Sabbati, 12 die Novembris, 1670.
Servants not to stand on the Stairs.
ORDERED, That no Lacquey, or Footman, belonging to any Member of the House, or other
Gentleman's Servant, do hereafter presume to stand upon
any Part of the Stairs leading up to this House: And in
case any of them shall do contrary hereunto, such Lacquey,
or Footman, is to be sent to the House of Correction:
And the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to see
this Order put in Execution.
And it is further Ordered, that this Order be set up at
the farther Door of the Lobby.
A Bill on the Behalf of Sir Christopher Clapham, for
improving the Common of Outwood, in the County of
Yorke, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for regulating the making of Serges was read
the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
Frauds by Servants.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent the Cozenage of Servants is committed, be revived;
and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Place formerly appointed: And that Lord Allington, Mr.
Sprye, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Ernely,
and all the Members that serve for the County of Wiltes,
be added to the Committee to whom the Bill on the
Behalf of Benedict Hall Esquire, was committed.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
The House being informed, that a Motion is intended
to be made in the High Court of Chancery, in a Cause
there depending, wherein Charles Cornwallis Esquire a
Member of this House, is concerned, at the Suit of John
Ordered, That the said Mr. Cornwallis be allowed his
Privilege as a Member of this House; and that no Proceeding be in the said Cause during the Session of Parliament.
Privilege- a person discharged from custody.
The House took into Consideration the Petition of John
Durant, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for
his Breach of Privilege, in affronting and abusing Mr.
Bartu, a Member of this House, with reviling and provoking Language, and uttering contemptuous and abusive
Words against the Honour and Justice of this House.
Resolved, That he be brought to the Bar of this House:
and, upon his Knees, ask the Pardon of this House.
He was brought in; and begged his Pardon accordingly: And, being reprehended by the Speaker, was
Ordered, That the said John Durant, now in the Cusdody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be
discharged from his Commitment, paying his Fees.
Papers dispersed at the door.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee appointed
to examine the Authors, Printers, and Dispersers of the
seditious Books delivered at the Door of the House, that
the Committee had examined the Persons in Custody of
the Serjeant at Arms, who delivered the same; and that
the said Persons, not only refused to discover the Authors
and Printers thereof; but, in their Carriage before the
Committee, were very contemptuous and abusive; and
that the Matter contained in the Books were very libellous and seditious.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Report be taken
into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that
they had made some further Progress in the Consideration
of his Majesty's Supply; and humbly moved, that the
House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House
on Monday Morning next Ten of the Clock, to proceed
in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the House be resolved into a Committee of
the whole House To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock,
to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's
Ordered, That all Committees that were appointed to
sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning
next, Eight of the Clock.