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, 5 Martii, 1669. 22° Car. II.
HEnry Herbert and Hester Clerke, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.
Arrangement for dispatching Bills.
Ordered, That all Bills shall receive Dispatch in Priority and Order of Time, as they were brought in, and have been depending.
A Bill for draining the Fen called Deepeing Fenn, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Humfry Winch, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Charles Harbord, Lord Gorge, Sir Robert Carr, Lord Allington, Sir Jo. Newton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Grey, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Mountague, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Jo. Ernley, Sir Edmund Poole, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Hobby, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Jaye, Sir Thom. Wendy, Sir Thom. Proby, Mr. Morris, Mr. Daniell, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Lincolne, Bedford, Northampton, Cambridge and Huntingdon: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to enable Jane and Henry Perkins to make Assurance to Dr. Wharton of Lands by him purchased in the County Palatine of Durham, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Dr. Burwell, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Wren, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Morice, Sir Jo. Heath, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Otway, Sir Solom. Swale, Lord Fanshawe, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Nich. Cary, Mr. Buscawen, Col. Kirkby, Mr. Spry, Mr. Grey, Dr. Arris, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Newcastle, Town of Berwick, Cumberland, and Northumberland: 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.
Burning Corn and Hay Stacks.
A Bill to prevent burning Stacks of Hay and Corn, and other Mischiefs usually committed by lewd Persons in the Night time, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Nich. Slaning, Lord Alington, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Jo. Heath, Sir Nich. Cary, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir Jo. Northcote, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Wren, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Morley, Col. Birch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Pleydall, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Jo. Malet, Lord Fanshawe, Col. Titus, Sir Thom. Doleman, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Jo. Coryton, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Buscawen, Col. Kirkby, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Jo. Newton, Sir Edw. Smith, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Jo. Hanmore, Mr. Chetwin, Dr. Burwell, Sir Wm. Hickman, and all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Northampton, Cambridge, Dorsett, Somersett, and Lincolne: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Regulating Jurors, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Jurors; the Bill to enable his Majesty to make Leases; and the Bill concerning Highways; be read on Monday Morning next.
Bromley's Estate, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Bromley; and the Bill of Sir Peter Kellegrew; be read on Monday Morning next.
Information being given of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Anth. Cope, a Member of this House, in arresting and detaining . . . Broxham, his menial Servant, at the Suit of Mrs. Mary Santley; and in causing Summons to be served on Sir Anth. Cope, to appear in the Mayor's Court;
Resolved, That the said Mrs. Mary Santley be summoned to attend the Committee of Privilege, to answer the Breach of Privilege objected against her.
Resolved, That Mr. John Santley, Son of Mrs. Mary Santley, who acted in the arrest of . . . Broxham, Servant to Sir Anth. Cope; and caused him to be carried away, knowing him to be Servant to Sir Anth. Cope; and also, . . . who served the said Summons on the said Sir Anthony Cope; be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, or his Deputy, to answer their Breach of Privilege.
Ordered, That John Broxham, the menial Servant of Sir Anth. Cope, be discharged of his Imprisonment; and all Proceedings in the Suit to be stayed.
Privilege- Jurisdiction of Lords.
Sir Thomas Lee reports, That, in obedience to the Order of this House, he had delivered the Message of this House to the Lords, concerning the Privileges of this House: And, being withdrawn for a Time, and again called in, that the Lord Keeper declared, That the House of Commons needs not doubt, but that the Lords would have as due Regard to their Privileges, as they had to their own.
Duty on Brandy.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the Matter, depending before them, upon the several Petitions concerning Brandy:
And, in order thereto, Mr. Alderman Bucknall, Mr. Alderman Forth, and Dr. Williams, being summoned by Order of the House, and attending at the Door, were called in: And, being asked several Questions in the Matter concerning Brandy; and having given their Information at large to the House; and being withdrawn; and the Matter debated;
Resolved, That a Bill be prepared and brought in, for regulating the making of Brandy: And that it be referred to Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Solicitor General, Serj. Mainard, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir John Talbott, Col. Birch, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Garraway, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Job. Charlton, Mr. Milward, Mr. King, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Charles Harbord, or any Three of them, to consider of the Debates of the House; and to prepare and bring in a Bill: And also to consider of some Means how to hinder the Importation of foreign Brandy; and to make an Estimate of the King's Revenue arising by the Imposition on Brandy: and consider of a Recompense to his Majesty for it; and how to charge the present foreign Brandy, that is already come in; or coming in; and to look into the Patent of the Company of Distillers, and see how far it extends, and wherein it is prejudicial to Trade; and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Upon full Hearing, and Examination of Witnesses on both Sides, concerning the Duty of Brandy, at the Bar of the House;
Resolved, That the Debate of this Matter concerning Brandy be adjourned till Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Daniell, Mr. Onslow, Mr. James, Mr. Henley, Sir Theop. Biddolph, Col. Williams, Sir Jo. Lowther, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Cheyne, Mr. Dunstar, Sir Trevor Williams, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for the Building the City of London, is committed.
Ordered, That the Bill for making a Key within the Harbour of Falmouth, be read on Monday Morning next.