Nicholas Cary, Sir
Robert Carr, Sir Jo. Strode, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Crouch,
Lord Richards . ., Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Jo. Covett,
Col. Reames, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Jo.
Talbott, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pepis,
Mr. Westphaling, Serj. Mainard, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir
Thomas Lee, Col. Reames, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Norton
Knatchbold, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Jones,
Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir
Charles Harbord, Lord Angier, Sir Robert Howard, Mr.
Progers, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Jo. Monson, Sir
Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Clifford Clifton, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And
they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Sir W. Penn's Impeachment.
The ingrossed Articles of Impeachment against Sir
Wm. Penn, were read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Articles of Impeachment against
Sir Wm. Penn be carried up, and delivered at a Conference with the Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard do go up to desire
a Conference with the Lords, in relation to the Articles
of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn.
Clerks of the House.
A Petition of the Under Clerks and Officers attending
the House, being tendered to the House;
Ordered, That every Knight of the Shire do pay Ten
Shillings, and every other Member of the House Five
Shillings; and that all that made Default in former Payment, do pay what is in Arrear to Mr. Marsh, who is
appointed to collect the same, to be distributed by Mr.
Speaker to the Clerks and Under Officers.
The House to sit to-morrow.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill, concerning the
King's Supply, be heard the First Business To-morrow
Morning; and no other Business to intervene.
Impeachment of Sir W. Penn.
Sir Robert Howard reports, that the Lords had agreed
to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Swynfen, Sir
Thomas Lee, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Robert Carr, Mr.
Seymour, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Weld, Mr. Vaughan, Sir
Nicho. Carew, Mr. Waller, Sir Walter Young, Sir
Humfry Wynch, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Tho. Littleton,
be appointed to attend the Conference with the Lords.
Sir Robert Howard, reports that he had delivered in
the Articles of Impeachment against Sir Wm. Penn to
the Lords, at the Conference.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Robert Brookes acquaints the House, that himself,
and Sir Nicho. Carew, according to the Order of the
House, had attended the Commissioners of Accounts;
and received from them their Exceptions to the Accounts
of Sir George Carterett in Writing; as also an Extract
out of their Journal, of some Proceedings concerning his
Accounts: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Earl of Sandwich.
Resolved, That the present Debate concerning the Earl
of Sandwich be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.