Martis, 17 die Februarii, 1673.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
MR. Sawyer reports from the Committee, to which
the Bill concerning Writs of Habeas Corpus, was
committed, several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes
agreed to be made, and added to the said Bill: Which
he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which
were twice read; and, with some Amendments, agreed,
and made at the Table, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso, being tendered to be added to the End
of the Bill, was, upon the Question, agreed, with the
Addition of these Words, to the End of the Proviso;
"or the Decease of the Person in Prison, or his Delivery
out of Prison."
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, agreed to, be ingrossed.
And it is recommended to Mr. Sawyer to take care of
Ordered, That the Report of the Election for the
County of Suffolke, be made on Thursday Morning
next, Ten of the Clock.
Impeachment of Earl of Arlington.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Articles against the Earl of Arlington,
That some Difficulties had occurred to the said Committee, whereby they were retarded in their Proceedings;
and desired the Direction of the House, whether the
Meaning of the House was, that Proofs should be made
before the Committee; or some other Member, undertaking to produce some Persons who shall prove what
is alledged, shall be admitted as Proof, within the Meaning of the said Order.
And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That it be re-committed to the former
Committee to proceed upon the Articles against the Earl
of Arlington, Head by Head; and report particularly to
the House, what Proofs or Inducements shall be offered
to the Committee, fit for an Impeachment, upon every
Head of the said Articles.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.