House of Commons Journal Volume 9
28 March 1671

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 March 1671', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 225-226. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27317 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Martis, 28 die Martii, 1671.

Prayers.

Preventing Profanation of Sunday.

SIR Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed unto;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Privilege.

Ordered, That Mr. Henley, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Morris, be added to the Committee to which the Petition of Sir John Prittyman was committed.

Preservation of Game.

Mr. Cheney reports from the Committee to which the Bill to preserve the Game, and securing Warrens not inclosed, and the several Fishings of the Realm, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made, and a Clause for preserving of Fishing, to be added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, were, upon the Question, agreed to.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee (who for that Purpose are hereby revived) to compare the printed Act against unlawful Hunting and Killing of Deer, with the Bill; and to bring in a Clause, for Sale of the Distress, if it be not in the former Act; and also, for an Appeal; to be made Part of the Bill.

Privilege.

Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, the State of the Case, and Evidence on both Sides, in the Cause touching a Breach of Privilege between Sir John Knight a Member of this House, and Mr. Knight the Mayor of Bristoll; and, That, upon Examination and Hearing of the whole Matter, the Committee were of Opinion, that Mr. Knight, the Mayor of Bristoll was not guilty of any Breach of Privilege.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That Mr. Knight the Mayor of Bristoll was not guilty of any Breach of Privilege;

It passed in the Negative.

And so, the Opinion of the House being, that the Mayor of Bristoll was guilty of the Breach of Privilege laid to his Charge; and being now at Liberty, upon Security to appear;

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Knight the Mayor of Bristoll be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege.

Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.

Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for an Imposition upon Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts, the first Business To-morrow Morning.

Conventicles.

Ordered, That the Report of the additional Bill against Conventicles be made on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock, nothing to intervene.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were discontinued, be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.