Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 15 die Martii, 1669.
INformation being given of a Breach of Privilege, committed by one John Stone, an Attorney, against the Lord Ancram, a Member of this House; and contemptous Words by him spoken against the House;
Ordered, That the said John Stone be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer his Breach of Privilege.
Sir Robert Carr reports from the Committee, to which the Bill to enable Mr. Davison to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Children, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
A Petition of William Clifton, Francis Jeoffryes, and other, Vintners, in and about the City of London, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to which it was referred to inspect the Act for an Imposition on Wines; and to see wherein it was defective; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Relief of indigent Officers.
A Petition of Sir John Bennett; a Member of this House, being tendered and read; complaining of Abuses in the Collectors of the Money for the indigent loyal Officers, and retarding the Account thereof;
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament, to take the Account of the Monies to be distributed amongst the indigent loyal Officers, be desired to meet on Friday next; at which time Sir John Bennett is to attend them: And they are desired to examine the Matter of the Petition, and where the Obstruction lies, that the Accounts are retarded; and to report the State of the Matter to the House, with their Opinions therein.
A Bill concerning the Settling the Navigation of the River Wey, was read.
Another Bill concerning the same Matter was read.
Ordered, That these Bills be read a Second time.
Ordered, That Ames Gentill, born in the Kingdom of France, be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.
Supply Bill; Duty on Brandy.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating and well making of Brandy; and for making Provision in all the other Matters and Instructions contained in the order of Reference to the Committee concerning that Matter: And it is recommended to Sir Robert Howard to take care of it.
Prettyman's Debt to the Crown.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for making Sale of Part of the Lands of Sir John Prettyman, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to his Majesty.
St. Alban, Minister's Maintenance.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, on the behalf of the Town of St. Alban, for raising Maintenance for a Minister.
Bills to be read.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bills be read To-morrow Morning.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Mr. Halsey;
Bishop of Rochester's Charities.
Lord Strangford's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act for settling certain charitable Uses, devised by John late Bishop of Rochester; and the other, intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees for the Lord Viscount Strangford, of the Kingdom of Ireland, to sell certain Lands, for the Payment of the Remainder of his Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Stockman's &c. Nat.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for Naturalizing of Isaac Stockman, and others, is committed; Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Hugh Bethell, Sir Edw. Thurland, William Stockdale Esquire, Sir John Ernley, Sir John Hotham, Sir Jordan Crosland, Christopher Musgrave Esquire, Wm. Montague Esquire.
Duty on Brandy.
Some Proposals being made in the House, for putting an End to the Controversy touching the Duty on Brandy; and a Debate being thereupon had;
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Matters touching Brandy be adjourned till Friday Morning.
Sir Thomas Gower reports from the Committee to which the Bill concerning Jurors, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and Clauses and Provisoes to be added, to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And some Debate being thereupon;
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the Bill concerning Jurors, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments of the Bill concerning Falmouth Key, be made on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the ingrossed Bill concerning Deeping Fen, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee for Elections and Privileges; Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir John Hotham, Sir Jordan Crosland, William Stockdale Esquire, Sir John Ernley, Sir Hugh Bethell, Sir Edw. Thurland, Christopher Musgrave Esquire, Wm. Mountague Esquire.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.