House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 3 April 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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Lunæ, 3 die Aprilis, 1671.


Fee-farm Rents.

AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for vesting some small Fee-farm Rents, and other Rents, in Trustees, was read.

Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.

Making Serges.

Mr. Ford reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for regulating the making of Serges, was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made, and a Clause to added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read, and agreed;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, and Clause agreed to, be ingrossed.

Poor Apprentices.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Clause upon the Debates of the House, for the Relief and Benefit of the poorer sort of People, to enable Gentlemen to take their Children Apprentices: And is is referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Edw. Deering, to consider of, and bring in the said Clause.


Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill against Conventicles, be read on Wednesday Morning, at Ten of the Clock.

Debtors Relief.

The Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Relief and Release of poor distressed Prisoners, was read a First time.

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

Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, that the House would appoint some Persons to prepare and bring in a Clause for the collecting the Duties in the Bill, by the respective proper Officer in their several Offices.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Clause be prepared and brought in for the collecting of the Duties in the Bill, by the respective proper Officer in their several Offices:

And it is referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Milward, Sir Ciril Wiche, Mr. Cheney, Sir Rich. Temple, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the Clause aforesaid: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records, for Information for that Purpose; and to report the same To-morrow Morning.


The House being informed, that John Barry, Servant to Sir Freshevill Hollis, was arrested by William Greene Bailiff, and now remains in his Custody;

Ordered, That the Examination of this Business be referred to Mr. Speaker, to do therein as he shall think fit, according to former Orders of this House in like Case.

Putney Bridge.

The Question being put, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for laying an Imposition, for erecting a Bridge over the River of Thames about Putney;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.


Sir Fretzvile Hollis, for the Yeas, 71.
Sir John Bennet,
Mr. Cheney, for the Noes, 36.
Sir Thom. Lee,

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Seaford Election.

Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, the State of the Case, and the Evidence on either Side, in the Matter touching the Election of Seaford in the County of Sussex, between Sir Nicholas Pelham and Mr. Amhurst: And that the only Point in Question before the Committee being, which of them had the Majority of Voices, the Committee, upon Examination of the Matter, were of Opinion, that Sir Nicholas Pelham had the Majority of Voices, and so was duly elected.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Nicholas Pelham was duly elected, and ought to sit.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.