House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 4 June 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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Martis, 4 die Junii, 1678.

Dean of St. Paul's.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for increasing the Revenue of the Dean of St. Paul's; and assuring the Estates of his Tenants in Shadwell in the County of Middlesex; was read the First time.

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


A Bill for better Discovery of the Estates of Bankrupts, was read the First time.

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

Hearth Money.

A Bill for the better collecting the Duty of Hearth Money, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Franckland, Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Berty, Mr. Cooke, Sir Edmond Jennings, Mr. Hale, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Paston, Mr. Greenvile, Sir John Carew, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir John Knight, Colonel Birch, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir John Ernle, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Spry, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Gervas Elwes, Lord Ancram, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Castleton, Mr. Thompson, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Swinsen, Sir John Hobart, Sir George Courtop, Sir Rob. Barnham, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Tho. Higgons, Mr. Pleydwell, Serjeant Street, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Jo. Berkenhead, Sir Court. Poole, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir John Hotham, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Hen. Thompson, Sir John Elwes, Sir Rob. Kemp, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Love, Sir John Reresby, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Man, Mr. Powle, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. St. John, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Daniell, Sir Rowland Barkely: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to summon and hear the King's Counsel: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Resolved, &c. That the House do now resolve into a Committee of the whole House, further to consider of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, towards the paying and disbanding the Forces that have been raised, since the Twenty-ninth of September last.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That the Committee had agreed upon Two Votes: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same, being there twice read, were with some Amendments made at the Clerk's . . . . ., upon the Question, severally agreed; and are as followeth:

Resolved, &c. That a Supply of Two hundred thousand Pounds be granted to his Majesty, for the speedy and complete Paying and Disbanding of all the Forces that have been raised since the Twenty-ninth of September last.

Resolved, &c. That the said Supply shall be raised by Six Months Tax, after the Rate of Thirty-four thousand Four hundred and Ten Pounds Nine Shillings and SixPence Half-peny by the Month; to commence next after the Determination of the present monthly Tax.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, pursuant to the said Votes: And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor-General, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Powle, Colonel Birch, Sir John Trevor, Sir Robert Howard, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Bill.

Ordered, That a Clause be brought in, to encourage Persons to lend Money upon the Security of the said Bill: And that Provision be also made in the Bill, That the Forces be disbanded by the last Day of June Instant: And that there be a Clause in the Bill for appropriating the Money to the Paying of the Forces, in order to disbanding them.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned, except the Committee to whom the Matters relating to the Fleet stands committed; which is to sit this Afternoon: And that the Master of the Ordnance do bring in his Estimates to the said Committee.

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