Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 31 die Decembris, 1680.
Making Casks, &c.
Weights and Measures.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse the Laws relating to Weights and Measures; and to report their Opinions therein to the House; and to bring in a Bill or Bills for the better regulating and ascertaining the same.
And it is recommended to Mr. Boscawen, Sir George Downing, Colonel Birch, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Edward Harley, Sir John Clobery, Mr. Slater, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Otway, Mr. Colt, Sir John Trevor, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Richard Cust, Mr. Burdett, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Robert Clayton.
Foreign Protestants Nat.
And it is recommended to the Care of Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Duboys, Sir George Downing, Sir John Knight, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Antony Irby, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Love, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir John Darrell, Mr. Forester, Mr. Harbord, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Powle, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Otway, Lord Russell, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. Colt, Sir Hump. Foster, Sir Tho. Player, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Edward Harley, Sir William Waller, Sir John Moreton, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Paul Foley, Sir William Jones, Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Conningsby, Mr. Duboys, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Otway, Serjeant Seyce, Colonel Jefferyes, Sir William Bastard, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Harley, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Richard Cust, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Colt, Mr. Hamden, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Love, Mr. Powle, Mr. Treby, Mr. Upton, Mr. White, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Bond, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Wm. Poultney, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Gee, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Coryton, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Roger Hill, Sir Thomas Stringer, Sir Richard Corbett, Sir William Yorke, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. W horwood: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Answer to Application for Papers.
Mr. Hyde acquaints the House, That his Majesty, according to the Order of the House, having been attended by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, desiring his Majesty to give Order, That such Evidences and Informations as were given in to the Council by Mr. Serjeant, and others, in the Case of John Gaven, executed for High Treason; and for all other Evidences, Papers, Writings, Letters, and Informations delivered in to the Council, relating to the Popish Plot: might be communicated to this House; his Majesty was pleased to declare his Commands, That the same should be delivered accordingly.