House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 12 March 1670

Pages 137-138

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, 12 Martii, 1669. 22° Car. II.


Committee of Privileges.

ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; viz. Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Hale, Sir Thom. Monpesson, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Ed. Littleton.

Grocers Petition.

A Petition on the Behalf of the Grocers was read.

The Question being put, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill on the Behalf of the Petitioners;

It passed in the Negative.

Brandon, &c. Navigation.

Sir Robert Carr reports from the Committee to which the Bill for making the Rivers of Brandon and Waveney navigable, in the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke, was committed, several Amendments to be made, by filling up the Blanks, adding Commissioners Names, and otherwise: Which were twice read; and, with some Alterations and Additions, upon the Question, agreed to.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Proviso, ingrossed, upon the Debates of the House, for Passages and Bridges to be made on the Grounds adjoining to the Rivers, and for Satisfaction to such as shall be damnified thereby.

Regulating Jurors.

Sir Thomas Gower reports from the Committee to which the Bill for providing able Jurors, was committed, some Amendments to be made, and Clauses to be added, to the Bill: Which being read, and the Matter debated, in relation to several Particulars;

Resolved, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee, upon the Debates of the House; and to consider of such Motions and Proposals as shall be offered.: And that all the Members that serve for the Counties of Wilts, Kent, Devon, Somersett, Cornwall, York, Worcester, and Lancasheere, and all the Members of the Long Robe; and Colonel Sandys, Mr. Sandys, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Talbot, be added to the Committee: And all that shall come are to have Voices: 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.

Answer to Vote respecting Conventicles.

Mr. Treasurer acquaints the House, that the Members of this House, of the Privy Council, had attended his Majesty, with the Vote and Desires of this House, for the speedy Suppressing of Conventicles in and near London and Westminster, and putting the Laws in Execution against Popish Recusants: Which was graciously accepted by his Majesty; who was pleased to declare, that effectual Course should be taken in both.

Stockman's &c. Nat.

Ordered, That the Bill for Naturalization be read the first Bill on Monday Morning.

Haughton's Estate.

Ordered, That Mr. Haughton's Bill be read the second Bill on Monday Morning.

Lee's Estate.

Ordered, That Mr. Lee's Bill be read the third Bill on Monday Morning.

Orders deferred.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bills, appointed for this Day, be read next on Monday Morning.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen and Sir Thomas Crofts;

Strode's Estate.

Banck's Estate.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act concerning the disposing of a House and Lands, belonging to the Sisters and Coheirs of Margaret Strode: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with you in the Bill concerning Sir Ralph Banck, without any Alteration.

Supply Bill; Wine Duties.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins reports, that the Committee had proceeded in the said Bill, and perfected it with several Amendments and Clauses: And that the Committee desired to know the Pleasure of the House, when they would appoint to receive the Report thereof.

Resolved, That this Report be made on Monday Morning next.

Publick Accounts.

Resolved, That the further Proceeding upon the Report from the Commissioners of Accounts concerning Prizes, appointed for Monday Morning next, be adjourned till Thursday Morning next: And that the Commissioners for Accounts have Notice hereof, and are desired then to attend.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.