Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 18 Novembris, 1670.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Manor of Wellen, in the County of Bucks, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill to improve the Navigation between Boston and the River Trent, was committed, an Amendment agreed to be made; and Names of Commissioners agreed to fill up the Blank: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Upon Information that the Committee to which the Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Houghton, was committed, was adjourned for Three Weeks, in order to send Summons to the Lady Prettyman, who is since come to Town;
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Grey, Sir John Barneby, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Will. Lowther, Lord Richardson, Col. Kirby, Mr. Wright, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Morrice, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Talbot, Serj. Maynard, Sir Robert Carr, Col. Reames, Sir Francis Compton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Rich. Maleverer, Mr. Knolles, Mr. Jay, Sir Geo. Courthop, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Grenvile, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir Thom. Higgons, Col. Sandys, and all that serve for the County of Derby: 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.
Lords reminded of Bills.
Ordered, That a Message be sent up to the Lords, by Sir Robert Howard, to put them in mind of Bills against importing foreign Brandy: The Bill for taking the Account of Monies collected for Relief of such as were Sufferers by the late Fire: The Bill against stealing and transporting Children: And the Bill for regulating the Collection of the Duty of Hearth Money.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Vexatious Suits, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Attorney General, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Strickland, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Milward, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent vexatious Suits, and Misdemeanors of Attornies, and Abuses in compounding Fines and Recognizances in criminal Matters; and other Inconveniences and Incroachments in the Laws.
Frauds by Servants.
Sir Thom. Meeres reports from the Committee to which the Bill to prevent the Couzenage of Servants, was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply; and moved, from the Committee, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that this House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.