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.
ORDERED, That Sir Joseph Tredenham be excused of his Fine of Forty Pound for his not attending at the Call of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Wenman have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Miscarriages of the War.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to enquire into the Miscarriages of the late War be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committee which were discontinued, by revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
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 for Regulation of the Six Clerks Office in Chancery, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second Time on Saturday next, after Ten of the Clock.
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.
Ordered, That Sir John Holland have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Matter touching the King's Supply by Wine and Brandy.
Resolved, &c. That a Hundred thousand Pounds, at the least, be raised upon Wine and Brandy, towards his Majesty's Supply.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Manner of raising this Duty.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
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.
Resolved, &c. 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.
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.
Miscarriages of the War.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter concerning Miscarriages in the late War, appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned till Saturday.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.