Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 15 die Aprilis, 1675.
A PETITION of several Woollen Drapers of Essex and Suffolk, and other Places; complaining of Abuses and Exactions in collecting the Duty of Aulnage, was read.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and what Abuses and Exactions they find in collecting the Duty of Aulnage; and to consider of Expedients for Redress therein; and report the State of the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And it is referred to Sir John Brampston, Sir Charles Wheeler, Col. Titus, Lord O Bryan, Colonel Strangewayes, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir George Downeing, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Nicholas Morris, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Geo. How, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Lord Angier, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Spry, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Nico. Carew, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Holland, Sir John Henmer, Mr. Foote, Mr. Crouch, Lord Ancram, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Richard Everrard, Sir William Doyley, Colonel Strode, Mr. Chetwynn, Sir Tho. Dolman: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Star Chamber.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports from the King, That he had attended his Majesty Yesterday, with the Address of Thanks of this House: And that his Majesty had returned this Answer;
"That He had a great Confidence in this House of Commons: And that the House might be confident, that He would always preserve them in the Established Religion, and in their Liberties and Properties."
Privilege-Detention of a Member.
The Marshal of the King's Bench being called into the House, to give an Account of the Order, sent to him, to bring Sir John Prettiman to the House; and having given an Account, why he had not at present obeyed the Order;
And being withdrawn;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of Sir John Prettiman's Case, a Member of this House, being detained a Prisoner in the King's Bench, and thereby hindered from attending the Service of the House, be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to take the same into their Consideration, the first Business this Afternoon; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And such Members of this House as are of the Long Robe, are to attend the said Committee.
Duke of Lauderdale.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred to draw up the Reasons and Grounds relating to the Duke of Lauderdale, be impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Westminster Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for the erecting a Court of Conscience, within the City of Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, for the better Government of the poorer Sort of People.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill or Bills for erecting a Court of Conscience, within the Borough of Southwarke, and other Places within the Bills of Mortality, which are not in the City of London.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for taking Affidavits in the Country, to be returned into the Exchequer, and all other Courts, wherein there is no Provision for that Purpose already made.
Rolls of Parliament produced.
The original Records of the Rolls of Parliament of the 2 of R. the II. N. 28. the 36 of Ed. III. N. 9. and the 4 of H. IVth, N. 56. being brought in, according to the Order of the House; and read at the Clerk's Table; and a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned to this Day Sevennight, Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon: And that it be referred to a Committee to translate into English, such Part of the Rolls of Parliament of 2 Rich. II. N. 28. 36° Edward III. N. 9. and 4° H. IV. N. 56. as hath been now read; and search, whether the same be upon the Statute Rolls, or not.
And it is referred to Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Serjeant Seis, Mr. Powle, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Hanmer, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Nich. Pedley, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Garraway, Sir Joseph Treddenham, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Eliab Harvy, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe; or any Three of them.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.