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 Lunæ, 27 Aprilis, 1668.
Privilege- a person discharged from Custody.
RESOLVED, &c. That John Dauson and Robert Alsop, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege committed by them against Col. Kirkby, a Member of this House, be discharged of their Commitment, paying their Fees.
Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee to which the Bill for confirming a Contract for Sale of Lands to pay the Debts of Mr. Leigh was committed, that the Committee had carefully perused the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment therein.
Sir Humfry Wynch reports from the Committee, some Amendments, with a Proviso, agreed to be made, and added, to the Bill concerning Deeping Fen: Which he read; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And the Amendments and Proviso were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Privilege- dispersing a Paper at the Door.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee to which the Bill concerning the indigent loyal Officers was committed, to examine, in the first Place, who was the Author, Printer, and Publisher of that Paper; and report the Matter to the House.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House then proceeded to the Amendments to the Bill for the King's Supply, by an Imposition on Wines, Brandy, and Strong Waters: And several of the Amendments being twice read, and some Alterations made at the Table, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
A Debate arising upon the Amendment to the Second Line of the Thirteenth Folio, concerning Searches in the Houses of private Persons; and how the King may be secured against Frauds; and the Subjects against unnecessary Searches; the Amendment and Debate was postponed.
|Sir Nicholas Carew,||For the Yeas,||41.|
|Sir Thom. Allen,|
|Col. Kirkby,||For the Noes,||81.|
|Sir Jo. Birkenhead,|
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to consider of the said Clause, and to amend the same, if they think fit: And the said Committee are to prepare and bring in a Clause upon the Amendments postponed, for securing the King against Frauds; and the Subjects against unnecessary Searches: And they are likewise to prepare and bring in a Clause, for making of the Commissioners for levying of Monies upon this Bill, to be accountable to the Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts; and also for laying an Imposition on Wines and Brandy at the Custom House, for making up the Supply to his Majesty, in case the same be not raised within Two Years on the Imposition upon the Retailers: And they are also to prepare and bring in a Clause for making such Persons as shall swear falsely upon this Bill, to be guilty of Perjury, according to the Statute of 5° Eliz. viz. Mr. Steward, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Seymour, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Car, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Thom. Meres, Col. Birch, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Nicho. Carew, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Thom. Littleton, * Morice; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to proceed in the aforesaid Matters to them referred, notwithstanding the Sitting of the Committee of Grievances; and make the Report To-morrow Morning Nine of the Clock.