Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 30 April. 15 Car.
Ordered, That the said Petition of the Brewers of the County of Surrey be referred to the Committee appointed to inspect That Branch of his Majesty's Revenue arising by the Excise; to take the same into Consideration; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That all such Persons as have in their Custody, any Bonds, or other Securities, heretofore given by the Loyal Party, upon their Imprisonments, or any other Occasion, for their quiet Demeanor, in the late Times, do, upon Notice, forthwith bring in such Bonds in this House; or else appear, and give an Account, What is become of such Bonds and Securities.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir George Courtop, and Sir John Holland, have the Leave of this House to be absent in the Country, for a Week, notwithstanding the Order for the Calling over the House, on Penalty of Five Pounds for every Member that shall be absent.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Hen. Worsley, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Colonel Reames, Sir Nich. Steward, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Rigby, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Colonel Phillips, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Lord Castleton, Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Goodrick, Sir John Fitz James, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Culleford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Knight, Colonel Robinson, Colonel Windham, Sir John Coriton, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Croke, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Seymour, Sir Jeoffrey Shakerley, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Mountague, Lord Richardson, Colonel Arundell, Sir Cha. Cottrell, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Oglander, Sir Tho. Strickland: And all the Members that shall come to the Committee are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And the said Committee are impowered to return the said Bill, amended as they shall think fit; or else to sever the Matters therein; and to bring in distinct Bills upon such Particulars contained in this Bill, as they shall find necessary: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
And several Witnesses being examined on the Behalf of Sir William Killigrew and Sir Henry Heron; and crossexamined on the Behalf of the Lords Owners and Commoners within the said Level; and Counsel heard on both Sides; the Lords Owners and Commoners alledging, that their Witnesses were not yet come up to Town; and they were not now prepared to make out their full Defence; and therefore praying a further Day;