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, 4 Novembris, 1667.
FREDERICK Storr did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Trade with Scotland.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Capell, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, Yorkshire, and all Members that serve for any Port Towns, be added to the Committee for settling the Trade between England and Scotland; and that the Committee be revived, and do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived, and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Ordered, That the Lord Georges, and Sir Gilbert Talbott, be added to the Committee to which the Bill touching Pest-houses at Cambridge, is committed.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
A Bill to indemnify the late Sheriffs of London, and others, touching Escapes of Prisoners, and other Matters occasioned by the late Fire, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Vaughan, Col. Sands, Sir Thomas Tomkins, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thomas Allen, Col. Reames, Sir Richard Browne, Sir Henry Cæsar, Sir John Heath, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Knight, Sir William Doyley, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Henry Coventry, Mr. Street, Sir Walter Young, Sir Robert Barnham, Mr. Pryn, Sir Charles Harbord, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edward Masters, Sir John Morton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Jones, Col. Birch, Mr. Will. Harbord, Sir Nich. Slaning, Col. Kirby, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Gray, Mr. George, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Coryton, Serjeant Seys, Col. Millward, Mr. Kent; and all that serve for London and Middlesex: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to consider of a Clause to indemnify the Warden of the Fleet: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Milford Haven Light-house.
A Complaint being made to the House, of a Grievance on the People, by exacting an illegal Tax for maintaining a pretended Light-house at Millford Haven, by colour of some Grant from his Majesty;
Ordered, That this Matter be referred to the Committee of Grievances, to examine at their Meeting on Wednesday next; and that the Patent concerning this pretended Tax be then produced: And the Committee are impowered to send for Persons, Papers and Records.
A Bill for assessing the Taxes of certain Fen Lands in Bedford Level, was reported by the Lord Ancram; - that the Committee had only altered the name of one Place: Which being read, and agreed,
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with this Amendment, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Petition of Colonel Sandys be referred to the former Committee; who are hereby revived.
Wine Measures, &c.
A Bill for settling the Measures of Wine, and the Measures and Prices of Ale, Beer, and other Liquors; and also the Measures of Corn and Grain; was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Pryn, Mr. Hide, Mr. John Morton, Mr. Orme, Sir William Lowther, Col. Birch, Mr. Crouch, Sir Richard Breames, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edward Masters, Mr. Finch, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Phillipp Warwicke, Sir Robert Barnham, Col. Birch, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Coriton, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. King, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir William Coventry, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir John Knight, Mr. Jay, Mr. Pepis, Col. Reames, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Outway, Mr. Hungerford, Sir James Thynn, Mr. Dowdswell, Lord George, Lord Ancram, Mr. Gray, Mr. Morris, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Spencer, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Pepis: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of the Farmers of the Duty of Excise, payable to his Majesty in London, Middlesex, and Surry, was read.
The Question being put, That this Petition should be referred to a Committee;
It passed in the Negative.
Miscarriages of the War.
Mr. Secretary Morrice reports, that in Obedience to the Orders of this House, he had searched, and found out such Papers and Letters, as he had, relating to the Miscarriage of the late War.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Morris do cause the Letters to be delivered in to the Chairman of the Committee appointed to examine the Miscarriages of the late War.
State of Trade.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider whether the Rates on English Commodities are not enhanced, and wherein, and how much; and also of an Advance of Rates to be imposed on Goods and Wares imported from Foreign Parts, to recompence that Damage; and how the Ballance of Trade may be made even; and how to improve the Exportation of our Home Commodities: Also, to consider of a Way to encourage the planting and sowing of Hemp and Flax; and to discourage the wearing and using of Foreign Commodities; and how to prevent the Exportation of Wool in Foreign Parts: As also, to inquire whether there be any Abuses committed in dispensing with the Penalties imposed upon the Offences in the Exportation of Wool; and whether there be any Patent extant concerning this Matter: If any such be, that the same be brought in to this Committee: Who are also to consider, whether there be any Foreign Imposition laid on our Shipping, and how it may be remedied: And also, to prepare an Address to be presented to his Majesty, to encourage the Wearing and Use of our Native and Home Commodities; and to prevent the Inconveniences by the excessive Consumption of Foreign Commodities: And to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House; viz. Sir John Knight, Mr. Henry Coventry, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Jolly, Col. Birch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Edward Massey, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Crouch, Serj. Seis, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir William Doyley, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Shaw, Col. Reames, Sir John Pelham, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Seymour, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Robert Howard, Sir George Downing, Sir William Doyley, Mr. Jones, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Morrice, Sir William Lowther, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thomas Gower, Lord Ancram, Mr. Jones, Sir Theoph. Biddoph, Sir William Thompson, Sir John Fredricke, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Timothy Terrill, Mr. Jay, Sir Thomas Meeres, and all the Merchants of this House: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir William Thomas, Mr. Brunckard, Sir Edm. Littleton, Col. Hollis, Sir John Austin, Sir Thomas Osborne, Mr. Street, Sir Nich. Slaning, be added to the Committee of Elections and Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. King, and Mr. Rigby, be added to the Committee of Accompts.
And then the House adjourned till Wednesday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.