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 Mercurii, 26 Februarii, 1667.
Mr. Weld reports from the Committee, to which the Bill of Sir John Weld, was committed, several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, agreed to be made and added to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the several Clauses and Amendments being Twice read, and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;
Some Merchants, and others, having delivered in Proposals to bring down the Price of Timber for the Advantage of the rebuilding of the City of London; and desiring their Proposals, and Reasons for the same, may be heard and examined;
Resolved, That it be referred to Lord Richardson, Colonel Birch, Sir Jo. Burkenhead, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Sandys, Sir John Shaw, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. King, Sir John Frederick, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Braham, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Hungerford, Sir James Thynn, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Jones, Mr. Love, and all the Members of this House that serve for the City of London, or any Port Towns; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to examine the Proposals, and hear what Reasons can be offered for the same; and to report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
Exporting Wool from Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Petition of Stringer was referred, and who are (inter al') to examine and report the Matter touching the Exportation of Wool, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock; and Sir Cha. Wheeler, Col. Wanklyn, and Mr. Kent, are added to the Committee: And the Committee are also to examine, what inconveniences are by exporting Wool from Ireland; and report it to the House.
Increase of Timber.
Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges, the Case, upon the Petition of Tho. Styles, formerly committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, upon a supposed Breach of Privilege, for Distraining the Cattle of Sir Henry Felton, a Member of this House; that the Committee had examined the Matter, and heard the Evidence on Behalf of the Petitioner (Sir Henry Felton, nor any for him, attending): And the Committee, upon Perusal of the Court Books of the Manor, of which the Copyhold Tenement is held, from which the Cattle were distrained for Non-payment of the Rent, is the Tenement of Tho. Felton Esquire, and not of Sir Henry Felton; and that the Committee were of Opinion, that Tho. Styles ought to be discharged of his Commitment.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for the Inclosing of certain Coppices, belonging to the Manor of Horton in the County of Gloucester, for the Preservation and Increase of Timber, several Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same at the Clerk's Table: And the several Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;
Ordered, That Saturday Sevennight next be appointed for the Committee of Privileges, to hear Sir Henry Felton, by himself, or his Counsel, as to the Matter objected, in charging Thomas Styles with the supposed Breach of Privilege, when no Person, that could claim Privilege, was concerned: and Mr. Walgrave is desired to give Sir Henry Felton notice.
Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Spry, and Sir Humfrey Winch, reports from the Committee appointed to inspect the Proceed of the Poll Bill, and for the Eleven Months Assessment, and how the Money arising thereby are expended,
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, That the Committee had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the Motion for his Majesty's Supply; and humbly moved from the said Committee, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, again, To-morrow Morning, to take into further Consideration the said Motion for his Majesty.