House of Commons Journal Volume 9
18 November 1675

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 November 1675', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 379-380. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27498 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Jovis, 18 die Novembris, 1675.

Prayers.

REbecca Elizabeth Dolens and John Schoppens this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.

Call of the House.

The House then, according to former Order, proceeded to call over the House.

Which was accordingly done: And several of the Members making Default in their Attendance, and being again called over; and some of them, upon the Second Call, having the Excuses made on their Behalf allowed by the House; but many others, for whom the Excuses offered were disallowed: And there being several others for whom no Excuses were allowed or offered.

Resolved, &c. That the Names of such Members, as are Defaulters in their Attendance of the Service of this House, be called over again on Wednesday next: And that the like Letters shall be then sent, as were sent last Session, touching such as shall be then Defaulters.

Resolved, &c. That the House be called over again on next Monday come Sevennight: And that Letters of the same Nature shall be sent against such as shall then be found Defaulters.

Resolved, &c. That no Member of this House do depart from the Service of this House without having first asked, and had, the Leave of the House, after Ten of the Clock.

Foreign Manufactures.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Lacon Wm. Child and Sir Miles Cooke;

Mr. Speaker, We are commanded, by the House of Lords, to let you know, That they have passed a Bill intituled, An Act concerning foreign Manufactures: To which they desire the Concurrence of the House.

Privilege- Petition from persons in custody.

A Petition of Roger Norton, Samuell Mearne, John Wright, Nevill Simons, and Randall Taylor, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege, in entering into the House, and seizing, and carrying away, the Goods, of Colonel Robert Phillips, a Member of this House, whilst he was attending the Service of the House, being read; by which Petition they set forth, That they did not know that Colonel Robert Phillipps had any Concern in the said House or Goods; which if they had known, they would not have presumed to have done any thing to infringe the Privilege of this House, or any Member thereof; and humbly pray, they may be discharged:

And being called in; and kneeling at the Bar of the House; and having a Reprimand given them by the Speaker;

Ordered, That the Petitioners, having submitted themselves to this House, be discharged of their Commitment, paying their Fees.

Delay in Lord Chief Justice's Warrant.

The House being informed, that the Order of this House of the Eighth of November instant, to desire the Lord Chief Justice of England to issue his Warrant for apprehending Mr. St. Germain, and his Confederates, did not come to his Lordship's Hands till the Sixteenth of November instant;

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to whom the Narrative and Matter relating to Monsieur de Luzancy is referred, to examine in whom the Default was in not attending the Lord Chief Justice with the said Order before the said Sixteenth Day of November instant.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees, which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

Adjournment.

The Question being put, That this House do now adjourn;

The House divide:

The Noes go out.

Tellers, Sir Wm. Portman, for the Noes, 141.
Sir John Coventrey,
Tellers, Sir Michaell Warton, for the Yeas, 81.
Mr. *

And so it passed in the Negative.

Privilege- Lords Jurisdiction; Sherley v. Fagg.

The House then proceeded in the Debate of the Matter concerning the Appeal, brought in the House of Lords by Thomas Sherley Esquire, against Sir John Fagg, a Member of this House.

A Motion being made, That the House would renew the Vote made last Session, that whosoever shall appear at the Bar of the House of Lords, to prosecute any Suit against any Member of this House, shall be deemed a Breaker and Infringer of the Rights and Privileges of this House; or declare the same to be now in Force.

Candles.

The Question being put, That Candles be now brought in;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being propounded, That this House will declare the Vote of the last Session, that whosoever shall appear at the Bar of the Lords House, to prosecute any Suit against any Member of this House, shall be deemed a Breaker and Infringer of the Rights and Privileges of this House, to be now in Force;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Negative.

* * * *.

The Question being propounded, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, for avoiding the Occasions of reviving the Differences between the Two Houses in Matters of Appeal;

A Motion being made, That the Words, "brought by Dr. Sherley," may be added to the Question;

The Question being put, That these Words, "brought by Dr. Sherley," be made Part of the Question;

It passed in the Negative.

A Motion being made, That the Words " in Matters of Appeals," may be left out of the Question;

The Question being put, That the Words "in Matters of Appeals," do stand in the Question;

The House divide:

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Sir Robert Carr, for the Noes, 130.
Sir Wm. Coventrey,
Tellers, Sir Phill. Harcourt, for the Yeas, 84.
Sir Sam. Barnardiston,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Conference desired with Lords.

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, for avoiding the Occasions of reviving the Differences between the Two Houses.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare and draw up Reasons to be offered at the said Conference.

And it is referred to Colonel Byrch, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Hotham, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Williams, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Serjeant Jones, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Sawyer, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Secretary Coventrey, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Trevor, Sir Edward Baynton, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Powle, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the said Reasons.