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 Sabbati, 13 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of Trade, to consider whether it be necessary to bring in a Bill for providing of Pitch, Tar, Tackle, and other Necessaries, for his Majesty's Navy.
Skelton's &c. Nat.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Naturalization be read on Monday Morning the first Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill for repairing of Highways be read on Monday Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate from the Committee of the Bill for Hearth Money.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred back to the Committee, to make Provision in the Bill for impowering the Justices of the Peace to send a Summons to the several Parishes, Townships, and Places, concerned, to make a Return to them of the Names of Three or more responsible Persons, Inhabitants, at their Quarter Sessions or Meetings; and, out of them, the Justices to choose and appoint one or more, as they find necessary, to be Collectors of the Hearth Money. And the Committee are to consider of the other Debates of the House, and the former Acts; and to make the best Provision they can, for collecting and securing the Duty: And to sit on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the several Petitions concerning the Duty of Brandy is committed, do sit on Wednesday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; when all Parties and Witnesses are to attend.
Sir Toomas Meeres delivers in a Report in Writing, giving an Account, from Mr. Attorney General, of the Information in the King's Bench against Mr. Brunckard, viz.
Mr. Attorney General returns this Answer, concerning the Information in the King's Bench, by Sir John Moreton, against Mr. Brunckard:
That it had no Stop from him: That he had called upon Sir John Moreton, and his Father, Serjeant Fountaine, to prosecute; and that he was, and will be always, ready and willing to own it, and to prosecute it, unless he be prohibited by his Majesty.
Mr. Attorney sent for Mr. Waterhouse, Secondary to the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench; who, upon this Occasion, affirmed, that an Information against Mr. Brunckard was drawn by the said Mr. Waterhouse, which he delivered to Sir John Moreton to carry to his Counsel; and that it was never after brought back to him, or filed, or exhibited: But he asking Sir John's Servant of it, the Servant answered, It should not be prosecuted.
The Question being proposed, That Sir Robert Carr and Sir Thomas Meres do again repair to Mr. Attorney General, to know of him, whether he received any Letter from Mr. Secretary Trevor, to stop the Proceedings in the King's Bench against Mr. Brunckard;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
And it passed in the Negative.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the Report from the Commissioners of Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That the Cause of Election for the Town of Bridgwater be heard by the Committee of Elections this Day Fortnight.
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the House be called over on Monday Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the Motion for the King's Supply be adjourned till Friday next.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned till Wednesday next: And the Commissioners are desired to be then present.
Committee of Privileges.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Privileges and Elections have Leave to sit this Afternoon, and on Tuesday in the Afternoon: And these Members following to be added to the Committee; viz. Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Jo. Stapeley, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Noell, Mr. Alderman Bence, Mr. Arthur Onslow, Mr. Wm. Morgan, Mr. Price, Sir Wm. Windham, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Thomas Coventry, Mr. Thom. Harlackenton, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Thom. Monpesson, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Robert Cordwell, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Jo. Kerle, Mr. Marmaduke Darcy, Col. Fran. Windham, Sir Hen. North, Sir Wm. Lewis, Lord Cavendish, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Mr. Mainard, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Buller, Lord Rosse, Mr. Wm. Harbord, Mr. Sidney Godolphin, Sir Jo. Pelham, Mr. Marvel, Mr. Arthur Owen, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Lewis.
Ordered, That all other Committees have Leave to sit between this and Wednesday.
Ordered, That Sir John Covet, and Sir Denny Ashburnham, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for the better collecting the Duty arising by Hearth Money was committed.
And then the House adjourned till Wednesday Morning Eight of the Clock.