Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 10 Decembris, 1667.
Importing Irish Cattle.
AN additional Bill against importing of Irish Cattle, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second Time on Monday next.
Irish Land Adventurers.
A Petition of the Body of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, was read.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Cheney do go up to the Lords; and desire a Conference upon some Votes passed by this House, touching Freedom of Speech in Parliament.
Electing Members for Durham.
Ordered, That the Bill for Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the County Palatine of Durham, be read To-morrow Morning.
Hearth Money Tax.
The House then proceeded in the Report concerning Hearth Money: And all the rest of the Resolves, from the Eleventh, with the Opinion of the Committee, being read the Second time, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to by the House, to be Grievances.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, for redressing the Grievances and Abuses in the Collection of Hearth Money; and for the better ascertaining the said Duty upon the several Heads: And the Opinions of the Committee, in their Report, being all agreed to by the House; it is referred to the same Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly.
Earl of Clare's Estate.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Richard Proctor and Dr. Crofts;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill intituled, An Act for settling Part of the Possession of the late Earl of Clare, deceased; and enabling Gilbert Earl of Clare, Son and Heir, to dispose of some other Part thereof, for Payment of Debts and Portions: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And further to let you know, that the Lords have agreed to the Vote of this House, for the burning the Paper from the Earl of Clarendon by the Hands of the Hangman; and have given Order for the burning of the same accordingly, on Thursday next, at Gresham College, at Exchange-time.
Answer to Message for Conference.
M. Cheny reports, that he had delivered the Message to the Lords for desiring a Conference: And they acquainted him, that no Matter being expressed, they would send Answer by Messenger of their own.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Richard Proctor and Mr. Crofts;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed, and appointed a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That the Members, who were appointed to prepare Reasons for this Conference, do manage the same.
Ordered, That the rest of the Report concerning Juries be made To morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.