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 Martis, 1 Martii, 1669. 22 Car. II.
Engelbert von Louvern did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
A Bill for settling the Estate of Sir Wm. Gostwicke, Knight, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Humsry Winch; Lord Fanshaw, Sir Nico. Slaning, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Talbot, Mr. Thom. Morris, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Brome Whorwood, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Grey, Lord Richardson, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Wm. Hickman, Dr. Burwell, Sir Jo. Covert, Lord Aungiers, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Colonel Stroud, Mr. Harrison, Sir Richard Oatley, Lord Allington, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Sir Thom. Proby, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Spry, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir Jo. Stroud, Mr. Williamson, Sir Geo. Courtop, Col. Whitley, Mr. Oakeley; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Hartford, Bedford, and Lincolne: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to enable Thomas Horde Esquire to make Leases of his Estate, and for Confirmation of Leases made by him, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for Lincolnsheere and Bedfordsheere be added to the Committee to which the Bill touching Mr. Davison, is committed: And these Members following are likewise added to the said Committee; viz. Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Marvell, Sir Jo. Lowther, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Henley.
Upon Information, that an Attachment out of Chancery hath been taken out at the Suit of * * against * * the Servant and Steward of Sir Roger Bradshaigh, a Member of this House, on Breach of Privilege;
Ordered, That all Proceedings upon the said Attachment be staid during the Session of Parliament.
A Bill for settling the Draining of Lindsey Level, in Lincolnshire, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir Wm. Kellegrew, Lord Ancram, Mr. Crouch, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Newton, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Colonel Sandys, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Jo. Talbot, and all the Members that serve for the several Counties of York, Lincoln, Bedford, and Hartford: And all that come shall have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send Summons to the Country and Persons concerned, to come in and be heard the Second Tuesday of the Meeting of the House after the Recess: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Upon Complaint made to the House of a Breach of Privilege committed against Rowland Langhorn Esquire, a Member of this House, by seizing and carrying away the Cows and Cattle, by virtue of a Writ out of the Sessions of the County of Pembrooke, at the Suit of Roger Pritchard Gentleman; wherein the said Mr. Pritchard, and others, were assistant to Mr. Lewis the Deputy Sheriff, and his Bailiffs and Agents;
Ordered, That the said Pritchard, Lewis, and the rest that did act and assist in seizing and carrying away the Cattle of the said Mr. Langhorn, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, to answer their Breach of Privilege.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee to which the Bill for making the Stealing of Cloth from the Racks Felony without Clergy, several Amendments agreed to be made; and a Proviso, as to the King's Ammunition and Stores, to be added to the Bill: Which he read: And the Bill, with the Amendments, and Proviso, being agreed to; and another Amendment made at the Table, by inserting these Words, "or other woollen Manufactures;"
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
An ingrossed Bill for confirming the Estate of Sir Ralph Bancks, was read.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And the Title shall be, An Act for confirming the Estate of Sir Ralph Bancks.
And Mr. Harbord is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Dean of St. Paul's House.
Ordered, That the Bill on the Behalf of the Dean of St. Paul's, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill of Mr. Bromley, be read To-morrow Morning.
Branden, &c. Navigation.
Ordered, That the Bill to make navigable the Rivers of Branden and Waveney in Norfolke, be read To-morrow Morning.
A Bill to prevent sending of English Subjects Prisoners into Parts beyond the Seas, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
A Bill to regulate the making of Cloth, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time.
Duty on Brandy.
The Three several Petitions, of the Distillers; of the Farmers of the Excise; and the Merchant Importers concerning Brandy; was read.
Resolved, That the Debate upon the said Petitions be, whether foreign Brandy be admitted, or excluded.
The Question being propounded, That the Importation of foreign Brandy be wholly prohibited;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The main Question being put, That the Importation of foreign Brandy be wholly prohibited;
The House divided.
The Yeas went forth.
And so it passed in the Negative.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties.
Resolved, That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply, To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.
Duty on Brandy.
Resolved, That the Farmers for his Majesty's Excise, and the Merchants trading in Brandy, be heard to their Petitions on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Palmer be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Sir Cuthbert Heron, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned till Four of the Clock this Afternoon.