Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 4 die Martii, 1670.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Wyn have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Mompesson have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Bangor and St. Asaph Lead Mines.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of the Lord Bishop of Bangor, and St. Asaph, was committed, one Amendment: Which, upon the Reading, being found a Mistake in the Committee;
Resolved, That the Bill, as it came from the Lords, be read a Third time on Monday Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate of the ingrossed Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Houghton.
And several other Trustees, being tendered to be added to the Bill; the House, upon the Question, having agreed Sir Nevill Cattlyn and Sir Thomas Rant to be added Trustees; and their Names being accordingly inserted in the Bill, and thrice read and agreed;
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire, and others, to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, according to a Decree: And that the Lord Richardson do carry it up to the Lords.
Supply Bill; Fishery.
Resolved, That the Matter for Encouragement and Improvement of the Fishery be referred to a select Committee; viz. Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Mr. Strode, Sir Will. Lowther, Colonel Birch, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Seymour, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Price, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Gould, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Love, Mr. Jay, Mr. Crooke, Sir Robert Cordell, Sir Edm. Poley, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Smith, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Sprye, Lord Richardson, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Pettus, Sir John Knight, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Reemes, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Ford, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Will. Thompson, Mr. Jones, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Justin. Isham, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Talbot, Sir Robert Paston, Mr. Herle, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Will. Smith, Mr. Buller: And that all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Grocers Company's Creditors.
Ordered, That the Bill for Satisfaction of Debts owing by the Grocers Company, be read a Second time on Wednesday Morning, nothing to intervene.
General Nat. Bill.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bills of Naturalization be assumed on Wednesday next.
Conference on Pirates Bill.
Ordered, That the Report of the Reasons to be offered at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Bill for preventing the Delivery up of Ships, be heard on Monday next.
Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.
The House then re-assumed the Debate of the Bill for an Excise on foreign Commodities.
And a Petition being tendered, on the Behalf of the Refiners of Sugar in England, and read;
Another Petition of divers Persons concerned in his Majesty's Sugar Plantations, on the Behalf of themselves and their Brother Planters, was read:
Resolved, &c. That the Petitions of the Refiners and Planters be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to take the Matter of the Petitions into Consideration; and to hear the Petitioners, or some on their Behalf, and on the Behalf of other Persons concerned, if they find Cause.
Resolved, &c. That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill for laying an additional Imposition on several foreign Commodities, That the Duties arising thereby, be collected at the Custom-house.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the said Bill.
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 proceeded in the Consideration of the said Bill; and, for that the House had appointed it an Instruction to the Committee, that the Duties arising thereby, should be paid at the Custom-house, humbly moved, from the said Committee, That the House would appoint a Committee to consider of those Clauses in the Bill, fit to be left out, pursuant to the said Instruction; and to prepare and bring in such a Clause, as they should think fit, in lieu thereof.
Resolved, That it be referred to Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Spry, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Mallett, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Guy, or any Three of them, to consider of the Clauses in the Bill, to be left out of the Bill for laying an additional Imposition on several foreign Commodities, pursuant to the Vote of the House, for charging the Duty arising thereby, to be paid at the Custom-house; and to bring in such Clause and Clauses as they should think fit, for the Supply of the same.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Calling over the House, appointed for Monday Morning next, be adjourned till Thursday Morning next.
A Bill for preventing the planting of Tobacco in England, and regulating the Plantations, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.