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, 29 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Tolls on the Medway.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Grievances, the State of the Case upon the Petition of the Masters of Hoys, and other Vessels trading from Essex and Kent to London, and other Parts, and passing by the Fort at Gravesend, of which Sir John Griffith is Governor; that the Committee, upon full Examination of the whole Matter, had passed the Resolve following; viz.
That Sir John Griffith, and his Instruments, compelling the Masters of Hoys, and other Vessels, trading from Essex and Kent upon the Thames, to pay Eighteen Pence, and other Sums, before they might pass by the Fort of Gravesend, whereof he is Governor, is a Grievance.
Representation to the King.
Sale of Offices.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Garraway, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Coleman, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill for Prevention of the Sale of Offices: And also to prepare and bring in another Bill to make Extortion of Money, contrary to Law, more penal: And also to prepare and bring in a third Bill, for regulating and ascertaining, and to prevent Exaction, of Fees in Offices: And the especial Care of these Bills is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Mainard.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do certify the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England of the Death of Peter Venables Esquire, who lately served as Knight of the Shire for the County of Chester; desiring him, that a Writ may issue forth, under the Great Seal, for the Election of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament in his Place and Stead.