Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 27 die Februari, 1670.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir James Rushout have the Leave of this House to be absent from the House, till he shall recover his Health, and be in Condition to give his Attendance.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee, to which the Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Haughton was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby have the Leave of this House to go into the Country, having urgent Occasions to attend.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Petition of Sir John Prettyman was committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Bangor and St. Asaph Lead Mines.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of the Lords Bishops of Bangor and St. Asaph, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Henry Herbert, Mr. Morris, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Carre, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Jay, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Seymour, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Powle, Sir Joseph Ash, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Reames, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Lowther, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Windham, Doctor Burwell, Mr. James, Mr. Cornwallis, and all that serve for the several Counties of Wales: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir Robert Holt reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of John Knight, was committed, that the Committee had perused the Bill; and saw no Cause to make any Alteration thereunto.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed; and the Bill returned to the Lords by Sir Robert Holt.
Preventing Profanation of Sunday.
A Bill for the Better Observation of the Lord's Day, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the additional Bill of Excise on Beer and Ale, and other Liquors, towards his Majesty's Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that they had gone through the Bill; and were ready to make Report of the Amendments agreed to be made thereunto.
Resolved, &c. That the Report of the said Amendments be made To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.