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, 11die Martii, 1670.
A BILL for settling the Work-houses, and for setting the Poor on Work, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Sir Philip Mounckton reports from the Committee to which the Bill of the indigent loyal Officers, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the said Report of the Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, be read, and taken into Consideration the first Business, on Monday Morning.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Henry Booth Esquire to levy Fines, and suffer Recoveries, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Cheney, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Milward, Lord Ancram, Lord Richardson, Sir John Cotton, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Buscowen, Colonel Kirtby, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Gray, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Henley, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Maynard, Sir William Doyley, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Talbot, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Northcot, Sir Fowlke Lucy; and all that serve for the Counties of Lancaster, Cheshire, and Cornwall: 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.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Bromley, be heard on Tuesday Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Buying and selling Cattle.
A Bill to prevent Frauds in buying and selling of Cattle, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.
A Clause to encourage the Exportation of Corn, was twice read.
Resolved, &c. That the Clause be committed to the Committee of the whole House, to which the Bill for an Imposition on foreign Commodities, is committed; to consider of it, and amend it as they shall see Cause; and make it Part of the Bill.
Committee of Elections.
Ordered, That Sir Denny Ashburnham be added to the Committee of Elections.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Nath. Hobart and Sir Andrew Hacket;
Mr. Speaker, the Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that his Majesty hath appointed Monday next, Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to be attended, by both Houses, in the Banquetting House at Whitehall, to receive their Address to prevent the Growth of Popery.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
The ingrossed Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery was read.
A Clause, for an Oath to be taken, for not taking up Arms, by Pretence of the King's Authority, against His Person, was thrice read.
The Question being put, That this Clause be made Part of the Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent the Growth of Popery: And Sir Thomas Meres is to carry up the Bill to the Lords; and to put them in mind of the Bill for taking an Account of Monies given to the Poor, in the late Fire.
Conference on Pirates Bill.
Ordered, That Sir John Talbot do desire a Conference with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill to prevent Delivery up of Ships.
Committee of Elections.
Ordered, That the Committee of Elections do hear the Cause concerning the Election for Seaford, on Tuesday next come Fortnight: And that Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir John Pelham, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Head, Lord Hinchinbrooke, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Love, Mr. Ash, Mr. Edw. Nicholas, Sir Henry Herbert, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir Robert Worsley, Mr. Bence, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Glascocke, be added to the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock, Afternoon.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
THE Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for Exportation of Beer, Ale, and Mum; which were twice read, and, upon the Question, agreed, and read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Amendments be inserted in the Bill; and the Bill sent back to the Lords.
Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill of additional Impositions on foreign Commodities.
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 made some further Progress in the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, That the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Monday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That this House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, on Monday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill of additional Impositions on foreign Commodities.
Ordered, That Lord Allington, Sir Nicholas Pelham, Sir John Birkenhead, be added to the Committee to which the Matter concerning the Fishery is committed.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.