Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 6 die Februarii, 1670.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
SIR Richard Ford, Lord Mayor of London, attended the House this Day; and desired to be excused for not giving his Attendance at the Call of the House.
Ordered, That the said Sir Richard Ford, Lord Mayor of London, be excused, and struck out of the List of Defaulters.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Ducket have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Defaulters Call of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Jay, Sir Thomas Clergis, and Sir Lewis Palmer, who were absent at the Call of the House, and are now attending, be excused, and struck out of the List of Defaulters.
A Bill for settling the charitable Use intended by John Sams, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Wright, Sir John Heath, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Wesfaling, Sir John Knight, Sir Edmond Windham, Mr. Jay, Lord Mayor, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Thomas Allen, Lord Fitz Harding, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Turgis, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Doctor Burwell, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Cory, Mr. Price, Sir John Norton, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Garaway, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir John Coriton, Sir George Probert, Sir Allen Brodericke, Mr. H. Buscowen, Mr. Walgrave, Col. Sandys, Sir Henry Herbert, Sir John Brampston, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Theophilus Biddolph, Mr. Spry, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Francis Clerke, Mr. Ford, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Rous, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Thurbarne, Mr. Otway, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir John Moreton, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Powle, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Pettus, and all the Members that serve for London: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And it is recommended to Sir Edward Thurland, to take care of the Bill.
A Bill for Recovery of Monies in Arrear to the indigent loyal Officers, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Fees of Clerks of Assize.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Matter touching the Examination of the Fees of the Clerks of Assize was committed, be revived; and that these Members following be added to the Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon; Sir John Brampston, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Richard Braham, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Sacheverel, Mr. Coleman, Sir Geo. Probert, Major Cornwall, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Gray, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Onslow, Sir Henry Peckham, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir Rich. Francklin, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Robert Cordell, Sir Francis Clarke, Mr. Otway, Sir John Dawny, Mr. Herbert, Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Walden.
Preventing Profanation of Sunday.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Profanation of the Lord's Day, by Arrest, or otherwise:
And it is referred to Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Meeres, Col. Windham, Sir Char. Harbord, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the Bill.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to inquire into the Causes of the Growth of Popery; to prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent it; and also to inquire touching the Number of the Jews, and their Synagogues, and upon what Terms they are permitted to have their Residence here; and report it, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Humph. Winch, Mr. Hobby, Colonel Williams, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Daniel, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Milward, Lord Richardson, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Garaway, Mr. Palmer, Sir John Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Otway, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Morice, Sir Trevor Williams; or any Five of them: 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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and Sir Justinian Lewin;
Earl of Shrewsbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Guardians of Charles Earl of Shrewsbury, and John Talbot Esquire, Infants, to dispose of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, for the Benefit of the said Infants: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House:
Lord Norris' &c Estates.
And have also commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed to the Amendments to the Bill on the Behalf of the Lord Norris; and the Bill on the Behalf of the Lord Stafford.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter concerning Abuses in the Collection of Hearth Money, be adjourned till Wednesday next.
Registry of Deeds, &c.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Debate of settling a publick Registry of Deeds, Securities, and Perpetuities.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Carre took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Lords agree to Conference.
Sir Thomas Lee acquaints the House, that the Lords had agreed to a free Conference, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference; and That presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports, That they had attended the Conference accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Probert have Leave to go into the Country, his Lady being dangerously ill.
Ordered, That the Cause nnw depending before the Committee of Privileges, concerning the Election of Cirencester, be heard at the said Committee, the first Business, To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Matter of Privilege between Mr. Cornwallis and Mr. Digby, appointed to be heard before the Committee of Privileges, To-morrow in the Afternoon, be adjourned till Thursday next, to be then heard, the first Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Man, who exhibited his Petition against Sir Jos. Ash, as to the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Downton, have Leave to withdraw his Petition: And therefore, the Witnesses for Sir Joseph Ash may forbear any further Attendance.
Supply Bill; Subsidies.
Resolved, &c. That the House resolve into a Committee, of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill of Subsidies.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, upon the Bill for draining of Lindsey Level, appointed to be heard at the Bar of the House To-morrow, be peremptorily heard on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report of the Committee of Privileges, concerning the Election at Seaford in the County of Sussex, appointed for this Day, be made on Friday Morning next.
Employment of the Poor.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the several Petitions of St. Gyles' in the Fields, St. Paul's Covent Garden, and the Inhabitants of Stepney, were committed; viz. Mr. Ford, Mr. Hearle, Mr. Tanner, Sir William Basset, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Buller, Mr. Wancklen, Mr. Rolle, Sir Will. Fleetwood, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Waring.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.