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, 6 Maii, 1668.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for enabling of Sir Wm. Juxon, Executor of the last Will of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, to recover Part of his Estate, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and the Title be agreed to: And Sir John Birkenhead is to carry back the Bill to the Lords.
Privilege- Reflection on a Member.
The House being acquainted of a great Abuse, Scandal, and Aspersion, cast upon Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a Member of this House, by one Wm Carr, charging him with Tampering with one Captain Awbry, and others, pretended Witnesses in a Cause depending between the said Carr, and the Lord Gerrard; and endeavouring to take off their Testimony; it being averred, that Captain Awberry, upon Discourse, had utterly denied it: And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, that the Information given out against Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a Member of this House, for endeavouring to take off one Mr. Awberry, a pretended Witness in a Cause depending before this House, between Wm. Carr and the Lord Gerrard, is scandalous and untrue.
Ordered, That after the Matter of Jurisdiction and Privilege, now depending between the Lords and this House, is ended, the Report in the Case of the Lord Gerrard be assumed; and that Awberry, and the other Persons concerned, do attend.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do sit this Afternoon, for Dispatch of the several Cases of the Lord Newbourgh, Sir Geo. Probert, and Sir Wm. Smith.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to draw up Articles of Impeachment against Mr. Brunckard be revived; and do sit this Afternoon: And that Mr. Wright, and Sir Jonathan Trelawny be added to the Committee.
A Petition of Mrs. Jane Whorwood, and a Copy of a Certificate of the Court of Chancery thereunto annexed, were read: And Mrs. Whorwood, being called in to the Bar of this House, did own the Petition.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Bill of Mr. Whorwood, and the Petition of Mrs. Whorwood, be heard at the Bar of this House, the First Thursday of the Meeting of the House, after the Recess.
Ordered, That the Order of the House, made in the Case of Mr. James Herbert, a Member of this House, for a Breach of Privilege, be enlarged; and that the Sheriff of the County of Kent be required to deliver John Butler Bailiff and Servant to Mr. Herbert, out of Execution, and set him at Liberty.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mundeford Brampston, and Mr. Procter;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House in the Bill for raising of Three hundred and Ten thousand Pounds, on Wines, Brandy, and other Liquors.
Spirits and Wine Trade.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Petition of the Merchants trading in Spirits made of Wine, commonly called Brandy; setting forth, that the Farmers of the Excise demand Eight Pence the Gallon for the Excise thereof, whereas there is but Four Pence the Gallon due, and do sue and prosecute the Petitioners before the Commissioners of Excise, thereby to deprive the Petitioners of the Benefit of Juries; be heard at the Bar of this House, the First Monday of the Meeting of the House after the Recess.
Privilege- A Person discharged from Custody.
Ordered, That Charles Durdant, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Fretchvile Hollis, be discharged of his Commitment, and released, paying his Fees.
The ingrossed Bill for the better Rebuilding of the City of London was read; and some Amendments and Alterations agreed and made thereto at the Table.
The Question being put, To omit the Clause in the Bill, for Confirmation of the Allotments already made by Staking out the Street next the Thames;
The House divided.
The Yeas went out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Sir Charles Harbord delivered Two Accounts; one, of Grants in Fee, or by long Leases from the Crown, since the Twenty-fifth of March 1640: Another, of an Account of Leases granted by the Crown since the Twenty-fifth of March 1640.
A Proviso for registering Deeds and Leases, relating to the City of London, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be read the Second time.
Which was accordingly read; and laid aside.
A Proviso for opening a Passage down to Old Swan Alley, from Thames-street, to the Wharf, was read the First and Second time; and laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That the Clause in the Thirty-third Skin of the Bill, for making the Fleet, and other Places, publick Store Yards, be omitted.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And the Title shall be, An additional Act for the better Rebuilding of the City of London: And Mr. Steward do carry up the Bill to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.