Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 18 die Februarii, 1673.
THE Bill to prevent Abuses in the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Morris, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Maynard, Sir Robert Barneham, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Gwinne, Lord O Brion, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Bennett, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Collins, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Joseph Ash, Lord Aungier, Mr. Morris, Mr. Pitt, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edmond Jenings, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Covert, Sir John Knight, Sir Fran. Drake, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Hobby, Sir Char. Wheeler, Lord Richardson, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Bramston, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Dr. Arras, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Pettus, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Francis Russell, Sir John Earnely, Sir Courtney Poole, Col. Strode, Col. Norton, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Robert Cordell, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Wright: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Attendance of Members.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports, and delivers in, from the Committee appointed for that Purpose, a Bill for the better Attendance of the Members of the Commons House in Parliament: Which was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for explaining the former Acts, and for better collecting the Duty of Hearth-money, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Morris, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Poole, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Newton, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. Mervell, Mr. Claufeild, Mr. Sprye, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Robert Carre, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Buscowen, Sir John Coriton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Col. Strangwaies, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Mr. Thom. Morris, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir Jeofery Shakerly, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Holman, Sir Will. Strode, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Duncomb, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Maynard: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And they are to inspect the former Acts, and compare them with this Bill, that there may be no Incoherence between them; and to consider the Debates of the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege - Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Francis Barrell Esquire was presented to the House.
The Question being put, That the Petition be now read;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Petition of Francis Barrell Esquire was read; wherein he does submit himself to the Pleasure of the House, in the Matter of his Breach of Privilege against Mr. George, a Member of the House; and to deliver up the Possession, and Key of the Chamber, as the House shall direct.
And the House, accepting his Submission, gave Order for his Discharge, paying his Fees, and delivering Possession to Mr. George.
And Mr. Barrell being called in; and kneeling at the Bar of the House; Mr. Speaker, having given him a Reprimand for his Breach of Privilege, did declare to him the Order and Pleasure of the House, for his Discharge, upon the Delivery of Possession, and Payment of the Fees.
State of Ireland.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the said Committee, that they had proceeded in the said Consideration, and humbly moved from the said Committee, that the House would resolve again into a Committee of the whole House, on Friday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Friday Morning next, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to take into further Consideration the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.