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 Mercurii, 30 Martii , 1670.
INFORMATION being given of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Wm. Fennick, a Member of this House, by one John Gray Esquire, and Thomas Gibson an Attorney, in causing the Cattle of Sir Wm. Fennick to be distrained, and proceeding at Law against him;
Ordered, That all Proceedings of the said Gray and Gibson against Sir Wm. Fennick be stayed during this Session of Parliament: And that the Matter of Breach of Privilege be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to take it into Consideration after the Recess; and examine and report the Matter to the House.
Duchy of Cornewall Leasing.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill to enable his Majesty to make Leases of his Duchy Lands in Cornewall, with the Amendments reported Yesterday, be agreed to, and ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to have Regard of Preference in letting Leases to the ancient Tenants of the Duchy of Cornewall.
A Bill to prevent the Delivery of English Ships to Pirates and Sea Robbers, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Wren, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Talbot, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Spry, Sir John Knight, Sir Henry Yelverton, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Ed. Hungerford, * Morley, Mr. Marvill, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Alderman Bence, Sir John Frederick, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Jones, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Jo. Earnely, Sir Jo. Lowther, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Buller, Sir Tho. Clargis, Mr. Crowch, and all that serve for the City of London, or any Port Towns: 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.
Remuneration of Clerks of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Marsh, Deputy to the Clerk of this House, be impowered to collect and receive the Bounty of the Members of the House to the Under Officers, according to former Usage; to be distributed amongst them by Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the Accounts of the Monies in Arrear to the indigent loyal Officers, be desired to meet and sit on Thursday in Easter Week; and from thence at such times as they shall find necessary; and to proceed in the Examination and taking of the Accounts; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House, at their next Meeting after the Recess.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable Anthony Ashley Esquire, being under Age, to levy Fines and suffer Recoveries, was read the Third time; and passed:
And Sir Wm. Doyle is to carry it back to the Lords.
A Bill for Recovery of Arrear of Monies given to the Poor of London, in the Time of the Sickness, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Sir John Brampston reports from the Committee, to which the Consideration of the Petition of Sir John Heath, and Dame Margarett his Wife, was committed, the whole State of the Case, and Evidence therein; and the Opinion of the Committee thereupon; viz.
That the Petitioners are fit to be relieved by an Act of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on the Behalf of Sir John Heath, and his Lady, for their Reliet.
Mr. Milward reports from the Committee appointed to peruse the Amendments, from the Lords, to the Bill against Conventicles, which were postponed, some Amendments and Additions to be made thereto: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, with some Additions, were, upon the Question, agreed to.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill against Conventicles.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Milward, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir John Coventry, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Seymour, Sir Rob. Carr, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Cheney, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Hum. Wynch, and Mr. Waller, to prepare Reasous, to be used at the Conference to be had with the Lords; and to see the Amendments by this House to the Lords prepared, and rightly made out.
The House to sit in the Afternoon.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit this Afternoon: and that Mr. Birch, when he carries up the Two Bills to the Lords, do give Intimation thereof.
A Petition of Elizabeth Humes, Wife of Robert Humes, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Edmund Windham, Mr. Crowch, Colonel Reames, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Finch, Mr. May, Sir John Brampston, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Lord Aneram, Sir John Heath, Sir John Talbot, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Knight, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Gilbert Talbot, or any Five of them: And they are to meet Tomorrow Morning at Seven of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber; and to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Committee of Grievanees.
Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances, which were to sit this Afternoon, do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Lord Roos' Divorce.
The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Lord Manners, called the Lord Roos, to marry again, was read the Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
The House divided.
The Yeas went out.
|Tellers,||Mr. Progers,||for the Yeas,||141.|
|Sir Fretz. Hollis,|
|Tellers,||Sir Robert Barneham,||for the Noes,||65.|
|Sir John Fitz James,|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That the Bill be committed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for the Lord Manners, called the Lord Roos, to marry again, be committed to a Committee of the whole House: And that the House resolve into a Committee To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to proceed on the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
Searching of Wine.
A BILL for the Search and Essay of Wines, was read.
Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time.
Exporting Beer, &c.
A Bill for exporting Beer and Coal, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Car, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir John Ernley, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Jolly, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Wm. Morley, Mr. Buscowen, Sir John Talbott, Colonel Legg, Sir Lanc. Lake, Lord Richardson, Sir John Coventry, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Allen Appesley, Sir Allen Broderick, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Knight, Sir Anthony Cope, Sir Ra. Bancks, Colonel Birch, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Jonat. Trelawney, Mr. Finch, Mr. Cholmley, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Lord Angiers, Serjeant Maynard, Lord Allington, Sir Edm. Pooly, Mr. Wren, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Kirby, Sir John Morley, Sir Ra. Bancks, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Francis Anderson, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Rich. Powle, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Hide, Mr. Phillipps, and the Members that serve for Newcastle, Northumberland, London, Norfolke, and Suffolke: And all that shall come are to 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 for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Union with Scotland.
The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for authorizing Commissioners of England to treat with Commissioners for the Kingdom of Scotland, for the Weal of both Kingdoms, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Ant. Irby, Sir Jona. Trelawney, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Talbott, Sir Ra. Bancks, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Cholmley, Lord Allington, Mr. Seymour, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir John Knight, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Robert Car, Colonel Birch, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Hobby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Cheney, Sir John Ernely, Sir John Covert, Sir Edmond Wyndham, Sir Walt. Young, Lord Angier, Mr. Hide, Colonel Gray, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Dawney, Lord Ancram, Lord Howley, Sir Allen Appesly, Sir Hugh Wyndham, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Tho. Strickland, and all the Members that serve for Cumberland, Northumberland, Westmorland, Yorke, and Lancaster: And all that shall come to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to compare the Bill with the Vote of both Houses, and see how they do agree; and to look into the former Acts, Transactions, and Proceedings, relating to this Matter, in the Time of King James.
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons to be insisted on at a Conference with the Lords, to justify the Additions and Alterations of this . . ., to the Amendments sent from the Lords, to the Bill against Conventicles, the several Reasons by them agreed: Which were approved of by the House; and the Matter left to the Management of Mr. Solicitor, and the other Members of the Committee: And Sir Robert Carr is to desire a Conference on this Matter with the Lords.
Lords agree to several Bills.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Bramston and Sir John Coell;
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed to the Bill, sent from this House, for settling Measures; the Bill on the Behalf of the Dean of St. Paul's; and the Amendments to the Bill of the Lord Strangford: And do desire a present Conference with this House, upon the Amendments to the Bill of Naturalization.
Which Conference was agreed to: And the Messengers called in, and acquainted therewith.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Waller, and Sir Tho. Meeres, be appointed to manage the Conference.
Mr. Solicitor reports, That the Lords did not agree to the Additions of Names, by Amendment from this House, to the Amendments from them; because though it had been a Thing of late time used and practised, yet, upon Search into the Statute which directs the Manner of Naturalization, they found it not so regular, nor according to ancient Use; for that, in strictness, the Parties ought to be sworn before the Third Reading of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords: And that the Bill of Naturalization, with the Lords Additions, be amended; and returned to the Lords by Colonel Birch.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Robert Carr reports, That the Lords had agreed to a present Conference with this House, . . . to the Amendments to the Bill against Conventicles.
And the Managers appointed went up to attend the Conference.
Mr. Solicitor reports, that they had delivered the Amendments of this House to the Amendments of the Lords, to the Bill against Conventicles; and also their Reasons, approved by the House, for Justification thereof.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.