House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 23 March 1678

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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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Sabbati, 23 die Martii, 1677.

Thompson's, &c. Estates.

ORDERED, That the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Discovery of the Estates of Thompson, Nelthrop, and others, Bankrupts, was committed, be revived; and do sit on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

Vale Navigation.

A Bill for making navigable the River Vale, in the County of Cornwall, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Tanner, Sir Ch. Harbord, Sir John Rolles, Sir John Trevor, Sir Rich. Edgcomb, Lord Hawley, Colonel Titus, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Weld, Mr. Spry, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Fr. Rolles, Sir Gervas Elwes, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Powle, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Carew, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Wm. Heywood, Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Draper, Mr. Morris, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Browne, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Wright, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Price, Mr. Mallet, Sir Fr. Clerk, Mr. Boreman, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Robert Cann, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Norton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Osborne, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Ro. Berkley, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Knight, Sir John Coryton, Sir Ric. Temple, Sir John Elwes, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Pettus, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Man, Mr. Vaughan, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Westminster Court of Conscience.

Ordered, That Sir Edmund Windham Knight Marshal, one of the Members of this honourable House, be heard by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House, on Monday come Sevennight after Easter Week, touching the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience in Westminster.

Bancks' Estate.

A Petition of John Bancks Esquire, an Infant, being . . . ., desiring, That a Clause may be added to the Bill to enable the Trustees of Sir Ralph Banks to sell Lands for Payment of Debts; whereby his Right may be saved.

Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table; and be taken into Consideration when the Report of the said Bill is made.

Tax on new Buildings.

The House then resumed the adjourned Debate touching the Commitment of the Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings.

The Question being put, That the Debate be again adjourned;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings, be committed to a Committee of the whole House: And that the House do, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the said Bill.

The Question being put, That the Lord Russell, one of the Members of this honourable House, be heard at the Bar of this House, by his Counsel, touching the Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Clergis, for the Yeas, 71.
Sir Phil. Warwick,
Tellers, Sir Trevor Williams, for the Noes, 94.
Sir Rich. Temple,

And so it passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning, Eight of the Clock.