House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 18 March 1673

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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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Martis, 18 die Martii, 1672.


Observation 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.

Wickham Return amended.

The Clerk of the Crown being called in, took off the Return of Sir William Egerton for the Borough of Wickham, from the Writ to which it was affixed: And the same was cancelled at the Table.

Westminster, &c. Small Debts.

A Bill for erecting a Judicature within the City of Westminster, and other Places within the weekly Bills of Mortality, for Trial of Causes under the Value of Forty Shillings, was read.

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

Aliens Duties.

An ingrossed Bill for taking off the Aliens Duties upon Home Commodities of the Growth, Product, and Manufacture of the Kingdom, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for taking off Aliens Duties upon Commodities of the Growth, Product, and Manufacture of the Nation.

Irish Affairs.

The House resumed the Debate of the Matters of Grievance: And, in the first place, the Danger that the Kingdom of Ireland is in by Popish Recusants.

Upon the several Complaints and Informations of the Growth and Exercise of the Popish Religion in the Kingdom of Ireland;

Resolved, &c. That an Address be prepared, upon the Debate of the House, to be presented to his Majesty, to represent to him the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland; and the Danger of the English Protestant Interest: And that a Committee be appointed, to prepare and draw up the Address; viz. Lord Cornbury, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Thomas Lee, Lord Arran, Sir Robert Howard, Sir William Lowther, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Milward, Mr. Powle, Lord O Brian, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Edward Massey, Sir Thomas Higgons, Lord St. John, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Cheney, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Philip Warwick, Mr. Crowch, Sir Laun. Lake, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Hales, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. King; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Richard Talbott be inserted in the Address, as a Popish Recusant, and not capable of any Command or Employment in Ireland, either Military or Civil: And that he be not admitted any Access to the Court.

Resolved, &c. That the raising of Money, by an Imposition on Coals, by virtue of an Order of the Council, be presented to his Majesty as a Grievance.

Resolved, &c. That the recalling of his Majesty's Proclamation for preventing the Disorders of Soldiers, be inserted in the Address: And that they consider thereof upon the Debate of the House.

Resolved, &c. That it be inserted in the Address to his Majesty, as the humble Advice and Desire of this House, that (when the War is ended) the Soldiers which have been raised since the last Session, be disbanded.

Resolved, &c. That it be inserted in the Address, that his Majesty would be pleased to give Order, for the Remedying Abuses in the Quartering of Soldiers.

Resolved, &c. That his Majesty would be pleased to give Order, for preventing the Irregularities in pressing Citizens and Housekeepers to serve for Soldiers.

Resolved, &c. That James Houseman be sent for, to give an Account of his exacting Two Shillings and Six Pence a Horse, upon the transporting of Horses beyond the Seas, more than is allowed by the Book of Rates.

Ordered, That all Committees but the Committee appointed to draw up the Address, to represent to his Majesty the State and Condition of Ireland, be adjourned.

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