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 Jovis, 12 Martii, 1667.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Miscarriages of the War.
Illegal fining of Jurors.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill concerning Jurors was committed, be revived; and sit this Afternoon. And that Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Weld, Dr. Burwell, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Steward, be added to the Committee.
Six Clerks Office.
A Bill on the Behalf of Sir John Cutts, and others, for Explanation and putting in Execution a former Act for settling the draining the great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Humfry Wynch, Col. Sandys, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Hatton, Mr. Weld, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Nico. Slaning, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Morice, Mr. Seymour, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir James Smith, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Gold, Mr. Weld, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Pepis, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir Nico. Cary, Col. Birch, Sir Jo. Denham, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Steward, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Culliford, Lord Gorge, Lord Fitzwilliams, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Doyley, and all the Members of the Six Counties into which the Level of the Fens does extend, which are not concerned in point of Interest: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, on Friday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply, and came to this Resolution; That Commissioners shall be appointed to assess Retailers of Wine and Brandy, for the raising a Hundred thousand Pound, at least, towards his Majesty's Supply; and that the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, that Commissioners be appointed to assess Retailers of Wine and Brandy, for the raising a Hundred thousand Pound towards his Majesty's Supply.
Ordered, That these Persons following be added to the Committee to which Mrs. Caron's Petition is committed; viz. Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Thomas, Sir Nicho. Cary, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Clement Fisher, Mr. Evelin, Mr. Dowdeswell.