Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 4 die Januarii, 1670.
ORDERED, That the Matter of Privilege, between Mr. Cornwallis and Mr. Digby, be heard by the Committee of Privileges To-morrow Fortnight.
Employment of the Poor.
A Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, and St. Paul's Covent Garden, within the Liberty of the City of Westminster, on the Behalf of themselves, and others, their Neighbours, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to the same Committee to which the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields, is committed; to take this Petition into Consideration also; and to examine the Matter complained of; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And the Committee is revived: And they are to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber; and to take both the Petitions into Consideration; and make Report thereof, with their Opinions, to the House: And that these Members following be added to the Committee; viz.
Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Russell, Sir Thom. Chichley, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Tufton, Mr. Palmes, Lord Gorge, Mr. Neal, Col. Titus, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Spencer, Col. Strode, Sir John Hanmer.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Payment of the Debts of Sir Clifford Clifton Knight, deceased, and raising Portions for his Daughters, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Payment of the Debts of Sir Clifford Clifton Knight, deceased, and raising Portions for his Daughters: And Mr. Seymour is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
A Bill on the Behalf of Thomas Ogle Esquire, Son of Sir Thomas Ogle, and the Creditors of the said Sir Thomas Ogle, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill for uniting the Vicarage and Parsonage of Rosse, in the County of Hereford, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for uniting the Vicarage and Parsonage of Rosse, in the County of Hereford.
Measures and Prices of Coals.
An ingrossed Bill for Continuance of Two former Acts, herein mentioned, relating to the settling the Prices of Coals; and to prevent Delays in extending Statutes, Judgments, and Recognizances; was read the Third time.
And the Matter being debated, as to the Continuance of the Act for settling Prices upon Coal; and the same being not found convenient to be continued;
Resolved, &c. That what relates to the Act for settling the Prices on Coal be struck out of the Bill; and the Bill made cohere for confirming the other Act only:
Which was done at the Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays in extending Statutes, Judgments, and Recognizances.
Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.
A Bill for an Excise upon several foreign and other Commodities therein mentioned, towards his Majesty's Supply, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Company of Weavers, be read To-morrow Morning.
Committee of Grievances.
The Question being put, That the Committee of Grievances do sit this Afternoon;
It passed in the Negative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.