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, 3 die Julii, 1678.
Delays in Suits.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for reviving a former Act, intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays; and for Continuance of One other Act, intituled, An Act for the better Settling Intestates Estates; was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Serjeant Seis, Mr. Williams, Mr. Mallet, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Higgins, Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Mallet, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Talbot, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Powle, Mr. Jones, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Wright, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Browne, Sir Rob. Markham, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Coryton, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Neale, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Treby, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Cheney, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Coryton, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir John Covert, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Trevor, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir John Bramston, Sir Jon. Trelawney, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Elwes, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Edm. Windham: And they are to inspect and consider the former Acts; and make the Act temporary; and make Provision, that no Person may be compelled to take out Letters of Administration: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
|Tellers,||Sir Jon. Trelawney,||for the Yeas,||113.|
|Sir Edm. Bowyer,|
|Tellers,||Mr. Jones,||for the Noes,||76.|
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the further Relief and Discharge of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt: And that Sir Edw. Deering do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Rights of Commons in granting Money.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee to whom it was, amongst other things, referred, to prepare and draw up a State of the Rights of the Commons, in Granting of Money, a Vote agreed by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, &c. That all Aids and Supplies, and Aids to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole Gift of the Commons: And all Bills for the Granting of any such Aids and Supplies ought to begin with the Commons: And that it is the undoubted and sole Right of the Commons, to direct, limit, and appoint, in such Bills, the Ends, Purposes, Considerations, Conditions, Limitations, and Qualifications of such Grants; which ought not to be changed, or altered by the House of Lords.
Privilege- a person discharged.
A Petition of Godfrey Lee, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege committed against Francis Earl of Longford, a Member of this House, was read; whereby he acknowledges his Offence, craves Pardon of the House, and desires that he may be discharged.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Resolved, &c. That Provison be made in the Bill, now depending, for raising a Supply not exceeding Four hundred and Fourteen thousand Pounds, for raising Two hundred and Six thousand Four hundred Sixty-two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Three-pence for disbanding the Army.