House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 March 1671

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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, 18 die Martii, 1670.


Clarke's Estate.

A BILL for settling the Estate of Sir William Clarke, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his Family, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.

Yelverton's Estate.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, for making a Provision for Nevill Yelverton, born after the Death of his Father Sir Henry Yelverton, was read.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divided:

The Yeas go out.


Lord Obrian, for the Yeas, 73.
Sir George Downing,
Lord Richardson, for the Noes, 49.
Mr. Musgrave,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.


Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning the Workhouses, is committed; viz. Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Mervill, Sir Thomas Meeres.

Houses burnt in London.

Ordered, That the Bill for determining Differences touching Houses burned, be read the First time on Monday Morning.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

The House then proceeded in the Second Reading, and Debate of the Amendments to the Bill for an Imposition on foreign Commodities; and went through and agreed to all the Amendments to the additional Clauses.

Naval Stores.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mond. Bramston and Sir Andr. Hacket;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act to revive an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen and others, and to preserve the Stores belonging to his Majesty's Navy Royal; with some Alterations and Additions, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Preventing Growth of Popery.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to inquire into the Causes of the Growth of Popery, be added and joined to the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Repair of Churches, is committed: Which Committee is revived; to sit on Monday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.


The Question being put, That the House adjourn for Two Hours;

The House divided:

The Yeas go forth.


Colonel Kirby, for the Yeas, 77.
Colonel Titus,
Sir Thomas Lee, for the Noes, 39.
Sir Robert Holt,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock, Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

THE House proceeded to the Second Reading and Debate of the Clauses, to be made Part of the Bill of Impositions on foreign Commodities:

And the First, for collecting the Duties at the Custom-house; and the Second, to discourage the bringing in foreign Commodities; were, with some Amendments, upon the Question, agreed, and made at the Table, were severally, upon the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill:

The Third Clause, to encourage the Exportation of Corn, being read a Second time; and some Amendments agreed, and made at the Table;

The Question being put, To agree to the Amendment in the Clause for exporting Corn, for inserting these Words, viz. "In English Shipping, the Master, and Two Thirds of the Mariners at least, being his Majesty's Subjects;"

The House divided:

The Yeas go out.


Sir Solomon Swale, for the Yeas, 57.
Doctor Burwell,
Mr. Tregonwell, for the Noes, 46.
Mr. Trenchard,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Clause so amended be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Clause, to prohibit the bringing in Corn from Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Monday Morning next, proceed in the Amendments as to the Clauses, to be added to the Bill for an additional Imposition on foreign Commodities.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.